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Renewed appeal to find missing man Nicholas Harper from Pickering

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Officers are renewing their appeal for information on missing trainee teacher Nicholas Harper who was last seen over a week ago. On Thursday, 7 February Nicholas left his home address and was believed to have been heading to his work placement but did not arrive. His car was later found at Cowhouse Wood, Helmsley and […]

Police warn owners of high-performance cars to be vigilant against ‘2-in-1’ burglaries

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Burglars are specifically targeting properties where high-performance cars, such as BMWs, Audis and Mercedes, are on the driveway and breaking in, with the sole intention of stealing the car keys and taking the car. The most recent incident took place at around 1am this morning (Tuesday 12 February 2019) at a property in Sutton-in-Craven. Three masked men […]

Ripon man charged with attempted child sexual offences

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The man, aged in his forties, was arrested in Ripon on the night of Sunday 10 February 2019 after information was passed on to the police. He was remanded in custody to appear at York Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 12 February 2019. Updated: 3pm 12 February 2019 Following the first hearing at York Magistrates’ Court […]

Police warning to motorists after driver is jailed for using “laser jammer” device

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Michael Twizell was sentenced by a judge to three months in prison and fined £1,500 for perverting the course of justice. The 58-year-old was driving a BMW 3-series  on the A658 near Harrogate when he passed a police safety camera van last February. The camera operator detected an error code on the equipment, which led […]

Local police take action to protect vulnerable residents from callous cold callers

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The action follows a series of suspicious cold-calling incidents in the district, in which elderly and vulnerable residents have been callously targeted. Officers are also urging residents to do their bit by making friends, family and neighbours aware of the dangers. At about 2pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019, a man attended a property in […]