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Mandatory wearing of face coverings in shops – our approach

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The Government has given the police service the power to fine people if they are not wearing one. North Yorkshire Police will only do this as a very last resort and will continue to engage, explain and encourage people to follow the rules. Superintendent Charlotte Bloxham, silver commander for the response to Covid-19, said: “As […]

Appeal following fatal collision on A19

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The incident happened shortly before 2pm north of Riccall near Hollicarrs, and involved a white Vauxhall combo (small van) and a pedestrian. Sadly the pedestrian, a 25 year old man from York, was pronounced dead at the scene. The road remained closed while emergency services worked at the scene. It re-opened at 8.30pm. Anyone with […]

Appeal following a single vehicle collision on A64 invoving a black Ford Mondeo

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The collision occurred at around 7.45am on Sunday 19 July 2020 and involved one vehicle, a black Ford Mondeo, which left the road near to West Heslerton. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing to anyone who has any dash-cam footage taken […]

General public reassurance, vigilance and call to action

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Tackling terrorism is a top priority for police forces across the UK. We work together, with partners and all communities, to help keep the public safe. The threat level remains at Substantial, which means an attack is likely. Our advice – as crowded places return after the coronavirus lockdown – is that the public should […]