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Police join national campaign to highlight knife crime risks

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North Yorkshire is one of the safest places in the country, and levels of knife crime in particular are very low – but officers hope the campaign will help keep dangerous weapons off the streets and deter people from carrying knives in the first place. The coordinated week of activity – Operation Sceptre – is […]

Six in custody after theft from York supermarket

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At 5.15pm on Thursday 5 November 2020, a group of people filled four trolleys full of goods and left the store, making no attempt to pay for them. Staff contacted North Yorkshire Police on 999, and an employee challenged the group as they were loading goods into their car – but they made off, leaving […]

Appeal following unprovoked assault on dog walker in York

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It happened at the Heworth Road/East Parade junction, York, at 7.55pm on Thursday 5 November 2020, and involved an unprovoked assault on a woman. An unknown male approached her and assaulted her after confronting her about her dog barking at fireworks. The female suffered slight injuries after being pushed to the ground and kicked. We […]

Appeal following an assault on Ouse Bridge, York

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It happened on or near to Ouse Bridge between 2am and 2.30am on Thursday 5 November 2020, and involved two suspects assaulting a man in his forties. The victim was taken to York Hospital for treatment, requiring a stay in hospital. Two male teenagers have been arrested in connection, and released on bail pending further […]

Appeal after man assaulted in Heslington Lane area of York

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It happened at approximately 1.30am on Thursday 5 November. A male and female student were arguing whilst walking at the rear of the hockey pitches, located close to Heslington Lane and the Walmgate Stray entrance. Two unknown males approached them, and there was a verbal altercation between one of the males and the male student. […]

SELBY: Prolific shoplifter jailed for 20 weeks

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Stephen Robert Wainwright, aged 38, of Barlby Road, Barlby, was sentenced today (Thursday 5 November 2020) at York Magistrates’ Court having pleaded guilty to five offences of theft and common assault. The offences were committed in Selby town centre during the past week and he was arrested and charged on Wednesday (4 November 2020). Wainwright, […]