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Tribute to North Yorkshire Police officer – PC 1066 Mick Atkinson

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Chief Constable Lisa Winward said: “It was with great sadness that I learnt of PC Mick Atkinson’s sudden and tragic death this weekend. “Mick was a distinguished officer and had been part of the North Yorkshire Police family for 17 years. He started his service as Police Constable in Scarborough and then moved into the […]

Appeal after woman, 19, dies in Selby collision

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It happened on Burton Common Lane in Burton Salmon, Selby, just before 7.15pm on Saturday (6 October 2018). Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward. A grey Ford Fiesta, driven the 19-year-old woman from the local area, was travelling along Burton Common Lane from the Burton Common Farm end […]

Fraudster sent to prison for conning elderly victim

Fraudster sent to prison for conning elderly victim

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David William Connor of Green Lane, Wetherby, who pleaded guilty to two charges of fraud at an earlier hearing, befriended the 88-year-old widower and over a period of 16 months defrauded him out of £18,450. A family friend raised the alarm, after the victim found himself in financial hardship following the purchase of a campervan […]