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Serious injuries after six vehicle crash in North Yorkshire

The crash took place on the A168 between Northallerton and Thirsk

North Yorkshire Police is seeking witnesses after a serious collision involving six vehicles between Northallerton and Thirsk

At about 5.40pm on Friday 17 June 2016, police were called to reports of a collision on the A168 at Thornton-le-Moor, between Northallerton and Thirsk.

The collision involved four motorcycles and two cars. As a result of the collision, two of the motorcyclists were taken by land and air ambulance to James Cook hospital with serious injuries.

The road was closed to allow specialist collision investigators to examine the scene, and reopened just after 11.30pm.

The vehicles involved in the collision were a red Nissan Note, a silver Kia Sportage, a blue Suzuki GSX, a blue Harley Davidson XFD, a black Honda XL and a black Triumph Tiger.

Any witnesses should contact police by dialling 101.

Police Officer faces hearing over 'I love weed' woolly hat

A North Yorkshire Police Officer, accused of going on patrol wearing a woolly hat with the slogan 'I love weed', is facing misconduct charges.

A three day hearing into the allegations is due to begin at North Yorkshire Police Headquarters today.

PC Simon Ryan faces allegations that, "whilst on duty at Northallerton police station he wore a black woolly hat stating 'I love weed' or words/pictures to that effect. Despite being advised to remove the hat, he resumed wearing the hat whilst on mobile patrol."

The force alleges that PC Ryan's conduct amounted to a breach of professional standards.


Scarborough man wanted for prison recall

Craig Uden, 27, from Scarborough is wanted for prison recall Credit: North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for help to trace a man wanted for recall to prison.

Craig Uden, 27, has connections with Scarborough and is believed to be in the Scarborough area.

He was originally arrested for theft and assaulting a police officer. He was sentenced on 9 November 2015, and released from prison on 9 May 2016, but has since been recalled to custody as he has failed to reside at an approved address and displayed poor behaviour.

Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

Police hunting North Yorkshire sex offender after licence breach

North Yorkshire Police is hunting a registered sex offender who has breached the terms of his licence.

Barry Gibson, 55, was convicted of a number of sexual offences, for which he was given a life sentence in 2000. He was released on license on November 26, 2015 subject to a number of conditions.

Barry Gibson Credit: North Yorkshire Police

On May 6, 2016 Gibson, who was living in the Boroughbridge Road area of York, failed to comply with a condition. An order was issued to recall him to prison.

He has links across Yorkshire, particularly in the North and West Ridings.

Members of the public should not approach Gibson, and should report any sightings of him immediately on 999.


More speed camera vans for North Yorkshire

Rural speeding will be tackled with the help of 6 new camera vans for North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan, has announced an increase in safety camera vehicles in the region.

Six more vans will be used in rural areas around the county.

They will carry Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology.

The decision, according to the force, is designed to:

• Tackle rural and cross-border crime

• Improve road safety, particularly as rural roads are less safe than their urban counterparts

• Address concerns expressed by rural communities and others for an agile service that can be based at more sites of community concern

• Increase the visibility of the police in the community as a deterrent

• Bring North Yorkshire’s road safety equipment provision into line with other similar Forces

“The issue most often raised with me is road safety, particularly speeding through villages and other local communities.

These new vehicles will mean we can better improve road safety, continue to see the numbers of people hurt or killed reduce and support even more communities who have road safety concerns."

– Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

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.

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