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Sherburn in Elmet: Leeds man arrested in connection with Co-op cash-in-transit robbery

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The robbery occurred at the Co-op store on Finkle Hill on Friday 21 August 2020. It was reported to North Yorkshire Police at 8.18am. Two men wearing balaclavas and carrying knives approached security staff before they made off in a white vehicle with a large amount of money. No-one was injured during the incident. Extensive […]

UPDATED: Coroner’s appeal to find family of Houghton-le-Spring man

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They have now been traced. ****************************************** North Yorkshire Coroner’s office is asking for help to find the family of a man from Houghton-le-Spring who died in Scarborough at the weekend. Ivan McCormick, 73, of Byron Terrace Houghton Le Spring, near Sunderland, sadly died while staying at a hotel in Scarborough on 30 August 2020. Officers […]

Van-tastic stop by traffic cops

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At 1.33am today (Tuesday 1 September 2020), West Yorkshire Police passed on an alert that a white Ford Transit – stolen from the Kippax area of Leeds – was heading north on the A1(M) though North Yorkshire. Traffic cops spotted the vehicle at 1.55am as it travelled across the Durham border where Durham Constabulary were […]

Appeal after moped rider suffers serious injuries near Filey

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It happened at around 4.40pm on Saturday 29 August at the junction with the A165, Moor Road and the A1039 King Hill, near Muston. It involved a blue Volkswagen Beetle and dark colour moped. The 21-year-old woman rider of the moped was air-lifted  to hospital with serious injuries where she remains in a critical but […]

Police team up with wildlife experts to protect marine mammals and seabirds

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A new operation launches today to ensure dolphins, seals, birds and other animals on the coast of North Yorkshire and Humberside can go about their lives without disruption The Yorkshire coast is important for marine mammals, including whales, dolphins and seals. Their numbers are thought to be increasing, particularly close inshore from Scarborough southwards – […]

FOUND Missing Donald from Catterick Village

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Missing Donald from Catterick who was reported missing in the early hours of  Sunday 30 August 2020, has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone for their support with our appeal. Incident number NYP-30082020-0002