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'Vile and dangerous' paedophile jailed for 20 years

A man who subjected a young girl to a prolonged period of sexual abuse has been jailed for 20 years.

Andrew Dale Iveson Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Andrew Dale Iveson, 48, from Richmond, was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court on Wednesday 17 June 2015, after being found guilty of nine child sex offences, eleven counts of rape and five other sexual offences.

The victim was aged under 10 at the time the abuse began in 2005 and Iveson continued to sexually assault her until 2013 when she was into her teens.

Iveson, who worked as a relationship therapist also forced his pet dog onto the victim.

Iveson was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.

The ordeal he put his victim through when she should have been enjoying her childhood was downright evil and I can only describe him as a monster. I would like to acknowledge the bravery of the victim for coming forward and telling the police what happened to her. Her courage has ensured that a vile and dangerous paedophile has been jailed for a long period of time.

– Detective Inspector Shaun Page, North Yorkshire Police

Man arrested in connection with Richmond fire

North Yorkshire Police have arrested a man on suspicion of arson following a large fire in Richmond town centre.

The blaze, on Finkle Street, was spotted by a delivery man at around 5am yesterday and caused substantial damage to several premises in the street, including the Red Cross shop, Urban Spa and Beauty, Tasty Macs and the Oxfam shop.

No-one was injured in the fire, but it is feared the damage, estimated to be hundreds of thousands of pounds, will have a significant impact on the local businesses. Police are asking anyone who has any information about the fire to contact them if they have not already come forward.

The 18-year-old local man was arrested in Richmond yesterday evening remains in police custody while the investigation continues.


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Richmond shops fire: cause still unknown

Firefighters tackled the blaze in Richmond this morning. Credit: David Sloan

Fire investigators are attempting to establish the cause of a fire in Richmond, North Yokrshire, which spread through several roofs of a terraced row of shops.

A delivery driver discovered the fire, at Finkle Street, at 5.15am Saturday.

The fire spread to adjacent properties.

The fire spread quickly. Credit: David Sloan
Finkle Street, the scene of the fire. Credit: David Sloan
Pictures were emailed to us by David Sloan. Credit: David Sloan
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Fire spreads to row of shops in Richmond

Richmond's Finkle Street this morning. Credit: Anita Clarke

Fire crews have dealt with a large fire at a terraced commercial property on Finkle Street in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

A delivery driver discovered the fire, and emergency crews from Richmond and Colburn attended the scene.

The fire spread to the roof void in an adjacent property and a further six fire engines were sent Leyburn, Reeth, Bedale, Northallerton, Darlington, Ripon and Masham.

Two aerial ladders are in attendance from Middlesbrough and Harrogate, along with other support appliances from Malton and Northallerton.

An area was cordoned off during the emergency. Credit: Anita Clarke
Fire crews at the scene. Credit: Anita Clarke

Investigation underway after massive house fire in North Yorkshire

An investigation is underway after a massive fire at a house in North Yorkshire.

Firefighters were called to North Cowton near Richmond yesterday afternoon at around 2pm. North Yorkshire fire sevice say there is no confirmation of any casulaties involved in the blaze.

The B1263 road near the house will be closed for most of today as work is carried out to secure the property.

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