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Witness appeal following assault on York riverside

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It happened near to the boat house on the St Peter’s School side of the river at 5.30pm on 15 September 2019. A 45-year-old local man was grabbed from behind by the back of his neck and was threatened by another man. We are asking for the public’s help to establish the full circumstances surrounding […]

Men who threw chemicals at another man during “frightening” street brawl are jailed

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The incident took place between York Minster and Museum Gardens in broad daylight. It happened in April 2018 in the presence of many members of the public. York Crown Court, where the defendants were sentenced today, heard that Lee Thomas approached Simon Turner and Christopher Norton at the junction between Duncombe Place and Museum Street […]

“Dishonest” Porsche driver £6,000 out of pocket for trying to evade justice

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Grant Robert Faulkner, 54, of Ebberston near Scarborough, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of perverting the course of justice and was sentenced at York Crown Court on Wednesday 18 September 2019. The sentencing judge described Faulkner and people like him as dishonest and that he was going to make sure that […]

Police ask York football fans to leave flares at home

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North Yorkshire Police has issued a reminder to fans that flares should must not be brought into football matches after officers have seen a surge in the numbers being used. Football Liaison Officers, also known as ‘spotters’, have seen an increase in flares being set off and thrown at York City Football Club home and […]

What’s what3words and why is it useful? A blog from our Inspector Mark Proctor

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Our Force Control Room began using the app when we found its simple address system was a useful tool in helping to find lost, injured or distressed people who did not know where they were. It’s now used by many other departments in the force including operations planning teams, search advisors and at scene guards. […]