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Archive – October, 2020

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Prison sentence for offender who threatened shop assistant with a knife

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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 […]

Half-term message from North Yorkshire Police

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With the current circumstances, many people’s plans may have been changed, postponed or sadly cancelled and lots of kids may find themselves at a loose end, wondering what they can and can’t do over the week-long break. Over the past weeks, officers across the region have responded to a number of reports of young people […]

Cannabis grow located and removed thanks to local community

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Yesterday (21 October 2020) officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Catterick Neighbourhood Policing Team attended a disused barn on farmland in the village of Hunton to find a large-scale cannabis grow in its early stages. Members of the local community had reported suspicious activity at the barn with a number of vehicles and people coming and […]