North Yorkshire Police

Missing 85-year-old Ripon man

Police in Ripon are currently searching for missing 85-year-old Gino Francioli. Gino was last seen on Bridge View Road earlier this afternoon (Sunday 7 August) and officers are becoming very concerned for his safety. He is described as tall with white hair and was wearing a black coat and possibly carrying a blue rucksack. Anyone who has seen Gino is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 with any information, or call 999 if you have an immediate sighting of Gino. Incident 375 of 7 August. Harrogate Informer…


Attempted murder – Scarborough man sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment

Victim received emergency treatment from police officers who rushed her to hospital following the “extremely brutal and frightening attack” A Scarborough man has been jailed for 16 years and given an extended licence of four years, for the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend. Jack Darrion Sutton, aged 23, of Mount View Avenue, was sentenced at York Crown Court today (Tuesday 19 April 2022) after pleading guilty to the offence which he carried out on Londesborough Road at around 11.30pm on Friday 10 December last year. Sutton admitted stabbing the 23-year-old woman multiple times on her face, arms and chest during Harrogate Informer…


Sheep worrying incident near near Beaver Dyke Reservoirs

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information about an incident of livestock worrying which took place near Harrogate on Thursday 24 March 2022. At around 2.50pm witnesses reported seeing a dalmatian dog, believed to be called Mabel, chase after three ewes on land adjacent to a public footpath below the ruins of John of Gaunt’s castle near Beaver Dyke Reservoirs, in an area known as Haverah Park about 7km west of Harrogate. A second, medium sized, black dog, thought to be called Parker also joined in the chase. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area Harrogate Informer…


North Yorkshire Police publish a strategy to tackle violence against women and girls

North Yorkshire Police has published its strategy to tackle the issue of violence against women and girls. The document is entitled: “Helping women and girls to feel safe and be safe”. Chief Constable Lisa Winward said: We are already working in line with the national policing approach to eliminating violence against women and girls but we wanted to demonstrate to the public of North Yorkshire and the City of York how we are putting this crime at the heart of what we do. This issue is already a priority for action across the force and in the coming year we Harrogate Informer…