Poachers normally travel in groups of up to four people, with dogs, using 4×4 vehicles. They typically hunt brown hare or deer. In addition to being a wildlife crime, their illegal activity can cause extensive damage to crops, fields and fences – and leave victims in fear of violence and retaliation. About 80% of poaching […]
Archive – August, 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.
Keiran, who lived in Ripon, was previously of the 49 Field Regiment Royal Artillery. Keiran was born in Fife, Scotland and moved around the country with his parents as the mining community was diminishing. The family eventually settled in Stoke-on-Trent where Keiran attended local schools. Following this Keiran joined the armed forces, taking the opportunity to […]
In the early hours of Thursday 6 August 2020, at about 1.45am, North Yorkshire Police officers stopped an Iveco Daily van on the A1(M) near Catterick. Despite being driven on a motorway, the vehicle had a completed deflated front tyre. Further checks found it had no insurance, and was running on red diesel. Red diesel, […]
I’ve been a keen road cyclist for years. In fact, I don’t remember a time when I didn’t own a bike. I am lucky to live in a quiet rural area of North Yorkshire and I know the country lanes around my neighbourhood very well. I usually cycle by myself and think nothing of putting […]
At about 9am on Saturday 1 August 2020, members of a North Yorkshire Police Rural Watch group contacted their local police officer, after seeing a suspicious vehicle on land near Newton Morrell. Officers responded and, about an hour later, located the vehicle, and two men with dogs, near Barton. They were spoken to, and sent […]
Christopher Croucher, aged 36, of North Marine Road, was sentenced at York Crown Court on Tuesday (4 August 2020). He had previously pleaded guilty to 14 counts of causing/inciting a girl aged between 13 and 15 to engage in sexual activity; five counts of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child; and one […]