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The crime matters column with Superintendent Paula Booth

Despite Storm Hector bringing some breezy and cold conditions over recent days, believe it or not we are still in summer. Summer brings its issues for police and one such problem we encounter is an increase in day-time burglaries.

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Long arm of the law reaching out to more

Police in Sherburn-in-Elmet are taking their front counter services into the community with a new service designed to interact with more people.

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Police want to trace this man and woman.

Fake £50 notes used in Ripon and Harrogate: CCTV image of suspects

POLICE investigating after fake £50 notes were used in  Ripon and Harrogate have released a CCTV image of a man and a woman they want to trace.

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World Cup 2018: Former England stars join counter terrorism police to give football fans security advice

Former England stars Alan Shearer, David Seaman and Paul Parker have teamed up with Counter Terrorism Policing to offer football fans security advice ahead of the World Cup.

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Drink and drug driving stop checks in North Yorkshire: Police campaign kicks off on first day of 2018 World Cup

NORTH Yorkshire Police will be carrying out hundreds of breath tests this month as part of a major drink and drug driving enforcement campaign that coincides with the 2018 World Cup.

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Graham Moon, 52, of Kirby Road, Ripon. Picture: Northumbria Police

'Emotionally scarred': Ripon man groomed and met 14-year-old girl FOUR TIMES

A 52-year-old man, from Ripon, who groomed a teenage girl has been jailed, after engaging her in sexual activity in his car four times.

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Heartbreak for young Leeds triathlete as burglars steal road bike from garage

A young triathlete had his road bike stolen by burglars less than 24 hours after competing in junior races hosted as part of AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds.
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Smoking in cars carrying children was outlawed in October 2015.

Yorkshire councils issued just one fine in first two years of ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Only one person in the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber was fined in the first two years after it became illegal to smoke in cars carrying a child, a new analysis has found.

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Live audience will quiz North Yorkshire Police chief hopefuls before helping decide who gets job

Live audience will quiz North Yorkshire Police chief hopefuls before helping decide who gets job

Candidates hoping to become the next chief constable of North Yorkshire Police will face a grilling from a live audience - and you could be one of those asking the questions.

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Police investigate 'dangerous' act of vandalism at Brimham Rocks

Police investigate 'dangerous' act of vandalism at Brimham Rocks

North Yorkshire Police is working with the National Trust to investigate 'considerable damage' caused by vandals at Brimham Rocks.

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Criminal gangs are prepared to coerce the vulnerable in to dealing drugs. Picture: Getty images

County lines: Yorkshire communities hit by drug menace as crime groups target region’s rural heartland

Communities in Yorkshire’s rural heartlands are facing a growing threat as organised criminals from as far afield as Manchester, Liverpool and London seek new territories for their drug dealing networks.

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Locations identified in Yorkshire where 'county lines' networks are exporting and selling drugs.

County lines: Police chart expanding reach of gangs looking for new territories to exploit

Crime syndicates from Yorkshire’s cities are among those behind so-called ‘county lines’ drug dealing networks detected by the region’s police forces.

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MP Ann Coffey has been focusing on how young people are being exploited through 'county lines' drug dealing networks.

County lines: Rapid rise in gangs ‘exporting’ members

The tactic of exporting gang members to deal drugs in smaller towns is growing rapidly says an MP researching the link between ‘county lines’ and missing people.

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The campaign by Crimestoppers will encourage the public to look out for the signs and report concerns.

County lines: Crimestoppers plans regional campaign to educate public on spotting signs

A major campaign is to be launched next month to teach people throughout Yorkshire and the Humber how to spot the signs of ‘county lines’ activity within their own communities.

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North Yorkshire  police and crime commissioner Julia Mulligan.

County lines: Growing concern in communities at ‘systematic’ criminality

Communities are becoming increasingly concerned by the damaging impact of ‘county lines’ activity in North Yorkshire, according to the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson.

County lines: Using slavery laws to target ‘real criminals’ who exploit vulnerable

The jailing last month of two North London gang members who abused a teenage girl and trafficked her to Swansea in order to deal drugs marked a significant development in the fight against ‘county lines’.

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School girl was punched by man in his 40s while waiting for a bus in Harrogate

A 16-year-old school girl was punched in the face by an unknown man while she waited for a bus outside the Royal Hall in Harrogate.
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Police hunt Boroughbridge graffiti vandals

POLICE  have issued photographs of graffiti damage caused to bridges in Boroughbridge and are appealing for information to identify the vandals.

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Cameron Hayden-Baker.

Missing 13 year-old girl from Harrogate has been found

A 13-year-old girl from Harrogate has been found after an urgent appeal to locate her was issued by police.
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Terry Rogers has been jailed

Rogue trader jailed after impersonating well-known brand and inflating bills by up to 17 times going rate

A ROGUE trader has been jailed for more than a year after charging homeowners up to 17 times the going rate for roofing jobs.

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