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Van stolen with dog inside

Buster was sitting in his owners van when it was taken Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Police are looking for a van which which was stolen with the owners dog inside.

The white Vauxhall Vivaro van, reg DS60JDO, was taken from Bolton Road in Scorton near Richmond at 11.30 am on Tuesday 6 May.

The black and white spaniel, called Buster, was sat on the front seat at the time.

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Police want public's help to trace wanted man

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a man wanted for recall to prison.

Christopher Hugill, 29, from Richmond, is wanted for recall to prison as he has breached the terms of his licence after failing to live at a specified address and has not attended appointments.

Hugill was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment in 2012 for common assault. He was released in June 2013.

He is described as white, 5ft 10in tall with a medium build and short brown hair.

Although his whereabouts are unknown it is believed that Christopher Hugill is still in the Richmond area.

Members of the public can contact North Yorkshire Police by calling 101.

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