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Behind the Scenes: Modern Slavery

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Over the past three years the number of potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking identified in North Yorkshire has risen significantly, this follows the national trend, which is believed to be due to the rise in awareness. Today (Thursday, 18 October) marks anti-slavery day which if another opportunity to raise awareness and highlight […]

Concerns raised following hen harrier’s disappearance

Concerns raised following hen harrier’s disappearance

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Female hen harrier Mabel was one of four chicks that fledged in July 2018 from a nest site in the Cumbrian area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Along with her sibling Tom, she was fitted with a satellite tag on 10 July by Natural England. Since fledging, Mabel has been into Teesdale and wandered […]

Scarborough: drug-dealer Harry Lomax jailed for 15 ½ years for stabbing victim with hunting knife

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Harry Lomax, 22, from Liverpool, carried out the attack on Ramshill Road at 10.20pm on 22 February 2018. The victim, a 29-year-old local man, suffered five stab wounds to his body which required emergency treatment at Hull Royal Infirmary. He is now recovering following the ordeal. Lomax fled the scene of the stabbing but was […]

Witness appeal after girl assaulted in Thirsk

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At about 3.20pm on Saturday 13 October, a 14-year-old girl was assaulted by a man as she walked along a footpath between Sowerby Road and Topcliffe Road, leading on to Holly Close. The suspect is described as white, aged in his 30s, with medium length dark brown or black hair, slightly receding on the forehead, […]