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Appeal following burglary near Helmsley

Appeal following burglary near Helmsley

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It happened at business premises on the B1257 north of Helmsley at 10.50pm on 7 August and involved the theft of garden machinery and some distinctive walking sticks. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about any possible suspects seen in the […]

Update on tragic incident at Staithes: 9-year-old girl named as family pay tribute

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She is Harriet Emily Nicola Forster, aged 9, from Oxford. Harriet was visiting Staithes with her family when the incident occurred near the south pier at Seaton Garth at around 4.47pm on Wednesday (8 August 2018). Despite the efforts of the emergency services, including the Coastguard, the RNLI, ambulance, air ambulance, fire and rescue and […]

Malton area serious collision appeal

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It involved a black Vauxhall Astra driven by a 29-year-old man who was heading towards Hull, and a blue Honda Jazz driven by a 60-year-old woman who was heading in the direction of Malton. One of the occupants of the Honda Jazz, an 82-year-old woman, was taken to York District Hospital by ambulance where she […]

Appeal following theft from shop

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It happened at approximately 1:15pm on the 18th July at The Co-op in Pickering where three young males entered the store and selected a number of bottles of spirits and packs of fresh meat before leaving without making payment. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In […]

New crime-fighting technology will help keep Ryedale safe

New crime-fighting technology will help keep Ryedale safe

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Dot peen property marking involves using a tungsten carbide-tipped pin to indent an object with dots to create a visible, permanent unique number. The unique number is entered onto a property register database, vastly increasing the chances that it will be reunited with its owner if it is lost or stolen. A new dot peen […]