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Appeal following a recent robbery in Knaresborough

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It happened at the junction of Park Row and Stockwell Lane at approximately 6.30pm and 6.45pm on Saturday 12 October 2019. A woman was walking down Park Row towards Stockwell Lane when she was approached by a man from behind who grabbed hold of her handbag. The woman was pulled to the floor while holding […]

Bogus roof repair men steal thousands of pounds worth of gold coins from elderly Harrogate woman

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It happened in the Sherwood Drive area, off Hookstone Chase at around 12pm when three men posing as roof repair men entered the victim’s home claiming she had ‘dodgy tiles’ and took a significant amount of gold coins (as pictured). All three men are described as being in their 30s. One was very slim, short […]

Appeal following serious assault

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It happened at Revolutions, Coney Street, York shortly before 2.00am Monday 30 September and involved a male sustaining a serious eye injury. The victim was taken to York District Hospital but has since been discharged. A 20 year-old man was arrested and has been bailed pending further enquiries. We are requesting the public’s assistance to […]

Harrogate appeal: Man acting suspiciously in Valley Gardens

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The incident occurred in bushes near the boating lake between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday 5 October. A man aged in his 30s was arrested nearby on suspicion of outraging public decency and possession of class A drugs. He has been released on conditional police bail while enquiries continue. We are requesting the public’s assistance […]

Appeal for witnesses of an assault on Exhibition Square, York

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It happened at approximately 6pm 21 September 2019 and is alleged to have involved a group of youths attacking an exchange student from Hong Kong. The incident happened when a bus was at the bus stop at the bottom of the square and people were close by waiting to get on. The student did not […]