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Do you the whereabouts of a wanted York man?

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Despite attempts to find Oakland, who also has connections to Selby, police have not been able to locate him. If you know his whereabouts, or have any other information which may help, please contact North Yorkshire Police by calling 101. If you would prefer to provide information anonymously, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on […]

Homeless charity arsonist in Harrogate is sent to prison

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62-year-old Kenneth Fowler (pictured), of no fixed address, destroyed thousands of pounds worth of clothing which had been donated by the public when he set fire to a shed behind Wesley Methodist Church in Harrogate. Last week, a judge at York Crown Court jailed him for 16 months. Emergency services were called to the church […]

Man wanted for recall to prison

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Mason was originally sentenced in October 2015 for robbery and was released on licence in May 2018. He is now wanted for recall to prison after breaching the licence conditions . Anyone who thinks they might have seen Mason, or who has any information about his whereabouts, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police. Dial […]

Graduates, non-graduates, ‘career movers’ and ‘career starters’ – North Yorkshire Police announces latest drive for police officers

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The latest campaign, which is live until 9am on 25 November, comes hot on the heels of a campaign to recruit more PCSOs.  It is the latest step in delivering a pledge made by the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan, to boost the number of frontline police working in North Yorkshire’s communities. The […]

‘What does a burglar see when they look at your home?’ – North Yorkshire Police launch winter burglary campaign

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Throughout winter, the force will share advice about how residents can keep their home and property safe with advice about: Home and garden security Vehicle security Car key burglaries Distraction burglaries and bogus officials FAQs Property marking It will also continue to use the power of social media to request the public’s help to appeal […]

Body recovered from River Ouse in York

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Emergency services attended and the body of a man was recovered from the water. Sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene. There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances. The deceased man has not yet been formally identified. Museum Street was closed for just under one hour to allow the body to […]