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Rural Taskforce shortlisted for international policing award

Rural Taskforce shortlisted for international policing award

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The Rural Taskforce has been shortlisted in the World Class Policing Awards 2019, which organisers say “celebrate and acknowledge the best in all aspects of 21st century policing”. The awards also aim to showcase achievement and success, and promote the sharing and delivery of innovation and good practice. North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce is the […]

Egton Bridge: Witness appeal to assist assault investigation at pub car park

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Officers would like to speak to anybody who was in the pub between 6pm-9.30pm that day. They are also requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident, in particular information from anyone who may of been leaving the pub between 9.30pm and 10pm. Anyone with information that could assist the […]

Man jailed after stabbing boy who bravely intervened in “David and Goliath” attack

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Jon Callum Shellard attacked two women before assaulting the boy in what detectives described as a “David and Goliath” confrontation. But the teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, tried to diffuse the incident and drew attention away from other children he believed were in danger. The detective who led the investigation has praised […]

Witnesses sought in relation to driving incident on A170 near Wykeham

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It happened at around 5am today (Friday 13 September 2019) when a silver Renault Scenic that was travelling westbound performed an overtaking manoeuvre on another vehicle. A further vehicle travelling in the opposite direction was forced to brake harshly in order to avoid a collision. The driver of the Scenic, a 44-year-old male from Scarborough, […]

Sentimental items stolen in York burglary – can you help?

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It happened at around 4.10pm on Wednesday 11 September 2019 when a woman returned to her home address in Askham Lane, Acomb and heard voices that she didn’t recognise upstairs. She collected their family dog and ran to her neighbours who contacted the police. A door lock had been forced and several items of sentimental […]

Doncaster man jailed for burglary of Huntington Post Office

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Colin Sean Richardson, 32, of Moss Road, Doncaster has today been sentenced at York Crown Court for burglary after he stole a large quantity of tobacco from a York village post office. Shortly after 3.30am on 28 June, North Yorkshire Police officers were called to the post office on North Moor Road in Huntington, York, […]