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Investigation after man wrongly accused of being a sex offender on social media

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It followed an incident in a car park in Holgate Road on 7 August 2018 when officers received a report of man in some bushes using binoculars. Officers attended the scene of the incident and established that it was a man with learning disabilities who was train spotting. The Facebook post has since attracted hundreds of abusive […]

Appeal following attempted theft at Skipton O2 shop

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It happened at around 1.45pm on Thursday 9 August 2018 and when a group of men entered the store and approached the display stands before being challenged by staff and leaving the store empty handed. Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident or saw a group or […]

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 […]

Appeal: Signs damaged at Rufforth gliding club

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It happened between 12 July and 27 July 2018 and involved an unidentified person causing damage to two signs on the public footpath at the gliding club. The damage is to two signs that are in place for public safety whilst walking on the airfield. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full […]