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Harrogate appeal: Man acting suspiciously in Valley Gardens

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The incident occurred in bushes near the boating lake between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday 5 October. A man aged in his 30s was arrested nearby on suspicion of outraging public decency and possession of class A drugs. He has been released on conditional police bail while enquiries continue. We are requesting the public’s assistance […]

Drug driver who injured another motorist while fleeing from police is jailed

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Ashley Paul Coupland, 29, of Garforth, Leeds, seriously injured the driver of the other vehicle during the incident on the A658 at Pool Bridge, Harrogate. Coupland failed to stop for police on the night of Friday, 1 March and made off from officers. The pursuit ended after a head-on collision with another vehicle. The 29-year-old […]

Police appeal following violent incident in Harrogate

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At about 6pm on Wednesday 25 September, police were called to an incident on Knaresborough Road, Harrogate, near to the junctions of Leyland Road and St Andrews Crescent. The incident involved a group of people fighting close to the roadside. Police have arrested six men in connection with the incident. They have been released on […]

Former accountant jailed for importing cocaine into North Yorkshire

Former accountant jailed for importing cocaine into North Yorkshire

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On 10 October 2017, UK Border Force officers intercepted a parcel sent from an address in Belgium, addressed to Steven Meakes at his home in Harrogate. Preliminary checks indicated that inside the parcel was a quantity of cocaine, with an approximate value of £1,200. Officers from North Yorkshire Police attended Meakes’ home address, a rented […]

Appeal following assault on Bower Road, Harrogate

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At about 11.45am hours on Saturday 14 September 2019, a 19-year-old man was assaulted on Bower Road. He was walking towards Asda on Bower Road when he was approached by a group of young men and assaulted. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone who witnessed […]