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Police appeal in Harrogate shop theft

Harrogate police have issued CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of goods from 'Woods of Harrogate' on Station Parade.

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The theft took place between 11am and 11.20am on Friday 8th August Credit: North Yorkshire Police
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CCTV appeal in Harrogate shop theft investigation Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Between 11am and 11.20am on Friday 8th August, a pair of antique, stipple engravings were stolen along with some white and floral Yves Delorme towels.

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Stolen items included a pair of antique, stipple engravings Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Officers are asking anyone who recognises the woman from the images to contact the police.

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Some white and floral Yves Delorme towels were also stolen Credit: North Yorkshire Police

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Ripley murder victim named by police

Mark Leslie John Berney
Mark Leslie John Berney Credit: North Yorkshire Police

A man who died from stab wounds on Sunday 3 August has been named by police as Mark Leslie John Berney, 44-years-old, from Knaresborough.

Officers re-opened the B6165 at Whipley Bank on Monday 4 August. The section of road had been cordoned off while searches were carried out at the scene.

The suspect - who is aged 40 and from Harrogate - remains in police custody for questioning while enquiries continue.

Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn, Head of the Major Crime Unit, said: “At this time we are not looking for another person or anticipate further arrests in connection with the case.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for theMajor Crime Unit.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting 12140130641 when providing information about this incident.

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Harrogate police looking for wanted man

Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a wanted Harrogate man.

Wayne Richard Porter, 28, is wanted for recall to prison after he breached his release conditions.

He was originally sentenced to two years in prison in February 2013, for possession of drugs with intent to supply. He was then released from prison one year later.

He is said to be white, 5ft 10in tall, with a medium build and dark brown hair. He is thought to be in the Harrogate area.

Members of the public can contact North Yorkshire Police by calling 101.

Wayne, if you see or hear this appeal, my advice is simple, hand yourself in. We have a good track record of returning wanted people to prison. By remaining at large you are only making the inevitable outcome worse for yourself. I am also asking members of the public who see Porter to contact the police straight away.”

– Det Sgt Kevin Kelly, Harrogate CID, North Yorkshire Police
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