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Man arrested and banned from Craven after police pursue quad bike suspects

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At 2.30pm on Sunday 13 October 2019, North Yorkshire Police received a call from a member of the public in the Kilnsey area, reporting two men behaving suspiciously around a premises where quad bikes were parked. North Yorkshire Police officers immediately made towards the area. At 3.20pm, a further report was received of an attempted […]

No place for hate in North Yorkshire

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Taking place from Saturday 12 to Saturday 19 October, the campaign seeks to target victims and communities to reinforce the message that there is #NoPlaceForHate in North Yorkshire and emphasise the importance of reporting hate crime. Hate crime is a criminal act motivated by a prejudice towards an individual. A hate crime incident is an […]

Equality initiative launched in Selby

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North Yorkshire Police, working in partnership with the Selby District Equality Network and Selby District AVS, will launch the initiative, called Equality for Everyone, on Monday 14 October. Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Martin Wedgwood said: “We are keen to create an easily accessible vehicle for support, providing a choice of people to contact with concerns and […]

Police release identity of woman found dead near Catterick

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The body was that of 30-year-old Natalie Harker from Colburn. Detective Inspector Steve Menzies of the Major Investigation Team, said: “This is a very tragic case which has left a family devastated. “I am appealing for anyone who was close to Natalie to get in touch. If you were a friend, a colleague, or part […]

“Unremorseful” stalker who filmed his victim is jailed

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Matthew Viner, 43, also voyeuristically filmed the woman on his mobile phone without her knowledge. Viner, of Silk Mill Drive, Cookridge, Leeds, was sentenced to 27 months in prison by a judge at York Crown Court today. The delivery driver, who has also recently lived in Kinnaird Road, Sheffield and Batley, initially appealed against his […]

Appeal for information after buzzard found shot near Sherburn in Elmet

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after a dead buzzard was found by a member of the public at 11.45am on 3 October on a footpath close to Hagg lane near Sherburn in Elmet. The bird was recovered and taken to a local vets to be x-rayed which revealed it contained what appeared to […]