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Police name 21-year-old who died in moors crash as officers renew their appeal

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Shane Finn, 21, from Grangetown, Middlesbrough, was travelling in a blue Audi A3 which crashed on Knott Road, north of Rosedale Abbey. The incident happened at around 1pm on Saturday, 2 May. Shane (pictured) was taken to hospital by air ambulance but sadly died of his injuries. His family is currently being supported by specially-trained […]

CCTV appeal following theft of bike in York city centre

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Between 4.30pm and 5pm on Thursday 30 April 2020, a bicycle was stolen from outside a shop on Parliament Street in York. The bike’s owner is a nurse who was shopping for groceries at the time of the theft and relies on the cycle for transport. North Yorkshire Police have issued CCTV  of a man […]

Scarborough rapist jailed for nine years

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Alexandru Daniel Calin, 29, of Crown Terrace, Scarborough was sentenced at York Crown Court after pleading guilty to one count of rape. The victim had been on a night out in the town when she met Calin, who was unknown to her, in the early hours of Sunday 27 October 2019. He walked her home […]

Appeal following theft of five sharps boxes in Ripon

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It happened sometime between Thursday 7 May and  Monday 11 May 2020 when someone entered an insecure garage and stole five sharps boxes. The sharps boxes are yellow in colour and contained Fentanyl patches and needles. The needles had approximately 10mg of Morphine left in them. The owner of the sharp boxes uses the prescribed […]

Stolen car recovered and man arrested after pursuit in York

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A Volkswagen Golf was taken from outside a business address in Micklegate, York, at around 7.30pm yesterday. A North Yorkshire Police safety camera van operator initially identified the stolen car as it passed, and police officers located and pursued the vehicle. It was stopped a few miles later using the TPAC police pursuit driving method […]