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“His decision to drink and drive has destroyed us”, says 76-year-old woman’s family as the drink driver who killed her is jailed

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Tradesman Peter Newbrook fell asleep and ploughed his van into the back of a car on the A19 the day after he’d been watching a football match. The “massive impact” pushed the car off the road and into a tree. The passenger, 76-year-old Julia Golightly, was seriously injured and slipped into a coma. Three days […]

25 cannabis plants discovered following community tip-off

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The drugs were found following a drug seizure at a house in the town on Wednesday. Police searched the property after receiving intelligence via a note through the police station door. Around 25 cannabis plants, and a further quantity of cannabis were seized along with various other drug-related paraphernalia and a Stun Gun. The 52 […]

Urgent appeal to find missing York woman

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Michelle Pallister was last seen at around 1am today (Thursday 23 January 2019) at her home address in Queen street, York. Officers are concerned for the welfare of Michele and are asking anyone who might have seen her to get in touch. Michelle is described as a white woman, 5ft tall of slim build with […]

North Yorkshire remains the safest place in the country despite rise in recorded crime

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This was confirmed in the Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) “Crime in England and Wales: year ending September 2019” bulletin, published today (Thursday 23 January 2020). It shows there were a total of 47,368 crimes in North Yorkshire during the 12-month period, giving a crime rate of 57.5 per 1,000 of the population which is […]