A man who fled from police and crashed his car following the theft of high-value bicycles in Harrogate has been jailed.
Anthony Stephen Copeland, 27, of Farnworth, Bolton, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods, two counts of dangerous driving and possessing a class B drug at Manchester Crown Court.
He was sentenced to 15 and 8 months’ imprisonment for the driving offences, and 15 months’ for the handling offence, to run concurrently.
North Yorkshire Police traffic officers tried to stop Copeland’s car in Harrogate in November 2014. The car crashed into bollards and the driver made off on foot. Inside the car, officers found three bikes, worth about £2,750, which had been reported stolen from Harrogate the previous day. The bikes were returned to their rightful owner.
A 24-year old man from Manchester has been charged with a robbery at an antiques shop in Harrogate.
Ryan Luke Stanley was arrested in Manchester yesterday, in connection with the raid at Montpellier Antiques on Monday 16 March.
He has been charged with robbery and possessing an offensive weapon. He is due to appear at Manchester City Court today.
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Plans to invest up to £35,000 to put together a refurbishment plan for Harrogate railway station have been approved.
North Yorkshire County Council will appoint consultants to put together proposals for a refurbished railway station as well as improvements to the area around the station.
Harrogate is the busiest station in the county and over recent years has seen usage grow by over 20 per cent.
This initiative follows last week’s announcement by the government’s Electrification Task Force that the Harrogate line is in the top tier of schemes for future electrification.
Police are appealing for information following a serious collision at North Rigton near Harrogate on the afternoon of Friday 13 March 2015.
It happened at around 4pm at the junction of Dunkeswick Lane and Hall Green Lane on the A658, Poole to Harrogate Road, when a dark blue BMW 1 series, was in collision with an Audi TT and a Mercedes.
The driver of the Mercedes, a woman in her 50s from the Knaresborough area, sustained serious head and back injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.
The driver of the Audi TT, a man in his 50s from Harrogate, sustained slight injuries and was taken to Harrogate District Hospital.
The driver of the BMW, a 29-year-old man from Leeds sustained minor injuries and was taken to Harrogate District Hospital and subsequently arrested in connection with the collision. He has been released on bail while enquiries continue.
The passenger in the BMW, a man in his 20s, also from Leeds, sustained serious back injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.
The road was closed for around eight hours to allow the casualties to be treated and recovered and to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.
The Duchess of Cambridge has met up with cast members of Downton Abbey, including actors from our region who star in the ITV period drama on a behind-the-scenes tour.
The Duchess, apparently a huge fan of the show, visited the Ealing Studios set to celebrate the success of the production, which is now broadcast worldwide in 250 territories. The scheduled hour-long visit stretched to two hours as she toured various parts of the studio to meet the cast and crew.
Among those who described his role was Harrogate actor Jim Carter, who plays the butler Carson.
An 82-year-old woman has died in a road traffic collision in Harrogate.
The incident, which involved a silver Kia Picanto car driven by a 40-year-old woman from the Knaresborough area and an 82-year-old woman pedestrian from the Harrogate area, occurred at the exit to the Odeon Cinema on Station Avenue.
The elderly woman sustained serious injuries and died after being taken to Leeds General Infirmary.
MPs will meet to discuss the future of the Leeds-Harrogate-York line.
They'll discuss the electrification of the train line and links to Leeds Bradford airport.
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A woman from Leeds who has suffered from multiple sclerosis for 30 years has written a novel using voice activated technology.
Sandra Boyle, who lives in a care home in Harrogate, wrote her novel as a New Year's resolution, and is already working on the sequel.