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York woman jailed for £596,000 fraud against doctor’s practice

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Carolyn Lightwing, 55, of St Mary’s York, pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position after fraudulently transferring the money from her former employers, Elvington Medical Practice, over a period of three years. As practice manager she was in charge of the suppliers’ invoices and had access to the practice bank accounts which she abused […]

Teens in Selby agree to repay criminal damage

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The 13 year-olds  had been captured on CCTV making their way onto the rooftops of business premises in the town centre at 6.10pm on Thursday 20 June 2019. Enquiries revealed the identities of the youths who attended local high schools. After speaking with officers, accompanied by their parents, the boys admitted to being involved and […]

Scarborough man told to keep out of trouble by court

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On 5 April 2019 at 6.30pm, Adrian Charles Norman, 56, was arrested after officers attended a separate incident at an address in Woodland Avenue, Scarborough. He was taken to custody, and subsequently charged with using threatening words towards two North Yorkshire Police officers with intent to cause fear of violence – a public order offence. […]

Police pursue suspected stolen quad bike – investigation underway to find its rightful owner

Police pursue suspected stolen quad bike – investigation underway to find its rightful owner

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At about 12.30pm on Tuesday 9 July 2019, a unit from North Yorkshire Police’s Road Policing Group on patrol spotted a quad bike travelling northbound on the A19 through Whitley, near Eggborough. On seeing the marked police car, the rider accelerated away and began overtaking vehicles. The quad bike failed to stop on Kellington Lane, […]

Tackling anti-social street drinking,beauty spot theft and other priorities in Knaresborough, Masham, Pateley Bridge and surrounding areas

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Improving the quality of life in the community The issue of anti-social street drinking around Ripon bus station has again begun to rear its head.  I have issued a number of Dispersal Authorities under Section 35 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 which has empowered my officers and PCSOs to direct individual […]