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Cannabis grow located and removed thanks to local community

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Yesterday (21 October 2020) officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Catterick Neighbourhood Policing Team attended a disused barn on farmland in the village of Hunton to find a large-scale cannabis grow in its early stages. Members of the local community had reported suspicious activity at the barn with a number of vehicles and people coming and […]

Police patience foils suspected rural burglar, caught after high-speed pursuit

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Police were called at 8.45pm on Tuesday 20 October 2020, by a farmer south of Malton, reporting suspicious activity on their premises, prompting concerns that suspects may be intending to steal equipment or other valuable items. That night, officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group and Operational Support Unit deployed in unmarked vehicles at […]

Further appeal for information after woman who died in A165 collision named

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21 year-old Georgia Porter was travelling along the A165 near Filey on 29 August 2020, when she was involved in a serious collision. The incident happened around 4.35pm on Saturday 29 August at the junction with the A1039 King Hill near Muston, Filey and involved a collision between a blue Volkswagen Beetle and Georgia’s dark-coloured […]

Appeal for witnesses after fatal collision near Skipton

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Around 3.27pm on Sunday 11 October 2020, a man was travelling on the A59 near East Marton towards Skipton when his red Honda motorbike left the road. The 50 year-old motorcyclist was taken to hospital by air ambulance but sadly later died as a result of his injuries. Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed […]

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Pannone: My top three goals for policing in North Yorkshire

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Ask someone who isn’t familiar with North Yorkshire to imagine what policing here looks like and there’s a good chance they’ll describe a bobby on a bicycle ambling through the tranquil green hills that make up his crime-free beat. It’s certainly true that neighbourhood policing, with local officers and PCSOs who are an integral part […]