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Appeal following a recent assault in Harrogate.

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It happened at around 1am on Sunday 4 August 2019 and involved a 25-year-old man from Wetherby being assaulted by another male. Officers arrived shortly after the incident occurred, however, the suspect had already left the scene. The victim sustained head and facial injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance where he was treated […]

Two men arrested in connection with three assaults in Harrogate

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Both men have been released under investigation. Three assaults on women, which police believe to be connected, were reported to have taken place in Harrogate on Saturday 3 August 2019. The first reported assault took place on Franklin Road at around 3.30am (12190142213), the second at Park Parade at around 4am (12190141727) and then later […]

Police hail ‘superb’ commitment of volunteers in rural crime clampdown

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Operation Checkpoint – which is the biggest rural policing operation of its kind in the country – saw more than 100 vehicles stopped and checked in the Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Northumbria and North Yorkshire areas. The high-visibility police presence across the region is designed to reassure local residents and businesses, and deter criminals attempting to […]

Police pesticide warning after death of red kite

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At the end of October 2018 a red kite was found dead in Nidderdale. The finder in this case was the landowner, who was concerned that criminal activity may have taken place on his land. North Yorkshire Police arranged for the bird to be x-rayed, and this showed there were two pieces of shot in […]

CCTV appeal following criminal damage in Harrogate

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It happened outside the GAME store on Cambridge Road at around 4.30am on Sunday 16 June and involved the store window being smashed. Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the people in the images, as they believe they will have information that can help the investigation. Anyone […]

Disrupting drug dealers and troublesome tenants: Inspector Martin Wedgwood reports on what his team are doing to tackle drug dealing and antisocial behaviour in Selby

Disrupting drug dealers and troublesome tenants: Inspector Martin Wedgwood reports on what his team are doing to tackle drug dealing and antisocial behaviour in Selby

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Over the past few months we have been working alongside Selby District Council to address issues raised by local people which has resulted in the repossession of four properties and the eviction of the respective tenants due to antisocial behaviour and criminal activity at the properties. As a result, suspected out-of-town drug dealers who were […]