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Appeal following incident in Goodramgate

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It happened between 12.30pm and 12.45pm on Wednesday 24 April when there was an argument between two males in the street outside Ambiente Restaurant on Goodramgate. They then walked into Aldwark opposite. Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the altercation in order to establish the full circumstances of what happened. The first male is […]

ONS Crime Statistics statement

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Commenting on the latest crime figures published by the Office of National Statistics, Deputy Chief Constable Phil Cain said: “As with the figures released earlier this year, North Yorkshire Police anticipated a further increase in recorded crime across the county. “We are confident this is due to a significant programme of work undertaken to improve […]

Appeal for information following attempted robbery

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It happened at around 8pm on 17 April 2019 when the victim was walking from Bede Avenue onto Crichton Avenue and noticed a male on a red bike  coming towards her on the footpath. As the male got closer to her he took hold of her handbag, which was being carried across her body, and demanded […]

Ten ways to protect yourself and your car from being targeted in a car key burglary

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Perpetrators will often target the owners of high-value vehicles; ‘cruising’ around residential areas looking for opportunities to exploit their security and get to their keys. Whilst burglaries of this nature are uncommon in North Yorkshire, we have seen an increase in recent months, and it is important that vehicle and home owners take simple prevention […]

Inspector Andy Godfrey: quarterly update on local policing in York City Centre

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  Saturdays Saturdays, especially over the summer months, are one of the busiest times of the week for our team in the centre of York. To combat the increase in demand, we launched Op Erase to target anti-social behaviour during Saturday daytime and Op Safari, which runs on a Saturday night, to target the anti-social […]

Appeal following burglary in Lothersdale in the Craven area

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It happened close to the centre of the village between 6.00pm and 9.20pm on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 and involved entry being forced to the rear of a property. A number of cameras, items of jewellery, gold “Elgin” pocket watches and other items were stolen. Officers have released an image of a distinctive double-sided gold, necklace […]