York Police credit card scam warning

Police are warning members of the public not to give their bank card personal identification number (PIN) to anyone after bogus bank officials have stolen thousands of pounds by tricking customers into handing over their PIN.

The suspects have stolen their victims’ purses by sneaking into staff rooms, typically in health centres or care homes. They then ring the victim up at their place of work, pretending to be from their bank, claiming that they have been a victim of theft.

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York Police update

Police appeal for witnesses after Marygate car park incident

York police are offering reassurance and appealing for information after two suspicious incidents in the city.

Incident 3

They occurred at around 5pm on Monday 7 April 2014, in the area of Marygate car park when two men claimed to be police officers.

They approached a woman and held her by the arm and told her that she was under arrest. When they were challenged by a passing member of the public, they let her go and headed towards Bootham. At around the same time the men approached a man and again claimed to be police officers.

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Cyclist attacked in York

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was assaulted in York.

Incident 4

The victim, a 28-year-old local man, was cycling along Malton Road towards the junction with Muncastergate at around 8.40pm on Saturday 5 April 2014, when he spotted another cyclist coming towards him pulling wheelies.

The victim blew his horn as a warning to the other cyclist who came back and kicked his bike twice, knocking him to the ground, before riding of towards Heworth Green.

The victim suffered minor cuts in the incident.

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York speed camera locations

Mobile safety camera routes week commencing 9 April 2014

Below are the enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 9 April 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.

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

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.

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York Businesses Against Crime unite in new partnership

A new anti-crime partnership of local businesses has been established to give firms extra teeth in the fight against crime.

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York Businesses Against Crime (YBAC) will take over from Retailers Against Crime in York (RACY) as the business crime partnership for the city on Monday 7 April and rather than just one, will have two main membership groups: retailers and businesses involved in the night time economy.

The new organisation is being supported by the Association of Business Crime Partnerships (ABCP) to establish best working practices, and it will be overseen by a Board of Management comprising representatives from the retail sector and business generally.

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Mobile safety (speed) camera sites York and North Yorkshire week commencing 19 March 2014

Below are the enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 19 March 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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
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Police investigate Acomb Green Lane bus stop assault

York police are appealing for information after an assault in the city.

Incident

It occurred at around 10.25am on Sunday 16 March 2014, at a bus stop on Green Lane, Acomb, involving the 56-year-old driver of the bus and a man who had been a passenger, when the man tried to get back onto the bus.

As a result of the incident the victim suffered a bite injury to his back and a black eye. He received treatment at York District Hospital.

The suspect, who boarded the bus outside York Railway Station, is described as a white man, aged in his late teens or early twenties, around 5ft 10in to 5ft 11in tall, with a slim build and short dark hair. At the time he was wearing a dark blue top and jeans, with gold trim around the back pockets. He was carrying a purple JD Sports bag.

PC Antony Lockey-Smith, of York Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This was a shocking and unprovoked assault, which has left the victim understandably very shaken.

“If you have any information which could help to identify the man responsible, and have not yet contacted the police, I urge you to do so straight away.”

Anyone who can assist with this investigation should contact York police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Antony Lockey-Smith. Alternatively, information can be emailed to antony.lockey-smith@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 5551111, quoting reference number 12140042071.