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Appeal for information about theft of a AVT Flail mower in Long Preston

Posted on in Local appeals

The theft occurred at some point between 6pm on Thursday 4 June and 7pm Friday 5 June 2020 and involved thieves gaining entry to a locked outbuilding and removing a green and yellow Bowell AVT flail mower, with tow hitch and electric start. Police are requesting the public’s assistance and are appealing for anyone who […]

Coroner’s appeal to trace Easingwold man’s next of kin

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Police attended Mr Freer’s address on Friday 5 June due to a welfare concern and sadly they found Mr Freer deceased. There are no suspicious circumstances. It is believed that Mr Freer, who was born on 4 April 1947, has two sons – Roy Freer and Michael Victor Freer. Anyone with information is asked to […]

Van seized and man arrested in connection with agri-vehicle theft investigations

Posted on in News stories, Rural

Officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce are investigating the man in connection with offences including the theft of an all-terrain vehicle from the Pateley Bridge area last month. On the afternoon of Tuesday 2 June 2020, officers from the force’s Roads Policing Group stopped a Ford Transit Luton van on the A629 western bypass […]

National Volunteers’ Week: the volunteers putting in extra hours during COVID-19

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The team of ‘wonderful’ volunteers come from all walks of life and backgrounds covering a number of roles, who have between them volunteered 12,319 hours of their time over the last year supporting North Yorkshire Police. Throughout the year, they volunteer across a range of bespoke roles including Mobile Rural Watch, Welfare Checkers, Vehicle Checkers, […]

Theft of black Land Rover Defender in Cononley – can you help?

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened at 11.40pm on Thursday 4 June 2020 when a black Land Rover Defender, registration PO59 WMK, was stolen from Skipton Road, We are requesting the public’s assistance and would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time. We would also like to hear from anyone who […]