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Skipton man jailed for rape and indecent assault against daughter

Skipton man jailed for rape and indecent assault against daughter

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The offences took place in the 80s and early 90s, in the North Yorkshire area and elsewhere, when the victim was aged between 12 and 14 years old. Ashleigh Pell, aged 66, of Pine Close, Skipton, was jailed for 18 years at Bradford Crown Court on 21 January 2019. The victim is his daughter, Rebecca […]

Appeal following robbery at Cross Hill’s shop

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The incident happened in the Spar Shop on Main Street on Sunday 20 January 2019 between 8.30pm and 9pm when a suspect entered the shop and produced a knife with a red handle/blade before demanding a member of staff empty the till and hand the contents to him. No-one was injured in the incident . The […]

North Yorkshire Police launch ‘No matter how small’ stalking campaign

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• 96% of victims of stalking are stalked by someone they know* • 55% of stalking victims are stalked by an ex-intimate partner* • Victims experience over 100 incidents before reporting it to the police** • 94% of women murdered by men nationally were stalked in the year leading up to their murder* A new […]

CCTV appeal regarding attempt burglary at Skipton Hair Salon

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Officers from North Yorkshire Police are appealing for help in identifying a man they would like to speak to in connection with an attempted burglary at a hair salon in Skipton. The incident occurred at around 2.30pm on Saturday, 3 November. Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV or who has any other information about the […]

Appeal following Burglary in Gargrave

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It happened on Skipton Road, Gargrave between 9am and 5pm on Thursday 6 December 2018. Offenders used a rock to smash a window to gain entry to the address after which an untidy search of the rooms inside was made. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In […]

Appeal following burglary in Gargrave

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On Thursday 29 November 2018,  sometime after 12.30pm, offenders entered a house on South Street in Gargrave and stole a three and a half foot bronze statue of a naked lady was taken from the address. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are […]