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Heatwave danger alert: Young people urged not to jump in water-filled quarries, waterfalls and “tombstoning” at the coast

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But the risks of serious injury, illness and even death are very real – not least when this activity is mixed with drinking alcohol. On Wednesday afternoon (24 June 2020), police were called to a quarry near Great Heck in the Selby District to disperse a gathering of up to 40 young people. Not only […]

Anti-social behaviour at Thornton le Dale car park

Anti-social behaviour at Thornton le Dale car park

Posted on in Local appeals

A number of complaints have been made in relation to the public car park on Maltongate. Vehicles are reported to being driven at speed, dangerously and occupants littering the area. This is causing a nuisance to local residents. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incidents, and advise […]

Warning issued by police after increase in the number of empty canisters of nitrous oxide being found by patrols

Warning issued by police after increase in the number of empty canisters of nitrous oxide being found by patrols

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The warning comes after officers have reported seeing an increase in the number of empty canisters they are finding while patrolling North Yorkshire, especially in areas where young people are known to meet and congregate. A number were found amongst litter and rubbish left on The Stray in Harrogate this morning. Concerned for young people’s safety, police […]

Police patrols tackle anti-social behaviour at hotspots across North Yorkshire

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Officers are responding to reports that a minority of people have been drinking heavily, urinating and defecating in public places, leaving large amounts of litter and behaving in other anti-social ways. North Yorkshire Police will be focussing their patrols on areas in towns and cities where a large number of people are congregating, such as […]