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Officers investigating £100,000 antiques shop burglary release new images

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More than 200 objects were taken, including a number of highly-distinctive bespoke pieces on Tuesday, 13 February at 27 West Park, opposite the Stray. Police believe the thieves cut a hole in the roof of the building and climbed through it between 8.50pm and 9.50pm. They broke into a number of cabinets, probably using a […]

NYP plays key role in new report on livestock attacks

NYP plays key role in new report on livestock attacks

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North Yorkshire Police’s Chief Constable, Dave Jones, who is also the national policing lead on wildlife crime and rural affairs, has been instrumental in pulling together the working group of five police Forces (North Yorkshire plus  Devon and Cornwall, Sussex, North Wales and Hertfordshire) to look at the true extend of livestock worrying in the countryside. The […]

UPDATE: Wanted man David Graham Laycock arrested

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He is currently in police custody. North Yorkshire Police issued a wanted appeal on 19 February 2018 to trace Laycock and who were wanted after absconding from court.   Monday 19 February: Sex offender who fled justice is wanted by police Police are searching for a convicted sex offender who absconded from court. David Graham […]

Scarborough man jailed for child sex offence

Scarborough man jailed for child sex offence

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Lee Traquair-Hull, aged 34, of Seamer Road, Scarborough, was jailed for 15 months for causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and given two months concurrent for publishing an obscene article. Detectives opened an investigation in June 2016, following a report that Traquair-Hull had begun a text message conversation with a teenage […]

Vital witness sought after man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving near Whitby

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At 6.35am on Tuesday 20 February 2018, a gold-coloured BMW on the A171 heading towards Whitby performed an overtaking manoeuver, causing an oncoming vehicle to swerve and take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision. Officers are trying to identify the driver of the vehicle which had to take evasive action, which was travelling on […]