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A64 closure following a collision

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Emergency services are at the scene and a number of people are being treated for injuries. However, there are currently long delays and drivers are advised to find an alternative route while the incident is dealt with. Officers thank people for their patience but  are asking anyone who is  stuck in tailbacks to remain in […]

Family tribute to motorcyclist who died in tractor collision near Whitby

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He has been identified as John “Johnny” Redhead from York. Johnny’s family have provided the following tribute to him: “Johnny was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and a great friend to so many. “He was one of the most kind, funny, caring and likeable men you could ever meet and he always had a smile […]

Appeal for witnesses following fatal motorcycle and tractor collision near Whitby

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In happened at around 5pm when a black Yamaha motorcycle, which was travelling with a group of motorcyclists from the direction of Whitby Abbey towards the village of Hawsker, was involved in a collision with a blue tractor which was travelling in the same direction. Sadly, the rider of the motorcycle a 54 year old […]

Appeal following theft of mountain bike

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It happened on Hawthorn Avenue, at around 4.20pm on 9 August 2019, where a ladies mountain bike was stolen from the front driveway of a property. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about a white male wearing a base […]

Woman brought to safety after A64 closure

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North Yorkshire Police officers attended alongside North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service personnel. The road was closed in both directions, and the woman was safely brought down from the bridge just before 5pm. She has been taken to hospital to get the support she needs. Thank you to motorists for their patience while the emergency […]

Witness appeal following fatal collision on A64 near Malton

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At about 10.50am on Thursday 8 August 2019, a collision occurred on the A64 near Scagglethorpe, between Malton and Rillington. It involved a grey Hyundai Tucson, a car-transporter vehicle and a heavy goods vehicle. Sadly, the driver of the car, a 61-year-old man from the Sheffield area, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at […]