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Whitby man sentenced for sexually assaulting a six-year-old child

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Jay Neasham, 20, was convicted of sexually assaulting a child following an investigation by Scarborough CID. The girl told police that Neasham threatened to hurt her if she told anyone what he’d done. The offences took place several years ago when Neasham was under the age of 18. He denied everything when detectives interviewed him […]

Update: Arson investigation launched after Pickering fire

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Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time, or anyone who has any other information that could help the investigation. You can contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and quote reference 12200202265. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. […]

Suspected drug driver arrested after eagle-eyed residents report poaching concerns

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Officers tracked down his Subaru Forester after residents reported concerns about poachers in the area. At about 1.40am on Sunday 15 November, a vigilant Rural Watch member called in to North Yorkshire Police to report the suspicious Subaru on the A170 near the top of Sutton Bank. He said three men dressed in camouflage were […]

Police drone with thermal imaging camera locates stolen Land Rover

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A blue Land Rover Defender Turbo – worth more than £10,000 – was reported stolen from the Pickering area of Ryedale, between 1 and 2 November 2020. Police enquiries to find the vehicle began. On Thursday 5 November 2020, acting immediately on information received, North Yorkshire Police officers attended a location south of York at […]