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Appeal for information after laser pen directed at safety camera officer

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Around 11.05am on Friday 31 January on the A168 near Dishforth Airfield, a motorist shone a laser pen from their moving vehicle at a North Yorkshire Police safety camera van. The camera operator in the van subsequently had to attend James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment. The police are appealing for witnesses in relation […]

Tributes to couple who died in A59 collision

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Around 9.40pm on Friday 24 January 2020, a silver Mercedes Vito van and a white Nissan Juke collided on the A59 near Skipton. The driver of the Nissan, 52 year-old Mark Trevor Gregson and passenger, 43 year-old Claire Louise Lucas, both from Lancashire, were sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. Their families have now released […]

North Yorkshire Police supports International Sex Workers’ Rights Day

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In 2019, North Yorkshire Police adopted crimes against sex workers into its official policy for tackling and dealing with hate crime. The force is committed to working with partner agencies to safeguard sex workers, minimise harm and prevent crime committed against them. Some sex workers are targeted by dangerous individuals who are often serial sexual […]

12 hours from arrest to charge for Harrogate county lines suspect

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The men, who are both from Leeds and aged 23 and 29, were arrested on the afternoon of Wednesday 29 January when officers stopped a vehicle in Harrogate. Inside they found a large quantity of drugs and cash. By 2am the following morning, the passenger (29) was charged with possessing heroin and cocaine with intent […]

Meet the three new canine crime fighters hitting the streets of North Yorkshire

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Police Dogs PD Skye and PD Mason are the force’s newest recruits having just successfully completed their four-week initial course to become licensed ‘Drugs, Cash and Firearms detection dogs’. They join PD Barney who, having already been working as a ‘Drugs and Cash detection dog’ for six months, has successfully completed the final part of […]

East Ayton man sentenced for multiple driving offences

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23 year old Angus Mackenzie Law (12/10/1996) of Main Street, East Ayton, was disqualified from driving for two years and given 150 hours community service at Scarborough Magistrates Court on Monday 27 January 2020 after he was found guilty of four driving offences. Law failed to stop for police when he was spotted driving at […]