The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire is to work more closely with council bosses to try and tackle problems in the county.
A police officer in Harrogate has turned to social networking to help fight crime in his local area.
Detectives hunting the murderer of a nine-year-old boy from Hull, who died 28 years ago, have said they have identified his killer.
A Leeds criminal who has been wanted since absconding from prison in 2006 has been arrested.
Brian James Waite, aged 43, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning in London.
Waite absconded from HMP North Sea Camp in Lincolnshire in 2006. He was serving an eleven-year sentence after being convicted of a robbery in which £25,000 was stolen from a security van.
Five others were arrested from the London property on suspicion of harbouring an escaped prisoner, possession with intent to supply controlled drugs and money laundering.
The investigation into those offences is continuing and Brian Waite has been returned to prison.
North Yorkshire is the 'safest place to live in England', according to figures released by the Office of National Statistics.
The county had a six per cent drop in crime between July 2012 and the end of June 2013, and 42.43 recorded crimes per 1000 people.
Robbery is down by 11 percent, and criminal damage by nine per cent.
Reports of sexual offences have increased by 16 per cent, which police say is due to more people coming forward about crimes which would have previously gone un-reported.
Humberside police say the crime rate for their area has fallen, according to new statistics. Police say the total crimes reported between July 2012 and the end of June 2013 were down by four per cent, meaning 2,678 incidents.
There were reductions in victim-based crime, including robbery (down three per cent), domestic burglary (down five per cent), vehicle offences (down nine per cent), theft from the person (down 14 per cent) and criminal damage & arson (down 10 per cent).
However there was an increase in violence and sexual offences, along with non-domestic burglary and shoplifting - which are in line with the national level.
Ten men have been jailed for a total of 34 years and four months following an investigation by North Yorkshire Police into child sexual exploitation.
One man is awaiting sentence and a number of others have been cautioned or given a community sentence.
The enquiry identified 31 suspects - none of them knew each other - who groomed a 13-year-old girl online for their own sexual gratification.
The investigation began when the victim’s mother contacted the police and handed over her daughter’s mobile phone.
– Det.Chief Supt Simon Mason, North Yorkshire Police
This investigation uncovered large-scale exploitation of a child for the sexual gratification of several men, some of whom were married and had successful careers.
“Although some of the suspects ceased all contact with the girl when they discovered her age, many didn’t and they have been punished appropriately for their crimes.
“The scale of the data analysed to reach such a conclusion is matched only by the determination and dedication of the investigation team and our safeguarding partners all of whom acted in close partnership."
Police investigating an armed robbery at a student house in Sheffield have issued CCTV images of two people they want to speak to in connection with the incident.
Four Chinese students were reportedly threatened by three men in their home in Sharrow Street, Sheffield, on Thursday 29 August.
The men were allegedly carrying a knife and meat cleaver. One student sustained a minor cut to his leg during the incident.
Cash and cards were stolen during the robbery.
Since then extensive enquiries have been carried out and police believe the two people in the images could have information that would assist the investigation.
Det Con Yvonne Fairbrother, said: “This was a serious incident, and we are doing all we can to ensure that this does not happen again.”
Anyone who recognises either person in the pictures is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 132 of 29 August 2013. Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on two Shetland ponies in Hebden Bridge.The Upper Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to speak to anyone who has information about the incident in which two animals had their tails cut off below the bone.
The incident happened overnight on August 9 after the two ponies were injured by someone who cut off their tails at Higher Blackshaw Farm, Hebden Bridge. The tails were cut below the bone, meaning the animals were not left bleeding, but left the animals in discomfort.
A woman who was found seriously injured in a car in a Leeds street ten days ago has died in hospital.
The 51-year-old woman was found in a parked car in Mexborough Grove, Chapeltown, at about 3am on Sunday, August 4.
She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment but died there yesterday.
A 53-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the incident was also taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment following the incident and currently remains there under police guard.
The incident is now the subject of a murder investigation led by West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.
Police would still like to hear from anyone who was in the area and witnessed anything in the time leading up to when the woman was found.
The Harrogate Crime Writing Festival has begun. It lasts all weekend with a line up of guest authors including the former Sheffield University student, Lee Child. There's more info here.
Northallerton police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an assault in the town.
A 31-year-old local woman was attacked between midnight and 1am on Saturday on the High Street, near the Mason’s Arms.
The victim was knocked to the ground and suffered a suspected broken cheekbone, serious bruising to her face and a black eye.
Two local women aged 18 and 21 arrested in connection with the incident have been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.
– PC Michael Wilson, of Northallerton Safer Neighbourhood Team
“This was a nasty assault which left the victim with injuries requiring ongoing medical treatment.
“If you were in the area at the time of the assault I urge you to come forward and contact the police or Crimestoppers.”
Anyone who can help is asked to contact Northallerton police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Michael Wilson, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130050836.
A Man and boy from Rotherham have been given a combined sentence of over 10 years in prison for aggravated burglary.
24-year-old Charles Marshall, and a 16-year-old boy were sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court for aggravated burglary, wounding and possession of an explosive device.
Marshall from Bramley, Rotherham was sentenced to six years and the 16-year-old boy was sentenced to four and half years. They were both charged in July 2012 and pleaded guilty to the offences in December 2012.
They had attacked two men at a house in Wickersley, Rotherham, and left an explosive device at the scene.
– Detective Constable Tony Fitzwilliam, South Yorkshire Police
This was a vicious deliberate attack which has had a profound impact upon the victims. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (E.O.D) officers and the Detective responding to the incident are to be congratulated for their bravery and response in dealing with the explosive device left at the scene by the offenders. Army bomb disposal experts made the device safe before it was taken away for analysis.
“I would like to stress that this is an isolated incident and members of the public should note that incidents like this are extremely rare. I would like to thank both the victims and their family for the ongoing support they have given the investigation.”