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Incident at betting office on Knaresborough road

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Police are are appealing for witnesses and information to an incident that occurred at a betting office on Knaresborough road in Harrogate. The incident happened at 8pm on 31 July 2014 at the Coral betting office. If you witnessed anything suspicious or have any information relating to the incident then please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference 12140128586 ... Read More »

New Police Cycle Response Team hits the streets

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A new Police Cycle Response Team were introduced to the public today (31 July 2014) They are a force-wide resource who will be on hand to respond when required across the county. The Cycle Response Team consists of a sergeant and seven police constables and will be used to help search for missing or wanted people, with their ability to ... Read More »

Police and Crime Commissioner cancels plans for new Police HQ

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The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (PCC) has called a halt to plans to build a new HQ and Police Station at South Kilvington near Thirsk The PCC has said that cancelling the project will save North Yorkshire Police up to £10m, although it is not clear how that figure was calculated and the PCC’s office was unable ... Read More »

Witness appeal to minor collision near Ripon

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Police are appealing for information to trace a vehicle after a minor collision near Ripon. It occurred at 11.15am on Sunday 27 July 2014, on a roundabout on the A61 at the junction with the B6265, Boroughbridge Road. The collision involved a red Honda CRV and a vehicle which did not stop at the scene. Traffic Constable Steve James, of ... Read More »

Police to adopt new measures to tackle road safety

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The Executive Board of North Yorkshire Police has given the green light to a new package of measures to address road safety across the region. At a meeting this week, the Board approved proposals to develop a community speed watch scheme, enhance training and education for road users, and improve “back office” arrangements for dealing with road safety offences. Developing ... Read More »

Charity says TV soap has helped raise awareness of HIV

A North Yorkshire charity has to thank the writers of a top soap opera for creating a story line which has raised awareness of HIV. As a result of the Emmerdale plot – which saw Val Pollard contract the sexually transmitted disease during a holiday fling – Yorkshire MESMAC, which provides services regularly at The Springboard Homeless Project, St Peter’s ... Read More »

North Yorkshire Police mobile safety camera routes 30 July to 5 August 2014

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Enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing 30 July 2014. A65 Clapham by-pass A65 Settle by-pass A629 eastbound Crosshills A629 Skipton by-pass A59 Beamsley Hill A65 Settle Crossing, Long Preston A65 Clapham by-pass (sewage works) A65 Settle by-pass (north) A19 Crathorne A61 Station Road, Thirsk A61Carlton Miniott at Eastwood Court A684 Morton on Swale A173 ... Read More »

Video released following theft of bike in Boroughbridge

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At around 1.50pm on Sunday 20 July 2014, a 15-year-old boy left his Specialized mountain bike outside Pybus Newsagents on the High Street of Boroughbridge. The suspect who took the bike was seen getting out of the passenger side of a silver Vauxhall Vectra which had pulled up nearby. He took the cycle and rode off along the pavement, down ... Read More »

Mark Cavendish bike to be auctioned at Tennants Auctioneers

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The Tour de France may be over for another year but there is still chance to capture the memories of the Tour’s fabulous excursion to Yorkshire. On Friday 1 August 2014, Tennants Auctioneers of Leyburn are to offer a 2010 Scott Addict that was used by Mark Cavendish during the 2010 season. The vendor was a Sport Marketing Manager for ... Read More »

Burglary numbers are down in Harrogate but remain vigilant say Police

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Detectives in Harrogate are urging residents to follow some simple crime prevention advice and help keep burglars out this summer. Despite a recent reduction in burglaries in the area, many of the offences which have been committed could have been avoided by keeping doors and windows locked. Figures show that there were 26 fewer burglaries in the Harrogate District between ... Read More »