North Yorkshire Police

Woman missing following a coach trip to York

Now found – 8 Feb 22 at 21:15 North Yorkshire Police are currently searching in York city centre for a 70-year-old lady who got off a coach this morning but failed to return to it. Orlan has visited York for the day on a coach trip, she was due to return to the coach at 2pm this afternoon but didn’t arrive. The last confirmed sighting of Orlan was at 12pm this lunchtime (Thursday 08 February 2024) on Parliament Street outside Marks and Spencers. Footage shows that she then crossed the road onto Picadilly. Orlan who is from Bristol suffers with
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Sheep theft from Greenhow area

29 sheep were stolen from the Greenhow area,  land adjacent to Duck Street Lane between Tuesday 10 October 2023 and Sunday 22 October 2023. Officers are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, they are appealing for information about any wagons or farm vehicles with a trailer that have been seen acting suspicious in the area. Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and ask for Dave Mackay. You can also email David.mackay@northyorkshire.police.uk If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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MP’s call for calm amid reported rise in antisemitism

Local MP Andrew Jones has called for ‘calm, tolerance and respect’ across our community following reports in the capital of a rise in antisemitic activities. Jewish groups and the police have reported a significant rise in incidents since the terrorist attacks in Israel and the ongoing response from the Israeli Government. Mr Jones commented: I must start by being unequivocal in my condemnation of the barbaric attacks by Hamas. The reports I have read show a level of brutality deliberately targeted at innocent civilians unlike that which any of us could imagine. Kidnapping civilians, including babies and children, to use
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Our County Councillors and the Harrogate Area Committee, what’s going wrong ?

There needs to be a conversation around the Harrogate area councillors, and their Area Committee meeting, specifically what is it doing for the people of the Harrogate area. The Harrogate Area Committee took place on 14 September 2023, and they met in-person at the Harrogate Civic Centre. The first thing to note with the Area Committee wis that there wasn’t any agenda items where the committee had the final say on a decision. That means that any discussion that followed with a vote, only really represented the consensus view of the group, and would be taken into consideration by a
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Knaresborough Remembrance Sunday Parade at risk as Police withdraw Traffic Management support

The Knaresborough Branch of the Royal British Legion has been rocked to the core on receipt of a letter from the assistant Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police informing the Branch that North Yorkshire Police will no longer provide the Traffic Management function for Knaresborough’s Remembrance Day Parade on Remembrance Sundays as the force needs to make sure Police resources remain focused on tackling crime and anti-social behaviour. This immediately puts this year’s Remembrance Day Parade’s at risk of being cancelled and future ones not happening too. Speaking for the Knaresborough Branch of the Royal British Legion, vice-chair Dave Houlgate Harrogate Informer …


18-year-old Harrogate man sentenced for making and distributing indecent images of children

An 18-year-old man from Harrogate, that has moved to Ely, has been sentenced to 18 months for making, possessing and distributing indecent images and stalking. Dylan Paul Ansell appeared at York Crown Court and was sentenced to 18 months at a young offenders institute for making and distributing indecent images of children and possession of extreme pornography and a prohibited image. He was also handed a ten year sexual harm order, ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years and given a 5 year restraining order. Ansell, now of Camping Close, Haddenham, Ely, formerly of Harrogate, answered no Harrogate Informer …


Man knocked unconscious at the Foundry Project in Harrogate

Police in Harrogate have issued CCTV images of two men they would like to speak after a man was knocked unconscious. It happened at the Foundry Project on the night of 11 March 2023. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and later discharged. Officers are appealing to anyone who can help identify the men in the image, including one who was wearing a distinctive white hat, as they believe they will have information that could assist the investigation. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should email stephen.Mangham@northyorkshire.police.uk You can also call North Yorkshire Police on 101, Harrogate Informer …


“Save a life and call it in” – Christmas drink and drug drive campaign

“Save a life and call it in” is the plea to members of the public this Christmas. The York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership are asking people to call out anyone who is behind the wheel when under the influence of drink or drugs, by dialling 999. From 1 December 2022, North Yorkshire Police’s drink and drug drive campaign will see officers patrolling the county in marked and unmarked police vehicles in a bid to ensure that those who put their own lives and other road users lives at risk are caught and prosecuted. Police are also keen to Harrogate Informer …