Home > News > News stories

News stories

Read the latest local appeals, news stories and missing person alerts. The full list of stories, in date order, is below. But you can use "categories" and "neighbourhoods" to filter your selection.

Police tackle lockdown speeding as some motorists reach almost 60mph in 30mph communities

Posted on in News stories

Police have criticised the “stupidity” of drivers who have reached almost 60mph in 30mph limits in areas including Selby, Harrogate, Hambleton and Ryedale and say they are taking “robust” action. They warn it’s even more dangerous due to the higher numbers of pedestrians during lockdown. Speeds of more than 110mph have also been recorded by […]

International Men’s Day – highlighting male victims of domestic abuse

International Men’s Day – highlighting male victims of domestic abuse

Posted on in News stories

Wellbeing is something that is very much on everyone’s minds at the moment during the current coronavirus pandemic and national lockdown. Even if you are living in a happy and stable home, there are moments right now where life can feel tough. Even more the challenge if you find yourself living in lockdown with an […]

Update: Arson investigation launched after Pickering fire

Posted on in News stories

Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time, or anyone who has any other information that could help the investigation. You can contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and quote reference 12200202265. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. […]

Police campaign launched to protect Land Rovers following thefts and arrests

Police campaign launched to protect Land Rovers following thefts and arrests

Posted on in News stories, Rural

An analysis of police information and intelligence has revealed a trend of thefts and attempted thefts involving Land Rovers in rural and urban parts of North Yorkshire. Officers are already taking action. Police patrols – in both marked and unmarked vehicles – have been increased, and owners are being urged to take extra security precautions. […]