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UPDATE: Incident on Harcourt Drive, Harrogate 23/08/20

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Around 7.15pm on Sunday 23 August 2020 police attended an incident on Harcourt Drive, Harrogate. Two men had sustained injuries, one is being treated in hospital and the second man was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. Senior Investigating Officer DI Steve Menzies, North Yorkshire Police Major Crime Team, states “I can reassure the residents […]

Harrogate: Suspected modern slavery offences uncovered by traffic cops

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Officers pulled over a silver Audi A4 saloon car on Burn Bridge Road at Pannal, Harrogate, just before 3am on Tuesday (25 August 2020). Following checks on the vehicle and the occupants, a 47-year-old man from Leeds and a 32-year-old woman from Birmingham were arrested for suspected modern slavery and people trafficking offences. Following questioning, […]

Drivers arrested in ‘show of force’ to prevent drink driving

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Police focused their resources on roads around Harrogate, Skipton and Knaresborough in a ‘show of force’ deployment to deter drink and drug drivers and catch offenders. It was part of Operation Attention, North Yorkshire Police’s response to a summertime peak in drink driving and coincided with pubs reopening last month. Police stopped drivers across five […]

Man jailed for taking indecent photographs of three-year-old girl

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Geoffrey Crowther, aged 72, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment at York Crown Court today (Wednesday 26 August 2020) after previously pleading guilty to four charges, including: making four indecent images of children in the most serious Category A, between 14 June 2017 and 14 November 2018 making three indecent images of children in Category […]

Boot full of fuel drums results in three arrests

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North Yorkshire Police have been conducting patrols of lorry parks, focussing in particular on the Hambleton district, following an increase in thefts from HGVs, including diesel fuel. At about 10.45pm on Friday 21 August 2020, officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce were on patrol when they noticed an Audi A5 being driven close to […]