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Three arrested as plain clothed patrols intercept suspected drug dealers

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Officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Operation Expedite team were on proactive patrols in the Montpellier Hill area when they saw what they believed was a drug deal taking place. After stopping and searching three men, they recovered a large amount of suspected heroin and cash. The three men, all from Harrogate and aged 37 and […]

Warning – new scam email in circulation

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The email advises the recipient their vehicle has been used on a road to which a congestion charge applies. The email states the recipient must pay a charge of £25 and this will increase to £100 if the payment is not made within 28 days. The recipient is then asked to click on a link […]

CCTV appeal following theft of a wallet in York

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The incident occurred between 10am and 10.20am on Tuesday 7 September. It happened on a number 20 bus from Earswick to Monks Cross and involved the suspect, a man with grey beard entering the number 20 bus and sitting where the victim, a man in his sixties, had vacated his seat. Officers are asking members […]

Appeal following burglary in Harrogate

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It happened on Reservoir Road between 10:00am and 3.30pm on Saturday 5 September 2020. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about any suspicious person/s or vehicles seen in the area at that time. Anyone with information that could assist […]

Residents team up with police to stop speeding

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Eighteen Community Speeds Watch groups are so far confirmed for deployment, along side the safety camera van fleet and roads policing officers. It comes as speeds of 63mph have been detected in a 30mph village near Scarborough and 76mph in a 40mph zone in Wharram le Street, Ryedale. The speeds are so serious that both […]

North Yorkshire Police calls on public to implement ‘rule of six’ straight away to stop escalation in number of cases

North Yorkshire Police calls on public to implement ‘rule of six’ straight away to stop escalation in number of cases

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Over the past week, the region has experienced escalating numbers of COVID-19 cases – particularly in the under 30’s age group and in the areas of Harrogate, Whitby and Selby. On Friday, the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum, a partnership of local agencies working together to manage emergencies, called for a strong and determined effort […]