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Police team up with Aviva and cybercrime specialists to train volunteers

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The first group of 50 volunteers made up of Police Support Volunteers, Special Constables and Volunteer Police Cadets began training on 6 February 2018 to deliver vital crime prevention messages about online fraud, cold calling, dating scams, mass-marketing fraud, phishing and bank account and pension frauds. As cybercrime becomes a major threat to members of […]

Update: Three charged and remanded in custody following Skipton burglary and cross border pursuit

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Original release: Three arrested following Skipton burglary and cross border pursuit Posted on 7 February 2018 at 12:37pm Three men have been arrested after breaking into a house in Threshfield, Skipton and stealing the homeowners Toyota Aygo Police were contacted at 2.55am Wednesday 7 February 2018 by the homeowner, reporting that he had been woken up […]

Scarborough police renew appeal as man fights for his life in hospital

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The 37-year-old man was found injured outside The Cask pub on Cambridge Terrace at 1.30pm on Wednesday 31 January 2018. He remains in a critical condition in hospital. Detectives are disappointed with the response to the appeal for information and are asking anyone who was in the area that day to contact them. Detective Sergeant […]

Police officers and staff commended for investigation into dark web drugs plot

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Ross Brennan and Aarron Gledhill, who met at university, were jailed for more than 17 years for conspiracy to import fentanyl and other potent drugs and sell them on the dark web – an operation that earned them around £450,000. Twenty six North Yorkshire Police officers and staff members have each received a Chief Constable’s […]

Traffic cops deploy stinger device to stop vehicle driven by suspected alcohol thief

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The 22-year-old, from Harrogate, is alleged to have taken 13 bottles of Disaronno amaretto from Morrisons on Harrogate Road at 11.13am on Monday (5 February 2018). He then made off in a black Ford Fiesta which failed to stop for police as it travelled to Harrogate via Killinghall. Traffic cops deployed a stinger device to […]