A new forensic search of the home of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence starts today as detectives launch a fresh review of the case.
A North Yorkshire police officer who disarmed a would-be robber during a trip to the supermarket has been nominated for an award.
Police are investigating after an historic bridleway on the North York Moors has been damaged by illegal off-roading spree by a 4x4 driver.
Police say a woman in her later 80s has been left "very shaken" after disturbing a burglar in her home in a North Yorkshire village. The woman, who lives with her family, but was alone at the time, heard the sound of breaking glass and then found a man in her living room.
The suspect – described as over 6ft tall, slim build and dressed in dark clothing with his face covered by a hooded top – immediately ran off from the house and into a field at the rear of the property.
North Yorkshire Police say the woman was unharmed but very shaken by her ordeal which happened at about 8pm on Saturday, February 15th, in the village of Middleton Tyas, near Scotch Corner.
– Detective Constable Andy Palmer, North Yorkshire Police
"This was a very disturbing and upsetting experience for the elderly victim and her family and we are doing everything we can to arrest the suspect. Any piece of information, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, could be very important to the investigation. Please do the right thing and contact the police without delay.”
Residents of South Kilvington and the surrounding area will be able to find out more about North Yorkshire Police’s proposals for a new headquarters and custody suite on the outskirts of the village.
Members of the project team - including representatives from the North Yorkshire Police’s estates team, planners, architects and other consultants - will be on hand to discuss various aspects of the proposals and gather feedback, questions and concerns from residents and interested parties.
An invitation was delivered to properties in the village on Monday 3 February but anyone with an interest in the proposals can attend the drop-in event between 2pm - 8pm at South Kilvington Primary School.
– Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire
This is the first of many opportunities the residents of South Kilvington will get to feedback their views and influence the design of any proposals we may put forward._
“I would encourage local people to come along to learn more about the proposals, meet the project team and raise any questions they may have at this early stage. Importantly, it will also be an opportunity for people to say what they would like to see as a result of any development, such as parking improvements or improved playing facilities in the village.”_
Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has signed up to a new National Rural Crime Network, which has been set up to help tackle rural crime more effectively in England and Wales.
Eighteen Police and Crime Commissioners have so far signed up to the network with a further eight are considering joining.
– Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire
As the Commissioner for the largest rural police force in England, I am keen to support this initiative. Clearly, crime in rural areas accounts for a large proportion of North Yorkshire Police's demand.
"There are significant pressures on rural police forces and by coming together, we will be able to speak in a strong and united voice.
"I am particularly pleased that the network also includes other organisations dedicated to rural communities. In this way, we should all be able to learn from one another and work collaboratively on new ideas and solutions that will benefit our local people."
Police are growing increasingly concerned about missing Wetherby student Megan Roberts. The twenty year old York St John University student hasn't been seen since last Thursday after a night out with friends.
Inspector Andy Farrar has been speaking to Calendar's Ben Turner about the search for Megan.
North Yorkshire police are hunting a hit-and-run driver which put a 12 year-old Whitby schoolboy in hospital.
The accident happened on Monday morning , January 20 when a small, dark red car turned into Rievaulx Road from Byland Road. The car mounted the pavement before colliding with the boy who sustained bruising to his arm and legs.
The car is described as a small hatchback, dark or rusty red in colour and was possibly displaying “L” plates. The driver was the only occupant in the car and was believed to be a woman.
The boy was taken to hospital and treated for his injuries before being allowed home to recuperate.
North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan, has launched a public consultation over the proposed precept for North Yorkshire Police.
She is proposing to increase the North Yorkshire Police precept – the amount added to council tax bills – by 1.99%. This equates to £4.07 per annum,
She says the increase, alongside work to secure £10m of efficiency savings, will help enable North Yorkshire maintain police officer numbers at a time when other forces are shrinking theirs.
Last year Ms Mulligan and Chief Constable Dave Jones overturned a decision to reduce the number of police officers, increasing them from 1,270 back up to 1,392.
As a result, the Commissioner has to fund 122 more officer posts. Raising the precept by 1.99% will fund 24 of these officer posts.
A man from York at the centre of a child abduction investigation has been arrested on board a plane at Luton Airport as he allegedly tried to leave the country.
The 34-year-old was held after reports to North Yorkshire Police by a York woman who claimed her husband had taken her two-year-old son and was intending to leave the country. The boy was found safe and well allegedly with the man on a plane which was about to leave England.
The suspect was arrested and is being transported back to York for questioning. The child is being reunited with his mother. Police say it was a fast-moving incident and have praised officers and Border Agency officials for their rapid response.
Police are urging members of the public to keep their mobile phones secure over the festive period following a spate of thefts from York nightclubs.
Last weekend police took reports of 10 stolen mobiles from Kuda and Club Salvation.
Officers are asking the public to come forward if they were in any of the clubs on Saturday night and may have information about the thefts.
They would also like to hear from anyone who believes they may be a victim of phone theft but have not yet come forward.
Police have issued a reminder to members of the public to keep their valuables safe when they are out over the festive period: " Don’t leave bags and valuables unattended. It’s easy to forget when you are having a good time, but it’s important to make sure your valuables are with you at all times."
North Yorkshire Police officers and staff have donated hundreds of presents to victims of abuse this Christmas.
The gifts have been collected at police stations around the county and will be distributed to refuges across North Yorkshire and the City of York over the Christmas period.
They will be given to victims who have been forced to flee their homes and leave everything they own behind.
This is the third year the force has held the collection organised by staff from the Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit.
Chief Con Dave Jones, said: “When most people are enjoying the festive season with family and friends, there are others who have to leave their homes to escape violence and abuse.
“We see all to often the devastating consequences of that abuse which, sadly increases over the festive season.
“Refuges provide safety and security and a step on the way to breaking the cycle of abuse, helping victims to re-build their lives.
“The Christmas gift collection is a simple gesture to help make the festive season a bit more bearable and let victims know that there are people who care. I’d like to thank our officers and staff for their generosity.”
As concern grows for a walker who it is feared may have come to harm on the Yorkshire coast, police have released a more up-to-date photograph of him. Simon Hodgson-Greaves (47) has not been seen by his family since Sunday December 15.
He is a keen walker - and his camper van was found unoccupied at the RSPB visitor centre at Bempton, near Bridlington on Saturday December 21. It is believed the van was parked overnight, but the alarm was raised when he was nowhere to be seen.
A helicopter has joined the police search for him, which is concentrated in an area along the 350ft high cliffs. Police say they are very concerned for his safety.