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Traveller camp at Whitley Bridge Cricket Club

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We are working with local partners after a number of travellers’ caravans have been parked on land at Whitley Bridge Cricket Club. We know there are concerns in the local community and we are doing all we can to address them while ensuring the rights of everyone are taken into account. In the meantime, officers from […]

Arsonist who fled to Finland jailed after years on the run

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Thomas Oakley, 21, of York, was arrested and convicted of the offence in 2016. However, he skipped bail and tried to start a new life in Scandinavia, York Crown Court heard. Specially-trained intelligence officers from North Yorkshire Police launched an investigation. They worked closely with police and other authorities in Finland and eventually tracked him […]

CCTV appeal following spate of motorcycle thefts in York city centre – can you help to identify three men we need to speak to?

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The latest incident occurred at Bishophill Senior at around 6.40pm on Thursday (2 August 2018). There have been six other reports of thefts or attempted thefts of motorcycles around the city centre since Monday (31 July 2018). Officers believe the incidents could be linked and are urging members of the public to get in touch […]

999 and 101 calls to police still on the increase

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Yet again, the Force Control Room (FCR) has seen another incredibly busy month, with call figures continuing to climb higher and higher. In comparison with the number of emergency and non-emergency calls recorded for June 2018, July 2018 saw a 10.5% increase in 999 calls and 13% increase in 101 calls. The FCR answered 8,401 emergency 999 calls in an average […]