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Drug driver who killed dad of four is jailed

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A drug driver who drove on the wrong side of the road and killed a father-of-four in a head-on collision has today been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison. George Thompson, 36, also caused serious injuries to his passengers – an adult an three children – including fractured and broken bones. The collision happened on […]

Driver arrested following multiple reports of erratic driving on the A1M near Catterick

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Members of the public starting alerting police at around 9.20am saying that a black Mini was travelling at speed, southbound on the A1. Eyewitnesses reported the vehicle coming into contact with the central reservation, then swerving across the carriageway to undertake vehicles using the hard shoulder. Further witness reports informed officers that the vehicle had […]

Litter picking event brings community together in York

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Young people from the area around the Little Knavesmire, off Albemarle Road, volunteered their time alongside local residents and police cadets at a litter picking session yesterday, Thursday 6 May 2021. Together they spent the evening gathering litter to keep the area looking clean and tidy. The event followed reports of antisocial behaviour last month […]

Deaths at Harrogate hotel being treated as ‘murder-suicide’

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Chenise Gregory, and her partner, Michael McGibbon, both 29 from the London area, were found stabbed in a hotel room at the Doubletree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel. They were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. North Yorkshire Police has confirmed Detectives are treating the two deaths as a murder-suicide as they release the […]

Update: man arrested in connection with damage to vehicles in villages between York and Tadcaster

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In the early hours of today, Thursday 6 May 2021, a large number vehicles parked on the roadside have had their windscreens smashed and other damage caused, totalling thousands of pounds in value. It appears that offenders travelled between York and Tadcaster in a vehicle, damaging parked vehicles in various villages as they passed through. […]