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York burglaries: Police release CCTV images

Police want to trace this man in connection with two burglaries
Police want to trace this man in connection with two burglaries
CCTV image of man police want to trace
CCTV image of man police want to trace

Detectives investigating burglaries in York have released CCTV footage and stills of a man they need to trace.

They happened at separate properties on Monkgate Cloisters at 5.40am and 6.10am on Saturday (26 July).

Although nothing was stolen in either burglary, the man started a fire at the second address, which caused a small amount of damage.

The man was captured on camera in Monkgate Cloisters.

He is described as white, aged in his late 20s, approximately 6ft tall with an athletic build and short dark hair.

He was clean-shaven and has a large tattoo on the left hand side of his neck.

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Police appeal to find missing Grimsby teenager

Humberside police are appealing for help to trace a 17-year-old girl missing from Grimsby.

Bryanie Draper who is missing from Grimsby
Bryanie Draper who is missing from Grimsby Credit: Humberside Police

Bryanie Draper, left the town last week and until July 21 had been in contact with her family. Police are now concerned for her welfare. She is described as white 5ft 6ins tall, with brown shoulder length wavy hair, of medium build and with a fair complexion. She has been missing before. She is known to have connections with Liverpool, Sheffield and Doncaster.

Ministry of Justice in talks over Ranby prison riot

Talks are taking place at the Ministry of Justice this afternoon to discuss a riot over the weekend at Ranby prison - which was branded unsafe last week by the prison watchdog.

120 inmates refused to return their cells during disturbances there
120 inmates refused to return to their cells during a disturbance at Ranby Prison Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Specially-trained guards were sent in to quell the disturbance involving around 60 prisoners, who took control of one wing of the jail on the outskirts of Retford for several hours. The prison service says no one was injured, but there was some minor damage. The Ministry of Justice is yet to respond to a request for comment.

Engineers begin work on Selby swing bridge upgrade

Train tracks closed in Selby
Train tracks closed in Selby for engineering work. Credit: ITV News Calendar

Engineering work has started to repair the swing bridge at Selby. The train line across it is now closed for six weeks with some services being replaced by buses as a new timetable is introduced.

Engineers working in Selby
Engineers working in Selby Credit: ITV News Calendar

A new timetable is in operation for the duration of the upgrade which Network Rail says will safeguard the structure of the bridge for the future.

Passengers board a replacement bus
Passengers board a replacement bus Credit: ITV News Calendar

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Fracking: 'Robust regulation and monitoring is vital'

Robust regulation and comprehensive monitoring are vital to ensure the public acceptability test is met when it comes to fracking, Labour's Shadow Energy Minister has said.

Tom Greatrex said: "With 80 per cent of our heating coming from gas and declining North Sea reserves, shale and other unconventional gas may have the potential to form a part of our future energy mix.

"There are legitimate environmental concerns that must be addressed before extraction is permitted.

"David Cameron's Government must take these issues seriously rather than drawing simplistic and irresponsible comparisons with the USA."

His comments come after the government announced the bidding process for licences to explore shale gas will open today.

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Police appeal after cyclist hit by caravanners

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was hit by a car towing a caravan near Bedale.

The cyclist, a 45-year-old local woman, was riding her black and white mountain bike along the A684 towards Bedale at around 5.40pm yesterday (27 July) when she was overtaken by a white MPV-type vehicle towing a twin-axle caravan as she passed the sports field opposite Grange Road Farm.

As the vehicle pulled back in it clipped her and knocked her off her bike.

The woman suffered injuries to her arms and head and was airlifted to James Cook Hospital for treatment.

Her injuries are not life-threatening.

The driver of the car did not stop at the scene of the collision and continued towards Bedale.

Officers are trying to trace the driver of the car and any witnesses to the incident.

One potential witness officers are keen to trace is the driver of as AA or RAC van, which was seen travelling in the opposite direction to the caravan.

The driver of the van may not be aware of the collision but will have witnessed the caravan overtake the cyclist.

Officers are urging the driver of the van to come forward with information.

Breakthrough blood test may help detect cancer

Researchers at the university of Bradford may have made a major breakthrough with the development of a simple blood test to detect cancer.

New blood test may help detect cancer
New blood test may help detect cancer Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Experts say the test, which is currently being trialled at Bradford Royal Infirmary, has shown remarkable results. It has been in the research stages for over a decade but has so far proved accurate in detecting several different cancers.

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