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“Good” but more to do: Our response to HMICFRS Integrated Peel Assessment September 2019

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However, the report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services, also found areas where improvements should be made. The publication of the report on 27 September 2019, follows an inspection in April 2019 that looked at the force’s effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy, known as the Integrated PEEL Assessment. Commenting on the report, […]

Young foals found abandoned near A19 at Balne, Selby

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In the early morning of 5 September we received a call from a member of the public who had found two abandoned foals on his land near Balne, Selby. The two youngsters were frightened and in a field with no fence between them and the busy A19. We contacted horse charities World Horse Welfare and […]

Police locate stolen quad and arrest suspect within hours of theft

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At about 2pm on Tuesday 24 September 2019, a Honda quad bike was stolen from a farm in the Hambleton district, near Stokesley. The Honda Fourtrax quad, worth about £6,000, had been fitted with a tracker device by its owner. Later that evening, officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce, working alongside colleagues from the […]

Appeal for witnesses to fatal road collision on B6451 near Farnley

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Police were alerted to a collision on the B6451 north of Farnley at approximately 3pm on Saturday 21 September 2019. A blue and white Suzuki GSXR 750 motorcycle, which was being ridden in of a group of 10 motorcyclists, had cause to leave the carriageway on a bend in the road, just passed the junction […]

Quad bike security reminder after rural thieves thwarted

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At about 9pm on Monday 23 September 2019, a woman spotted three men in the carport at her rural property near Thirsk. She challenged them and they ran away empty-handed. Police officers attended immediately and conducted a search of the area with a police dog, but the men were not located. However, one of them […]