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Appeal for witnesses following burglary and criminal damage at Hamilton Panthers Football Pavilion

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It happened between 9pm on Tuesday 14 August 2018 and 11.15am on Wednesday 15 August 2018 when a CCTV system was also stolen from inside this premises which is located on Knavesmire Road. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about who may […]

Appeal: Signs damaged at Rufforth gliding club

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It happened between 12 July and 27 July 2018 and involved an unidentified person causing damage to two signs on the public footpath at the gliding club. The damage is to two signs that are in place for public safety whilst walking on the airfield. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full […]

Arsonist who fled to Finland jailed after years on the run

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Thomas Oakley, 21, of York, was arrested and convicted of the offence in 2016. However, he skipped bail and tried to start a new life in Scandinavia, York Crown Court heard. Specially-trained intelligence officers from North Yorkshire Police launched an investigation. They worked closely with police and other authorities in Finland and eventually tracked him […]

CCTV appeal following spate of motorcycle thefts in York city centre – can you help to identify three men we need to speak to?

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The latest incident occurred at Bishophill Senior at around 6.40pm on Thursday (2 August 2018). There have been six other reports of thefts or attempted thefts of motorcycles around the city centre since Monday (31 July 2018). Officers believe the incidents could be linked and are urging members of the public to get in touch […]

Woman whose body was discovered in Fourth Avenue property formally identified

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Miss Lucas was found deceased inside a property on Fourth Avenue at 1pm on Monday 2 July after officers gained entry following concerns for her welfare. North Yorkshire Police launched a murder investigation and a 35 year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of murder shortly after. He has since been released on conditional bail […]