Police appeal for information after alleged dangerous driving incident on Cornlands Road

The incident happened on Cornlands Road near to the junction with Askham Lane in York, shortly after 8.30pm on Tuesday 21 July 2020 when a silver Vauxhall Astra was seen to be driving in a dangerous manner.

A man was arrested and released on bail following this incident and lines of inquiry are ongoing. Police are wishing to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have any information which could help the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC41 ELLISON. You can also email 000041@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12200124809.

Coronavirus York updates; 12th July 2020

Deaths and test results

The government has issued revised statistics for the daily number of positive test results recorded in the City. The revised figures show that there were 3 confirmed cases last Wednesday. Another has been added to the Friday total. This brings the cumulative total of confirmed cases in the City to 908

Council publishes information including track and trace data

The York Council has published background papers for a meeting taking place tomorrow (Monday) which give the first local indications of the success of the “”track and trace” programme.

The papers say that 54 CYC residents with a positive test have been engaged since the end of May and 60 ‘contacts’ have been identified and traced.

Residents will hope that weekly updates will now be published as a minimum.

We know the number of positive test results.

We now need to understand how many contacts have been identified for each case and how many were successfully spoken to.


One of the sanitiser stations in York City centre has been vandalised. Stupidity on so many levels

Appeal following theft at Lidl Thanet Road store

Police have issued CCTV of a man they would like to speak to following a theft in Acomb, York.

The incident happened at Lidl, Thanet Road on 25 May 2020.

Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the person in the images as it is believed they could  have information which will help the investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC209 Lewis or email Kira.Lewis@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12200087032 when passing on information.

Contact details:Kira Lewis – #0209 Kira.Lewis@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 101 Incident reference:12200087032

Crime increasing in York

Crime levels in York gradually increased during the lock-down period.  The latest figures cover the period up to the end of May.

Police UK stats

Those for “York Outer”, which excludes the City centre, revealed that 1689 crimes were reported during May.

This was a 12 month high.

Crime levels in the City centre fell significantly during the same period.  Despite this, during May, the Guildhall ward had the 19th highest crime incidence of any unitary authority ward across England & Wales

 In total 1849 crimes were recorded within the York Council area during May.  

Over half the reports involved anti-social behaviour.  There were also significant numbers of complaints about violence/sexual offences suggesting that social isolation might have adversely impacted on the domestic violence numbers.

Lock-down eased during June so observers will be watching carefully to see whether the crime trend continues.

Woman arrested in connection with attack on man and dog on Hob Moor

A woman has been arrested in connection with an attack on a man and his dog on Hob Moor in York yesterday.

North Yorkshire Police officers arrested the 51-year-old woman at an address in York at 2.25pm this afternoon.

She was arrested on suspicion of racially-aggravated assault and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, in connection with the incident on the evening of Tuesday 9 June 2020.

She was further arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and possession of class B drugs.

She remains in custody at this time, while police enquiries continue.

Video footage of the incident had been circulated on social media. A number of members of the public contacted North Yorkshire Police with information about the incident.

So are vehicle speeds getting higher on York’s streets?

Much reduced traffic volumes have resulted in some claims that vehicle speeds have increased. Yesterday figures emerged which suggested that a small number of drivers on major roads like the A64 were exceeding the prevailing speed limit. Camera vans had caught 137 speeders during a 2 week period.

More anecdotal evidence suggests that quieter sub-urban and rural roads have encouraged more considerate driving behaviours.

The latest speed check results do suggest that most drivers – before the lockdown – were respecting the prevailing speed limit.

Checks are undertaken by the Fire service which uses equipment which records the speeds 24/7 on particular section of road. The deployment of he equipment is prompted by complaints. Details can be found on this web site (click)

Priority is given to locations with a high accident record. A report is published giving both the mean recorded speed and the speed the limit that 85% of drivers observe.

A decision is then made as to whether any further action is required. This might take the form of enforcement, engineering works or the use of community speed watch equipment.

47 Roads in York have been checked over the last year.

The most striking result is that there  is a high level of compliance with the speed limit on most roads in and around the City.

There are exceptions with the 20 mph limit in Heslington Lane in Fulford seeing (85%ile) speeds of between 25 and 28 mph. A similar picture on New Lane in Holgate where speeds of between 24 and 28 mph were recorded in the 20 mph zone. Sandy Lane in Stockton on Forest saw speeds of 38/39 mph within the 30 mph limit.

No details of any checks made since the lockdown restrictions were imposed, have been published.

The next roads due to be checked are

  • Corban Lane, Wigginton;
  • Moorlands Road, Skelton;
  • Manor Lane, York;
  • Ryecroft Avenue, Woodthorpe;
  • Station Road, Haxby;
  • A1036 Sim Balk Lane;
  • The Village, Haxby and
  • the A166 near Murton Lane.

Camera vans catch 135 speeders near York

North Yorkshire Police safety (speed) vans caught 135 motorists speeding on roads near York in April.

The majority of the offenders were detected on the A64.

Most of the offenders have been referred for speed awareness courses although 8 face a court appearance for more serious violations

The figures for the period between 8th – 23rd April are detailed on the police web site (click)

In addition to speeding offences, 6 drivers were found not to be wearing seat belts.

The figures also reveal that the vans have not been used to check vehicle speeds in the urban area.

This may prove to be a controversial use of resources as “reassurance checks” in residential areas have been promised by Chief Constables in the past.

Safety camera van results 8th -22nd April 2020

CCTV appeal following a fraud on Gale Lane

Police have issued CCTV of a woman they would like to speak to following a fraud in York.

It happened at the McColl’s shop on Gale Lane, Acomb. A woman picked up a bank card from the shop counter and then used the card to make fraudulent payment.

It happened on the afternoon of February 1 and the investigation has so far been unable to identify the woman pictured by CCTV.

Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the person in the images as they believe they will have information that will help the investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Philip Kennedy or email Philip.kennedy@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote reference number 12200018475. Contact details:Phil Kennedy – #1390
Philip.kennedy@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 101Incident reference:12200018475

Police act on anti social behaviour in west York

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Over the past few nights while we have been patrolling, we have come across a number of groups of young people congregating in our local communities and ignoring the Government’s advice to stay at home. Sadly our Force Control Room has also received calls reporting anti-social behaviour (ASB) in our local area.

This week our Assistant Chief Constable appealed to parents and carers to ensure their teenage children understand the risk the COVID-19 virus poses and encourage them to stay indoors. You can read his message here – https://bit.ly/3ahVIx2

The Government has made it clear that staying at home is one of the main ways we can stop the virus from spreading, so there should be no young people out on the streets.

We will continue to carry out our patrols and if we come across any anti-social behaviour or groups of young people in the area, we’ll be advising them to go home. We’ll also be using our ‘Be Informed’ text message service to inform local residents of the situation.

‘Be informed’ is a scheme designed to inform parents and carers, of any anti-social behaviour in the local neighbourhood that officers are attending. If their children are out at the time, parents and carers can then use this text as a trigger to contact their children, check their whereabouts and ask them to come home.

The ‘Be informed’ scheme is easy to join. All you need to do is email your mobile phone number and the name of the area you live in to Beinformed@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk – by emailing these details you are giving your consent to join the scheme.

To read more about the scheme you can visit the North Yorkshire Police website – https://bit.ly/39lcWbg

Be informed is delivered through North Yorkshire Community Messenger. For further information on what we do with your personal data, please visit www.northyorkshirecommunitymessaging.org

You may withdraw your consent to the service at any time by emailing Beinformed@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk and request to unsubscribe from the messaging service.


Police reveal Acomb crime attempt involving elderly lady

Last night in Acomb two females forced their way into a vulnerable ladies home (she’s in her 80s), they rifled through her house, then sat her down and made her a cuppa and tried to pressurise her into giving them some money so they could go to the shop for her.

After we received this report we quickly identified the offenders and they were arrested less than an hour later. They were taken to custody for a variety of offences.


Please contact us if you or anyone you know have experienced anything similar. Job ref 440 of 24/03. Thanku and stay safe 😀 York North Police