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Scarborough rapist jailed for over eight years

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Joseph Barstow, 40, was sentenced at York Crown Court after a jury found him guilty of one count of rape. The court also issued him with a restraining order and he was made to sign on to the sex offenders register for life. The offence took place at a property in Scarborough where Barstow raped […]

Two key witnesses sought as 25 year-old Catterick man charged with attempted murder

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It follows an incident that occurred in Little Holtby in the early hours of Sunday 1 December 2019 when a 43 year-old Northallerton man sustained critical injuries. Police are appealing to anyone who has any information about the incident and has not already spoken to the police, to contact them. In particular, they would like […]

Keep children safe online this Christmas – Top tips

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Mobile phones, tablets, laptops and games consoles can open up a world of exploration, learning and fun and children should be encouraged to make the most of the benefits. But there are also risks and dangers to being online. By working together, parents and children can learn to safely navigate the internet and social media. […]

Whitby swing bridge incident 30 November 2019

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As a result of the incident, a 26-year-old man from Middlesbrough was arrested and charged with assaulting a member of the emergency services and using threaetning or abusive words/behaviour. He is due to appear at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on 16 December 2019. The man was detained after officers used a taser and pava spray. A […]