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Convicted sex offender imprisoned for five years for non-recent indecent assault on young girl in York

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David Raymond May, aged 55, was sentenced at York Crown Court today (Thursday 14 November 2019). Guilty: David Raymond May He denied the offence until the first day of trial on Wednesday when he pleaded guilty. May’s victim was aged around six or seven when the incident occurred between 1996 and 1998 when he was […]

Brave sexual grooming victim secures justice almost eight years after being targeted by gym instructor

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Ben Towler, aged 36, from Greasbrough, Rotherham, was sentenced at York Crown Court on 22 October 2019. He denied five charges of sexual activity with a child. The jury convicted him of kissing the victim and acquitted him of the other four charges. As well as being imprisoned, Towler was barred from working with children, […]

Police attend reports of protest on Lendal Bridge in York

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A group of protesters with banners blocked the road intermittently for a few minutes at a time. They left by 6.35pm. Police officers attended to ensure everyone was safe and to minimise disruption. A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Our role is to balance the needs and wishes of everyone involved – including the […]

Appeal to find wanted York man

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Officers want to speak to Leslie Rout (pictured) in connection with an assault. Rout, 58, is from York city centre. Extensive enquiries are ongoing to locate him. Anyone who sees him, or has information about where he is, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference number 12190203886