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Police investigate suspected arson at Kirkbymoorside

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The incident happened at Howe End at around 9.45pm on Wednesday 20 December 2017. Entry had been forced into the property and a small fire started within the living room, causing damage to furniture and fixtures and fittings. There were no reports of injuries and nobody has been arrested at this stage. Officers investigating the circumstances of […]

Man who died in collision on A170 near Kirbymoorside is named

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He was 20-year-old Christopher Wray of Lendales Lane in Pickering. At around 8.30pm on Saturday evening, Christopher was driving a blue Volkswagen Polo towards Pickering, when the vehicle left the road near Appleton-le-Moors. He sadly died at the scene. Officers are conducting enquiries to establish the circumstances around the incident and witnesses are asked to […]

Neighbours urged to look out for each other in wintry weather, after vigilant call in Ryedale village

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Police received a call from a woman in the Ryedale village at about 10am on Thursday 30 November, raising concerns about the welfare of a neighbour in her 90s. The resident had noticed the curtains were closed, and there was no answer to phoning or knocking on the door. She phoned North Yorkshire Police, as […]

Winter weather warning for motorists as snow arrives in North Yorkshire

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North Yorkshire Police officers spent a busy day dealing with stranded vehicles and collisions, particularly in the Scarborough and Ryedale areas. Officer numbers were boosted due to the nature of protest activity at nearby Kirby Misperton. At about 11am on Thursday 30 November, a family with two very young children in a Nissan Qashqai became […]

Police release CCTV images after safe and cash stolen from Ryedale village pub

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Thieves broke in to the Smithy Arms on Malton Road, Swinton, and stole a  till and a safe containing cash. The incident was reported at around 7am yesterday (16 November) and is believed to have taken place over night, in the early hours. Police are carrying out extensive enquiries, including forensic examinations of the scene. […]

People moved from the road in Kirby Misperton

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Officers explained they were blocking the road, and asked them to move on several occasions, but they refused to do so. Several people were then moved away by officers. We know that there are very different views about hydraulic fracturing, but as the local police, our responsibility is to carry out our duties impartially. That […]