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Harrogate man wanted for recall to prison

Credit: North Yorkshire Police

An urgent appeal has been issued to find a man wanted for recall to prison.

Mark Alan Griffiths, 49, from Harrogate was jailed in November 2013 for six years for malicious wounding.

He was released from prison on licence in October 2016 and recalled to prison on 5 January 2017 for failing to comply with his licensing conditions.

He was last seen leaving his managed accommodation in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, but failed to return later that day under the conditions of his licence.

Police say at the time, he was wearing a red jacket, black trousers with white stripes and grey trainers with a white sole. He was carrying a Tesco carrier bag.

They also think it is possible that Mr Griffiths has travelled to neighbouring counties.

Police are advising the public not to approach him, or challenge him.

Harrogate taekwondo club to hold international events

A Harrogate taekwondo club is to host an international seminar next May and will hold the "Mayor Cup International Open" on May 29.

Both events are at Rossett Sports Centre in Harrogate.

The events have been organised by the Harrogate Tae Kwon Do Academy founder and Sixth Dan Black Belt Kambiz R Ali, who formed the club more than a decade ago.

Mr Ali has forged a number of links between the North Yorkshire town and South Korea - the spiritual home of Tae Kwon Do. "Harrogate Street" was named in the Dubong area of the capital last year.

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