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North Yorkshire Police arrest 60 for drink and drug driving since beginning of Christmas campaign

North Yorkshire Police have arrested 60 people in just 15 days during their Christmas drink and drug driving crackdown.

Of the 60 arrests – 44 were for drink driving and 16 for drug driving. 55 of those arrested are men and 5 women.

Just under a quarter of arrests have been made between the hours of 7.30am and 6pm.

Officers will be out in force over the Christmas and New Year period and we will continue to get dangerous drink and drug drivers off the road.

– Sgt Andy Morton, North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Youth Commission given two-year funding extension

The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire has announced a funding extension to explore the findings of their latest report.

Credit: North Yorkshire PCC

The Youth Commission was set up last July to support, challenge and inform young people of the work Police and Crime Commissioner and North Yorkshire Police carry out.

The report is a key part of a 'Big Conversation' gathering the views of at least 1,600 young people. It is to talk about issues affecting them and create a set of recommendations to present back to the Commissioner, North Yorkshire Police and partner agencies.

The six priorities for this year were:

  • Legal Highs and Drug Abuse
  • Cyber-bullying and Internet Safety
  • Hate Crime
  • Vulnerable Young People
  • Preventing Youth Crime
  • Relationship with the Police

The Commission’s report is a first for North Yorkshire. Never before have we heard the views of over 1,600 young people in relation to policing and personal safety. As a consequence, North Yorkshire Police’s strategy for young people will be reviewed and updated. The report also comes at a very pertinent time, when the police are preparing to increase the money dedicated to protecting children and vulnerable people.

– Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner
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