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Appeal for information regarding an assault on a man in Skipton

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At around 9pm, the 19-year-old man was walking down a snicket way on Sharpaw Avenue, near Tesco in Skipton when he was approached by a youth who then punched him repeatedly in the face. The offender then made off in the direction of Great Wood School. He was described as approx 17-years-old, around 5’10” and […]

Police appeal to identify fail to stop driver in Harrogate

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A 34-year-old cyclist from the Harrogate area was riding his bike on Robert Street and had reached the junction with Station Parade, near Waitrose. Whilst the cyclist was stationary at the junction waiting to turn right, a small, light coloured car traveled along Station Parade and turned right into Robert Street, but cut across the […]

Penalties for driving whilst using a mobile DOUBLE from Wednesday 1 March 2017

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Previously the penalty facing a driver who was guilty of the offence was £100 and three points on their licence. For first time offenders who met certain criteria, there was also the alternative option to take a driver education course. However, this is all set to change from Wednesday 1 March 2017 when both the fine and the number […]

Family and detectives revisit scene of hit-and-run death to renew appeal ten years on

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Bill Hendry was knocked down while crossing Stockwell Lane, Knaresborough at 9.38am on 26 February 2007. The 75-year-old had been to the Post Office with his dog, Abby. After running him over, the driver fled the scene and Mr Hendry died in hospital the same day. Mr Hendry’s family visited the scene to lay flowers […]

Appeal after dog comes to owner’s aid during attack on Strensall Common

Appeal after dog comes to owner’s aid during attack on Strensall Common

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The incident happened on Strensall Common between 2.30pm and 3.15pm on Sunday 26 February 2017. As the woman was walking her dog along a path adjacent to the golf course, approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the car park, a man called out to her, concerned by this, she turned to walk back the way she […]