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Man dies following River Foss incident in York

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Police were called to a report that a man had entered the River Foss at about 4pm on Saturday 21 July 2018, near the Q-Park car park in Garden Place, York. He was pulled from the river by a member of the public and taken to York Hospital for treatment. Sadly, the man, who was […]

Former councillor jailed for theft following North Yorkshire Police investigation

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Stephanie Todd, 57, from Catterick was today sentenced to two and a half years at Teesside Crown Court after being found guilty of theft. In August 2013, Todd befriended a pensioner in his 90s, after meeting him while shopping in Richmond and taking him home when she believed ‘he was confused’ – two months later […]

Cave rescue stalwart jailed for three years for non-recent sexual offences

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Brian Boardman, from Giggleswick, near Settle, appeared at Bradford Crown Court today (Thursday 19 July 2018) having previously entered guilty pleas to four charges. The offences relate to indecent assault and gross indecency against one boy at Yordas Cave near Ingleton between 20 June 1971 and 1 September 1971, and the same two offences against […]

North Yorkshire remains the lowest crime area in England despite 7% increase in recorded crime

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Published today (Thursday 19 July 2018), the Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) “Crime in England and Wales, year ending March 2018” bulletin confirmed there had been a 7% rise in crime in North Yorkshire. It shows there were a total of 39,077 crimes in North Yorkshire during the 12-month period, giving a crime rate of […]