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Police appeal to find missing Quinn

Police appeal to anyone to get in touch via the 101 number if they have information about a dog that was in a car when it was stolen.

“If you see a dog matching Quinn’s description, please get in touch with the police as a matter of urgency so that he can be returned to his owner.

“We do not know where the thief left Quinn. He could be anywhere between West Tanfield and Harrogate. It is possible that the Cocker Spaniel is still in the car, if this is the case Quinn may be in need of medical attention.

“I am also keen to speak to anyone who can help locate the stolen Mondeo and ask them to get in touch.”

– Detective Constable Karen Barugh, of Northallerton CID

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Police investigate theft of cocker spaniel

Quinn, the stolen Cocker Spaniel

Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a family's pet dog.

The dog, a black cocker spaniel called Quinn, was in a grey Ford Mondeo which was stolen from West Tanfield, on April 14. The vehicle has the registration number YC09PZT.

The car had a police uniform and identity card inside.

A 40-year-old man was arrested in Leeds on April 15 in connection with the theft. It is believed he had travelled to Leeds from Harrogate by taxi.

Warning after police uniform stolen from car in Ripon

Police in North Yorkshire are warning people to check the identity of police officers calling at their home, after a car was stolen with a police uniform and staff card inside.

The grey Ford Mondeo with the registration number YC09 PZT was taken from West Tanfield in Ripon.

The identity card has the word 'Police Staff' in red, whereas when an authorised police officer visits a home, their card will say 'Police Warrant'.

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100 days until the start of the Tour de France - in Yorkshire

Preparations for the start of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

It is one hundred days until the world-famous cycle race, the Tour de France, comes to Yorkshire.

And to celebrate the countdown, a number of festival events are taking place.

Yorkshire will host the Grand Depart, the first two stages of the tour on the 5 and 6 of July.

Tonight (March 27) a gala dinner is being held in the grounds of Ripon Cathedral.

Other events will include installations in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the world premiere of "Velorama", a specially commissioned feature length documentary about the history of the bicycle.

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Flowers laid close to where body was found

Flowers have been laid close to where the body of Ben Clarkson was found.

He had been missing for several weeks before being found in the River Foss in York.

Flowers laid at scene

There is a river safety summit in the city today where plans will be discussed to make the river banks safer.

Both Ben and Megan Roberts were found in the river weeks after going missing.

Engineers to check 2,500km of power lines by air

Engineers will check nearly 2,500 kilometres of power lines and 15,000 support structures over the next five weeks for any signs of damage or deterioration.

Northern Powergrid helicopters will inspect the electricity network north of the River Tees on Teesside and west of the A1 in North Yorkshire.

The power network can be damaged by snow, wind and rain Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA

The firm said power lines are often found in isolated areas and can take "quite a battering" during the winter. It warned farmers that its aircraft may be flying low and at speeds of about 30mph, which will create some engine noise.

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