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Witnesses sought in relation to driving incident on A170 near Wykeham

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It happened at around 5am today (Friday 13 September 2019) when a silver Renault Scenic that was travelling westbound performed an overtaking manoeuvre on another vehicle. A further vehicle travelling in the opposite direction was forced to brake harshly in order to avoid a collision. The driver of the Scenic, a 44-year-old male from Scarborough, […]

Sentimental items stolen in York burglary – can you help?

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It happened at around 4.10pm on Wednesday 11 September 2019 when a woman returned to her home address in Askham Lane, Acomb and heard voices that she didn’t recognise upstairs. She collected their family dog and ran to her neighbours who contacted the police. A door lock had been forced and several items of sentimental […]

Appeal following Harrogate burglary

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The incident happened on Saturday 31 August on Cold Bath Place between 1.30am and 11am. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and in particular for anyone who might have seen any suspicious activity in the area between those times. Anyone with information that could assist the […]

Appeal for witnesses following fire at Scarborough cafe

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At approximately 3am on 2 September 2019 the fire service were called to a report of a fire at the family owned Oasis Café. The fire caused extensive damage to one of the customer shelters and has rendered it unusable. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. […]

Appeal for information following a serious assault in York

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It happened at around 6pm on Wednesday 4 September and involved the serious assault of a 64-year-old local man who was walking his dog on Hob Moor. The victim received facial injuries and lacerations to his mouth which required hospital treatment. As a result of the current police investigation, a 63-year-old man from York was […]

Appeal following theft from a shop in York

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The incident involved a white man in his mid-20s who selected £71 worth of meat and other food goods then left the store without paying. The man had short brown hair and had tattoos on both sides of his neck and on his left forearm, hand and knuckles. He was wearing a sleeveless high-visibility vest, […]