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Archive – December, 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 for information following Harrogate burglary

Posted on in Local appeals

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about an attempted burglary that took place between 2 – 2.30am on 5 December 2020  between Ripon road and Coppice Street in Harrogate where suspects entered a residential property in the area and stole vehicle keys. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full […]

Policing goes off-road in North Yorkshire

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North Yorkshire Police’s off-road motorcycle team of specially-trained officers will deploy across the county, dealing with issues that matter most to local communities. Anti-social behaviour and crime associated with motorcycles is an emerging trend nationally. It affects both urban and rural areas, causing disruption to residents and damage to wildlife and landscapes. North Yorkshire Police […]

Police Christmas drink drive warning: “2020’s been terrible – don’t make it even worse!”

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Officers say they will catch dozens of offenders during the festive season who’ll end up in custody, losing their licence and getting a criminal record. The typical rise in the number of people who drink and drive at Christmas could be compounded by the recent reopening of the hospitality sector, officers fear. National research also […]

Appeal after 77 year-old man is targeted by rogue traders

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened on Lincoln Street in the Leeman road area of York at around 1.20pm on Wednesday 2 December 2020. Two men attended the victim’s home in a small white van with ladders on the roof and informed him that his roof needs repairing. They then entered his property and demanded a large amount of […]