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Inspector Lorraine Crossman-Smith: quarterly update on local policing in Craven

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She worked in Harrogate for a period of time before moving to Craven as the Safer Neighbourhood Inspector in June 2019. Her team are on hand 365 days a year to support the local community and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. As the days are getting longer and the nights are getting lighter, here she provides an […]

Appeal following burglary in Lothersdale in the Craven area

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened close to the centre of the village between 6.00pm and 9.20pm on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 and involved entry being forced to the rear of a property. A number of cameras, items of jewellery, gold “Elgin” pocket watches and other items were stolen. Officers have released an image of a distinctive double-sided gold, necklace […]

Prolific criminal jailed for litany of Skipton offences

Prolific criminal jailed for litany of Skipton offences

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Craig Boyd, 32, was sentenced for assault, criminal damage, a public order offence, and re-offending while subject to conditional discharges, at York Magistrates Court. On 18 May 2018, Boyd caused more than £600 damage to a fence in a public park in Shortbank Close. On 10 February 2019, he assaulted a security guard by spitting […]

Two arrests after Skipton post office attempted robbery

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At about 5.20pm on Monday 1 April 2019, two people wearing balaclavas entered the store on East Lane and brandished a knife. They were told to get out, ran off empty-handed, and drove away in a vehicle. Police launched an investigation, including extra patrols to reassure the local community, and house-to-house enquiries in the area. […]

Appeal after pregnant sheep shot and killed

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It happened between 10pm on Monday 1 April 2019 and around 10am the following day. The sheep was in a field with the rest of its flock near to an area known as Acraplatts. Sadly the sheep, who was pregnant at the time, has died from her injuries along with her lambs. Police are investigating the incident […]