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Clear message in North Yorkshire – stay away from our beauty spots

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In a clear message, officers are calling on people NOT to travel to popular countryside beauty spots – either by car or motorcycle – for exercise or any other non-essential reason. Chief Inspector Ed Haywood-Noble, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “Earlier this week, the Government announced significant changes to our way of life, instructing us […]

Quad bike theft suspects arrested thanks to Craven residents’ vigilance

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At about 8.30pm last night, witnesses called police with a report that a quad bike and a car had been driven at speed through Burnsall, heading towards Bolton Abbey, near Skipton. The bike, a red Honda, was followed by a silver Ford Fiesta. Vigilant local residents had used a WhatsApp group to share the suspicious […]

The Stop It Now! UK & Ireland helpline

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The Lucy Faithfull Foundation works to prevent child abuse before it starts through its Stop It Now! helpline. It’s available for all adults with concerns about sexual abuse and deals with around 900 calls and emails a month, with over half of these coming from men who have offended sexually – either online or offline […]

Coronavirus: North Yorkshire Police begin vehicle checks to support “stay at home” message

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This is to ensure motorists are complying with Government restrictions and only making essential journeys. Earlier this week, the Government announced significant changes to our way of life, instructing us to stay at home and only go out for basic necessities, a medical need, to care for or help a vulnerable person, or travel to […]