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Archive – October, 2019

Read the latest local appeals, news stories and missing person alerts. The full list of stories, in date order, is below. But you can use "categories" and "neighbourhoods" to filter your selection.

Equality initiative launched in Selby

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North Yorkshire Police, working in partnership with the Selby District Equality Network and Selby District AVS, will launch the initiative, called Equality for Everyone, on Monday 14 October. Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Martin Wedgwood said: “We are keen to create an easily accessible vehicle for support, providing a choice of people to contact with concerns and […]

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 […]

Appeal for information after buzzard found shot near Sherburn in Elmet

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after a dead buzzard was found by a member of the public at 11.45am on 3 October on a footpath close to Hagg lane near Sherburn in Elmet. The bird was recovered and taken to a local vets to be x-rayed which revealed it contained what appeared to […]

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 […]