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Police chief comments on summer of soaring demand

Police chief comments on summer of soaring demand

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Commenting on the uplift, Assistant Chief Constable Phil Cain said: “We would usually expect to have approximately 200 “live” incidents, but our Force Control Room is currently having to deal with about 500 live matters and that’s a big jump.  We’re not alone – police forces around the country are experiencing the same upward trend […]

Investigation after man wrongly accused of being a sex offender on social media

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It followed an incident in a car park in Holgate Road on 7 August 2018 when officers received a report of man in some bushes using binoculars. Officers attended the scene of the incident and established that it was a man with learning disabilities who was train spotting. The Facebook post has since attracted hundreds of abusive […]

Update on tragic incident at Staithes: 9-year-old girl named as family pay tribute

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She is Harriet Emily Nicola Forster, aged 9, from Oxford. Harriet was visiting Staithes with her family when the incident occurred near the south pier at Seaton Garth at around 4.47pm on Wednesday (8 August 2018). Despite the efforts of the emergency services, including the Coastguard, the RNLI, ambulance, air ambulance, fire and rescue and […]

Rock fall incident at Staithes

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Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance, Air Ambulance and Coastguard were all in attendance. Sadly, despite the efforts of the emergency services, the girl died at the scene from her injuries. Her family are currently being supported by specialist trained officers. NYP-08082018-0436

Action taken to remove unauthorised encampment in Eggborough

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As a result of an escalation in incidents linked to the encampment, North Yorkshire Police launched an operation to remove it. Using powers under section 61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, which allows police to remove trespassers from land, the operation resulted in members of the traveller community leaving the site […]