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Appeal following burglary in Skipton charity shop

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It happened at Cancer Support Yorkshire pre-loved shop, on Belmont Wharfe, Skipton at approx 11pm on Sunday 27 January 2019. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area […]

Moped theft outside Skipton shop

Moped theft outside Skipton shop

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A black and white Lex Moto moped was taken from the carpark at around 6.30pm on Thursday, 24 January 2019. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about the direction of travel of the moped and its whereabouts now. Anyone […]

Statement regarding Pen-Y-Ghent cold case investigation from 2004

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“The Cold Case Review Unit has received a name regarding the unknown South East Asian woman who was found dead on Pen-Y-Ghent in 2004. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the woman. In the meantime, anyone with information that could assist the investigation should call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, […]

Witness appeal following theft from van in Sutton in Craven

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The incident happened at 7.30pm on Wednesday 23 January 2019, when two male suspects wearing dark hoodies were seen to walk up Park Avenue, Sutton in Craven. They turned right onto Greenroyd Drive and it is believed they then broke into a white Citroen van which was parked outside the victims home address on Greenroyd […]

Skipton man jailed for rape and indecent assault against daughter

Skipton man jailed for rape and indecent assault against daughter

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The offences took place in the 80s and early 90s, in the North Yorkshire area and elsewhere, when the victim was aged between 12 and 14 years old. Ashleigh Pell, aged 66, of Pine Close, Skipton, was jailed for 18 years at Bradford Crown Court on 21 January 2019. The victim is his daughter, Rebecca […]

Appeal following robbery at Cross Hill’s shop

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The incident happened in the Spar Shop on Main Street on Sunday 20 January 2019 between 8.30pm and 9pm when a suspect entered the shop and produced a knife with a red handle/blade before demanding a member of staff empty the till and hand the contents to him. No-one was injured in the incident . The […]