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Archive – May, 2020

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Harrogate bank robber jailed

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On 6 April 2020, a man wearing a black beanie hat and a black scarf round his mouth passed a note to staff reading ‘shoot to kill’ and ‘put £5000 in the bag’ at the Co-operative Bank in Prospect Crescent, Harrogate. The man kept one hand behind his back, inside the back of his trousers, […]

Family of Whitby man who was killed by his friend pay tribute as killer jailed

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Kirk Harland was found unconscious with severe head injuries at the bottom of a staircase by his apartment. He was attacked and killed by his friend Michael John White, who was staying at his flat after he needed somewhere to live. Following the incident on Esplanade in September, Mr Harland, 46, spent two weeks in […]

Appeal for information after badger found dead in Farnley

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On 1 April 2020, a member of the public reported finding a dead badger on land close to All Saints Church in Farnley, North Yorkshire. Whilst thousands of badgers are killed in road traffic accidents each year or die of natural causes, the particular location and position this badger was discovered in are unusual and […]

Arrests follow major police investigation into thefts from Harrogate vehicles

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Over the past four months, there have been a large number of reports of thefts, particularly in the south of the town. The offences mainly took place overnight, and involved valuables stolen from vehicles which were left unlocked and insecure. Three men were arrested yesterday, Thursday 30 April 2020, in connection with the investigation. A […]

Drivers and cyclists urged to ‘share the road, follow the rules’ this weekend after rise in cycling collisions

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It follows a rise in crashes involving cyclists as families, novices and experienced riders take to two wheels for exercise. The proportion of collisions involving pedal cyclists in the county has risen from 20% to 27%. The figures are based on a comparison between the same four weeks in 2019 and 2020 and involve crashes […]