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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.

Police appeal after caravan park death

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information following the sudden and unexplained death of a 23-year-old man at a caravan park near Selby.

Paramedics and police were called to The Ranch Caravan Park at 3.12am today after the man was found unconscious in one of the caravans.

Repeated attempts were made to revive the man, who has not been named, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police enquiries remain ongoing at the caravan park, which has been cordoned off, as officers investigate the full circumstances surrounding the death.

One of the lines of enquiry that the investigation team is examining was that the man was possibly assaulted on Saturday night or during the early hours of Sunday prior to going to bed.

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