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Witnesses sought after 'violent assault' in Northallerton

Detectives in Northallerton are appealing for two witnesses to come forward following a robbery.

A 43-year-old man from Northallerton, had walked up Lascelles Lane. As he approached the junction for Central Drive he was approached from behind by at least two people who knocked him to ground before 'violently assaulting him and stealing his money'.

It occurred between midnight and 1am on November 11.

The man suffered a fractured skull, a broken wrist and a chest injury.

Just prior to the robbery taking place, the victim passed a couple walking a dog on Lascelles Lane. It is these people officers need to trace as witnesses.

“This was a vicious and apparently unprovoked assault which left the victim needing hospital treatment.

“I am urging the couple walking the dog on Lascelles Lane area around the time of the robbery, to come forward straight away as I believe they may have vital information which could help my enquiries.”

“I also keen to speak to anyone who can identify those responsible for this nasty robbery and ask them to contact me as soon as possible.”

– Detective Constable Michelle Waite, of Northallerton CID

Man charged after incident at Northallerton police station

A 25-year-old man from Darlington, who was arrested in connection with an incident at Northallerton police station where staff were evacuated and a bomb disposal unit were called in, has been charged with a number of offences.

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He is due to appear at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 4th September 2014, charged with three counts of making threats to kill, one count of making an explosive device, one count of impersonating a police officer by possessing an item of uniform and one count of possessing cannabis.

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Police guard station as bomb team heads in

A policeman stands guard outside Northallerton station Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

North Yorkshire Police has positioned officers around Northallerton station, while a military bomb disposal team attend to a 'suspicious package'.

Pictures from the scene also show that a large part of the road has been closed off.

A part of the High Street has been closed off Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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Roy 'Chubby' Brown fined for reading paper at wheel

Roy 'Chubby' Brown was filmed reading a newspaper as he drove down the A19. Credit: PA

Roy 'Chubby' Brown has been fined £30 and slapped with four points on his licence after he was caught reading a newspaper at the wheel.

The comic, whose real name is Royston Vasey, 69, was filmed by North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety camera as he drove along the A19 near Crathorne on 15 May.

The newspaper can clearly be seen as the driver navigates the A19.

Northallerton Magistrates also ordered him to pay costs of £60.

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A statement from North Yorkshire Police said: "Motorists must give the road their full attention as a few seconds’ lapse in concentration can have catastrophic consequences, literally meaning the difference between life and death.”

Brown's agent said: "He is not available to comment on this matter."

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