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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 The messages typically state that the recipient’s iCloud or iTunes account is out of date and that they need to follow a link to avoid account suspension.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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PCC election tomorrow

An election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire takes place tomorrow. As a householder I have so far received information only from one candidate, Julia Mulligan, the present incumbent.  I may have missed out on leaflet drops, but I don’t know who the other candidates are, or even if there are other […]

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Policing of Tour de Yorkshire

With thousands of spectators set to flock to our area this weekend for the Tour de Yorkshire (Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May 2016), North Yorkshire Police will be on hand to support the safe and secure running of the event. Hosted by Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation, the cycle race is […]

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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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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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Police call to ‘stay safe’ this Bonfire Night

Police are urging people to behave responsibly and stay safe this Bonfire Night period. While a great many people enjoy the festivities at this time of year, there are others for whom it brings distress and raises the fear of crime. Police officers, PCSOs and Special Constables will be undertaking proactive patrols to ensure that […]

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Response to Theresa May’s comment about black police officers at North Yorkshire Police

From Deputy Chief Constable Tim Madgwick: Past recruitment campaigns have targeted minority groups, including extending our reach to neighbouring counties. We have also developed an action plan with the College of Policing to address the recruitment of ethnic minority officers in the future. That said, we do have a number of Asian and mixed race […]

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North Yorkshire Police seek volunteers

North Yorkshire Police are looking for volunteers for a number of exciting opportunities across the county.Police Support Volunteers are much valued members of the policing family who give up their free time to help the police keep North Yorkshire one of the safest places in the country. They carry out various roles from ensuring vehicles […]

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North Yorkshire Youth Commission on Police and Crime – opportunity for 14-25 year olds

We are currently recruiting for the North Yorkshire Youth Commission on Police and Crime, which is a new project in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner. The purpose of the Youth Commission is to enable young people to support, challenge and inform the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan. The Youth […]

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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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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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Special people wanted by North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police Service is on the hunt for people with that “Special” quality, as the Service launches its campaign to recruit a new intake of Special Constables. Special Constables are volunteers, who commit at least four hours of their time per week to keeping communities safe. “Specials” go through a rigorous training programme before […]

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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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Gun amnesty

We hope this isn’t relevant to peaceful Helmsley, but  we’ll publish it just in case! A two-week amnesty on illegally-held guns and ammunition has begun in the North Yorkshire and Humberside police force areas. The scheme was prompted by a change in the law in July, when the maximum penalty for possession increased from 10 […]

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Have you spotted someone acting suspiciously?

The Police have appealed for information on any suspicious persons or vehicles seen in the Helmsley area between 3am and 4am on Friday 3rd October 2014, after the National Parks Office was broken into. Please ring the Police on 101 quoting Reference Number 12140170172 with any information – you may have been out late and […]

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New app helps make your home burglar-proof

North Yorkshire Police (NYP) has launched an on-line app to help you make sure you don’t become the victim of burglars. BurglarProof is a quick and easy step-by-step guide to help you assess your home’s security. A quarter of all burglaries are carried out by opportunist thieves taking advantage of an unlocked door or window. […]

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News from Neighbourhood Watch

I am delighted to make you aware that we have an additional PCSO working alongside our existing PCSO Sean Simpson in the Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside areas – a very large square mile area of rural countryside and towns as you will appreciate. I am sure that Sean and his colleagues will welcome this additional support […]

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Information sought on burglaries in Riccall Drive

Police are appealing for witnesses with any information with regards an attempted house burglary which occurred during the early hours of Thursday 26th July 2014, and a daytime house burglary which occurred on Monday 4th August 2014. Both crimes took place in the Riccall Drive area of Helmsley. During the house burglary, offenders stole jewellery […]

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Land Rover stolen in Helmsley

Stolen from Station Road overnight on 25th June. Registration YG06 XPL. Observations are requested by North Yorkkshire Police. If seen, please ring the Police on 101 quoting Incident Reference Number 12140104129.

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Launch of new Ryedale Mobile Police Office

Ryedale Police have taken delivery of a new VW Caravelle Mobile Police Office, which will be launched at the Ryedale Area Committee Meeting at 10 am on Wednesday 11 June 2014 at Hovingham Village Hall. The vehicle can accommodate up to five people for meetings and will be used as a base from which to […]

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Interested in local policing?

The next Helmsley/ Kirkbymoorside Community and Police Group (CAP) Meeting will be held on Monday 16 June, 7.30 pm at The Dug Out, Memorial Hall, Kirkbymoorside. All are very welcome to attend – so please go along if you can to swell the gathering. There is always some fascinating local news to learn – and […]

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Ryedale on-line webchat Wed 4 June 2014 – noon – 1pm

The first live online webchat for Ryedale residents will take place on Wednesday 4 June 2014 between noon and 1pm. Inspector Andy Everitt who manages policing in the area is hosting the webchat to give residents the opportunity to ask any questions about crime and anti-social behaviour in their community. Inspector Everitt is keen to […]

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Join the Big Police Debate

Does policing fit the bill in your area? Join the Big Police Debate The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, has today launched the Big Police Debate: a major public consultation exercise that will shape the future of policing and community safety in our area. Please find out more and take our […]

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Safety event for bikers

North Yorkshire Police are holding an event for motorcyclists in Helmsley on Sunday, as part of a campaign to increase safety awareness following a 200 percent increase in the number of bikers killed in crashes last year. Police advanced motorcycle officers, who operate the rider improvement scheme Bikesafe, and representatives from the Institute of Advanced […]

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Police Support Volunteer Opportunities

You may have recently seen an advertising campaign to recruit more volunteers for North Yorkshire Police. The Force is now involving an increasing number of volunteers to provide added value to the excellent work already carried out by both Officers and Staff. Our volunteers already undertake various interesting and challenging roles within the Force from […]

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Police request to Ryedale farmers

North Yorkshire Police are looking to work with Farmers and Gamekeepers to gather information on suspect vehicles. I want to set this up in Ryedale, predominantly in the north part. I’m looking for both farmers and gamekeepers who would be interested in working alongside local officers. If this would be of interest please contact Sean […]

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Council tax may rise to fund more police

The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire has proposed an increase to the force’s share of council tax which will pay for 24 new officers. Julia Mulligan recommended an increase in the precept by 1.99 per cent, the equivalent of eight pence a week or £4.07 a year for a Band D property. She […]

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