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Settle: Brave police officers arrest violent man armed with hammer

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27 October 2020 UPDATE: A 54-year-old has been charged with three counts of assaulting an emergency worker, making threats to kill, three counts of criminal damage to vehicles, possession of an offensive weapon (long claw hammer) and possession of cannabis. He was remanded in custody and was due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court on […]

Police use stinger device to halt suspected dangerous drug driver following anonymous tip-off from McDonald’s customer

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The call was made to the Force Control Room at 12.08am today (Monday 26 October 2020) from the fast-food restaurant at Bilbrough Top, Tadcaster Road, on the outskirts of York. It was reported that a man seemed to be under the influence of drugs while ordering food inside the restaurant. He then left and got […]

Prison sentence for offender who threatened shop assistant with a knife

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19 year-old Wade Kershaw was today sentenced at York Crown Court to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to shop robbery. On 9 May 2019, Kershaw entered the BNT store on Nunthorpe Road, York and threatened a shop assistant with a knife, demanding they hand over money from the till. Kershaw grabbed the victim’s […]

Protect, respect and stay safe this Halloween and bonfire night

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Protect, respect and enjoy safely is the message from North Yorkshire Police as we approach Halloween and bonfire night this autumn. Protect your health, your loved ones and your communities and help to reduce the spread of Covid-19 Respect other people who can find this time of year distressing, particularly bonfire night and the days […]

Catalytic converter warning after spate of thefts in York

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Officers are urging people to be vigilant, take steps to secure their vehicles, and report any suspicious activity immediately – to help make the city a ‘no go area’ for the thieves. Just before 1am today, Friday 23 October 2020, police were called to the Acomb area, where a resident reported he had disturbed a […]

Half-term message from North Yorkshire Police

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With the current circumstances, many people’s plans may have been changed, postponed or sadly cancelled and lots of kids may find themselves at a loose end, wondering what they can and can’t do over the week-long break. Over the past weeks, officers across the region have responded to a number of reports of young people […]