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Police release identity of woman found dead near Catterick

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The body was that of 30-year-old Natalie Harker from Colburn. Detective Inspector Steve Menzies of the Major Investigation Team, said: “This is a very tragic case which has left a family devastated. “I am appealing for anyone who was close to Natalie to get in touch. If you were a friend, a colleague, or part […]

“Unremorseful” stalker who filmed his victim is jailed

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Matthew Viner, 43, also voyeuristically filmed the woman on his mobile phone without her knowledge. Viner, of Silk Mill Drive, Cookridge, Leeds, was sentenced to 27 months in prison by a judge at York Crown Court today. The delivery driver, who has also recently lived in Kinnaird Road, Sheffield and Batley, initially appealed against his […]

Appeal for information after buzzard found shot near Sherburn in Elmet

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after a dead buzzard was found by a member of the public at 11.45am on 3 October on a footpath close to Hagg lane near Sherburn in Elmet. The bird was recovered and taken to a local vets to be x-rayed which revealed it contained what appeared to […]

Two drivers stuck in floods as police urge motorists ‘don’t take the risk’

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Officers attended the A684 near Aysgarth at around 9am after a man’s car broke down as he tried to drive through 12-18 inches of flooding. Firefighters also attended asked Highways teams to close the road. His vehicle will be recovered when the water subsides. In a separate incident, at around 10am police received calls from […]

North Yorkshire Police launches PCSO recruitment campaign

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Budding applicants have until 9am on Monday 28 October to submit their applications before the recruitment window closes. The move forms part of the Government’s recently announced national campaign to increase police officer numbers across the country and urging people to join the police and ‘Be a force for all’. It also follows the force’s […]

Man wanted after York and Liverpool court issue warrants

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It is believed Hayes is in York, however he also has links to Scarborough. Anyone who has seen Hayes or who has any information in relation to his whereabouts is asked to contact police. Dial 101, press 2 and ask to speak to DI Michelle Falkingham or email michelle.falkingham@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on […]