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Online puppy sales scam emerges from lockdown

Posted on in Fraud, News stories

North Yorkshire Police is warning local communities after several reports of individuals being scammed whilst trying to purchase puppies online. Fraudsters advertise puppies for sale online and use the Coronavirus restrictions as a reason why customers can’t visit or see the puppies in person. The seller then asks for money to be transferred in payment […]

Appeal for witnesses after bikes stolen in York

Posted on in Local appeals

The incident happened between 4.45am and 5.15am on Wednesday 1 July 2020, when the bikes were taken from a shed area at the back of a property on Portland Street. Three men were seen entering the shed area of the property and removing the bikes. The first cyle is a Grey Dawes bike, with a […]

Operation Venetic: North Yorkshire’s part in national drugs operation

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The arrests were made in April 2020 in the Hambleton area. The two men, who are from Leeds, have since been released on bail while further enquiries are carried out. Officers also seized £20,000, two encro devices and substances suspected of being used in the manufacture of drugs. More about Operation Venetic – from the  […]

Appeal after man exposed himself to woman near Spaunton Quarry

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It happened at around 8.30am on Monday 20 June when a man, who was naked except for a belt around his waist,  exposed himself to a female, who was walking on the footpath alone. The man is described as White, approx. 65 to 70 years-old, around 5ft 3ins tall of large build with thinning hair. […]

Scooter rider injured in collision

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The incident involved a green Lambretta which was part of a group of around 40 riders. The scooter and a silver BMW collided on Leeds Road on Thursday 25 June 2020 at around 6.50pm. The rider of the scooter sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries. Police are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone with […]

Appeal following BB gun attack on Tadcaster Road in York

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened at approximately 1.30am on Wednesday  1 July when three 18 year-old men were attacked on Tadcaster Road on their way home from the Knavesmire by two unknown males believed to be approximately 16-18 years-old. The incident occurred directly opposite the Tadcaster Road entrance to Hob Moor. One of the 18 year-olds was sprayed […]