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Man sent to prison for 24 weeks for Scarborough restaurant burglary

Man sent to prison for 24 weeks for Scarborough restaurant burglary

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32-year-old Adrian Wilkie pleaded guilty to breaking into El Gringo’s restaurant on Sunday 7 July 2019, and stealing takings from the till. Another man also appeared at court and pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary of various commercial premises in Scarborough. He was remanded into custody for sentencing, […]

26 year-old Whitby woman cautioned for computer misuse

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A 26 year-old woman from Whitby has been given a caution for an offence of computer misuse. On Thursday 9 May 2019, North Yorkshire Police’s Cyber Crime Unit received a report that a person had gained unauthorised access to a local business’ computer system and deleted company data. Officers commenced an investigation and a suspect […]

Boys are praised after handing in knife in Thirsk

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At around 4pm on Sunday 14 July the four boys, aged approximately 11 years-old, had been in the town centre when they found a 3-inch lock knife (pictured). They took the knife straight to the police station in Thirsk Market Place where they handed it in to police officers. One of the officers who spoke […]

Cyclist dies in York collision

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The collision occurred just before 1am this morning on Stockton Lane, heading away from the city. It involved a black Toyota Auris and a black and gold trim bicycle. Sadly, the cyclist, a 29-year-old local man,  died at the scene. A man has been arrested in relation to causing death by driving without due care […]

Craven man sentenced for importing a child-like sex doll

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Graeme Seward, 62, of Park Avenue, Sutton-in-Craven near Skipton was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court on Friday 12 July 2019 after pleading guilty to the improper importation of an indecent or obscene article, possessing a prohibited image of a child and fraudulently evading prohibition or restriction in relation to a child sex doll. He was […]

York woman jailed for £596,000 fraud against doctor’s practice

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Carolyn Lightwing, 55, of St Mary’s York, pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position after fraudulently transferring the money from her former employers, Elvington Medical Practice, over a period of three years. As practice manager she was in charge of the suppliers’ invoices and had access to the practice bank accounts which she abused […]