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Warning issued by police after increase in the number of empty canisters of nitrous oxide being found by patrols

Warning issued by police after increase in the number of empty canisters of nitrous oxide being found by patrols

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The warning comes after officers have reported seeing an increase in the number of empty canisters they are finding while patrolling North Yorkshire, especially in areas where young people are known to meet and congregate. A number were found amongst litter and rubbish left on The Stray in Harrogate this morning. Concerned for young people’s safety, police […]

Police patrols tackle anti-social behaviour at hotspots across North Yorkshire

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Officers are responding to reports that a minority of people have been drinking heavily, urinating and defecating in public places, leaving large amounts of litter and behaving in other anti-social ways. North Yorkshire Police will be focussing their patrols on areas in towns and cities where a large number of people are congregating, such as […]

Why looking out for each other has never been more important

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County lines refers to a form of drug dealing where organised criminals from mainly urban areas such as Manchester or Leeds, travel to county towns such as Harrogate, York and Scarborough, to sell drugs. They advertise their drugs for sale via text message through a dedicated mobile phone number. These phone lines often become a […]

Police action to tackle drugs-related child exploitation in Selby

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A quantity of drugs and cash were recovered and a teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class B drugs and theft. Two cannabis cautions were also issued as part of this action.          Inspector Martin Wedgwood, of the Selby Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “I want to reassure local people that […]

Racist incident after parking dispute in knaresborough

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It happened at Conyngham Hall Car Park in Knaresborough at approximately midday on Sunday 21 June 2020 and involved a Polish family in a black BMW 5 series estate and an older couple in a Silver BMW 3 series. A verbal altercation occurred over a parking space, when racist comments were made towards the Polish […]

Appeal following affray in Clifton, York

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The incident happened at around 6pm on 21 June 2020 at Evelyn Crescent, York, when  a group of men in their twenties with bladed articles were seen chasing after some other people. Two men have been arrested in relation to the incident and they have been bailed pending further enquiries. We are requesting the public’s […]