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Dangerous driver jailed for nine years for causing fatal collision

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Adam Kershaw, 29, of Booth Street, Cleckheaton, Kirklees, was sentenced today (Tuesday 31 December 2019) at Bradford Crown Court. He had previously pleaded guilty to ending the life of Joe Michael Keane, from Billinge near Wigan, who was travelling in his girlfriend’s black Peugeot car to celebrate his 28th birthday together. Kershaw admitted five other […]

Appeal after 63 sheep seized from land near Thirsk

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A flock of sheep were seized by North Yorkshire Police on 10 December 2019 from land close to Thirsk. The 63 sheep are a range of males and females of varying ages and breeds. It is suspected the sheep may be stolen. North Yorkshire Police are asking anyone who may have information about these sheep […]

Driver who treated the roads of York ‘like a racetrack’ is jailed

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Just before midnight on 10 October 2017, Bradley James Kitching, 24, of Moore Lane, Wetherby, and John Shelton Carey, 27, of Orchard Gardens, Huntington, York, were in York in their own vehicles when they saw each other on Heworth Green. Kitching was driving his blue Mini Cooper and Carey was driving his blue Vauxhall Astra […]

Appeal following two burglaries in Harrogate

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The first occurred at 9.30pm on Sunday 22 December when a couple living on Duchy Road found two males in their hallway. After being shouted at by the homeowners the suspects ran away towards Kent Road, without taking anything. Around 10.40pm, the same evening a homeowner on Hereford found two males trying to steal her […]

Appeal following burglary in Harrogate

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It happened between the hours of 9am on 21st November 2019 to 8.15am on the 22 November 2019. The house has been entered via an upstairs window and a number of pieces of valuable jewellery and important documents were taken. It appears that it has occurred over night whilst the occupant was away. We are […]

Appeal to customers in Sanctuary Bar Scarborough after man assaulted

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It happened between 3.10am and 3.15am in the early hours of Saturday 21 December at a table near the front of the premises – which were previously known as the Blue Lounge. A 19-year-old man was assaulted by another man and sustained a cut to his face. There were a number of woman sat around […]