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Appeal following attempted burglary in Acomb

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It happened on Wains Road at 1.55am on 10 November 2019, when a man entered a property through the front door but was disturbed by the occupants. He then fled on foot towards the cycle track which runs behind the working men’s club. The male is described as 6ft tall, very slim build, wearing a […]

Appeal after football club targeted in burglary attempt

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It happened on the evening of Sunday 10 November 2019 at 11.55pm. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. The description of the people involved are two white males wearing dark tracksuit clothing. One of them had a white stripe on the left sleeve. Anyone with information […]

Appeal after fireworks let off near York petrol station

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It happened at the Co-Op service station, Great North Way, between 8.45pm and 9.15pm on Tuesday 12 November, and involved fireworks being released at the side of the road close to the petrol station. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with information that could assist […]

Convicted sex offender imprisoned for five years for non-recent indecent assault on young girl in York

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David Raymond May, aged 55, was sentenced at York Crown Court today (Thursday 14 November 2019). Guilty: David Raymond May He denied the offence until the first day of trial on Wednesday when he pleaded guilty. May’s victim was aged around six or seven when the incident occurred between 1996 and 1998 when he was […]

Brave sexual grooming victim secures justice almost eight years after being targeted by gym instructor

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Ben Towler, aged 36, from Greasbrough, Rotherham, was sentenced at York Crown Court on 22 October 2019. He denied five charges of sexual activity with a child. The jury convicted him of kissing the victim and acquitted him of the other four charges. As well as being imprisoned, Towler was barred from working with children, […]

Appeal to find wanted York man

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Officers want to speak to Leslie Rout (pictured) in connection with an assault. Rout, 58, is from York city centre. Extensive enquiries are ongoing to locate him. Anyone who sees him, or has information about where he is, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference number 12190203886