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Public reassurance following tanker chemical spillage on A19 between Tees Flyover and Exelby Services

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The incident occurred on Wednesday (23 September 2020) when the tanker was travelling south between the Tees Flyover and Exelby Services. It was first reported at 5.37pm and the stretch of road had to be closed until 9.30pm, with the services having to remain shut until 3am on Thursday. Chemical waste products had leaked from […]

York: Appeal following suspected “road rage” and criminal damage incident involving elderly victim

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It occurred between 8.30am and 9am on Tuesday 22 September 2020 when the victim was driving his red Skoda Fabia car on the A1237 from Bishopthorpe towards Clifton Moor. The victim reported that a cream-coloured van, driven by a man, was driving behind him and got too close. When the victim braked to warn the […]

Heritage crime in the spotlight as police work to protect our history

Heritage crime in the spotlight as police work to protect our history

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Historically important sites in York and North Yorkshire include everything from scheduled monuments like the remains of Roman forts and villas to the world-famous natural landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. However, they are at risk from criminals whose illegal activities could mean they are damaged or even lost to future generations. […]

15 arrests and 64 vulnerable people visited as part of a national policing operation to target county lines drug dealing

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The action was part of a national week of intensification led by the National Crime Agency and Regional Organised Crime Units to disrupt criminals and safeguard vulnerable people. In North Yorkshire officers arrested 14 men and a 17-year-old boy over the course of the week. The 15 suspects were arrested on suspicion of various offences […]

Volunteer Police Cadets return…and they are on the look-out for new recruits for 2021

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North Yorkshire Police’s Citizens in Policing Team have been working hard to re-start the sessions in line with strict COVID-19 guidelines. This has involved finding new and independent venues with sole use, so that they can keep the cadets and leaders as safe as possible during the pandemic. The first group to return was the […]