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Witness appeal – man charged with attempted robbery in York

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It happened on Barbican Road at about 7pm, and involved the victim being approached by a male suspect and threatened. The victim then walked off and was kicked, and homophobic abuse used against him, by the suspect. A man, aged 29, has been arrested in connection with the incident, and charged with assault and attempted […]

Appeal following criminal damage to a vehicle in Malton

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It happened on Copperfield Close, Malton at 11pm on Saturday 18 April 2020 and involved the front tyres of a vehicle being slashed. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about the suspect who was seen causing the damage. He […]

Man arrested after drugs found in car near Thirsk

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Officers became aware of a VW Golf in suspicious circumstances travelling through the county on the evening of Saturday 18 April 2020. They followed the vehicle, and it stopped at 5.55pm in Topcliffe, near Thirsk. Due to a strong smell of cannabis in the car, a drugs wipe was conducted on the driver, which tested […]

Two men arrested for Class A drug supply in Craven

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At about 2pm on Thursday 16 April 2020, officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Operational Support Unit – who were on patrol near Skipton – noticed a black Volkswagen Golf on Main Street, Cross Hills. A short time later, the car was parked in a supermarket car park nearby. Officers spoke to the driver and passenger, […]

Seeing stalking clearly – National Stalking Awareness Week 20-24 April 2020

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With the current climate of Coronavirus and the nation in lockdown, the campaign is focusing on ensuring victims of stalking remain visible and that we all see stalking clearly. Stalking is a pattern of fixated, obsessive, unwanted and repetitive behaviour that leaves a victim in fear for their safety and in some circumstances, their lives. […]

Residents and visitors urged to stay home this weekend to not jeopardise ‘green shoots’ of COVID slow down

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Commenting on the continuing police approach, Assistant Chief Constable Mike Walker said: “We heard the news from the Government this week that, thanks to the public listening to the stay home advice, there are indications that the spread of COVID-19 is slowing. However, it was also made clear that the fight against this virus is […]