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Police appeal for witnesses

A man in his 20s has died after an accident on the A170 near Kirkbymoorside. The accident happened at 20:30 on Saturday when a blue VW Polo was travelling towards Pickering and left the road near the junction with Appleton-le-Moors. North Yorkshire Police say it went down an embankment before stopping in a field. The […]

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Vandalism strikes NYMR

Vandals have caused thousands of pounds of damage to heritage railway carriages used in the filming of TV drama Downton Abbey. Eight teak carriages on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Pickering had windows smashed overnight, with furniture and fixings also ruined. The carriages, dating from 1930 to 1950, have regularly been featured in films […]

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APPEAL – Fatal road traffic collision near Kirby Misperton – 16th June

The rear seat passenger who died in the single-vehicle collision near Kirby Misperton on Thursday 16 June 2016 at around 3.20pm, has been formally named as 19-year-old Lucy Pinder from Thornaby, Stockton-On-Tees. The driver of the blue Mercedes C220 saloon, a 27-year-old man from Thornaby, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries after […]

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Summer Drink/ Drug Driving Campaign‏

Police are well aware from experience that the incidents of drink and drug driving increase over the summer months. This year is no exception, and with the Euro 2016 football tournament taking place until 10 July, the decision has been taken to extend the campaign to the end of the tournament. Over 850 breath tests […]

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PCC election results

At elections held last Thursday, May 5, Julia Mulligan was re-elected Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire. There were four candidates.  As no candidate secured more than half the votes in the first round of counting, a second round was necessary. Two candidates remained in the race at this stage, Julia Mulligan (the Conservative […]

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Police and Crime Commissioner election

An election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire takes place on Thursday. As a householder I have so far received information from Julia Mulligan, the present incumbent.  Full stop.  I don’t know who the other candidates are, or even if there are other candidates. So as blog editor, I did a bit […]

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Policing of Tour de Yorkshire

With thousands of spectators set to flock to our area this weekend for the Tour de Yorkshire (Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May 2016), North Yorkshire Police will be on hand to support the safe and secure running of the event. Hosted by Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation, the cycle race is […]

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North Yorkshire remains the safest county in England

Official figures show North Yorkshire has lowest crime rate in England. Published yesterday (Thursday 21 April 2016), the “Crime Statistics for England and Wales, year ending December 2015” report has placed the North Yorkshire Police area as the lowest crime location in England. There were a total of 36,335 crimes in North Yorkshire giving a […]

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Police numbers to increase

North Yorkshire Police is to launch a two-year recruitment drive designed to boost officer numbers to 1,400. In addition, it also aims to increase numbers of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to 200 from 183. This represents a significant increase from current police officer levels of 1,343, which have been reduced from the budgeted number […]

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Recruitment opens for Special Constables

North Yorkshire Police is looking to recruit at least 70 new Special Constables during its 2016 recruitment campaign which opens on 4 January. Special Constables are volunteer police officers who have the same uniform and powers as regular (paid) police officers. They volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month to policing York and North […]

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Police search moors for missing walker

73-year-old Stephen Gibson went out walking with a group of walkers near Rosedale Chimney Bank yesterday (11 November 2015) and got separated from them during heavy fog. He was last seen at around 4pm walking along a path between Lastingham and Chimney Bank as the fog and darkness descended. His fellow walkers raised the alarm […]

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Response to Theresa May’s comment about black police officers at North Yorkshire Police

From Deputy Chief Constable Tim Madgwick: Past recruitment campaigns have targeted minority groups, including extending our reach to neighbouring counties. We have also developed an action plan with the College of Policing to address the recruitment of ethnic minority officers in the future. That said, we do have a number of Asian and mixed race […]

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North Yorkshire Police seek volunteers

North Yorkshire Police are looking for volunteers for a number of exciting opportunities across the county.Police Support Volunteers are much valued members of the policing family who give up their free time to help the police keep North Yorkshire one of the safest places in the country. They carry out various roles from ensuring vehicles […]

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Strange theft from Hovingham church

Here’s a report from the BBC local news of a very strange theft: A carved stone dating from the Anglo-Saxon period has been stolen from a North Yorkshire church. The artefact was displayed in a window recess in All Saints Church in Hovingham, near Malton. Originally part of a stone cross, it dates from the […]

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Drink Driving Concerns / Drug Screening‏

The crack down on drink and drug driving continues with North Yorkshire Police planning a number of targeted operations over the coming weeks. 540 breath tests have been conducted with 61 arrests having been made so far. Of particular concern from the arrests already made are the high levels of alcohol being detected. Alarmingly 20% […]

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North Yorkshire Youth Commission on Police and Crime – opportunity for 14-25 year olds

We are currently recruiting for the North Yorkshire Youth Commission on Police and Crime, which is a new project in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner. The purpose of the Youth Commission is to enable young people to support, challenge and inform the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan. The Youth […]

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National Rural Crime Survey

Do you feel the police are visible enough? What are your views on police response in your area? Is crime under-reported? How does crime and the fear of crime impact your community? Are you concerned about threats to wildlife? Please see the message below from our Area Police Commander, Inspector Everitt and kindly spare a […]

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24 hour telephone helpline for hate crime victims

A new 24-hour telephone helpline has been launched to assist victims of hate crime in North Yorkshire, as part of a campaign by North Yorkshire Police to tackle the issue county-wide. Hate crime is defined as any act of hostility or violence which is directed at a person because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion […]

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When ‘no further action’ is not acceptable

Victims now have the right to appeal against a Police “No further action” decision. Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) Scheme A new national scheme, agreed by The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), now offers victims a stronger voice in terms of how their case is handled. The Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) Scheme gives […]

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Special people wanted by North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police Service is on the hunt for people with that “Special” quality, as the Service launches its campaign to recruit a new intake of Special Constables. Special Constables are volunteers, who commit at least four hours of their time per week to keeping communities safe. “Specials” go through a rigorous training programme before […]

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Gun amnesty

We hope this isn’t relevant to Kirkbymoorside, but  we’ll publish it just in case! A two-week amnesty on illegally-held guns and ammunition has begun in the North Yorkshire and Humberside police force areas. The scheme was prompted by a change in the law in July, when the maximum penalty for possession increased from 10 years’ […]

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Sheep theft warning

North Yorkshire Police is warning farmers across the county to be vigilant after a rise in the number of sheep thefts across the county. Since mid-September, 228 lambs and sheep have been reported stolen from farms near Kirkbymoorside, Fewston near Harrogate, Skipton, Settle and Thornton Le Clay, York. The breeds which have been taken include […]

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New app helps make your home burglar-proof

North Yorkshire Police (NYP) has launched an on-line app to help you make sure you don’t become the victim of burglars. BurglarProof is a quick and easy step-by-step guide to help you assess your home’s security. A quarter of all burglaries are carried out by opportunist thieves taking advantage of an unlocked door or window. […]

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Suspected thefts from local churches‏

Please be aware of a vagrant type male who is living rough and suspected of stealing from churches. He is believed to be in the Helmsley area but could of course visit other areas. Any sightings or suspicious circumstances, please ring the Police on 101 immediately. If you are involved with any church/chapel etc please […]

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New PCSO for Kirkbymoorside & Helmsley

I am delighted to make you aware that we have an additional PCSO working alongside our existing PCSO Sean Simpson in the Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside areas – a very large square mile area of rural countryside and towns as you will appreciate. I am sure that Sean and his colleagues will welcome this additional support […]

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Launch of new Ryedale Mobile Police Office

Ryedale Police have taken delivery of a new VW Caravelle Mobile Police Office, which will be launched at the Ryedale Area Committee Meeting at 10 am on Wednesday 11 June 2014 at Hovingham Village Hall. The vehicle can accommodate up to five people for meetings and will be used as a base from which to […]

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Interested in local policing?

The next Helmsley/ Kirkbymoorside Community and Police Group (CAP) Meeting will be held on Monday 16 June, 7.30 pm at The Dug Out, Memorial Hall, Kirkbymoorside. All are very welcome to attend – so please go along if you can to swell the gathering. There is always some fascinating local news to learn – and […]

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Ryedale on-line webchat Wed 4 June 2014 – noon – 1pm

The first live online webchat for Ryedale residents will take place on Wednesday 4 June 2014 between noon and 1pm. Inspector Andy Everitt who manages policing in the area is hosting the webchat to give residents the opportunity to ask any questions about crime and anti-social behaviour in their community. Inspector Everitt is keen to […]

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Join the Big Police Debate

Does policing fit the bill in your area? Join the Big Police Debate The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, has today launched the Big Police Debate: a major public consultation exercise that will shape the future of policing and community safety in our area. Please find out more and take our […]

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Caravan theft, witnesses sought

A caravan was stolen from a lay-by opposite the Appletree Inn, Marton, between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm on Saturday April 5. The Elddis is cream with green stripes and has the registration number X957KRX. Anyone with information should contact Malton police on 101, select option two and ask for Gemma Thwaites, email gemma.thwaites@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or […]

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