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Five masked men force way into Northallerton home

Vicars Croft, Northallerton

People living in a Northallerton house have been left shocked after five masked men forced their way into their home on Vicars Croft.

The men threatened the occupants inside at 11pm on October 18, and seriously assaulted a 26-year-old man before leaving the area. It is believed they ran off towards Bullamoor Road.

The victim was taken by ambulance to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment.

“This was a frightening attack for the occupants of the house and has no doubt caused alarm among residents.

“I’d like to reassure local people that we believe this was an isolated and targeted incident. Nevertheless, we have increased patrols in the area while extensive police enquiries are ongoing to track down the suspects.

“To help the investigation, I urge anyone who recalls seeing any suspicious activity in the area of Vicars Croft at around 11pm on Tuesday 18 October, to come forward without delay.”

– Detective Sergeant Simon Hepburn, of the Northallerton Serious Crime Team

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Woman in eighties dies in A19 crash

An elderly woman has died after a three vehicle crash on the A19 in North Yorkshire.

Police say a woman in her eighties died at the scene of the incident at the A684 Ellerbeck Junction near Northallerton. She was driving a silver Skoda Fabia which was involved in a crash with a white van shortly after 10am.

Police say the driver of the van has been taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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