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Summer Drink/ Drug Driving Campaign‏

Police are well aware from experience that the incidents of drink and drug driving increase over the summer months. This year is no exception, and with the Euro 2016 football tournament taking place until 10 July, the decision has been taken to extend the campaign to the end of the tournament. Over 850 breath tests […]

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Apple ID/iCloud Phishing Scam

Fraudsters are sending phishing texts and e-mail messages to members of the public, claiming to be from Apple. The messages typically state that the recipient’s iCloud or iTunes account is out of date and that they need to follow a link to avoid account suspension. Once the link has been followed, victims are prompted for […]

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PCC election results

At elections held last Thursday, May 5, Julia Mulligan was re-elected Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire. There were four candidates.  As no candidate secured more than half the votes in the first round of counting, a second round was necessary. Two candidates remained in the race at this stage, Julia Mulligan (the Conservative […]

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Helmsley Sports & Social Club burgled

Overnight on 16th April, Helmsley Sports & Social Club was burgled. Cash and Mars bars were stolen. If information is known, please ring the Police on 101 quoting Reference Number 12160066365. This incident acts as a reminder to be vigilant at all times and to secure property – ideally, do not leave cash on business/club […]

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Helmsley shed burglaries

Please be aware that overnight on 10th into 11th April 2016 a shed on High Street, Helmsley was broken into (padlock taken off) and a child’s mini moto bike stolen. A second shed burglary was attempted but entry not gained. If information is known please ring the Police on 101 quoting Reference Number 12160062838. These […]

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Warning to businesses following post office cash scam

Police have issued a warning to businesses to be on their guard following a scam reported at Castleton Post Office near Whitby. The scam, known as “ringing the changes”, involved two women who spoke in broken English, who asked to withdraw a large amount of Euros using sterling to pay for them. The women then […]

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Potential scam – Energy Search & Card Call‏

Please be aware of a possible telephone scam which a reportee in Ryedale had been subject to five times during the same day. The caller ID was logged as an ‘01653’ number but not a local suffix. A company called Energy Search have been targeting businesses with regards to claiming they have no electricity meter […]

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Be aware – shopping scam

Fraudsters are setting up high specification websites advertising various electrical goods and domestic appliances. These goods are below market value and do not exist. The website will state you can pay via card; however when the purchaser goes to pay, this option is not available and the payment must be made via bank transfer. The […]

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Important advice re Bogus / Door Step Traders

In December 2015 the UK was hit by three severe storms resulting in widespread flooding across the North of England and Scotland.   The NFIB would like to make flood victims aware of the possible threat that Rogue Traders and Bogus Trades People pose to them and others.  Buying on your doorstep can be convenient. […]

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Ryedale hit by thieving spree

Monday night was a busy night for thieves! A Karcher HDS7-10 Power Washer Serial No 012654 was stolen yesterday from a farm in Ryton. Any information please ring 101 ref NYP-02022016-0322 Overnight a store shed at Ebberston Cricket Club was broken into. Nothing believed stolen. Any information please ring 101 ref 12160019052 Overnight power tools […]

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Police numbers to increase

North Yorkshire Police is to launch a two-year recruitment drive designed to boost officer numbers to 1,400. In addition, it also aims to increase numbers of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to 200 from 183. This represents a significant increase from current police officer levels of 1,343, which have been reduced from the budgeted number […]

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How burglar friendly is your Helmsley home?

Most of us have home security measures in place, but have you ever wondered which ones actually put burglars off targeting a property? Co-operative Insurance spoke to the people at Unlock – a charity that supports those with criminal convictions. They were put in touch with 25 former burglars in the UK, who told them […]

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Police seek owner of bronze statue

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for the rightful owner of a bronze, resin statue to come forward. The statue was found by a member of the public in a ditch near Thirsk and is thought to be one of a small number made. It features a man’s body wrapped in chains with a beast’s head. […]

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Electric Fencing Unit Stolen

An electric fencing unit value £250 has been stolen from New Leys near Helmsley overnight 3rd-4th November. Reference Number 12150196469 refers if you have any information that you can share with the Police please. This confirms yet again that we have criminals not far away! Neighbourhood Watch

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North Yorkshire is the safest area in England

The “Crime Statistics for England and Wales, 12 months ending June 2015” report places the North Yorkshire Police area as the lowest crime location in England. There were a total of 35,280 crimes in North Yorkshire. This gives a crime rate of 43.8 crimes per 1,000 people, in contrast to the Yorkshire region average of […]

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Public urged to be vigilant against Cybercrime

North Yorkshire Police (NYP) has launched a campaign in the fight against Cybercrime. The campaign, which will run throughout October, aims to raise awareness of the threat of this complex type of crime and encourage people to be more vigilant. Information about the most common online threats and scams in North Yorkshire will be published […]

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Arson attack on Helmsley Spice

Helmsley arson witness appeal on BBC

North Yorkshire Police’s appeal for witnesses following the January arson attack on Helmsley Spice, Bridge Street was covered on the BBC Crimewatch programme this week. Just to remind you. In the early hours of Wednesday, 21st January, the chef, Kaftan, and one of the waiters, Mazum, were upstairs asleep after a shift. CCTV from a […]

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Julia Mulligan’s Community Fund Re-opens‏

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, is pleased to announce that following a review of the process, the Community Fund is once again open to applications. Applications are welcome from local organisations, groups or individuals within North Yorkshire or the City of York who need money to help fund a community safety […]

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Request to complete National Rural Crime Survey

Do you feel the police are visible enough? What are your views on police response in your area? Is crime under-reported? How does crime and the fear of crime impact your community? Are you concerned about threats to wildlife? Please see the message below from our Area Police Commander, Inspector Everitt and kindly spare a […]

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Do you feel safe in Helmsley?

The Office of National Statistics’ “Crime in England and Wales, year ending December 2014” report published 23 April 2015, shows there were a total of 34,499 crimes in North Yorkshire – a very slight 0.2% increase (75 more crimes) in comparison to the same period in 2013. This includes 30,475 victim-based crimes which have seen […]

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24 hour telephone helpline for hate crime victims

A new 24-hour telephone helpline has been launched to assist victims of hate crime in North Yorkshire, as part of a campaign by North Yorkshire Police to tackle the issue county-wide. Hate crime is defined as any act of hostility or violence which is directed at a person because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion […]

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When ‘no further action’ is not acceptable

Victims now have the right to appeal against a Police “No further action” decision. Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) Scheme A new national scheme, agreed by The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), now offers victims a stronger voice in terms of how their case is handled. The Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) Scheme gives […]

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Julia Mulligan, Crime Commissioner comes to Helmsley

Julia Mulligan to hold surgery in Helmsley Residents from Helmsley and surrounding areas have the chance to raise concerns or compliments about crime and policing when the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, comes to the town on Wednesday 29 April. The appointment based surgeries will take place between 11:00 am, and […]

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Police warning after legal traps damaged

Police are urging members of the public not to interfere with wildlife traps in rural areas, after a number of legal traps were damaged on the North York Moors. Legal traps play an important part in reducing predation of eggs and chicks of ground nesting birds such as lapwings, curlews and grouse. Traps such as […]

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Guarding against cyber crime

The National Crime Agency and North Yorkshire Police, together with a range of partners from across industry and the public sector, are this week carrying out a range of activity to help businesses and members of the public guard against cyber crime. The NCA has developed customised intelligence reports for internet hosting companies and service […]

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Cold calling by fish traders

Trading Standards has received several reports from across the North Yorkshire area of residents being “cold called” by fish traders. Reports have been received today from the Harrogate and Ryedale areas. The usual reports received by Trading Standards involve consumers being pressurised into buying large quantities of fish they do not want or need. PLEASE […]

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Appeal following arson attack at Helmsley restaurant

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information following an arson attack at Helmsley Spice restaurant on Bridge Street in Helmsley. Police were called at 2.45am in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 21 January 2015) by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The suspects threw six bottles containing accelerant and stuffed with rags at […]

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When to call the Police on 101 and 999

Call 101 – for all non-emergencies For general enquiries (for example, to contact an officer or Police station) or to report an incident that does not require immediate attention, dial 101. Calls are charged at 15p. After dialling 101, you will be given four options: Press 1 to report a crime, incident, or to provide […]

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Keep safe at Christmas: a checklist

Safer Ryedale have a Crime Prevention Menu available, giving advice about how to keep your home safe over the Christmas period. The advice comes at the time of year when people have valuable Christmas gifts stored in their homes and temptation increases for burglars. There are lots of things people can do to help prevent […]

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