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CCTV: Harrogate service station theft

Police want to speak to this man

Harrogate Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft from a service station.

At about 6.45pm on Sunday February 22 a man entered the Oakdale Service Station on Ripon Road, Harrogate.

He bought some items, but put others in his bag and made no attempt to pay for them.

On his way out the man was stopped by staff, but he pushed them out of the way before running off in the direction of Ripon Road, leaving his bag behind.

Officers are appealing to anyone who can help identify the man shown in the image to contact them, as he may have important information that could help the investigation.


Woman charged with trying to take away child in care

A 30-year-old woman has been charged with attempting to take away a child in care without lawful authority.

She was arrested on Thursday, 2nd April, after a three-year-old girl was reported missing from Harrogate the day before.

The woman is due to appear at York Crown Court on Monday. She is also charged with passport offences.

The child involved is safe and well and is being cared for by her father.

Yorkshire Cancer Research reveals £5m projects

Projects for diagnosing, treating and caring for cancer patients across Yorkshire are to get a major funding boost.

It's been announced that Yorkshire Cancer Research, based in Harrogate, is to invest £5 million in nine projects to address what the charity describes as a North-South divide in cancer outcomes.

We're extremely proud to be funding such vital research in Yorkshire thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

This is a very substantial investment in projects with a huge regional significance which will take us one step closer to reducing the devastating impact of cancer on people who live in Yorkshire."

– Charles Rowett, Chief Executive Yorkshire Cancer Research

As part of the funding the charity will invest £1.5m in a five-year project aimed at improving the survival of bowel cancer patients through better quality surgery, radiology and pathology.

Suspects with 'gun' in Harrogate robbery

Police in Harrogate have issued an urgent appeal after four people entered a shop with what officers believe to be a gun.

It happened at Montpellier Antiques on March 16. The four offenders left the shop in a dark coloured Lexus, registration number BG57 XRV.

Officers believe a quantity of high value jewellery was taken.

“No-one was injured in the incident, however, the staff have been very shaken up by what happened. I am appealing to anyone who can assist the investigation to contact us as matter of urgency, including anyone who has seen the Lexus either in transit or abandoned anywhere.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Andrea Kell of North Yorkshire Police

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


Pedestrian, 82, dies following collision with a car

A woman in her eighties has died after a collision with a car in Harrogate, near to the Odeon Cinema on Station Avenue this morning, March 9.

The silver Kia Picanto involved in the accident was driven by a 40-year-old woman from the Knaresborough area.

The 82-year-old woman sustained serious injuries and died after being taken to Leeds General Infirmary today.

Police have not formally identified the woman, but are asking witnesses to contact them.

Police search for relatives of man who died

Police are trying to find any relatives of a man who died at his home in Rochdale.

John Brady, 42, was born in Harrogate and may have relatives in North Yorkshire. There were no suspicious circumstances around his death.

Anyone with information should call Tracy Bunn in the Police Coroner's Officer at Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 8565 or email

Boy hit by Porsche in Harrogate

Police are appealing for information after a boy was hit by a Porsche in Harrogate.

The boy was crossing the road on Grantley Drive, outside the Jennyfield Styan Community Centre, at 8.15pm on February 5. He suffered minor leg injuries.

The driver of the Porsche stopped to establish if the child was alright and left the scene without leaving any details. Police want to trace the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

Police investigate aggravated burglary near Harrogate

Police are appealing for witnesses after an aggravated burglary near Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Three masked men broke in a property on Brakenthwaite Lane, in Pannal at around 9:20pm on Friday 6. The offenders threatened the homeowners before stealing jewellery and cash.

One of the occupants suffered minor injuries during the robbery.

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

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