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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

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.

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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.

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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

Knaresborough attack: suspect's description

Scene of assault

Police investigating the serious sexual assault of a teenage girl in Knaresborough have issued a description of the suspect - and an appeal for two potential witnesses to come forward.

The man they are looking for is described as 5ft 7ins to 6ft in height, and of large build - not fat, but muscular and heavy-boned. He was wearing baggy black trousers and an oversized black hoodie with a large pocket to the front, and his face was covered.

Detectives also want to speak to two men who were seen separately in the grounds of King James's school where the attack took place on Easter Sunday. The first was seen there between 7am and 7.15am, the second between 9am and 9.15am.

It is very important that I speak to anyone who was in the area of King James's School on the morning of Sunday 5 April. If you have not already contacted the police, please do so straight away. In particular, I want to trace two separate men who were seen in the school grounds on that day. I believe that both of these men may have important information that could assist this investigation. I would also urge anyone who recognises the description of the suspect and his clothing to contact me as a matter of urgency. Officers are carrying out reassurance patrols in Knaresborough as the investigation continues.

– Detective Chief Inspector Allan Harder, North Yorkshire Police

Anyone who can help with the enquiry should contact North Yorkshire Police by dialling 101 - select option 2 and ask for Harrogate CID. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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