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CCTV appeal following theft at Boots in York

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On Thursday 23 August 2018, at about 11.30am, two men entered the Boots store on East Parade in York and concealed several items in their clothing. They were challenged by staff and left on foot towards the city centre. Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise two men […]

Appeal after child assaulted at Eastfield play park

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The incident occurred at around 6.30pm on the evening of Tuesday 11 September 2018. The child was left upset and shaken, and sustained minor injury. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident […]

Help Canadian police break a cold case and locate a missing man’s sister with links to York

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Missing person investigators are asking for your help in breaking a 32-year-old cold case as Canadian police conduct an international missing person search in an effort to locate Dennis Crook. Part of the search involves locating Dennis’ sister Lillian overseas. Dennis Crook was first reported missing on Tuesday, October 22nd, 1985. He had last been […]

Appeal following theft and fraudulent use of a bank card in York

Appeal following theft and fraudulent use of a bank card in York

Posted on in Local appeals

The bank card was taken from the victims handbag when it was left unattended in the study room of the Spring Lane Building at the University of York on Thursday 10 May 2018. The card was then used on a number of occasions over the next day (Friday 11 May 2018) to purchase items totalling over £100 from Tesco […]

Fraud investigators warn of old scam with a new twist

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The woman, who lives in the Richmondshire area, received a phone call to tell her that it was time to renew her ‘boiler’ insurance, to insure against her heating breaking down this winter Believing she was speaking to her existing insurance provider, the woman gave the fraudsters her bank account details. Using that information the thieves set […]