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Appeal following Burglary in Gargrave

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It happened on Skipton Road, Gargrave between 9am and 5pm on Thursday 6 December 2018. Offenders used a rock to smash a window to gain entry to the address after which an untidy search of the rooms inside was made. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In […]

Appeal following burglary in Gargrave

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On Thursday 29 November 2018,  sometime after 12.30pm, offenders entered a house on South Street in Gargrave and stole a three and a half foot bronze statue of a naked lady was taken from the address. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are […]

Appeal following high-value burglary at Skipton department store

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It happened at House of Fraser (Rackhams), High Street, Skipton, overnight between 2 and 3 December 2018. Offenders gained entry to the first floor of the store via the roof. A large quantity of Barbour brand ladies’ jackets and Barbour hats and scarves were stolen. Officers are appealing for information from anyone who may have […]

WATCH the terrifying moment a getaway driver abandons his vehicle in front of a 70mph express train

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Shane Hughes, 41, from Halifax, led officers on a chase for 37 miles before abandoning the decommissioned ambulance he was driving on the railway tracks at Kildwick, North Yorkshire, on 13 July. The video, shot on the dash-cam of a police car, shows Hughes tearing the wrong way around a roundabout as he is followed […]

Appeal following assault near Skipton Bus Station

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It happened at around 3.15am on Sunday 18 November when a 29 year-old man was assaulted at the side of The Fleece Public House in Skipton next to the bus station. The victim received several facial injuries and was taken to Airedale General Hospital for treatment and was released later that morning. We are requesting […]

Appeal for information following the assault of a boy on Keighley Road, Skipton

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The assault occurred at 5.30pm on Monday 12 November 2018 near to the mini roundabout on Keighley Road, Skipton (at the junction with the Snaygill Industrial Estate). The victim, a 15-year-old boy, suffered a broken nose and a cut lip as a result of the assault. The victim attended Airedale Hospital where he was treated and discharged […]