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Act now, save lives, protect schools, support businesses

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The stark warning is being issued by North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum (NYLRF), the agencies and partners responsible for leading the fight against the pandemic here. NYLRF includes the emergency services, local authorities and the NHS and is issuing this call as cases have more than quadrupled over the last fortnight. Today the group is […]

Three arrests and drugs seized after taxi stop in Craven

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At about 11.45am on Wednesday 16 September 2020, officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Operation Expedite team were on proactive patrol in the area of Cross Hills, Skipton, when they stopped a taxi which was suspected of involvement in drugs supply offences. Two men, aged 25 and 20, were arrested from the taxi on suspicion of […]

Police call for stable yard vigilance after horsebox theft

Posted on in News stories, Rural

At about 9.30pm on Tuesday 15 September 2020, a black and silver horsebox was stolen from stables near Burton Salmon. A gate lock was broken, and a horsebox kept there was dragged off by a silver estate car. Anyone who saw anything suspicious, or has any information about the theft, is asked to contact North […]

Appeal following Flixton van theft

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened on North Street just before 1am on Wednesday 16 September 2020 and involved the theft of a white Ford Transit van. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about anyone who may have been seen acting suspiciously in […]

Appeal following an arson incident in Barlby

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It happened between Tuesday 1 September and Monday 7 September when offenders climbed on the roof of an industrial unit off Carr Lane before setting a fire causing damage to the roof. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation […]

Drug trafficker who fled UK for Thailand is tracked down by North Yorkshire Police and jailed

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Ross Hemington, of Darlington, was tracked down following an investigation by North Yorkshire Police’s Force Intelligence Bureau that spanned two continents. The 33-year-old was part of a drugs gang that imported tens of thousands of pounds of cocaine into the UK from India, hidden in fake designer handbags. North Yorkshire Police led an investigation into […]