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Thank you for staying at home – please continue as we approach the Easter weekend and a critical period in the spread of the virus

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North Yorkshire’s national parks, coastlines, beauty spots and picturesque towns and cities are a magnet for visitors who would be very welcome at any other time. But officers are stressing that making unnecessary journeys as we continue to work to slow the spread of the virus could literally mean the difference between life and death. […]

The Silent Solution – how to contact the police without saying a word

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The Silent Solution is available to anyone who is calling from a mobile, who is unable to make a verbal request for the police. However, North Yorkshire Police is keen to raise awareness of the system in the current COVID-19 climate, to ensure that domestic abuse victims who may be isolating with an abusive partner […]

Appeal following Malton burglary

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The incident happened on Pauls Yard, Newbiggin, Malton between 9.30pm on Wednesday 8 April 2020 and 8am on Thursday 9 April 2020 and involved an individual breaking into a flat and damaging belongings inside. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with information that could assist […]

Investment scam warning as victims lose thousands of pounds

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North Yorkshire Police has seen a rise in the number of people who have lost large amounts of money after transferring funds to fraudsters posing as bona fide banking or financial institutions. Fraudsters target individuals who may be looking for a better return on their savings by creating fake investment funds or bonds and cloning […]

Appeal following burglary in Scarborough

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It happened overnight between the 7 and 8 April 2020 and involved a side window of the store being smashed on Bar Street, Scarborough. The offender has then reached inside and stolen a number of t-shirts. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are […]

Rise in novice cyclists and drop in traffic prompts police to share safety message

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It coincides with better weather and lighter nights, which typically means more people take to the road on two wheels. Recent Cabinet Office data shows that UK traffic has fallen to 1955 levels following Covid-19 journey restrictions. However, police are warning cyclists they still need to take safety seriously, as well as observing new rules […]