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Man jailed after stabbing boy who bravely intervened in “David and Goliath” attack

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Jon Callum Shellard attacked two women before assaulting the boy in what detectives described as a “David and Goliath” confrontation. But the teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, tried to diffuse the incident and drew attention away from other children he believed were in danger. The detective who led the investigation has praised […]

Witnesses sought in relation to driving incident on A170 near Wykeham

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It happened at around 5am today (Friday 13 September 2019) when a silver Renault Scenic that was travelling westbound performed an overtaking manoeuvre on another vehicle. A further vehicle travelling in the opposite direction was forced to brake harshly in order to avoid a collision. The driver of the Scenic, a 44-year-old male from Scarborough, […]

Sentimental items stolen in York burglary – can you help?

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It happened at around 4.10pm on Wednesday 11 September 2019 when a woman returned to her home address in Askham Lane, Acomb and heard voices that she didn’t recognise upstairs. She collected their family dog and ran to her neighbours who contacted the police. A door lock had been forced and several items of sentimental […]

Doncaster man jailed for burglary of Huntington Post Office

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Colin Sean Richardson, 32, of Moss Road, Doncaster has today been sentenced at York Crown Court for burglary after he stole a large quantity of tobacco from a York village post office. Shortly after 3.30am on 28 June, North Yorkshire Police officers were called to the post office on North Moor Road in Huntington, York, […]

CCTV appeal following theft in Ripon

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The incident occurred on 10 August at Boots on Market Place in Ripon where an electronic circulation booster was taken. Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the person in the image as they believe he has information which will help with the investigation. Anyone with any information […]

CCTV appeal following theft from Sainsburys in Ripon

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The theft happened on 12 August from the Sainsbury’s store on Market Place in Ripon and involved a quantity of alcohol being taken. North Yorkshire Police would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV images, as they believe he may have information that will help with the investigation. Anyone with any information […]