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Witness appeal: Serious collision on A61 at Harewood

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It occurred near Swindon Lane just before 9.30pm on Thursday (19 April 2018) as the blue and white motorcycle was heading towards the A61 from Swindon Lane and the white lorry was heading towards Leeds. The rider, a 21-year-old man from Leeds, suffered serious head and chest injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Leeds […]

Police pursuit ends in arrest for Harrogate vehicle thefts suspect

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On Wednesday 18 April, at around 8.10pm, a grey X-Type Jaguar failed to stop for two marked police vehicles in Ripon. The Jaguar drove through Ripon and headed towards Harrogate on the A61. Officers deployed a stinger device on the road, the car was brought to a stop, and the driver was arrested at 8.20pm. […]

Brave members of the public praised after disarming Harrogate social club attacker

Brave members of the public praised after disarming Harrogate social club attacker

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On 25 February 2018, Malcolm Paul Johnson assaulted a customer in a social club on East Parade, Harrogate. He left, but later returned carrying an imitation firearm (an air pistol) and a machete. A number of members of the public having a drink at the bar intervened and disarmed him, eventually managing to get him […]

Harrogate district police pursuit: Drunk and dangerous driver jailed for 18 months

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Christopher Lawrence Newton, 22, of South Street, Scarborough, appeared at York Crown Court today (Friday 13 April 2018) where he was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment after earlier pleading guilty to dangerous driving, drink driving, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and aggravated vehicle taking. He has also been handed an 18 month driving […]

Police appeal to find grey Jaguar X-Type following theft from vans in Harrogate

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Since Sunday 8 April 2018, there has been a further 14 incidents reported about theft, or attempted theft, from commercial vehicles in Harrogate. Officers are particularly keen to trace the owners of a grey Jaguar X-Type  which was  seen in the area at the time of some of the incidents. The areas that have been […]