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York: Dangerous sex attacker given life sentence

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Abrar Khan, 30, formerly of Boroughbridge Road, York, was sentenced today (Friday 12 October 2018) at York Crown Court for rape and robbery.  He has to serve a minimum of eight years before being considered for parole. He has also been handed a lifetime licence. The incident occurred between 7pm and 7.16pm on 2 January […]

15 arrests in “county lines” crackdown

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County lines is the name given to a type of organised crime in which drug dealers from urban areas such as Manchester, Liverpool and West Yorkshire, exploit children and vulnerable people and force them to travel to smaller towns such as Scarborough, York and Harrogate to sell drugs – often using violence and intimidation. It takes […]

North Yorkshire Police encourages victims and communities to report crime throughout National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018

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  Taking place between Saturday 13 to Saturday 20 October, the campaign seeks to target victims and communities to reinforce the message that there is #NoPlaceForHate in North Yorkshire and emphasises the importance of reporting hate crime. Hate Crime is a criminal act motivated by a prejudice towards an individual. A hate crime incident is […]

Officers search for missing teenagers

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Members of the public are being urged to share any sightings or information that could help them find 16-year-old Sophie Thornton and Darren-Lee Wilkinson, who is 17 as officers have concerns about their welfare. Sophie was last seen outside Scarborough College before 9am today. Officers believe she may be with Darren and the pair are […]