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Stalking – it’s not romantic, it’s a crime

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We’ve all seen the Hollywood story before – boy sees girl; is instantly infatuated with her and can’t get her out of his head. Boy approaches girl but is turned down and told to go away, but boy won’t take no for an answer and pursues girl – ‘accidentally’ turning up at her work, ‘bumping […]

Former monk jailed for non-recent child sex offences in North Yorkshire and Cumbria

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Peter Turner, from Redcar – previously known as Father Gregory Carroll – was sentenced to 20 years and 10 months’ imprisonment, with an extended year on licence. He will have to serve at least half of the sentence before being considered for parole. He was sentenced at York Crown Court today (Wednesday 12 February) after […]

Police issue warning over dating scams ahead of Valentine’s Day

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North Yorkshire Police is issuing advice to help those looking for love online to safeguard themselves from becoming a victim of ‘romance fraud’. North Yorkshire Police Financial Abuse Safeguarding Officer, Andy Fox, explains: “Romance fraud is where someone creates a fake online profile and after gaining the trust of an individual, uses their relationship to […]

Net tightens on rural criminals with Operation Checkpoint clampdown

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Police officers and PCSOs from the North Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Durham, Cleveland and Northumbria forces worked alongside volunteer watch teams for Operation Checkpoint. In North Yorkshire, four vehicles were seized by police, four suspects were arrested, and a number of people found in suspicious circumstances were dispersed from the county. Officers in North Yorkshire were […]

No boundaries as major cross-border county lines operation sees five arrested

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70 police officers from North Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Police, supported by officers from the Regional Organised Crime Unit and the National Crime Agency, targeted six addresses in Bradford in connection with three ‘county lines’ dealing drugs between Harrogate in North Yorkshire and Bradford in West Yorkshire.   The teams included detectives, specialist search-trained […]