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Archive – February, 2020

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.

Jailed: Blackmailer demanded £10,000 from terrified Thirsk father

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Thomas James McDowell, 26, contacted the victim on 13 December 2018 using an unknown number and said ‘You’re a f****** dead man, you’ve messed with the wrong family. I want my money’ and ‘I’m coming for my money’ before the line went dead. After trying to the call the number back and texting to the […]

York men found guilty of blackmail

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54-year-old Peter Anthony Egan of York was sentenced to 25 months imprisonment in relation to the blackmail offence and also was handed a further 12 month sentence for being in possession of a bladed article, bringing his full sentence to three years and one month. The other man, 18-year-old Wade Clifford Michael Kershaw also of […]

Appeal for a cycle theft in York

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The bike is described as a Scott with white and brown decals and a white handle bar. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, option 2, and ask for Michael Parker. Or email michael.parker@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on […]

Appeal following burglary in Cowling

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It happened a between 4.55pm to 5.40pm on 27 February when offenders smashed the window of a rear door and stole items of jewellery. A silver hatch back type vehicle was seen to leave the area . We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we […]

Appeal following assault at York bar

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It happened at around 3.30am to 4am on 23 February 2020 and involved the door supervisors and four members of the public who were all men. Two members of the public sustained injuries, one having sustained serious head injuries which required hospital treatment. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances […]

Harrogate disturbance appeal

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The anti-social behaviour occurred near the Cenotaph at around 6.30pm on Wednesday (26 February 2020). Enquiries are ongoing and officers are asking for assistance to help identify the man involved as part of the investigation. Anyone with information that could assist is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask […]