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Harrogate man wanted for recall to prison

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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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Man wanted in connection with burglaries in North Yorkshire

Police have appealed for information about a man wanted in connection with two burglaries in North Yorkshire.

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Ryan Mulvaney is wanted following incidents in Harrogate and Knaresborough.

The first burglary happened in Stonefall Avenue, Harrogate on 2 November. Sometime between 4pm and 5pm, an offender entered the property via an insecure door and a purse containing numerous bank cards was stolen.

The second burglary, police say, happened on 8 November in High Street, Knaresborough. The offender entered the property via an insecure door and a handbag containing a purse was stolen.

Anyone who saw any suspicious people or activity in the area around the times of these burglaries is asked to contact police.

Hospital bosses apologise for 'blunder' in elderly patient's final moments

The family of an 83-year-old woman from Harrogate woman say she was denied the right to die with dignity after her bed was moved twice in the minutes before she died.

Irene Simister died last week in Harrogate District Hospital. Her sons, Andrew and David, say she was moved - against the wishes of nursing staff - to make way for another patient.

They say staff claimed the move was financially motivated. Hospital authorities have denied that - but have issued full apology. Chris Kiddey reports.

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