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Archive – October, 2019

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Police release identity of woman found dead near Catterick

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The body was that of 30-year-old Natalie Harker from Colburn. Detective Inspector Steve Menzies of the Major Investigation Team, said: “This is a very tragic case which has left a family devastated. “I am appealing for anyone who was close to Natalie to get in touch. If you were a friend, a colleague, or part […]

Bogus roof repair men steal thousands of pounds worth of gold coins from elderly Harrogate woman

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It happened in the Sherwood Drive area, off Hookstone Chase at around 12pm when three men posing as roof repair men entered the victim’s home claiming she had ‘dodgy tiles’ and took a significant amount of gold coins (as pictured). All three men are described as being in their 30s. One was very slim, short […]

“Unremorseful” stalker who filmed his victim is jailed

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Matthew Viner, 43, also voyeuristically filmed the woman on his mobile phone without her knowledge. Viner, of Silk Mill Drive, Cookridge, Leeds, was sentenced to 27 months in prison by a judge at York Crown Court today. The delivery driver, who has also recently lived in Kinnaird Road, Sheffield and Batley, initially appealed against his […]

Two drivers stuck in floods as police urge motorists ‘don’t take the risk’

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Officers attended the A684 near Aysgarth at around 9am after a man’s car broke down as he tried to drive through 12-18 inches of flooding. Firefighters also attended asked Highways teams to close the road. His vehicle will be recovered when the water subsides. In a separate incident, at around 10am police received calls from […]

North Yorkshire Police launches PCSO recruitment campaign

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Budding applicants have until 9am on Monday 28 October to submit their applications before the recruitment window closes. The move forms part of the Government’s recently announced national campaign to increase police officer numbers across the country and urging people to join the police and ‘Be a force for all’. It also follows the force’s […]