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****UPDATE**** Man charged in Scarborough rape investigation

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An 18-year-old man  arrested by detectives investigating a rape in Scarborough, has been charged. The man has been charged with one count of rape and one count of attempted rape. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at York Magistrates Court tomorrow (Wednesday 15 August). ************************************** An 18-year-old man has been […]

Do you know the whereabouts of wanted Middlesbrough man?

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Colin Fryett (pictured), 30, from Middlesbrough is wanted in connection with theft of a motor vehicle, driving a vehicle dangerously and escaping lawful custody. Fryett is described as White, 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build with blue eyes and brown hair. He is believed to be in the Fylingthorpe or Raw area. If you know the […]

Appeal after 25 lambs stolen from Scarborough

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It happened at Riggs Head, Irton Moor Lane, and was reported on 9 August, but is believed to have taken place on 26 July 2018. The the gate to the lamb’s field was left open by the suspects and the lambs were allowed free, and it is believed 25 of them were subsequently stolen. The lambs had recently been dipped and […]

Police chief comments on summer of soaring demand

Police chief comments on summer of soaring demand

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Commenting on the uplift, Assistant Chief Constable Phil Cain said: “We would usually expect to have approximately 200 “live” incidents, but our Force Control Room is currently having to deal with about 500 live matters and that’s a big jump.  We’re not alone – police forces around the country are experiencing the same upward trend […]

Investigation after man wrongly accused of being a sex offender on social media

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It followed an incident in a car park in Holgate Road on 7 August 2018 when officers received a report of man in some bushes using binoculars. Officers attended the scene of the incident and established that it was a man with learning disabilities who was train spotting. The Facebook post has since attracted hundreds of abusive […]