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Appeal for information after collision on A61 near Melmerby

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Around 9pm on Wednesday 4th December 2019, a collision occurred between a 125cc motorbike and a white van on the A61 just north of Melmerby Green Lane.  The motorbike had been heading towards Ripon and the Ford towards the A1M – junction 50 when the collision occurred. The rider of the motorbike was a 22 […]

Sudden death of two men on a boat in York

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Shortly before 8pm yesterday (4 December) police attended a boat moored on the River Ouse close to Museum Street in York after concerns were raised for two men in their 60’s who had been out of touch with their families. Sadly, on arrival officers found the bodies of two men on board the boat. Fire […]

Man wanted for recall to prison – have you seen 30 year-old Sam Mason?

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Mason was originally sentenced in October 2015 for robbery and was released on licence in May 2018. He is wanted for recall to prison after breaching the licence conditions . Anyone who thinks they might have seen Mason, or who has any information about his whereabouts, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police. Dial 101, […]

Attempted robbery on Beulah Street, Harrogate

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It happened at about 4.30pm on Monday 2 December 2019 and involved three male suspects demanding that the male victim hand over money. The offenders were unsuccessful and the victim was unharmed during the incident. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with information that could […]

Scarborough rapist jailed for over eight years

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Joseph Barstow, 40, was sentenced at York Crown Court after a jury found him guilty of one count of rape. The court also issued him with a restraining order and he was made to sign on to the sex offenders register for life. The offence took place at a property in Scarborough where Barstow raped […]