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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.

Man dies after collision involving tractor and car

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 70s died in a collision involving a car and a tractor.

It happened on the B6265 at Great Ouseburn just before 6pm on February 5. A yellow Fiat Panda and a red tractor collided head on and the driver of the Fiat Panda, a man from Boroughbridge, died at the scene. The woman passenger in the car, also in her 70s and from Boroughbridge, was taken to hospital for a check-up.

The driver of the tractor, a 33 year old man from the Leeds area, was uninjured and arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released on bail.

Elderly couple tied up by masked men during burglary

An elderly couple were tied up by three men who broke into their home in Harrogate, before stealing cash and jewellery.

Police said the couple were 'shaken' after the burglary, but afterwards they managed to untie themselves and contact their daughter, who rang for help.

Two of the men were wearing masks and hoods to hide their faces when they broke into the house on South Park Road, between 6:15pm and 7pm on Tuesday, 20th January. The victims did not see the third man.

The house on South Park Road is close to Harrogate town centre Credit: Bing/Axis

The men stole about £200 in cash and some jewellery. The couple suffered minor injuries to their hands and wrists.

Det. Insp Bill Burns of North Yorkshire Police said it was 'fortunate' that they were not seriously hurt.

“If you saw any suspicious people or vehicles in the South Park Road area of Harrogate on Tuesday evening I urge you to get in touch.

“I would like to remind residents that this kind of incident is unusual in North Yorkshire but to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police.”

– Det Insp Bill Burns

Appeal after Harrogate robbery

Detectives in Harrogate are appealing for witnesses following a robbery. on Dragon Avenue.

Two men approached an 18-year-old man, made verbal threats to him and demanded money at 7pm on January 12.

One of the suspects then threatened the teenager with a knife before they both searched him and left the scene with money. The men left in the direction of Mornington Crescent and Skipton Road.

Suspect 1 - description

  • White
  • 5ft 11 tall
  • Large build
  • Dark hair
  • Local accent

Suspect 2 - description

  • White
  • 5ft 9 tall
  • Slim build
  • Dark hair

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.


Three masked men smash way into Harrogate jewellers

Police are appealing for witnesses after three masked men smashed their way into a jewellers in Harrogate. They left A Fattorini The Jeweller on Parliament Street, empty handed at 8.30am on December 4.

A member of staff sounded the shop's alarm and the men left the scene empty-handed in a grey metallic van.

Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

Manslaughter charge after Harrogate pub incident

Paul Morrison

A 44-year-old man from Harrogate has been charged with manslaughter after a man died in hospital almost three weeks after an incident in a pub beer garden.

Paul Colin Morrison, 51, from Burton Leonard, Harrogate, passed away at Harrogate District Hospital last week. He had been in a critical condition since the incident at Wetherspoons Royal Baths pub on Parliament Street on November 1.

The man charged has been bailed with conditions to appear at Harrogate Magistrates' Court in December.

"In particular, we have established that Mr Morrison and the other alleged victim were with a group of men who may have been talking to some women inside the pub. Mr Morrison is then believed to have chatted to a woman in the beer garden just before he was injured.

"There is no suggestion that these general conversations were in anyway linked to the alleged assaults that followed, but it is vitally important that these women contact the police as soon as possible to assist the investigation."

– Detective Sergeant Steve Menzies, of Harrogate CID
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