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Woman’s body recovered on Staithes coast

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Officers attended and Lifeboat crews recovered a woman’s body at around 2pm. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was taken to a nearby hospital. Enquiries are ongoing to formally identify her and her death is not being treated as suspicious.  

Urgent appeal to find missing Harrogate woman last seen in February

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51 year-old Susan Howells (pictured)  was last seen at her home address in Harrogate in February 2019. Officers are growing increasingly concerned for Susan’s welfare and are appealing the public for information as to her whereabouts. Susan is described as 5ft 7ins tall of slim build with long dark hair and green eyes.  She has […]

Depraved child abuser jailed for 30 years

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Graham Leslie Howard, 47, of Croft Avenue, who previously lived in York, Scarborough and Darlington was jailed at York Crown Court on 23 August 2019 after being found guilty of 18 charges including 11 counts of the rape of a child, two of indecency with a child, three indecent assaults, and two of causing or […]

Traffic officers appeal for dashcam or CCTV footage after driver arrested in pursuit

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The driver failed to stop and led police on a pursuit that lasted several miles, starting in Forest Lane in Harrogate and ended in Long Marston. It also passed along the A661 and A658 before going through the villages of Little Ribston, Cowthorpe and Tockwith. Police believe the driver mounted the pavement a collided with […]

Man arrested on suspicion of drug offences after police search address in Northallerton

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Officers have warned that similar operations will follow as they tackle drug offending in the town. Police executed a search warrant to enter a house on Bullamoor Close this morning. A quantity of what police believe to be cannabis has already been recovered, along with drug paraphernalia. Further searches are currently continuing at the address […]