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Rise in ‘ghost broking’ frauds

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North Yorkshire Police is receiving an increasing number of reports from residents falling victim to ‘ghost broking’ fraud in which car insurance is provided fraudulently by scammers. Residents may receive correspondence from an insurance company, thanking them for insuring their vehicle with them but the resident receiving the correspondence does not own the vehicle or […]

York: Appeal after black Ford Fiesta was taken without the owner’s consent in the Clifton area

Posted on in Local appeals

The incident happened on Horner Street at around 7.50pm on Monday 7 December 2020. Two teenage boys wearing hooded tops entered the vehicle and it is believed they drove it down Burton Stone Lane and onto Burton Green where it was abandoned. The car was later returned to the owner. Anyone with information that could […]

Exposure incident under investigation in Harrogate

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The incident, which occurred near a pond close the sandy banks of the River Nidd, off Bilton Lane, was reported to the police at 2.42pm on Tuesday (15 December 2020). Officers are asking people to come forward with possible sightings of the man – either clothed or unclothed – or any suspicious behaviour along the […]

Appeal following violent incident on Scarborough’s Queen Street

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It happened just after midnight on the 15 of December 2020 on Maria’s Court. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. Did you see what happened or do you have any CCTV, dash-cam or doorbell-camera footage that may have captured anything before, after or during the incident? […]

Five arrests as part of major investigation into building site thefts

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North Yorkshire Police officers travelled to the South Yorkshire area to make the arrests this morning. Between March and November 2020, a number of new housing developments were burgled, with thieves stealing newly-installed boilers as well as machinery and tools. In North Yorkshire alone, about 40 such developments have been targeted in this way, often […]