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Two critical after motorcycle collision near Harrogate

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision near Harrogate which left two people in a critical condition.

It happened on September 10 on the B6161 between the village of Beckwithshaw and Briscoe Ridge Lane. The collision involved a red Volksawagen Golf which was travelling towards Beckwithshaw from the direction of Leathley and a black Aprilia motorcycle which was travelling in the opposite direction away from Beckwithshaw towards Leathley.

The motorcycle was carrying a pillion passenger and both rider and passenger were wearing black leathers.

As a result of the collision, the rider of the motorcycle, a 48-year-old man, and the pillion, a 47-year-old woman, from the Boroughbridge area, sustained serious injuries and were both taken by air ambulances to hospital, where they remain in a critical condition.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 34-year-old woman from the Ripon area, sustained minor injuries which did not require hospital treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.


Harrogate diver prepares to head to Rio Olympics

Jack Laugher on his way to winning the Men 3m, Final during day two of the British Diving Championships at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield Credit: PA

Congratulations to 21-year-old Jack Laugher from Harrogate who has been selected to represent Team GB at the men’s 3m and 3m synchronised dives at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The official team - what will include third time Olympian Tom Daley - was announced earlier today (June17th)

Great Britain's Jack Laugher with his silver medal after competes in the Men's Diving 3m Springboard Final during day four of the European Aquatics Championships at the London Aquatics Centre in Stratford Credit: PA

“We have selected a strong team of divers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which includes an Olympic medallist and four world medallists. It’s good to see four divers making their Olympic debut too.

“In the last two years we have seen impressive performances from the team to not only win medals at the World Championships in 2015 but also secure all but one of our quota places at the World Cup in February.

“I know that each one of our 11 divers will continue to work hard in the coming weeks to ensure they are in the best shape possible for their competition day in Rio.”

– Diving Team Leader Alexei Evangulov

70-year-old man killed in collision near Harrogate

A 70-year-old man who was involved in an accident between a refuse collection lorry and a Skoda Fabia near Harrogate has died, North Yorkshire Police have confirmed.

The collision was reported at 8.55am this morning (Tuesday April 19), and happened two miles north of the Stonehouse Inn on the road between Blubberhouses and Greenhow Hill.

It involved a refuse lorry, which was travelling South from Pateley Bridge towards the Stonehouse Inn, and a Skoda Fabia travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the lorry, a man in his 20s, was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with a serious arm injury. The passenger in the lorry, another man aged in his 20s, was airlifted to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough with a serious shoulder injury.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision and in particular want to speak to a man driving a blue Mini who was travelling in the direction of Pateley Bridge, who stopped to help at the scene of the crash but left before police arrived.

The road remains closed while emergency services deal with the collision and collision investigators examine the scene.


Serious collision near Harrogate

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious collision at Summerbridge, near Harrogate.

It happened at the junction with Hoodstorth Lane and Sandygate Lane at 9am on April 19, and involved a bin collection wagon and a car.

The road is currently closed with diversions in place.

Serious assault at Harrogate Viper Rooms

Police are appealing for information following a serious assault on a man in The Viper Rooms in Harrogate.

A 21-year-old man was standing at the bar in the upstairs area of the club when he was punched in the face by another man.

He received a serious eye injury requiring 'significant' surgery.

It happened sometime between 12.30am and 1am on Sunday (20 March)

Anyone who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the police.

Wife and granddaughter of George Bass issue another appeal for him to get in touch

George has been missing since Wednesday March 2 Credit: North Yorkshire Police

George Bass' wife and granddaughter have issued a further appeal for George to get in touch.

George, 77, from Harrogate, was reported missing on Wednesday 2 March 2016. The last confirmed sighting of him was in Leeds the following day when he got off a bus at Leeds bus station.

Wife Irenie, said: “Both me and your granddaughter Sabrina, want you to know that we are all so desperately worried about you. We just want you to please come home or let us know that you are safe. We love you so much and just want you to be safe.”

Inspector Alex Langley of Harrogate police, also appealed directly to George. He said: “George, if you see this appeal, please get in touch with us and let us know you are safe. It’s been over a week now and you family are beside themselves with worry. If you prefer, you can call the missing people charity in confidence.”

George is described as white, 5'6'' tall with white receding hair, hazel eyes and a pale complexion. He was last seen wearing a grey waterproof jacket with a blue fleece underneath, brown trousers, a dark blue hat, dark blue gloves and black slip-on shoes.

George has a habit of clenching his hands when he walks. When he is not wearing gloves he has a habit of touching each finger in turn to his thumb, as if he’s counting.

Anyone with information about George is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

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