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North Yorkshire man wanted in connection with burglaries

Ryan Mulvaney Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Ryan Mulvaney is wanted in connection with two burglaries. One burglary happened in Stonefall Avenue, Harrogate on November 2.

Sometime between 4pm and 5pm, an offender entered the property via an insecure door and a purse containing numerous bank cards was stolen.

The second burglary happened on November 8 in High Street, Knaresborough. The offender entered the property via an insecure door and a handbag containing a purse was stolen.

Anyone who saw any suspicious people or activity in the area around the times of these burglaries is asked to contact police.

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Thieves make off with town's Christmas decorations

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North Yorkshire Police have described thieves as "callous" and "heartless" after Christmas decorations were stolen in Knaresborough.

The two displays, showing Santa and a reindeer, were taken sometime between 8.30pm and 10.30pm on Thursday November 16 from the lawn outside Knaresborough House on the town's High Street.

They are loaned to the Town Council each year and police say their theft has caused upset in the community.

Train crash passengers describe their shock

66 passengers were on the Northern Rail service between York and Leeds when the train struck a tractor on a level crossing at Flaxby, near Knaresborough.

Some of them told ITV News what happened and how it felt:

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Train crash: tractor driver had 'very lucky escape'

Police say a tractor driver, hit by a train at a level crossing in North Yorkshire, had a very lucky escape.

He was one of three people taken to hospital after the crash, at Flaxby near Knaresborough, at 6.20pm Thursday.

This is Inspector Matt Hagen from North Yorkshire Policfe:

Tractor driver hurt in train crash near Knaresborough

The scene of the crash. Credit: ITV News

Police have confirmed that a man driving a tractor has been taken to hospital after being hit by a train at a level crossing in North Yorkshire.

The collision happened on the line between Knaresborough and Cattal at 6.20pm.

None of the passengers on board the Northern Rail Leeds to York service were hurt.

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Tractor driver taken to hospital after collision with train

A tractor driver has been taken to hospital with what are described as "very minor injuries" after a collision with a train.

Jon Hill reports from the scene:

It happened on the A59 near Flaxby at around 6.30pm today.

Around 60 people on the train, which was travelling between Leeds and York, were unhurt after the crash. The road was closed, but has since reopened and most of the passengers were taken by coach to York and other stations.

Rail services disrupted after train crash near Knaresborough

Rail services between Harrogate and York have been disrupted tonight after a train crash near Knaresborough. Buses are replacing trains in the area.

The crash, between a train a tractor, happened at a level crossing between Knaresborough and Cattal at around 6.20pm.

The train involved was the 5.29pm Northern Rail service from Leeds to York, a spokesperson from company has confirmed. Emergency services are currently on the scene and dealing with the situation. The tractor driver has been taken to hospital.

You can keep up to date with the travel disruption here.

The 5.29pm Leeds to York service struck a vehicle on a level crossing between Knaresborough and Cattal. The incident was reported at 6.20pm, and emergency services are on site."

– Spokesperson, Northern Rail
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