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Investigation after ‘heritage crime’ arson at historic North Yorkshire chapel

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At about 9pm on Sunday 13 June 2021, a fire was reported in a storage room adjoining the War Memorial Chapel in a remote area near Oldstead, Ryedale. North Yorkshire Police officers and firefighters from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene. The chapel was built from the ruins of a hillside farm […]

Appeal for witnesses following crash on A174 near to Ellerby

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened at 5.10pm on 26 May 2021 and involved a white Ford Fiesta and a white Vauxhall van. Two air ambulances attended the scene and after assessment, three casualties were taken by land ambulance to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Officers are appealing for […]

Covid response update

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“During the past week (12-18 April 2021), North Yorkshire Police has issued only seven Covid-related Fixed Penalty Notices. They occurred at the weekend and they were all for indoor gatherings – four in Ripon and three in Scarborough. In line with the gradual easing of the lockdown, our focus is very much on reacting to […]

Appeal following Land Rover theft in Whitby

Posted on in Local appeals

The incident occurred at around 5.20p on Monday 19 April and it is suspected that the vehicle, a red Land Rover Defender 90, was driven along the A171 from Whitby towards Guisborough following the theft. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing […]


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The A171 Whitby to Scarborough road is currently blocked in both directions following a two-vehicle collision at Pond Hill at 11.10am today (Saturday 10 April). One of the cars, a grey Hyundai i30, ended up on its roof. The occupants of the Hyundai or the red Citroen C1 were not seriously injured. The road has […]