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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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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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Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

Have Your Say On The Local Police Precept‏

Message from Julia Mulligan As your Police and Crime Commissioner I have an obligation to set the police precept – the amount you pay for policing in your Council Tax. A survey is now open so you can give your feedback as to whether you want a tax freeze this year or if you want […]

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Victims of crime sought for Independent Justice Panel‏

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Jonathan Mortimer, the independent Chairman of the Out of Court Disposal Scrutiny Panel, are today asking for victims of crime to come forward to help scrutinise the use of police cautions and other non-court penalties. The Panel was set up earlier in the year in response […]

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Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

Police & Crime Commissioner Webchat 19 November 2014

Do you have a question for Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner? Julia Mulligan, is hosting a live webchat to give the residents of North Yorkshire the opportunity to ask any questions they have on the recently updated Police and Crime Plan. The webchat will take place on Wednesday 19 November at 7.00pm. […]

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PCC Julia Mulligan

Feedback needed on new Police Plan for North Yorkshire

Following a comprehensive consultation with the public across North Yorkshire, Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan, has unveiled a refreshed draft Police and Crime Plan.  She now wants to know if you agree with the goals and objectives she has set for the Chief Constable. The four priorities for North Yorkshire Police are: Protect Vulnerable […]

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Suspected thefts from local churches‏

Please be aware of a vagrant type male who is living rough and suspected of stealing from churches. He is believed to be in the Helmsley area but could of course visit other areas. Any sightings or suspicious circumstances, please ring the Police on 101 immediately. If you are involved with any church/chapel etc please […]

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You won’t sleep well if you buy one of these

North Yorkshire Trading Standards has been investigating a number of reports from all over North Yorkshire of a trader operating from a white Ford Transit van selling mattresses. The explanation given to consumers is that the mattresses originate from a company due to go into liquidation and he is working on behalf of the company […]

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National rural crime network launched

A National Rural Crime Network set up to tackle countryside crime has been endorsed by 18 of the UK’s Police and Crime Commissioners. A further eight commissioners are considering joining the group, which could bring the total to around two thirds of PCCs across the two countries. The idea originated with the Rural Services Network, […]

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Neighbourhood Watch alerts

Thefts of Vehicle Registration Plates Please be aware that on 2nd February there were three thefts of vehicle registration plates in Ampleforth and one in Helmsley – not very far from our locality. Any suspicious vehicles or persons seen need to be reported please to the Police on 101. Street Angels and Special Constabulary Information […]

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Thefts in Helmsley – can you help track down the criminals

A theft occurred at Helmsley, Sawmill Lane National Parks Compound between 5pm on 21 January and 1pm on 22 January of a plain grey mobile display unit, new and unused, with bespoke interior and containing two flag poles in black canvas bags. The VIN number is SA9402V26E1209402.   Police Officers are trying to confirm movements and […]

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Free property security marking for Ryedale residents

North Yorkshire Police in Ryedale is promoting Immobilise which is a FREE government website that allows people to register their property to assist the Police in matching recovered stolen items to whom they belong. If you do not have access to the internet, by attending one of the below event Officers can upload the details […]

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Special Constable recruitment campaign in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire residents have the chance to make a positive difference in their communities by volunteering as a Special Constable. On 13 January 2014 Chief Constable Dave Jones and Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, launched a force-wide campaign to bolster the ranks of Special Constables: trained volunteers who work alongside and […]

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Neighbourhood Watch Update

Thefts of Diesel/ Heating Oil Over the past week, thefts have occurred of heating oil from a tank in Broughton, fuel from a vehicle in Sinnington and diesel from a vehicle at the back of Middleton Garage. North Yorkshire Police appeals to everyone to be extra vigilant and report suspicious activities IMMEDIATELY by calling them […]

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Further Reports of Burglaries – Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley

North Yorkshire Police report that a burglary occurred in Ryedale Close, Helmsley between Monday 16th December and Saturday 21st December 2013 where entry was forced and an untidy search made of premises. If you know anything about this crime please call the Police on 101 quoting Crime Reference Number 12130220528. A burglary has also occurred […]

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Be alert – local burglaries

Thefts in Lastingham Drills and lead have been stolen from a garage in Lastingham on Wednesday night. If you know any information about this crime, please ring the Police on 101 quoting Crime Reference Number 12130218209. Theft of quad bike – Oldstead A dark green quad bike registration number MX60 EOL has been stolen from […]

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Christmas message from PCSO Sean Simpson

Well it’s getting to that time of year again when our thoughts turn to all thing wintery and Christmassy! Which means it’s my time to put together a little bit for the blog. I’d like to remind you all about is lights, not the ones on your trees but the ones on your cars, bikes […]

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Operation Hawk Day – Today

North Yorkshire Police is turning up the pressure on travelling criminals with every available resource called upon to support an Operation Hawk “day of action” today, Wednesday 4 December. The aim of the day is to make criminals live in fear of committing crime in North Yorkshire, with the knowledge that Operation Hawk will relentlessly […]

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Diesel oil thefts on the increase

North Yorkshire Police has issued a report that between the 2nd and 5th of November unknown persons entered a farm on Marton Lane near Pickering and stole 1500 litres of diesel from a tank. The Police request that if you saw or heard anything suspicious around these times to call them on 101 quoting Incident […]

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Message from PCSO Sean Simpson

I’m delighted to have been asked to contribute a column to the town blog but only plan to do this every 3 months or so. I’m sure you would rather have me out and about than sat at a desk! So first bit first then, as some of you may have read in the local […]

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Opportunity to discuss Helmsley crime figures

The joint Kirkbymoorside & Helmsley Community and Police Group Meeting, will take place on July 18th at the National Parks Meeting Room, Bondgate, Helmsley, Safer Neighbourhood Team (from 19:30 for 90 minutes). At the meeting Police representatives will be pleased to expand upon and explain the rationale behind the various performance trends indicated above, so […]

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Temporary chicanes are back in local villages

Having attended a meeting, I have learned that these traffic calming measures to slow traffic have been put in place for an experimental period of one month and that the Authorities would welcome feedback regarding their sitings, effectiveness etc. Apparently, speed measurement will be undertaken along the route during the period that the chicans are […]

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North Yorkshire Police announce new priorities for crime fight

New priorities for tackling crime in York and North Yorkshire have been announced by police and crime commissioner Julia Mulligan as new figures showed this is one of the safest places in the country. She said the Police And Crime Plan followed six weeks of consultation and properly reflected the public’s priorities. It included a […]

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Barbara Colling

Missing woman’s body found

POLICE have formally confirmed the body of a woman found on North Yorkshire moorland is that of pensioner Barbara Colling. Mrs Colling, 68, from Helmsley, had been missing since January 28, sparking a huge search effort supported by hundreds of volunteers in the area around the town. North Yorkshire Police confirmed that a body had […]

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Warning Bells to ring against purse thieves

Safer Ryedale have funded the purchase of purse bells that are been given to the elderly and vulnerable to reduce purse thefts. People will be able to attach a pair of small bells to the zip of their purse, if anyone tries to grab the purse the owner and people nearby are immediately alerted by […]

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