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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.

Chief Constable highlights “deplorable” rise in assaults against officers and staff during lockdown

Posted on in News stories

It includes employees being punched in the head, bitten, spat and coughed at, kicked, scalded with hot water, headbutted and having their eyes gouged – all within the last few months. North Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Lisa Winward said offenders show a “deplorable attitude to those who are making great sacrifices to serve their communities”. […]

Appeal following ‘2 in 1’ burglary in Sutton in Craven

Appeal following ‘2 in 1’ burglary in Sutton in Craven

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened between 11pm on Thursday 20 August and 7.30am the following day. The house, on North Street, Sutton in Craven, was entered while occupants were asleep. A set of car keys was taken from inside, and a red VW Golf car, pictured, was stolen from the drive outside. We are requesting the public’s assistance […]

Church office holders targeted by gift card email scam

Posted on in Fraud, News stories

North Yorkshire Police is warning local residents to be vigilant for an email scam in which the sender claims to be the local reverend and asks the recipient to purchase high value Amazon gift cards on their behalf. Church wardens, treasurers and volunteers have been targeted, with some emails claiming to be from the Archbishop […]

Appeal to identify property found after a burglary in Skipton

Posted on in Local appeals

After a burglary in Skipton in April this year, some property linked to the burglary was recovered by police. However, pieces of jewellery were also found which do not belong to the victim – including the distinctive items shown here: If you recognise the items, or could assist the investigation, please contact North Yorkshire Police […]

Hull man who played “sickening” card games with boys jailed for 17 years after admitting non-recent child sex offences

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Michael Snow, aged 73, from Hull, was sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment at York Crown Court today (Friday 21 August 2020). Jailed: Michael Snow He was also made subject to a sexual harm prevention order and he will remain on the sex offenders’ register for the rest of his life. Snow had previously pleaded guilty […]

Quad bike thieves foiled after stolen vehicle found in fog

Quad bike thieves foiled after stolen vehicle found in fog

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Just before 1am on Thursday 20 August 2020, a member of the public reported a quad bike being driven in suspicious circumstances through Helmsley market place. Quads are frequently targeted by thieves in rural areas as they are small, expensive and easy to transport. Their loss can have a big economic impact on farms and […]