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Woman given penalty notice for wasting police time

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The 21-year-old woman claimed she had been attacked by a man who ripped her clothing in an alleyway in the early hours of 6 October 2019. However, following an investigation by North Yorkshire Police officers, the allegations turned out to be untrue. A police spokesperson said: “We take all reports of sexual assault seriously and […]

Man rearrested on suspicion of murdering Colburn woman

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The body of 30 year-old Natalie Harker was found in a wooded area in Brough with St Giles at around 4.45pm on Wednesday 9 October 2019. The man was arrested that evening in connection with her death and subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries. Police have renewed their appeal for information about the […]

Second satellite-tagged hen harrier goes missing in North Yorkshire

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after another satellite-tagged hen harrier has gone missing in the region just weeks after another one also stopped transmitting a signal. The hen harrier is a young female bird tagged at the release site in the Yorkshire Dales on 30 July 2019 as part of the hen harrier […]