North Yorkshire Police’s longest serving dog handler, PC Vince Gillon, is retiring after 30 year with the force.
A puppy donated to North Yorkshire Police in memory of an officer from York, has qualified as a crime fighter.
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Watch amazing footage of Richard Newton driving at 60mph with his hands behind his head.
The 36 year old, from Whitby, was filmed by North Yorkshire police officers on the A171 near the Scaling Dam Reservoir, last August.
Today he was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £625 by Scarborough magistrates, after they found him guilty of dangerous driving.
He was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work in the community.
A Whitby man has been banned from driving for 12 months for driving with no hands.
Richard Newton, 36, of Abbots Road, was found guilty at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court of dangerous driving.
Mr Newton was filmed as he drove past a police mobile safety camera on the A171 near Scaling Dam reservoir, at around 6.20pm on Friday 9 August 2013.
He had both hands behind his head as he continued along the road for around 25 seconds driving at between 60 to 63mph.
Police in North Yorkshire have paid tribute to a PC who died on duty a year ago.
PC Andrew Bramma was on his way to a road accident when his patrol car hit a tree near Ripon.
On Friday, officers laid wreaths on the police memorial stones at Newby Wiske Hall.
To mark the anniversary, the North Yorkshire police flag will fly at half mast in his memory today and tomorrow.
Sgt Mike Stubbs, Secretary of North Yorkshire Police Federation, said: “Our thoughts are with the people who will be missing Andrew the most this weekend – his wife Kathryn, his two sons Jack and Sam, his parents and wider family, and his friends and colleagues.
“Andrew was greatly loved and hugely respected, and this anniversary will be a painful and poignant reflection of just how great a loss he is, both as a family man and as a police officer.
“With the severe weather anticipated this weekend, the anniversary of his death is also a sombre and timely reminder of the dangers that police officers, and members of other emergency services, face as they work to keep the public safe.”
North Yorkshire Police hopes to save £445,000 by moving its headquarters to land just north of Thirsk,
The county's Police and Crime Commissioner has agreed to buy a site next to the A19 at South Kilvington.
If planning permission is granted, the modern facilities would replace the current HQ at Newby Wiske.
Commissioner Julia Mulligan said: "The current headquarters are a converted stately home set in a remote village. As such, they are too costly to run, difficult to access and not suited to modern policing.
"By relocating to an energy-efficient, custom-made facility that is close to major roads, we'll be able to provide a modern, cost-effective base that allows the police to do their job better and provide real value for taxpayers' money."
The public will be asked for their views on the plans next year.
21-year-old Stefann Brown, who went missing from York Hospital, has been found safe and well.
York police are asking for the public’s help to find a man who has been missing since Tuesday morning.
Stefann Alan Brown, 21, was reported missing by staff at York Hospital after he walked out of the hospital without completing his treatment or taking his essential medication with him.
He is described as 5ft 6in tall, of slim build with dark hair.
It is believe he was wearing pyjamas bottoms when he left the hospital and may not be wearing any shoes.
Police are asking anyone who spots Stefann to contact them.
North Yorkshire Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a man who went from from York Hospital.
Stefann Alan Brown, 21, was reported missing by hospital staff after he walked out of the hospital on Tuesday morning without completing his treatment or taking his essential medication with him.
Police say a sighting in York city centre confirms that he may be barefoot and officers are searching locations across the city.
Stefann is also known to have contacts in the Clevelandf area, and investigations are underway in that area.
Anyone who believes they have seen Stefann since Tuesday morning, or knows where he is now, is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police as a matter of urgency.
Please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 91-year-old pedestrian was hit by a car in York on Tuesday 17 December.
Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton, of North Yorkshire Police, said:
– Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton, of North Yorkshire Police
"The witnesses I need to trace are a man described as Asian and two men with pedal cycles who didn't speak English. They assisted the injured man at the scene but left before police arrival. I urge them to come forward as they may have vital information that could help my investigation.
"I am also appealing to anyone who either witnessed the collision or saw either the Mazda or the pedestrian prior to the incident and ask them to get in touch."
Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a car in York.
A 91-year-old man was crossing Burton Stone Lane, near to York City's Bootham Crescent, when he was stuck by a silver Mazda 6 car at around 4:20pm on Tuesday 17 December. The man suffered serious injuries remains in a stable condition in York District Hospital.
Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.
Police are appealing for information after a gaggle of Christmas geese were stolen from a farm in North Yorkshire.
More than 100 birds were taken from the farm in the Flawith area sometime overnight between Saturday 7 December and Sunday 8 December. The total value of the geese is £17,600.
Officers are appealing to anyone who has been offered a large number of geese for sale recently to contact 101.