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Police investigate after 25 shot geese found in Dales river

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On 16 June 2018, members of the public out walking reported finding around 25 dead adult and juvenile geese in the River Ure. The Greylag geese were found in the river adjacent to the public right of way between Harper Wath footbridge near Aysgarth, and Worton. Such were the numbers of dead geese, it was […]

E-fit issued in Harrogate attempted handbag robbery

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Officers are appealing to anyone who can help them identify the man from the e-fit to contact them.  The incident happened at around 11.25am on Sunday 17 June 2018. The victim was walking down Duchy Avenue when she was approached from behind by a man. The man grabbed hold of her handbag and attempted to take it from […]

125mph police pursuit biker dealt with at court

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William Daniel Wark, 24, was recorded riding at 111mph on the A65 between Clapham and Ingleton. When police went to stop him, he led them on a pursuit that lasted for several miles and topped out at 125mph. Highly-trained roads policing officers eventually called off the chase to prevent danger to the public. The incident […]

Four men charged in ‘cockfighting’ investigation

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On 13 January 2018, officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce, and the RSPCA, attended a rural location in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire. Four men were arrested at the scene. A joint police and RSPCA investigation was launched, and the four men have been charged with offences under Section 8 of the Animal Welfare […]