Police in Harrogate are worried for a teenage boy who has gone missing.
The former colleagues of a police officer who died in a road accident in North Yorkshire pay their respects.
North Yorkshire Police's temporary Chief Constable has led the tributes to PC Andrew Bramma, who tragically died while on duty.
A man has been jailed for his part in an £80,000 cannabis growing operation in Ripon.
David Peter Guest, 45, of High Bond End, Knaresborough, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment at York Crown Court today, June 10, after being found guilty of producing cannabis.
Police say Guest and four other men, who pleaded guilty to the offence at an earlier hearing, grew 11.2kg of the drug in a detached garage at Lock House on Boroughbridge Road, Ripon.
James Cook, 31, of Yeadon, Leeds, was jailed for nine months for his part in the operation.
Ivan Bellwood, 46, and Peter Leek, 37, both of Leeds, were both jailed for six months’ and Grant Bilton, 22, also of Leeds received a suspended prison sentence.
Police say the potential street value of the skunk was £80,000.
"This was a substantial and sophisticated cannabis growing operation that stood to earn the men tens of thousands of pounds.
“A lot of time and effort had gone into the construction of the cannabis grow within the garage and they had also bypassed the electricity supply.
“The convictions in this case send out a clear message to all those involved in the large scale production of cannabis that you are likely to face prison if you are caught.”
– PC Matt Scott, from Ripon police.
"t is important that all landlords and letting agents make regular checks on their properties to ensure that northing untoward is occurring.
“Signs to look out for include, a powerful smell, reclusive tenants who are very rarely seen, windows covered and curtains drawn at all times, and tenants who offer to pay cash in advance.
“Any suspicious behaviour should be reported to the police, as we need information from the public to help us put a stop to organised criminals who are growing drugs in our communities.”
Family and friends have gathered for funeral of the Dean of Ripon, the Very Revd Keith Jukes.
The Dean, who was 59-years-old, died at Harrogate District Hospital last Tuesday, just hours after being admitted.
The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds was among those to pay tribute.
Mourners were invited to bring a small stone to be placed on a 'cairn' in the centre of Ripon Cathedral, which will remain until the anniversary of the Dean's ordination next month.
The funeral will take place place on May 31st for the Dean of Ripon who has died aged 59.
The Very Revd Keith Jukes was installed as Dean of Ripon in 2007. He passed away at Harrogate District Hospital just hours after being admitted.
The service will take place at Ripon Cathedral.
Ripon Cathedral have announced the death of the Dean, Keith Jukes.
The Very Revd Jukes was born in 1954 and was installed as Dean of Ripon in 2007.
A Requiem Mass will be said tomorrow (Wednesday May 22) in the Cathedral at 9 am.
Ripon police say that a group of Canada and Greylag geese, and a Mute Swan, were shot through the wings and legs - and left to die.
They were discovered last month by an ecological survey team at a nature reserve.
A minute's silence was held this afternoon at 1.45pm by officers right across North Yorkshire Police to coincide with the funeral of PC Andrew Bramma. Prayers were also said at Harrogate Police station where the 32 year old was based as well as at the force headquarters at Newby Wiske.
– Temporary Chief Constable Tim Madgwick
Andrew was a fine young officer who had a long career ahead of him in North Yorkshire Police having already served in Greater Manchester Police. His colleagues speak of him in very high regard, he was already part of the team in Harrogate and he had all the attributes and skills we need in a young officer. He was conscientious, he was there to protect the public, there to serve the community, we are just so sorry that we have lost a colleague in these circumstances. Andrew's family are clearly devastated by what has happened and our thoughts are with them, particularly today.
PC Bramma leaves behind his wife Kathryn and their two young sons, Jack, aged three and Sam who is 11 months old. North Yorkshire Police Federation has set up a fund to help Jack and Sam as they grow up after receiving many offers of support from around the country.
– Sergeant Mike Stubbs, North Yorkshire Police Federation
It's clear that Andrew was a very highly respected officer, I've spoken to his colleagues at Harrogate and his former colleagues at Greater Manchester Police and he was known as a thoroughly professional individual who would always follow an investigation through right until the end. I think the great tragedy today is that we are remembering him as a police officer but first and foremost he was a very loving husband, a much loved father, a much loved son and a much loved brother. Our thoughts are very much today with the people that are left behind"
The Temporary Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police has led the tributes to a police officer who was killed in a car crash while answering a 999 call. Speaking at PC Andrew Bramma's funeral Tim Madgwick has described the 32 year old as just the sort of recruit they were looking for.
Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Pudsey in West Yorkshire for the funeral of a police officer who died earlier this month when his car crashed into a tree near Ripon while answering a 999 call. PC Andrew Bramma's widow Kathryn was at the service in the town in which he spent his childhood.
Joining family and friends at the town's Parish Church were colleagues from North Yorkshire Police as well as officers from Greater Manchester where the 32 year old had worked for four years before transferring back across the Pennines.
Tributes at the service were led by the officer's father and a colleague from his time with the Greater Manchester force.
The funeral of a North Yorkshire police officer who died in a crash whilst on duty is taking place in Leeds this lunchtime.
PC Andrew Bramma was killed when his patrol van struck a tree in West Tanfield near Ripon on January 5th.
He was on his way to a road accident at the time.