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Man sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for sexual abuse of young girls

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A man from Easingwold has been sentenced to 13-years imprisonment following a 12 month investigation into sexual abuse against two girls which occurred in the late 1980s. In June 2017 North Yorkshire Police launched an investigation following allegations that 81-year-old Donald Cornforth had sexually abused two woman when they were young girls. One of the […]

Criminal Behaviour Order: Prolific shoplifter banned from Selby stores following release from prison

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Lee John McDonald, aged 35, of no fixed abode but with family links in Goole, was jailed on 23 December 2017 after pleading at York Magistrates’ Court to a series of thefts from retail outlets in Selby. He was also issued with a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order which became effective following his release from prison […]

Appeal for information after jewellery and commemorative coins stolen from a property in Scarborough

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Thieves gained access to the property between 10am on Saturday 16 June 2018 and 4.20pm on Sunday 17 June 2018, via a rear door. A number of items have been stolen which include jewellery, watches and  a collection of commemorative silver coins, including those from the Queen’s coronation in 1953 and her silver jubilee. Police are appealing for any information about […]

Body-worn video to be used by selected North Yorkshire Police teams

Body-worn video to be used by selected North Yorkshire Police teams

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The cameras have been introduced following extensive research around body-worn video in other police areas, and following support from the National Police Chiefs’ Council, and suggestions by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary Fire and Rescue Services. The use of the cameras will be monitored and evaluated during the initial roll-out which will then inform any […]

Appeal for information and witnesses to serious collision on Wheldrake Lane, York

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Police were contacted at 2.55pm on Sunday 24 June 2018 to reports of a collision involving a red Vauxhall Vectra and a red Ducati Panigale V4 motorbike, between Escrick and Wheldrake on Wheldrake Lane near York. The motorbike rider, a 67-year-old man from Pontefract, sustained serious injuries to his legs and was taken to Leeds […]