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Rural Selby residents report suspicious vehicle to the police – security checks urged

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A number of incidents were reported to North Yorkshire Police during the day on Thursday 5 July 2018, involving a white panel van entering farm yards. Premises in the Hambleton, Camblesforth, Carlton, West Bank, West Haddlesey and Monk Fryston areas were targeted. Residents did exactly the right thing by contacting the police with their concerns, […]

Summer drink drive campaign update: Five drivers banned for a total of 12 years as first cases reach court

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They are the first wave of motorists to be convicted under the month-long crackdown, which coincides with the FIFA World Cup. Magistrates have ordered them to pay significant fines and have imposed lengthy driving bans. The most intoxicated of the five defendants was more than three-and-a-half times the legal drink drive limit. Speaking about the […]

Appeal following attempted burglary in Whitby

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Officers are appealing for information following an attempted burglary in Whitby. The incident occurred on Upgang Lane at around 2am on Wednesday, 4 July when the offender or offenders searched a car parked at the property before attempting to break into the house via the front door. Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area […]

999 or 101? Police issue advice after the number of 999 calls taken on one Sunday in June approach New Year’s Eve levels

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Sunday 24 June 2018 saw 336 emergency 999 calls come into the FCR, with 14 being received in just 15 minutes. Calls to 101 also followed a similar pattern, with 596 being dealt with by call handlers. For comparison, New Year’s Eve 2017 saw 397 emergency 999 calls and 544 non-emergency 101 calls being made to police. The increasing demand picture, which started […]

How my experience of dealing with fatal motorbike crashes could make you a safer rider

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Have you noticed that bikers are obsessed with statistics? I’ve been riding for decades and I’m the first to admit my brain is chocked full of brilliantly useless motorbike stats – top speeds of the world’s fastest production bikes, the 0-60 times of anything on two wheels, winning lap times at whatever racetrack you care […]