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Archive – May, 2020

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Thank you to the people of North Yorkshire as latest coronavirus fine figures show more than half issued to visitors

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Officers in York and North Yorkshire have issued 126 fines to people breaching the coronavirus regulations between 13 May – when the restrictions were eased – and 27 May. Since some restrictions were eased, the vast majority of fines have been issued for restrictions on gathering – where people from more than two households have […]

Police reveal five ways Coronavirus has changed our roads

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They have shared statistics and their first-hand observations to highlight how Covid-19 restrictions, first introduced in late March, have affected drivers and traffic. The relaxing of some restrictions has led to an increase in traffic. So roads policing officers hope that the information will help returning motorists adapt to the changes around them. Inspector Jeremy […]

Detectives appeal for information after man attacked during Dales beauty spot barbecue

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The incident happened at Barden Bridge, in the Yorkshire Dales, at around 8pm yesterday. Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone who helped the victim after the incident to come forward. The victim, who is in his 30s, had driven to North Yorkshire from Manchester for a barbecue with several friends. He was attacked during […]

Courier fraud alert as suspects steal more than £55k from victims in Harrogate

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A courier fraud is when a victim receives a phone call from someone claiming to be from the police or their bank’s fraud team. They usually tell the victim they are investigating the bank due allegations of theft from customers. They then instruct the victim to withdraw money and hand it over to a courier […]