Appeal to trace silver 4 x 4 following Carr Lane Acomb collision


York police are appealing for the occupants of a silver 4 x 4 vehicle to contact them following a collision in Carr Lane, Acomb.

 They are also appealing for witnesses to the collision and to anyone who knows of such vehicle which has recently sustained damage.

The collision occurred at around 1.30pm today (Friday 23 May 2014) when the silver vehicle collided with two parked cars, a silver Citroen and a grey Ford Mondeo, causing damage to both.


Proposal to restrict public rights over five alleyways in Micklegate Ward, York using Gating Order Legislation.

In order to help prevent crime and anti-social behaviour, following consultation,  the York Council is considering making operative Gating Orders for

  • Millfield Road/Thorpe Street,
  • Thorpe Street / Russell Street,
  • Russell Street/ Scott Street,
  • Scott Street/ Nunmill Street and making a draft Gating Order for the alleyway between
  • Nunmill Street / Bishopthorpe Road.

More details click here

York police opinion survey and speed camera locations

Chief Constable Dave Jones and Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire are currently seeking the public’s views on safety cameras and speeding. Members of the public are invited to complete the on online survey which can be found by clicking here .

The survey does have a question on 20 mph speed limits

Enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 21 May 2014.

Safety camera van The mobile safety cameras will be in operation at the following sites at various times over the coming week. Cameras will not be in use all day, every day. The locations were accurate when this news release was produced.

You can now view the results of the safety camera enforcement activity on our website. Up to date data for the previous week is uploaded every Tuesday which can be interrogated by route and date ranges.
Deployment and results

Due to operating constraints, our mobile safety camera locations may change without prior warning.

  • A1237 Monks Cross, York
  • A64 eastbound Tadcaster by-pass
  • A64 westbound Tadcaster by-pass
  • Skipwith Road, Escrick
  • Brayton Lane, Brayton, Selby
  • Millfield Road, Chapel Haddlesey
  • A63 Cliffe
  • A19 Burn
  • A162 Sherburn by-pass
  • A64 eastbound, Islington, Tadcaster
  • A64 westbound Street Houses, Bilborough
  • A64 westbound Wharfe Bridge, Tadcaster
  • B1228 Dunnington Lodge, Elvington
  • Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York
  • Strensall Road, Huntington, York
  • Church Lane, Wheldrake
  • Millfield lane, Poppleton, York
  • Greenshaw Drive, Haxby
  • A64 eastbound, Heslington, York
  • A64 westbound, Heslington, York
  • (more…)

    Urgent appeal as bogus caller targets elderly Chapelfields man

    sneak thief

    York police have issued an urgent appeal and warning following a distraction burglary in York yesterday (Tuesday 20 May).

    At around 11.30am, a man called at the home of a man in his 80s in Bramham Avenue, claiming he was from the “waterboard” and needed to check his taps.

    He got the elderly resident to turn on his kitchen taps and empty a basin of water into a drain outside.

    During this time, the suspect searched the victim’s house and stole an amount of cash.

    The suspect is described as white, aged in his late 20s to early 30s with a tanned complexion, and a small dark moustache. He was around 6ft tall and of very slim build, He was wearing a dark coloured baseball cap, and dark coloured short sleeved shirt, trousers and shoes.

    Police have issued the following appeal to members of the public to contact them if;

    • They have seen a man matching his description in the area
    • They believe the suspect has called at their house
    • Anyone who has seen any suspicious vehicles in the area
    • Anyone who recognises the suspect from the description


    Police investigate Acomb assault

    York police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted near Askham Lane.

    It occurred at around 7pm on Tuesday 13 May 2014, on The Green where it meets Askham Lane, Acomb, involving a car driver and a pedestrian.

    As a result of the incident the pedestrian, a 62-year-old York man, suffered a cut to his head as well as cuts and bruising to one of his hands.

    A 42-year-old man from York who was arrested in connection with the incident has been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

    PC Chris Storey, of York Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you witnessed the incident taking place, I urge you to contact the police straight away as you may have information which could progress my investigation.”

    Anyone who can assist officers with this enquiry should contact York police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Chris Storey.

    Alternatively, information can be emailed to

    York crime and policing update

    York police issue urgent appeal to find missing man

    York police have issued an urgent appeal to help trace a York man who has gone missing from his home in the Heworth area.

    41-year-old Mandeep Ahluwalia was last seen by his mother in the city on the afternoon of Friday 16 May 2014 and has not been seen or heard from since.

    He also left leaving his car, bank cards and mobile phone behind.


    #AskTheChief webchat: your chance to quiz the Chief Constable

    North Yorkshire Police’s Chief Constable Dave Jones is hosting a live webchat to give residents the opportunity to ask any questions about crime and anti-social behaviour in their communities.

    Mr Jones will be online between 5pm and 6pm on Monday 19 May 2014.

    To join the latest webchat visit

    You can also set yourself an email reminder in advance so you don’t miss it.

    Residents who are unable to take part in the live webchat are encouraged to send their questions to the Chief Constable in advance via the North Yorkshire Police Twitter account @NYorksPolice, using the hashtag #AskTheChief, or the Facebook page

    He would like to discuss people’s experiences with North Yorkshire Police and to hear suggestions about how the policing service in the county can be further improved.

    Mr Jones said: “As Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, I believe it is important for me to engage with our communities and find out their concerns.

    “This will my fourth webchat of 2014. I have found that they are a valuable way of receiving feedback from residents, helping me to understand the issues which are important to them so that we can improve the service we offer.

    “I look forward to answering as many of your questions as possible between 5pm and 6pm on Monday, so please try and join me online.”


    York crime and policing update

    Chapelfields gets PCSO again

    A new PCSO (Chris Simpson) has been appointed in to operate in the Chapelfields estate. There had been a few complaints about lack of policing profile in the estate over recent months.

    During the time that the Acomb Police Station is being renovated, staff and volunteers will be using Sanderson House on Bramham Road as a base.

    The volunteer front counter enquiry services will be available at Sanderson Court Community Centre at the following times:

    • Monday: 10am to noon;
    • Tuesday: 2pm to 4pm;
    • Wednesday: 6pm to 8pm;
    • Thursday: 6pm to 8pm;
    • Friday: 2pm to 4pm;
    • Saturday: 10am to noon; Sunday: Closed

     Police appeal after car damaged in Clifton Moor, York

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was damaged at Clifton Moor in York.

    The car, a red Ford Puma, was parked up at B&M on Stirling Road when it sustained damaged to the passenger side after being hit by another vehicle.


    Magazine theft suspect sought by police

    York police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a number of magazine thefts from a shop in the city centre.

    Over the past few weeks cycling and fishing magazines have been taken from WH Smith on Coney Street.

    Officers are investigating the thefts and are urging anyone who recognises the man in the images to contact them with information


    York crime update

    Mobile safety camera routes week commencing 30 April 2014

    Below are the enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 30 April 2014.

    The safety cameras are now more visible then ever before with each of the three vehicles bearing the same hi-vis livery as North Yorkshire Police’s marked vehicle fleet.


    Disabled busker racially abused in York city centre

    York police are appealing for witnesses after a disabled man was racially abused in the city centre.

    The victim, an eastern European man aged in his mid to late 20’s who has no legs, was sitting on his skateboard busking on Coney Street when he was approached by a man at around 12pm on Saturday 26 April 2014.


    Poster campaign alerts drivers to cycle safety

    A poster and billboard campaign has begun across North Yorkshire urging motorists to drive with the safety of pedal and motor cyclists in mind.

    The county council, along with North Yorkshire Police, have launched a new ‘Think! Bike campaign with posters and hoardings displayed in urban areas and along popular cycling and motorbike routes. The first billboard went up in Harrogate this week.

    With more cyclists expected to take to the county’s roads in the run-up to the Tour de France, the county council’s road safety team in partnership with the police are running a cyclist and biker awareness campaign aimed at motorists in an attempt to reduce the number of casualties. The purpose is to get motorists to drive with consideration for other road users, especially before turning or changing direction.