Lewis Treble has not been seen since he left his home address in Barlby, at around 8am this morning, when he left for work as usual.
His employer contacted Lewis’s parents at 10am as he had not turned up for work, which is out of character.
Lewis is described as being white, 6ft tall, with a slim build and dark hair. When he was last seen, Lewis was wearing black trousers, a light blue striped shirt with a black tie and a black quilted jacket. He was carrying a green holdall.
Inspector Charlotte Bloxham, of North Yorkshire Police, said:
“Lewis, if you see or hear this appeal I urge you to get in touch with your parents straight away, as they are very worried about you. If you would prefer, you can always contact the police. Our only concern is to make sure that you are safe and well.
“If anyone else sees Lewis or can help to locate him, I ask that they get in touch straight away, so that we can check on his welfare.”
PC guilty of sexual assaults "brought disgrace" on job
The temporary Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police has given his reaction to the guilty verdict of a Police Constable with the force sexually assaulted women while on duty in Selby.
Daniel Fisher has brought disgrace on the Office of Constable.
He abused his position of authority for the sake of his own gratification. This behaviour is completely unacceptable and I congratulate the investigation team who secured the convictions.
On behalf of the force, I commend the victims for having the courage to come forward and report the incidents. We fully understand how challenging this must have been. I hope they can now start to rebuild their lives.
– Temporary Chief Constable Tim Madgwick
I am satisfied that this was an isolated case and the offender was dealt with professionally and robustly, as the people of North Yorkshire and the City of York would expect.
Residents can be reassured that North Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner have the necessary safeguards in place to root out police officers and members of police staff whose conduct or behaviour falls short of the very high standards demanded by the force.
Daniel Fisher will be brought before a disciplinary hearing at the earliest opportunity at which sanctions include dismissal without notice.
A 16-year-old boy from Leeds has been disqualified from driving for 15 months after he was captured performing a dangerous stunt on his moped.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was seen riding on the A63 near Selby on 28 July 2012, standing up and riding with his arms outstretched to the side. Footage of the incident was captured by North Yorkshire Police's mobile safety camera.
Residents in Selby will not face an increase in their Council Tax bills this year after the district Council agreed a further freeze in the charge.
The decision follows significant work to reduce costs over recent years, in response to a significant reduction in central government funding.
Since 2010 the Council has delivered savings of around £3.8m; this includes an ongoing saving of £1.4m achieved through a radical restructure of how the Council delivers services.
Selby Council leader Mark Crane, said, " Through our work to deliver ongoing savings we've put ourselves on a sound financial footing to be able to support our residents in this way.
"Because of our prudent approach over recent years we're also now able to invest in the issues that matter most to our area: supporting retail, jobs growth, developing housing and infrastructure, and improving leisure services: this includes rebuilding Abbey Leisure Centre.
Rail union fear tragedy after track crack discovered
The rail union - the RMT - says there's a risk of another rail tragedy - after a six inch gap was found in the track on the East Coast Mainline near Selby.
The crack - says the union - is bigger than the one which caused the Hatfield rail crash in 2000 - when a train from London to Leeds derailed. The RMT claims government pressure on Network Rail and staffing cuts are to blame. But the company says no one's safety was put at risk. David Hirst reports.
The RAIB are also investigating other rail breaks that have occurred on the East Coast Main Line. These include:
a vertical rail break discovered on a section of continuously welded rail, after a member of public had reported unusual levels of noise as trains passed over a stretch of line near Corby Glen, Lincolnshire (September 14 2012)
a 100mm gap due to a broken rail on the Up Main line at Copmanthorpe, near York, that was reported by the driver of a train on the adjacent line (November 28 2012)
Network Rail strongly deny the claims and a dip was identified - but it turned into a crack the day before they were due to repair it.
“A dip in our track was identified and spotted at Hambleton on 17 January. Following our well-tried and tested standard industry procedure to remedy such dips, we scheduled an intervention to repair this dip on the Saturday night of 2 February. Unfortunately the track deteriorated more quickly than is to be expected and, on discovering the broken rail, all traffic was stopped immediately while a repair was carried out.”
“This incident was managed within all safety standards and was in no way affected by changes to staffing levels. Safety issues will never be compromised in the name of managing costs.”