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Two girls 'approached by motorist who told them to get into car'

Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious incident in Knaresborough in which two girls were approached by a motorist. The 12-year-olds, who were pushing a younger child in a pushchair, were approached as they walked on The Spinney, Knaresborough, by a woman driving a small blue car.

The woman gestured to the girls, then stopped the car, got out and told them to get into the car. The girls ran off and sought help nearby.

The woman is described as white, in her mid 60s, around 5ft 3ins tall, of slightly chubby build with grey, shoulder-length hair that was brushed back. The blue car is described as being similar in size to a Vauxhall Corsa and having three doors.

Police are conducting enquiries in the area to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

Police search for 'brightly coloured knives' used in violent burglary

North Yorkshire Police investigating a violent burglary at a home in Knaresborough say knives used in the attack may have been dumped in nearby gardens.

A 48-year-old man was stabbed in the leg and arm and taken to hospital following the terryfying ordeal. A 32-year-old woman was uninjured after three men broke into a house on Lands Lane in the town and escaped with jewellery.

The knives used in the incident were described as brightly coloured and I would ask if anyone has any information about them or has found similar looking knives discarded in their gardens or in the local area to get in touch."

– Detective Inspector Nichola Holden, North Yorkshire Police

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Man stabbed during 'violent' burglary in Knaresborough

A 48-year-old man is in hospital after being stabbed during a 'violent' burglary at his home in Knaresborough.

The incident happened on Lands Lane in the town on Thursday May 14, at around 10pm when three men broke into the house.

Detectives said a man and a 32-year-old woman in the house at the time were subjected to a 'terrifying ordeal' with the man being violently assaulted. He was taken to hospital suffering serious stab wounds to his leg and arm. His partner was not injured but left very shocked following the attack.

It is believed that two of the suspects were black. The third suspect, a white man, was much shorter in height - around 5ft 5in tall. The trio escaped with a large amount of jewellery.

Result: Conservatives hold Harrogate and Knaresborough

Conservative Andrew Jones has retained his seat in Harrogate and Knaresborough.

  • Andrew Jones (The Conservative Party) – 28,153 votes
  • Helen Flynn (Liberal Democrats) – 11,782 votes
  • David Simister ( UK Independence Party [UKIP]) – 5,681
  • Jan Williams (Labour Party) – 5,409
  • Shan Oakes (Green Party) – 2,351

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Four arrested after Knaresborough cannabis factory discovered

Four men have been arrested after police found a cannabis factory in a disused car showroom in Knaresborough.

More than 100 plants were found on the lower floor of S&R Motors, on Harrogate Road, Ferrensby, along with equipment commonly used in the production of cannabis.

A 36-year-old man from Leeds was arrested at the scene on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.

Two other men, aged 24 and 30, were arrested in Plompton a short time later. All three men have been released on police bail to allow for further enquiries.

Following police enquiries, a fourth man was arrested in connection with the incident in Harrogate on Wednesday. He remains in police custody for questioning.

Four men arrested after police discover cannabis factory in Knaresborough

Four men have been arrested after police found a cannabis factory in a disused car showroom in Knaresborough.

The operation was discovered on Tuesday 28 April 2015, when a local officer became suspicious about the site and went to investigate.

More than 100 plants were found on the lower floor of S&R Motors, on Harrogate Road, Ferrensby, along with equipment commonly used in the production of cannabis.

A 36-year-old man from Leeds was arrested at the scene on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.

Two other men, aged 24 and 30, were arrested in Plompton a short time later.

All three men have been released on police bail to allow for further enquiries.

Following police enquiries, a fourth man was arrested in connection with the incident in Harrogate on Wednesday 29 April 2015. He remains in police custody for questioning.

Knaresborough sexual assault: Police urge dog walkers to come forward

Police investigating a serious sexual assault in Knaresborough have urged dog walkers in the area at the time to come forward.

Two men seen in the area that officers wanted to speak to have now been spoken to by detectives, providing information that has assisted the investigation.

However, officers say they need to speak to people who were walking their dogs in the area of King James’s School, the cemetery and the school playing fields between 9am and 10am on Sunday 5 April.

These dog walkers may also have important information, but have not yet contacted the police.

If you were walking your dog in the area at this time, please contact me without delay.

– Detective Chief Inspector Allan Harder, of North Yorkshire Police
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