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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

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.


Middlesbrough woman named as Northallerton crash victim

Stacey Callaghan, 30, died in a crash near Hornsby on June 7 Credit: Callaghan Family

Police have identified a woman who died in a crash in Northallerton as Stacey Callaghan.

The 30-year-old, from Ormesby in Middlesbrough, died when the silver Ford Ka she was travelling in left the road and crashed into a telegraph pole on the B1264 near Hornby at around 3:54am on June 7.

Officers have arrested a man in his thirties in connection with the incident. He is currently in police custody for questioning.

Any witnesses are being asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

Former Northallerton prison sold

Northallerton Prison
Northallerton Prison closed in 2013

A former prison building has been sold, to make way for housing and shops in North Yorkshire.

Northallerton Prison was closed in 2013.

The site, close to the High Street, includes five listed buildings, and dates back to the eighteenth century.

It has been sold to Hambleton District Council for one-point-four million pounds.

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
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