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A61 in North Yorkshire reopens after bus crash

The A61 in North Yorkshire has been reopened after a crash involving a bus and two cars at lunchtime.

Bus being towed away Credit: ITV News

A number of people, including two children, were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash between the no. 36 bus, a blue Vauxhall Zafira and a black Mini Cooper.

Scene of the crash Credit: ITV News
Close-up of bus damage Credit: ITV News

The A61 was closed at Killinghall for a few hours as the road was cleared.

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Bus and two cars involved in A61 crash

The A61 in North Yorkshire is closed this lunchtime following a crash between a double decker bus and two cars.

The damaged bus no. 36 Credit: ITV News

A number of people, including two children, have reportedly been taken to Harrogate District hospital.

A blue Vauxhall Zafira and a black Mini Cooper are the two vehicles involved.

Ukip candidate says party must combat 'racist' image

The candidate standing for UKIP in Skipton and Ripon says polls can be misleading, and many of UKIP's supporters are too shy to admit they agree with their policies.

Alan Henderson said: "In places like Ripon we've had signs which have had swastikas written on them, signs which have been burned. You can appreciate that puts people into a degree of unease.

"Whilst we're not racist and that's very clear, we need to combat that image."

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Police investigating Ripon sexual assault appeal for more information

Police investigating a serious sexual assault in Ripon have urged more members of the public to come forward with information.

The offence happened at the Quarry Moor Nature Reserve last Tuesday.

Police will be in the area tomorrow (Tuesday 31 March) from 9am and 1pm and hope to gather as much information from the public as possible.

The victim was a woman in her 30s.

We have had a great response following our initial appeal, with many people coming forward with information to assist our investigation.

We are continuing to follow a number of lines of enquiry and I would like to urge those who have not yet come forward to please do so.

– DI Allan Harder

Warning issued about bogus police phone scam

Police in North Yorkshire are warning people not to be taken in by conmen making phone calls about bank fraud and claiming to be police officers.

North Yorkshire police have issued advice Credit: Press Association

The warning comes after a member of the public from Ripon took a call from a man claiming to be a detective who was investigating a fraud on their bank account and asked for bank account details including Personal Identification Numbers (PIN).

He asked them to call back on the police non-emergency number 101, to verify his identity.

The victim’s phone call to 101 then appeared to be re-routed back to the suspects who held their line open.

The victims did not hand any details over. They became suspicious of the caller and reported the incident to the police.

North Yorkshire Police have issued the following advice:

  • A police officer will never, ever ask for your bank account security details.
  • Please don’t ever give your bank account details to anyone who calls you out of the blue.
  • Please also wait at least five minutes and ensure you have a dialling tone before you make another call from your phone.
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