Millions of Brits risking home security

Millions of Brits are leaving their windows and doors unlocked, leaving keys in the garden and relying on their dog to keep their home safe, a study has found.

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Eating and not paying for supermarket fruit is among the micro-crimes committed by three in four of Brits.

11 ‘micro-crimes’ you’ve probably committed

Three-quarters of Brits are what is described as ‘micro-criminals’ - committing tiny crimes in shops and online to get a better deal.

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Hundreds of knives have already been dropped in amnesty bins provided by police forces across the nation.

Knife-carriers in Harrogate encouraged to surrender their weapons

People carrying knives and dangerous weapons in Harrogate have been invited to voluntarily dispose of the blades, as part of a nation-wide crackdown on knife crime.

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Man stole Yankee candles from TK Maxx: Latest decisions from Harrogate Magistrates Court

Latest decisions from Harrogate Magistrates Court, dealt with on October 11 are as follows.

All four Yorkshire police forces recorded a rise in crime last year.

Big rise in crimes behind closed doors, says Yorkshire police chief

A change in the nature of crime means offences are increasingly happening behind closed doors rather than in public places, according to a senior Yorkshire police officer.

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Four people charged following Sicklinghall Cricket Club fire

Four people have been charged following a series of arson attacks including one incident at Sicklinghall Cricket Club.

The fire has completely destroyed all the buildings at the club's grounds.

Major blaze destroys Sicklinghall Cricket Club grounds

The home of a community cricket club, which has stood for nearly a century, has burnt to the ground in the village of Sicklinghall near Harrogate.
Creepy clown phase hits North Yorkshire

Police issue warning after spate of "frightening" clown sightings across North Yorkshire

Police have warned the recent craze of young people dressing up a clowns, jumping out at residents and chasing them has spread to North Yorkshire.
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Plants stolen from Boston Spa War Memorial garden

A spate of thefts at a War Memorial in Boston Spa has seen several 'prized' plants dug up and stolen from the gardens.
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Elderly man arrested after exposing himself to teenagers at Harrogate Cenotaph

An elderly man who exposed himself to two teenagers at the Cenotaph on Tuesday, September 20, has been arrested.

15-year-old arrested following disturbance at Harrogate McDonald’s

15-year-old arrested following disturbance at Harrogate McDonald’s

A teenager is due to appear in Harrogate Youth Court after being charged with using threatening or abusive words at McDonald’s on Cambridge Road.

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Police tracing man caught stealing high-value glasses from Harrogate Boots

A man is being traced by police after being caught on CCTV stealing several pairs of high-value glasses from Boots in Harrogate.

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Man traced following report of indecent exposure in Starbeck Co-op

A man has come forward following reports of an indecent exposure in a store in Starbeck.

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Harrogate taxi driver fined and disqualified from driving after court case

A Harrogate taxi driver has been fined and disqualified from driving after pleading guilty to driving his private hire car without the appropriate licence.

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Bilton woman left shaken as flat is subjected to weekly arson and graffiti attacks

Police are investigating a series of repeated attacks and criminal damage, including offensive grafitti and an attempted arson, to a Harrogate woman's property.
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Police break up Leeds Road house party after hundreds of teenagers turn up

A party which had "got out hand" had to be broken up by police on Saturday night after hundreds of teenagers arrived at the house.

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Knaresborough brothers jailed after defrauding elderly residents in "disgraceful" gardening scam

Two brothers from Knaresborough have been jailed after defrauding money from vulnerable and elderly residents in a roofing and gardening scam.

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The cases were heard at Harrogate Magistrates Court.

Woman stole hair dye from Home Bargains: Latest decisions from Harrogate Magistrates Court

The following were dealt with at Harrogate Magistrates Court on September 22.

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Harrogate care home fined £1.6m after allowing 91-year-old female resident to freeze to death

A major care group has been fined £1.6 million for allowing a 91-year-old woman to freeze to death in a Harrogate nursing home by failing to heat her room and provide her with any hot food or water.
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Police investigating "unacceptable" swastika graffiti on Tewit Well Road

Police have launched an investigation after a swastika and offensive language was sprayed onto a wall on Tewit Well Road.

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