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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.

Appeal to locate wanted man – links to West Yorkshire, the West Midlands and London

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Michael Stephen Hughes, 45, is wanted as he has failed to notify police of his whereabouts, in breach of notification requirements of the sex offenders’ register. Hughes was convicted of sexual assault in February 2016 and jailed, after he attacked a 16-year-old girl who was in bed with her boyfriend, in the West Yorkshire area. […]

Appeal following collision at York supermaket entrance

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It happened at approximately 11.30am on Thursday 17th October 2019 and involved a female pedestrian and a small green hatchback car. An appeal to try and identify the owner of the vehicle was issued at the time and the driver and vehicle have now been identified. The female pedestrian was taken to York District Hospital […]

Protecting sex workers in North Yorkshire

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Hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim, or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on five protected characteristics; Disability, Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Transgender. North Yorkshire Police also adopted Misogyny under its hate crime policy in 2017. In 2006, police in Merseyside recognised sex workers […]

6 arrests, 53 welfare visits and 16 safeguarded during “county lines” week of intensification

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County lines is the name given to a form of organised crime in which drug dealers from urban areas exploit vulnerable people – including children – and force them to deal drugs in smaller towns and cities. It takes its name from the mobile phone lines used by dealers to communicate between towns and advertise […]

North Yorkshire continues to have the lowest crime rate in England and Wales despite a 12% increase in recorded offences

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The Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) “Crime in England and Wales, year ending June 2019” bulletin, published today (Thursday 17 October 2019), shows there were a total of 45,839 crimes in North Yorkshire during the 12-month period giving a crime rate of 55.6 per 1,000 of the population. Compared to residents in other parts of […]