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Teenager killed in crash with lorry

A 19-year-old man from the Leeds area has died after his black Renault Clio was in a crash with a white, Bulgarian-registered HGV. It happened on the A1246 between Fairburn and the junction with the A63 near the Selby Fork Hotel on Saturday. The driver of the HGV received minor injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses, in particular the driver of a pale coloured or white car which was seen in the area at the time. Officers would also like to hear from anyone else who was travelling along the same stretch of road in either direction.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team.


Wanted Polish man arrested in Selby

North Yorkshire Police say that wanted Polish national Piotr Hubert Rzeznik has been arrested.

Piotr Hubert Rzeznik

Officers in Selby had issued a public appeal to trace him after a European warrant for his arrest was issued by a court in Poland where he is wanted for burglary and theft offences.

Rzeznik was arrested at an address on Volta Street in Selby on Monday. He is currently in police custody and will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Bogus callers target elderly

Police are warning elderly residents and their friends and family to be aware of bogus callers who called at the homes of older people in York and Selby.

In the latest incidents, two women in their seventies were targeted in Selby.

On 17 December 2013 at around 4.45pm man called at the home of a woman in her seventies on D’Arcy Road, Selby. The man entered her home through an unlocked door and claimed he needed to speak to her. She ushered him out and told him to go away which he did.

A short time later a man called at the home of a woman in her 70s on Parkin Avenue, Selby. He claimed to be checking the water supply and needed to get into her house. The woman refused and shut her door.

In both incidents nothing was taken, but both victims were very shaken up by the experience.

Drax station taken step to cleaner future

The giant Drax station in North Yorkshire has taken another significant step towards a cleaner future after Energy Secretary Ed Davey announced that the plant will eventually switch from the use of coal to wood.

When it's complete it could provide biomass-fuelled power to more than a million homes, making it one of the biggest renewable plants in the world. Emma Wilkinson reports.


Man who died in Selby caravan had "heart of gold"

23-year-old Sean Boy Finney with wife Alexandra Credit: Alexandra Finney

The wife of a man found dead in a caravan near Selby at the weekend has described him as kind, loving and caring with a heart of gold.

Police are still investigating the unexplained death of 23-year-old Sean Boy Finney, who was found unconscious at the Ranch Caravan Park on Cliffe Common, on Sunday. Paramedics were unable to revive him and he was declared dead at the scene.

Alexandra Finney said:

"My husband, my best friend, my life, my everything, my Sean Boy Finney has left this earth to go to heaven. He had a heart of gold, was kind, loving and caring.

“As heart broken as I am, he's given me strength through God. God has told me he is in peace and God will look after him until I arrive

“His heart and head are in peace. He promised he'd never leave me and he hasn't.

“My love for Sean will never die and his love for me will never die. True and unconditional love. I love you for eternity my Sean.

“Love, your Alex xxxx."

Selby caravan death man named

Police investigating the death of a man who died in a carvan near Selby have today named him as 23-year-old Sean Boy Finney.

Mr Finney was found unconcious at the Ranch Caravan Park on Cliffe Common, on Sunday 1 December 2013. paramedics were unable to revive him and he was declared dead at the scene.

The investigation into the circumstances around Mr Finney’s death remains ongoing.

Three arrested after man dies in North Yorkshire caravan park

Three men have been arrested after the unexplained death of a man at a North Yorkshire caravan park.

The 23-year-old was found unconscious in a caravan near Selby yesterday morning. Several attempts to revive him failed. Police say they're exploring the possibility that he was attacked before going to bed.

Three local men aged 27, 30 and 49, have been bailed until February.

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