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Neighbours urged to look out for each other in wintry weather, after vigilant call in Ryedale village

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Police received a call from a woman in the Ryedale village at about 10am on Thursday 30 November, raising concerns about the welfare of a neighbour in her 90s. The resident had noticed the curtains were closed, and there was no answer to phoning or knocking on the door. She phoned North Yorkshire Police, as […]

Drivers urged to think about still being over the limit the morning after

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Even though officers from North Yorkshire Police target and arrest drink and drug drivers all year round, it’s widely recognised that the number of people driving over the legal limit increases over the festive season. That’s why North Yorkshire Police’s officers will be out patrolling the roads and will be vigilant for the tell-tale signs […]

Appeal following recent burglary in Scarborough

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It happened on North Marine Road, between Monday 27 and RTuesday 28 November 2017, whereby suspects entered the victims flat and stole two paintings and a wooden tribal mask. The paintings are described as Russell Flint paintings. The first painting is A3 in size and features a desert scene with three people sat down with […]

Winter weather warning for motorists as snow arrives in North Yorkshire

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North Yorkshire Police officers spent a busy day dealing with stranded vehicles and collisions, particularly in the Scarborough and Ryedale areas. Officer numbers were boosted due to the nature of protest activity at nearby Kirby Misperton. At about 11am on Thursday 30 November, a family with two very young children in a Nissan Qashqai became […]

Police investigate handbag theft in Harrogate

Police investigate handbag theft in Harrogate

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A man at  Sainsbury’s on Wetherby Road snatched a handbag from a customer’s trolley. It happened at at approximately 10.50am on 11 November 2017. We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about the suspect involved and […]

Scarborough home burglary appeal

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It happened during daylight hours on Stepney Grove on Wednesday, 29 November 2017. Offenders entered a gated rear garden and smashed a double-glazed window. They then entered the home and carried out an untidy search before making off with property, including alcohol. The offenders then made off from the scene. We are conducting enquiries and […]