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North Yorkshire Police receives highest number of 999 calls ever recorded

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North Yorkshire Police is urging the public to avoid unnecessary calls to 999 as figures show its Force Control Room (FCR) received almost 10,000 calls in July 2019, an average of more than 300 every day. 999 calls typically rise by around 25 per cent in the summer months, with hot weather often named as […]

Appeal for witnesses following fatal motorcycle and tractor collision near Whitby

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In happened at around 5pm when a black Yamaha motorcycle, which was travelling with a group of motorcyclists from the direction of Whitby Abbey towards the village of Hawsker, was involved in a collision with a blue tractor which was travelling in the same direction. Sadly, the rider of the motorcycle a 54 year old […]

Do any of these items belong to you? Appeal to reunite stolen property with owners after Selby burglaries

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Officers are now hoping to reunite the items (pictured), which include wedding rings, watches, perfume, and pillowcases, with their rightful owners and are appealing for people to come forward. In the early hours of Tuesday 6 August, two burglaries occurred at houses in the villages of Chapel Haddlesey and West Haddlesey. Following checks on a […]

As safe as houses – the role of North Yorkshire Police in designing out crime

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But did you know that the police could already be involved in keeping you and your home safe, before your house and surrounding neighbourhood has even been built? North Yorkshire Police’s Designing Out Crime Officers work closely with architects, designers, developers and local authorities at the planning stage of new developments, to ensure crime prevention […]

Record number of Community Speed Watch groups deploy today to improve road safety in North Yorkshire

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It is the county’s biggest ever turnout of Community Speed Watch groups on a single day. Volunteers will be using a number of approaches, including monitoring speeds and providing high-visibility deterrents, to encourage motorists to observe speed limits and drive carefully in villages, suburbs and other residential areas. They are supported by North Yorkshire Police’s […]

Appeal for information following serious assault in Richmond

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Police were contacted at 9.20pm Sunday 18 August 2019 by ambulance services to a report of a man with stab injuries at a property in Richmond. The man stated the injuries had been sustained at Garden Village whilst he was walking his dog. Paramedics treated the man at the property and he was taken to […]