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Man treated for serious head injury after Harrogate attack

A man is being treated in hospital after he was attacked in Harrogate in the early hours of this morning. The 29-year-old from Ripon suffered a serious head injury in the incident which happened near the junction with Union Street and Kings Road. Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Two men aged 39 and 40 have been arrested in connection with the assault. They remain in police custody for questioning.

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Man jailed for Harrogate antiques robbery

A man who smashed his way into an antiques shop in Harrogate with a sledgehammer has been jailed for 12 years.

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Ryan Luke Stanley, 24, from Salford, Manchester, was handed an extended determinate sentence of eight years’ imprisonment increased by four years at Manchester Crown Court on Monday 20 April 2015.

He was also told to pay a £120 victim surcharge and ordered to forfeit his sledgehammer.

Stanley pleaded guilty to threatening staff at Montpellier Antiques in Harrogate, at around 11.10am on Monday 16 March 2015, before stealing watches and jewellery from inside the shop.

Stanley and four other men who were with him at the time of the robbery, then left the scene in a stolen Lexus which was later found abandoned nearby.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon.

Enquiries remain ongoing to trace the other men involved in the robbery

Man dies after being hit by train

A man has died after being hit by a train near Harrogate.

British Transport Police have confirmed he was struck at 1.36pm near the Crimple Viaduct and was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Trains between Leeds - Knaresborough and Harrogate - York have been cancelled.

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Man wanted in connection with theft and fraud across North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire Police are asking for help to find a man wanted in connection with theft and fraud across North Yorkshire.

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Officers want to speak with Simon Keith Wilson, 31, from York, about a series of thefts and frauds committed in Whitby, York, Northallerton and Harrogate between December 2014 and February 2015.

They believe he has important information that could help their investigations.

South Korean capital gets 'Harrogate Road'

Links between a North Yorkshire martial arts club and South Korea have resulted in the naming of a new street in its capital.

The event made local news in Seoul after "Harrogate Road" was unveiled in the Dubong district of Seoul, as a mark of the continuing links between the spa town and Eastern Asia.

Representing Harrogate was the founder of the town's Tae Kwon Do Academy, 6th Dan Black belt Kambiz Ali, who has previously attended seminars and competitions in Seoul.

South Korea is the spiritual home of Tae Kwon Do and its headquarters is based in the capital.

Here is how the news was reported in South Korea:

Man jailed for dangerous driving and handling stolen goods

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.

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