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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 […]

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 […]

Appeal following a recent assault on Hull Road, York

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The incident took place at around 11pm on Tuesday 31 July 2018 on Hull Road in York near the Beeswing Pub and resulted in a taxi driver being assaulted. The driver has not suffered from any injuries, but he is very shook up by the incident. Police would like to speak to three men, who had got into his […]

York man convicted of begging despite getting £900 a month in benefits and fully-funded accommodation

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Roy Finch, of Thief Lane, York, had been a council tenant since 2004. However, following an investigation by North Yorkshire Police, he admitted two offences of begging in the city centre on 22 June and 18 July this year. He also admitted that he begs on a regular basis and has been doing so for […]

CCTV appeal following an altercation on Duncombe Place in York

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The incident took place on Duncombe Place in York at approximately 5.20pm on Wednesday 30 May 2018 and involved a man being involved in an altercation with another man and woman. Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the person in the image, as they believe they will […]