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Inspector Lorraine Crossman-Smith: quarterly update on local policing in Craven

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She worked in Harrogate for a period of time before moving to Craven as the Safer Neighbourhood Inspector in June 2019. Her team are on hand 365 days a year to support the local community and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. As the days are getting longer and the nights are getting lighter, here she provides an […]

Inspector Penny Taylor: quarterly update on local policing in Harrogate

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County Lines “County lines” drug dealing continues to be a priority for us in Harrogate. “County Lines” is the term used to describe a form of organised crime where criminals based in urban areas pressure vulnerable people and children into transporting, storing and selling drugs in smaller county towns. It takes its name from the […]

Inspector Martin Wedgwood: quarterly update on local policing in Selby

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Protecting vulnerable people By working together with partners in the Selby Safer Community Hub, sharing information and putting resources from all partners into solving issues and complaints, we have been targeting those suffering from anti-social behaviours by providing specific patrols and interventions to challenge the behaviour of offenders. A partnership hub with Selby District Council […]

Body of a woman recovered from River Ouse

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A body, believed to be that of an elderly woman, was recovered from the water by emergency services. Sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are currently at the scene and carrying out enquiries to confirm her identity. Her death is not currently being treated as suspicious.

Inspector Mark Gee: quarterly update on local policing in Richmondshire

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Speeding Speeding on our roads is an all too common offence throughout Richmondshire, both within the Richmond, Catterick, and Garrison areas, but also within the Dales sections on the country roads towards Hawes. We have been working with Operation Aegis to prevent collisions which result in serious or fatal injury through a mixture of education […]

ONS Crime Statistics statement

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Commenting on the latest crime figures published by the Office of National Statistics, Deputy Chief Constable Phil Cain said: “As with the figures released earlier this year, North Yorkshire Police anticipated a further increase in recorded crime across the county. “We are confident this is due to a significant programme of work undertaken to improve […]