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Knock-out blow for York money-laundering suspects

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The York men, aged 37 and 18, are currently under investigation by North Yorkshire Police’s Organised Crime Unit. They were arrested on suspicion of money laundering at Monks Cross in York on 19 February 2020. Officers seized a significant amount of cash and other high-value items found in their possession, including from an address in […]

York’s most wanted Alfie Dear (snr) arrested in Norfolk

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He was arrested in Swaffham by Norfolk Constabulary on Saturday 22 February 2020 and is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court on the afternoon of Monday 24 February 2020. Dear, previously of York and Hull, was the head of an organised crime gang who pedalled heroin and cocaine in York. He was found guilty […]

Watch: Moment police catch Bradford burglars hiding up a tree

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Around twenty officers were involved in the chase for Abraham Fox, 28, Ross Sutcliffe, 29, and 48 year-old William Lowther who sped off sped off after catching the attention of police in a ‘suspicious looking’ stolen vehicle in the early hours of Wednesday 15 January. It came just 20 minutes after they had burgled the […]

Man arrested after police pursue stolen car

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Officers tried to stop the driver at around 8am yesterday after spotting the car on the outskirts of York. The driver led officers on a pursuit in which he collided with another car. Several miles later, still being pursued by police, he crashed into a tree near the Knavesmire. Police searched the stolen car and […]

Police release CCTV after shop theft in Ripon

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Items worth £160 were taken during the incident, at 12.55pm on Thursday  20 February 2020. The suspect entered the store and concealed various items in a carrier bag. She then walked out without attempting to pay for the items. Police would like to speak to a woman pictured by CCTV as part of their enquiries. […]

Former school caretaker jailed for eight years for non-recent sexual abuse of children

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Henry Bottomley (pictured below), 87, from Filey, was sentenced at York Crown Court on 21 February 2020. He pleaded guilty to 12 out of 14 counts of gross indecency with the girls who were aged under 14. The two other charges will remain on file. The offences occurred between 1986 and 1995 when Bottomley was […]