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Appeal following a fire at The Lamb and Flag in Ripon.

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It happened  at approximately 12.50am on Monday 2 March 2020. It is still unclear how the fire has started but there were people in the vicinity at the time who might have information that could assist with the investigation. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone […]

Four year prison sentence for Harrogate child abuser

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Paul John Geagan, aged 52, was sentenced at York Crown Court on Tuesday (25 February 2020) having previously pleading guilty to sexual assault by touching which occurred in 2015. He also admitted to possessing GBL, a controlled Class C drug, and possessing 1,193 extreme pornographic images involving bestiality. Gaegan was arrested by North Yorkshire Police’s […]

Watch: Moment police catch Bradford burglars hiding up a tree

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Around twenty officers were involved in the chase for Abraham Fox, 28, Ross Sutcliffe, 29, and 48 year-old William Lowther who sped off sped off after catching the attention of police in a ‘suspicious looking’ stolen vehicle in the early hours of Wednesday 15 January. It came just 20 minutes after they had burgled the […]

Police release CCTV after shop theft in Ripon

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Items worth £160 were taken during the incident, at 12.55pm on Thursday  20 February 2020. The suspect entered the store and concealed various items in a carrier bag. She then walked out without attempting to pay for the items. Police would like to speak to a woman pictured by CCTV as part of their enquiries. […]

Former school caretaker jailed for eight years for non-recent sexual abuse of children

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Henry Bottomley (pictured below), 87, from Filey, was sentenced at York Crown Court on 21 February 2020. He pleaded guilty to 12 out of 14 counts of gross indecency with the girls who were aged under 14. The two other charges will remain on file. The offences occurred between 1986 and 1995 when Bottomley was […]

Police operation to keep Harrogate young people safe through focus on knife crime

Police operation to keep Harrogate young people safe through focus on knife crime

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Operation Disarm focusses on two key elements: early intervention and prevention with vulnerable young people and robust enforcement when this is necessary. Whilst Harrogate is an extremely safe place and crimes involving knives remain rare, the consequences of such crimes can be very serious and cause a great deal of concern and fear in local […]