Home > News


Read the latest local appeals, news stories and missing person alerts. The full list of stories, in date order, is below. But you can use "categories" and "neighbourhoods" to filter your selection.

National Volunteers’ Week: the volunteers putting in extra hours during COVID-19

Posted on in News stories

The team of ‘wonderful’ volunteers come from all walks of life and backgrounds covering a number of roles, who have between them volunteered 12,319 hours of their time over the last year supporting North Yorkshire Police. Throughout the year, they volunteer across a range of bespoke roles including Mobile Rural Watch, Welfare Checkers, Vehicle Checkers, […]

Theft of black Land Rover Defender in Cononley – can you help?

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened at 11.40pm on Thursday 4 June 2020 when a black Land Rover Defender, registration PO59 WMK, was stolen from Skipton Road, We are requesting the public’s assistance and would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time. We would also like to hear from anyone who […]

Witness appeal following assault at Bilton Viaduct

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened on the area of footpath that crosses Bilton Railway Viaduct between 6.15pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday 2 June 2020 and involved a confrontation between two groups of boys. The two victims and their friend were chased onto the viaduct by another group of boys; one of which has approached the first victim and […]

Invaluable support of Rural Watch volunteers hailed by North Yorkshire Police

Posted on in News stories, Rural

North Yorkshire Police is taking the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all its volunteers this National Volunteers Week (Monday 1 June – Sunday 7 June). Of the force’s 509 volunteers, 142 serve their communities as Rural Watch volunteers. They assist in the running and administration of Mobile Rural Watch (MRW) groups, supported by hundreds […]

How do you know a caller is who they claim to be?

Posted on in News stories

You are at home and receive a phone call on your landline or mobile. The caller display on your phone shows a number which purports to be the bank. The number displayed is the same number on your bank statement or bank card. You are therefore satisfied that it is the bank calling you, or […]

Witness appeal following violent incident at Skipton

Posted on in News stories

It happened on Bennett Street at around 4.40pm on Tuesday (2 June 2020). It is believed the 49-year-old victim had been followed by a group of people in a black BMW 3 Series car – from Cumberland Street towards Upper Union Street – before being attacked. The man suffered a minor stab wound to an […]