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CCTV appeal following a burglary at Dry Rigg Quarry

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It happened at Dry Rigg Quarry near Austwick on Saturday 14 July 2018 between 6.30pm and 7pm. Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the woman in the images as they believe they will have information that will help the investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to […]

Male throwing rocks onto A6068 in Cowling

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It happened on the A6068 near Malsis School at around 6.30pm  on Sunday 29 July 2018 and involved a man throwing top stones into the carriageway. One of these was thrown into the path of a green Mini Cooper causing the car to collide with it. He was later seen doing the same thing in […]

Stolen quad bikes recovered after police pursuit in rural North Yorkshire

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Officers on patrol spotted two quad bikes travelling together along the A65 near Settle in suspicious circumstances, at 2.20am on Monday 23 July 2018. A police ‘stinger’ device was deployed near Gargrave, stopping one of the quads. However, its rider then got on the other quad and drove off. Specially-trained police officers pursued the remaining […]

Appeal for information after red kite found dead in the Yorkshire Dales

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The bird was found on Thursday 12 July 2018, at Barden, near to the popular area known as the Strid. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of death. Sergeant Kevin Kelly, wildlife crime lead for North Yorkshire Police, said: “We have commenced an investigation and aim to establish the circumstances leading to the bird’s […]

Cave rescue stalwart jailed for three years for non-recent sexual offences

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Brian Boardman, from Giggleswick, near Settle, appeared at Bradford Crown Court today (Thursday 19 July 2018) having previously entered guilty pleas to four charges. The offences relate to indecent assault and gross indecency against one boy at Yordas Cave near Ingleton between 20 June 1971 and 1 September 1971, and the same two offences against […]