York Policing update

Vital witnesses to York pasty shop burglary urged to come forward

Detectives investigating a burglary at a shop in York city centre are appealing for some potentially vital witnesses to come forward.

Sometime between 5.50am and 6am on Tuesday 18 February 2014, thieves broke into the Cornish Pasty Bakery on Colliergate and stole a safe containing a quantity of cash.

Following extensive enquiries officers have established that the suspects were loitering outside the shop prior to the incident.

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York police hunt tyre slasher

slashed tyreYork police are investigating a spate of tyre slashing in the city and are appealing for help from the public to trace the suspect.

Between 14 and 17 February 2014, the tyres on eight vehicles were slashed at various locations.

The vehicles include a Ford Fiesta parked on Clifford Street, a Volkswagen Bora parked on Victor Street, a Nissan Micra and Ford Focus both parked in All Saints Comprehensive School car park, a Volkswagen Passat parked in Buckingham Street, a Toyota Avensis parked in East Mount Road, and a Ford Ka and Toyota Yaris both parked in Lower Friargate.

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Mobile safety camera routes week commencing 12 February 2014

Below are the enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 12 February 2014.

Safety camera van

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.

All safety camera locations are published on the force website along with an explanation of the various route types.

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York College held responsible for death of Lydia Bishop

The jury cleared nursery worker Sophee Readhead of manslaughter by gross negligence and a further health and safety charge.

York College has been found guilty of health and safety failings which led to the death of a three-year-old girl at their on-site nursery.

The College was found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday 6 February 2014 after a trial lasting three weeks, of failing to ensure people not in their employment are not exposed to a risk to their health and safety.

The College is due to be sentenced on Friday 14 February 2014.

Lydia tragically died during her first full day at York College Nursery on 17 September 2013, after a rope attached to a slide became entangled around her neck.

York crime update

Witness appeal after schoolgirl suffers minor injuries in Acomb assault

York police are appealing for information after a schoolgirl was physically assaulted in the city.

It occurred at around 3.45pm on Friday 31 January 2014, as she walked along Viking Road, Acomb, close to the junction for Jute Road. More

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Appeal after man seriously injured in Wigginton crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured in a road collision on the B1363 Sutton Road in Wigginton near York on Friday 31 January 2014.

The collision occurred near to a property called The Oaks at around 5pm and involved a black Ford Fiesta travelling towards York and a white van travelling in the opposite direction. More

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Mobile safety camera routes week commencing 5 February 2014

Below are the enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 5 February 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. More

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Search goes on for missing York student

Police officers searching for Megan Roberts are carrying out riverside patrols along the River Ouse.

Search goes on for missing York student

Police officers searching for Megan Roberts are carrying out riverside patrols along the River Ouse. More

 

Policing to cost 2% more?

The Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan is consulting on a plan to increase the bill for crime control by 1.99%.

That is the maximum allowed by the government without support from taxpayers.

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She says that the increase is necessary to retain the present number of police officers (although separately the Chief Constable has claimed that crime levels in the City are continuing to reduce).

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Separately the Commissioner has cancelled attendance at a meeting in York scheduled for 10th February when she was to have attended a “scrutiny” meeting at West Offices.

Concerns remain in York about the high levels of social crime in parts of the City.

Recent media reports have concentrated on late night noise and alcohol fuelled anti social behaviour problems particularly in the City centre.

These are areas where the York Council and Police Commissioner should be working together to effect improvements.

The Crime Commissioner is currently not planning to hold any “surgeries” in York before the end of March.