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North Yorkshire 'safest area in the country', police force says

North Yorkshire Police has said that new national crime figures reveal the area to be the "safest place in England".

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Nationwide warning over contaminated heroin after police raid on illicit drugs laboratory in Leeds

Nationwide warning over contaminated heroin after police raid on illicit drugs laboratory in Leeds

A police raid in Leeds earlier this week targeted an illicit drugs laboratory which was believed to be producing contaminated heroin linked to a number of deaths.

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The A171 near the Flask Inn. Pic: Google.

Stinger device used in police investigation over Yorkshire vehicle thefts

A stinger device was used by police to stop a car as part of an investigation into group of men suspected of stealing thousands of pounds worth of goods from vehicles.
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Police are warning drugs users about the "deadly" batches.

Police fear dealers are 'deliberately contaminating' deadly Yorkshire heroin batches

Heroin users are again being warned about deadly batches of the drug being circulated in Yorkshire that police fear dealers are "deliberately contaminating" with substances which could be 200 times more potent.

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Update: Police arrest woman on the run who escaped from North Yorkshire prison

Update: Police arrest woman on the run who escaped from North Yorkshire prison

Police have arrested a woman who escaped from a North Yorkshire prison while serving a five year sentence.
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The police vehicles were damaged in Topcliffe Road, Thirsk.

Police vehicles damaged while officers respond to incident in North Yorkshire market town

Two police vehicles were damaged while officers attended an incident in North Yorkshire yesterday.

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More safety camera vans head out on North Yorkshire's roads as police seek to cut fatalities

More safety camera vans head out on North Yorkshire's roads as police seek to cut fatalities

Police are set to deploy six new safety camera vans in North Yorkshire in a bid to further reduce collisions, serious injuries and deaths on the county's roads.
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CCTV released of two men suspected of stealing designer perfume from Knaresborough store

CCTV images of two men have been released as police suspect they stole a number of bottles of designer perfume from a store in Knaresborough.

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At least 15,000 sheep were killed in dog attacks last year, report Sheepwatch UK.  Picture by Tony Johnson.

Police evidence bid to press for tougher livestock attack laws

A thorough examination of the laws around livestock worrying has been launched by police in order to identify how farms can be better protected against dog attacks.

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Police appeal after girl seriously sexually assaulted in Scarborough

A TEENAGER was subjected to a serious sexual assault  in Scarborough.

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COURT: Man punched victim during attack outside Harrogate bar

A man has been jailed for two years after launching an attack on two men in Harrogate.

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Video: What the new rules on using a phone at the wheel mean to you

New drivers face losing their licence the first time they are caught using a phone behind the wheel illegally.

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Craig Malton. Picture: North Yorkshire Police (s).

COURT: Man grabbed petrified teen by throat during Harrogate robbery

A man has been jailed for two years after terrifying a teenage boy during a robbery in the middle of Harrogate.

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A court heard the officer at Wetherby Young Offenders Institution had to undergo expensive dental treatment following the attack.

Teen attacked officer in cell at Wetherby young offenders institution

A teenager who carried out a violent attack on an officer in his cell at a young offenders institution has been returned to custody for 18 months.

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Police are investigating after a buzzard was shot and killed in North Yorkshire

Buzzard shot and killed at North Yorkshire beauty spot

POLICE are appealing for information after a buzzard was shot and killed at a North Yorkshire beauty spot.

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Police in Skipton want to speak to this man in connection with a fraud investigation

Police seek man in connection with Skipton cheque fraud

POLICE in Skipton have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to  in connection with a fraud investigation.

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You're most likely to drink drive if you work in one of these professions

You're most likely to drink drive if you work in one of these professions

Construction workers are at high risk of being caught drink driving, according to new research.

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The changes threaten the whole newspaper industry, not just the national press

Here's how you can help to defend a free British media

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Scammers applying for fake mortgages on empty homes in Yorkshire

Scammers applying for fake mortgages on empty homes in Yorkshire

A criminal gang is carrying out an elaborate property scam by targeting unsuspecting Yorkshire home owners.

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James Benaddi, 19, leaves York Magistrates' Court with his mother, Janette. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Teenage son of Yorkshire Rows skipper Janette Benaddi is banned for drink driving

THE SON of one of the Yorkshire women who rowed across the Atlantic last year has been banned for drink driving, after being found over the limit after his work Christmas party.

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