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North Yorkshire Police launches PCSO recruitment campaign

North Yorkshire Police launches PCSO recruitment campaign

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The campaign is part of a wider recruitment plan to boost the number of frontline police working across North Yorkshire’s communities – as pledged by the elected Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan, when she raised the Precept earlier this year. Police Community Support Officers (or PCSOs) are paid employees who work alongside warranted […]

Prolific criminal jailed for litany of Skipton offences

Prolific criminal jailed for litany of Skipton offences

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Craig Boyd, 32, was sentenced for assault, criminal damage, a public order offence, and re-offending while subject to conditional discharges, at York Magistrates Court. On 18 May 2018, Boyd caused more than £600 damage to a fence in a public park in Shortbank Close. On 10 February 2019, he assaulted a security guard by spitting […]

Two arrests after Skipton post office attempted robbery

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At about 5.20pm on Monday 1 April 2019, two people wearing balaclavas entered the store on East Lane and brandished a knife. They were told to get out, ran off empty-handed, and drove away in a vehicle. Police launched an investigation, including extra patrols to reassure the local community, and house-to-house enquiries in the area. […]

Appeal after pregnant sheep shot and killed

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It happened between 10pm on Monday 1 April 2019 and around 10am the following day. The sheep was in a field with the rest of its flock near to an area known as Acraplatts. Sadly the sheep, who was pregnant at the time, has died from her injuries along with her lambs. Police are investigating the incident […]

Horse seriously injured following incident near Skipton involving group on quads and motorcycle

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It happened at around 3.50pm on Sunday 24 March 2019 on Jowetts Lane and resulted in a rider being thrown from their horse. Enquiries suggest the group may have travelled from the Bradford area, having been sighted in Queensbury at around 1.30pm. It is believed they then headed towards Keighley, going through Laycock and Sutton-in-Craven […]

Appeal following racially-aggravated incident in Cross Hills

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It happened at Morrison’s Petrol Station (Snax24), Station Road, Cross Hills, Keighley, at about 10pm on Saturday 16 March 2019. A man entered the store and exposed himself to staff before making racial comments toward the same member of staff. An arrest was made on the evening and the suspect has been released under investigation […]