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Whitby: Appeal following theft of candles from B&M

Whitby: Appeal following theft of candles from B&M

Posted on in Local appeals

The incidents occurred on 28 and 29 August 2020. Officers are requesting the public’s help to identify the two men in the attached image. If you can help, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Jonathan Formstone. Or email jonathan.formstone@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. If you would prefer to make an anonymous report, […]

Appeal after straw field blaze

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened at approximately 9pm on  Thursday, 3 September. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about any person who may have witnessed the incident or any suspicious activity in the area at the time of this incident. Anyone with […]

Farming community urged to keep an eye out for stolen sheep handling system

Posted on in News stories, Rural

Sometime between Friday 4 and Monday 7 September 2020, offenders stole a mobile sheep handling system and a sheep weigher from a farm near Hovingham. Specialist rural crime officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce are investigating the theft.   The two items – a Rappa mobile sheep yard and a Ritchie Draft Pro weigher […]

Appeal for information after suspected arson in Birdsall

Posted on in Local appeals

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after several hay bales were set alight at a farm near Birdsall, Malton around 10.35pm on Sunday 23 August 2020. Officers are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about any suspect vehicles or persons […]

Police urge vigilance after sparrowhawk shows symptoms of poisoning

Posted on in News stories, Wildlife Crime

A very unwell sparrowhawk was found by members of the public in woodland, just off Gillamoor Bank, close to Gillamoor village near Kirkbymoorside in Ryedale. The bird appeared to be experiencing seizures and clenching its talons, and was taken locally for care, but died shortly after. The symptoms shown by the bird suggest that poisons […]

Quad bike thieves foiled after stolen vehicle found in fog

Quad bike thieves foiled after stolen vehicle found in fog

Posted on in News stories

Just before 1am on Thursday 20 August 2020, a member of the public reported a quad bike being driven in suspicious circumstances through Helmsley market place. Quads are frequently targeted by thieves in rural areas as they are small, expensive and easy to transport. Their loss can have a big economic impact on farms and […]