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Harrogate district police pursuit: Drunk and dangerous driver jailed for 18 months

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Christopher Lawrence Newton, 22, of South Street, Scarborough, appeared at York Crown Court today (Friday 13 April 2018) where he was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment after earlier pleading guilty to dangerous driving, drink driving, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and aggravated vehicle taking. He has also been handed an 18 month driving […]

Police appeal to find grey Jaguar X-Type following theft from vans in Harrogate

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Since Sunday 8 April 2018, there has been a further 14 incidents reported about theft, or attempted theft, from commercial vehicles in Harrogate. Officers are particularly keen to trace the owners of a grey Jaguar X-Type  which was  seen in the area at the time of some of the incidents. The areas that have been […]

Appeal to find man wanted for prison recall – links to Harrogate and Sheffield

Appeal to find man wanted for prison recall – links to Harrogate and Sheffield

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Philip John Watson, 27, was released from HMP Hull on 16 March 2018, having been jailed for robbery and racially/religiously aggravated criminal damage. He has since breached the terms of his release licence, due to his poor behaviour – and the Prison and Probation Service recalled him to prison on 6 April 2018. Watson has […]

FRAUD ALERT: elderly Harrogate woman conned out of £9,200 in courier fraud

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The victim was phoned at approximately 2pm on 10 April 2018 by a man who claimed to be a Police Sergeant from Humberside Police. He told the victim that he was part of an undercover operation and that they have arrested two men who they believe have withdrawn £16,000 in cash from her bank account […]

Multi agency day of action planned for Harrogate District

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Designed to offer opportunities for community engagement and to show proactive policing in action, Operation Culminate’s ultimate aim will be to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and increase police intelligence and community confidence in the Harrogate District area. Officers from the local Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Firearms Support Unit, Roads Policing Unit, Rural Task Force, Traffic […]

Police bid to reunite hi-vis hero with lost jacket

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Officers attended a collision on the evening of Tuesday 20 March, on the B6161 Leathley Lane, near Otley. A passing member of the public stopped and provided a warm, high-visibility jacket to a shaken-up motorist. However, he left before officers were able to reunite him with his jacket, which is currently in storage at Harrogate […]