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Court Notice

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Peter Andrew Holmes, aged 71 (date of birth 22/03/1949), of King Street, Bristol, is alleged to have committed two counts of buggery and multiple indecent assaults and acts of gross indecency, between 1977 and 1992 while working at Malsis School in the Craven District of North Yorkshire. All the complainants are men who were aged […]

Appeal after safe and cash stolen from home of 100-year-old man

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It happened at an address on Long Meadow, Skipton at some point between 4 and 12 February 2021 when a safe containing a large amount of cash was stolen from the home of a 100-year-old war veteran. Officers are we are appealing for information about any unusual activity seen in the area between these dates, […]

Witness appeal following fatal collision near Cross Hills

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At about 12.35pm on Tuesday 19 January 2021, a collision occurred on Colne Road between Cross Hills and Cowling, involving a Volvo XC60 and a Kia Picanto. A 21-year-old woman sadly died as a result of the collision. Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or has dashcam footage of the vehicles involved, […]

Police appeal following Skipton garage burglary

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It happened on Sunday 3 January 2021, between 6.55pm and 7.25pm, and involved suspects climbing on to a detached garage roof, removing tiles, cutting wooden joists, gaining entry and removing property. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, officers are appealing for information about three […]

Dales quad bike thieves foiled by vehicle tracker

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At about 2.30am yesterday, Wednesday 16 December 2020, a farmer in the Craven district, near Gargrave, received an alert that his quad bike was being moved. He called North Yorkshire Police on 999, and officers made towards the remote location immediately. When they arrived, the suspects had fled over fields into the darkness. However, they […]