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Police HQ goes up for sale

Following a decision by Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan to move the North Yorkshire Police headquarters to central Northallerton, she has confirmed that the current Newby Wiske headquarters site is up for sale.

The new police headquarters will be Alverton Court in Northallerton, the former Rural Payments Agency building.

Chief Con Dave Jones and Police & Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Newby Wiske Hall, The Grade II-listed country home, has served as North Yorkshire Police’s headquarters for nearly 40 years. Prior to its current use, Newby Wiske served as a training centre for the old North Riding Constabulary from 1954.

The police are due to move to their new building in autumn 2017, and will accept interest on the current site from all interested parties.

One of the first commitments I made on taking up office was to move North Yorkshire Police out of the expensive and largely unsuitable Newby Wiske site into more accessible accommodation, better suited to a modern police service."

– Julia Mulligan, North Yorks Police and Crime Commissioner

Biker dies after crash with police car and tractor

Lincolnshire Police say a motorcycle rider died yesterday afternoon after an accident involving a police car, a tractor and his motorbike. It happened at around 1pm yesterday on the A52 at Old Leake near the junction with School Lane.

The rider of the motorcycle, a local man in his 60s, died from his injuries later in hospital.

The investigation is in the early stages and the police have referred the incident to the IPCC. Officers are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area or witnessed the collision to contact the police through 101 or the witness hotline which his 01522 558855.

Police 'concerned' for injured men

West Yorkshire Police says concern is growing for two men who police believe were seriously injured after a car crashed into a house in Doncaster yesterday (Tuesday 25 August).

Witnesses have reported seeing the men leave the scene of the crash, which happened at around 12.50pm in Poppyfields Way. Reports suggest that at least one of them had serious injuries and had lost a significant amount of blood.

Despite extensive enquiries carried out by police to find them, they have not yet been located.

“From the witness accounts we have so far, one of the men had a terrible leg injury, which we believe was caused by the fire. People have told us the men were seriously injured and we believe they need urgent medical attention due to the impact of the crash and also the fire.

“No one has presented themselves at hospital with these injuries or at our local GPs, so the likelihood is that these men are still suffering with serious injuries, which could be life-threatening and have terrible consequences. I urge them to come forward to get the treatment they need.

“Also, I urge anyone who knows were these men are to come forward and tell us what you know so that we can ensure they are safe and well.”

– Inspector Steve Askham, from the Serious Collisions Unit

Two other men inside the car died at the scene. Another man, who was also inside the car, is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Police are currently unable to confirm who was sitting where inside the car. Work is ongoing to formally identify the two deceased men.

One woman was inside the house at the time of the collision. She was not injured.

A police presence will continue in the area today while officers speak to local residents and review CCTV.


West Yorkshire Police slammed over 'disgraceful' tweet

The tweet, which has since been deleted.

West Yorkshire Police has come under fire after tweeting a picture of an apparently homeless couple shortly after seizing the car they were living in, because it had no insurance. They added to the tweet the hashtag '#luggagewalkofshame .

The tweet has attracted fierce criticism on social media where it was branded 'cruel', 'disgraceful' and 'horrible'. There are even calls for the couple to be found and to get their insurance paid through crowdfunding.

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In response, West Yorkshire Police has issued a statement about the tweet:

"This is clearly an inappropriate tweet which we have immediately removed from our Twitter account, and we are looking into the circumstances as to why it has been posted.

"Regardless of any offences people have committed they still deserve their human dignity and we would apologise for the offence this has caused."

– West Yorkshire Police, spokesperson

More than 11,500 stopped and searched in North and West Yorkshire

Credit: Press Association

Police in West and North Yorkshire stopped and searched more than 11,500 people over the last six months, according to new figures.

But only around one in ten of those stopped went onto be arrested or charged with a criminal offence.

The figures come after Home Secretary Theresa May announced measures which will scale back the way police can stop and search suspects.

Neighbours say man violently attacked in York

Residents on Hamilton Drive West in York say a man was violently attacked last night. They were told to stay indoors through the night. Police officers are at the scene this morning and three police vans remain on the road. The property is sealed off with a forensic tent visible.

The sealed off property where a man was attacked last night Credit: Jon Hill

"Ongoing serious incident" in York says North Yorkshire force

Police cordon off part of Hamilton Drive West in York Credit: Minster FM

North Yorkshire Police say Hamilton Drive West in York is closed between Green Lane roundabout and New Lane.

"This is due to an ongoing serious incident. Please avoid the area."

The force is expected to release more information shortly.

North Yorkshire Police say it is an ongoing serious incident Credit: Minster FM
Police expected to release more information this morning Credit: Minster FM
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