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Appeal: Signs damaged at Rufforth gliding club

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It happened between 12 July and 27 July 2018 and involved an unidentified person causing damage to two signs on the public footpath at the gliding club. The damage is to two signs that are in place for public safety whilst walking on the airfield. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full […]

Arsonist who fled to Finland jailed after years on the run

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Thomas Oakley, 21, of York, was arrested and convicted of the offence in 2016. However, he skipped bail and tried to start a new life in Scandinavia, York Crown Court heard. Specially-trained intelligence officers from North Yorkshire Police launched an investigation. They worked closely with police and other authorities in Finland and eventually tracked him […]

Woman whose body was discovered in Fourth Avenue property formally identified

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Miss Lucas was found deceased inside a property on Fourth Avenue at 1pm on Monday 2 July after officers gained entry following concerns for her welfare. North Yorkshire Police launched a murder investigation and a 35 year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of murder shortly after. He has since been released on conditional bail […]

Appeal to identify young men on bikes as part of assault appeal

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Officers are appealing for help in identifying a group of boys they believe are responsible for physically assaulting a 12-year-old girl in the Clifton Moor area of York. The incident occurred at around 9pm on Monday, 30 July, when the victim was walking alone. The girl was pushed to the ground and where she was […]