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Appeal for information after red kite found dead in the Yorkshire Dales

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The bird was found on Thursday 12 July 2018, at Barden, near to the popular area known as the Strid. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of death. Sergeant Kevin Kelly, wildlife crime lead for North Yorkshire Police, said: “We have commenced an investigation and aim to establish the circumstances leading to the bird’s […]

Cave rescue stalwart jailed for three years for non-recent sexual offences

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Brian Boardman, from Giggleswick, near Settle, appeared at Bradford Crown Court today (Thursday 19 July 2018) having previously entered guilty pleas to four charges. The offences relate to indecent assault and gross indecency against one boy at Yordas Cave near Ingleton between 20 June 1971 and 1 September 1971, and the same two offences against […]

Quad bike security measures deter would-be Dales thieves

Quad bike security measures deter would-be Dales thieves

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At about 2am on Tuesday 26 June 2018, suspects targeted a property in the Conistone area. They attempted to break in to a secure outbuilding containing a quad bike, but were unsuccessful and may have been disturbed by a security light coming on. At about 4am the same day, a barn with a quad inside […]

CRAVEN DISTRICT APPEAL: Motorcyclist dies following collision with pedal cyclist

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The incident occurred on the unclassified road between Wigglesworth and Rathmell at around 10.39am on Sunday (24 June 2018). The pedal cyclist and the motorcycle were travelling in the same direction from Wigglesworth towards Rathmell, with the collision occurring as the motorcycle approached from behind. Both men sustained life-threatening injuries and were airlifted from the […]

125mph police pursuit biker dealt with at court

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William Daniel Wark, 24, was recorded riding at 111mph on the A65 between Clapham and Ingleton. When police went to stop him, he led them on a pursuit that lasted for several miles and topped out at 125mph. Highly-trained roads policing officers eventually called off the chase to prevent danger to the public. The incident […]