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Quick thinking of local post office alerts North Yorkshire Police to fake Microsoft fraud

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Staff in Easingwold Post Office noticed that, in the space of 24 hours, they received the same type of request from two different customers to transfer a significant amount of money via a money transfer service to an unknown account. They refused to process both transactions and used the banking protocol to contact North Yorkshire […]

North Yorkshire Police launches ‘Take Five North Yorkshire’ campaign to help the public to protect themselves against fraud

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North Yorkshire Police has today launched a six-month awareness campaign to help the public protect themselves against fraud. Titled ‘Take Five North Yorkshire’, the campaign is designed to help the public to recognise fraudulent activity and confidently challenge any requests for personal or financial details. The campaign reinforces the official advice developed for the national […]


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Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) encourages communities to save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity. A person’s usage of the internet is one area that may cause suspicion or lead to a change in their behaviour. People can easily be exposed to extremist materials that are easily accessible online. Those involved in terrorism and violent […]

North Yorkshire Police join the Metropolitan Police as Project Servator goes live across London

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The innovative police scheme, which was launched in North Yorkshire in April 2017, deploys teams of officers to deter, detect and disrupt criminal and terrorist activity in crowded places. Today, the Metropolitan Police is launching a number of additional teams, meaning the whole of London, including London City Airport and Heathrow Airport, will be covered. […]

Attacker sentenced for sexually assaulting a woman in Romanby

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Connor Joseph Atkinson was made to sign on the sex offender’s register for five years and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for ten years when he appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 29 March. The 19-year-old (pictured) approached the victim, who was in her 40s, and sexually touched her through her clothing as she […]

Public’s vigilance leads to man being charged with drink driving

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 On the night of Sunday 1 April 2018, at around 5.40pm, the member of the public rang the police when they became concerned for road users’ safety after witnessing the way a vehicle was driving along the A66 from the direction of Bowes Castle towards Scotch Corner.  The incident was transferred from Durham Police to […]