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Man hospitalised with serious injuries following Knaresborough assault

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The incident is believed to have occurred in the ginnel leading to Park Place, between the High Street and Park Row, at about 11.45pm. A man in his mid-thirties was seriously assaulted, and was only able to report the assault yesterday due to being in hospital since the night of the assault having facial reconstructive surgery. […]

FRAUD ALERT: elderly Harrogate woman conned out of £9,200 in courier fraud

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The victim was phoned at approximately 2pm on 10 April 2018 by a man who claimed to be a Police Sergeant from Humberside Police. He told the victim that he was part of an undercover operation and that they have arrested two men who they believe have withdrawn £16,000 in cash from her bank account […]

Mindless lead theft damages North Yorkshire’s heritage

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Some time between Thursday 29 and Saturday 31 March 2018, offenders climbed scaffolding and removed lead from the roof of the Temple of Victory, in the grounds of Allerton Park, Flaxby (near Knaresborough). The damage will cost thousands of pounds to repair. The 18th-century Palladian-style building is Grade II* listed and is currently undergoing renovation. It […]

Knaresborough: Reassurance patrols in place while police track down man who exposed himself to school girl

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The incident occurred near a ginnel off Stockwell Road between 3.35pm and 3.43pm on Wednesday (21 March 2018) as the girl was walking home from school.   She ran home and informed her parents about what had happened. They reported it to the police later that evening.   Police enquiries have been ongoing in the […]

Police bid to reunite hi-vis hero with lost jacket

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Officers attended a collision on the evening of Tuesday 20 March, on the B6161 Leathley Lane, near Otley. A passing member of the public stopped and provided a warm, high-visibility jacket to a shaken-up motorist. However, he left before officers were able to reunite him with his jacket, which is currently in storage at Harrogate […]