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Archive – October, 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.

Appeal following burglary on The Village in Wigginton

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened on The Village, Wigginton, York, at approximately 11am on Saturday 24 October when the victim returned home and noticed that the rear door had been smashed and the burglar alarm was sounding.A number of items were stolen from within the house including: 4 x 9ct gold bangles 1 x necklace Cross Necklace – […]

Over £300,000 recovered from accounts suspected of use in money laundering

Posted on in Fraud, News stories

After receiving information about a company that was suspected of laundering money from investment scams, North Yorkshire Police identified two business bank accounts which they believed held monies obtained through fraud. Using powers introduced in the Criminal Finances Act 2017, Account Freezing Orders (AFO’s) were obtained on both bank accounts and a frozen funds investigation […]

Police use stinger device to halt suspected dangerous drug driver following anonymous tip-off from McDonald’s customer

Posted on in News stories

The call was made to the Force Control Room at 12.08am today (Monday 26 October 2020) from the fast-food restaurant at Bilbrough Top, Tadcaster Road, on the outskirts of York. It was reported that a man seemed to be under the influence of drugs while ordering food inside the restaurant. He then left and got […]

Prison sentence for offender who threatened shop assistant with a knife

Posted on in News stories

19 year-old Wade Kershaw was today sentenced at York Crown Court to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to shop robbery. On 9 May 2019, Kershaw entered the BNT store on Nunthorpe Road, York and threatened a shop assistant with a knife, demanding they hand over money from the till. Kershaw grabbed the victim’s […]

Protect, respect and stay safe this Halloween and bonfire night

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Protect, respect and enjoy safely is the message from North Yorkshire Police as we approach Halloween and bonfire night this autumn. Protect your health, your loved ones and your communities and help to reduce the spread of Covid-19 Respect other people who can find this time of year distressing, particularly bonfire night and the days […]

Catalytic converter warning after spate of thefts in York

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Officers are urging people to be vigilant, take steps to secure their vehicles, and report any suspicious activity immediately – to help make the city a ‘no go area’ for the thieves. Just before 1am today, Friday 23 October 2020, police were called to the Acomb area, where a resident reported he had disturbed a […]