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.

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Police investigate Strensall motorbike theft

Police in York are appealing for the public’s help after the theft of a motorbike near the city.

Incident 2

It occurred between 9.30pm on Saturday 8 March and 5.30am on Sunday 9 March 2014, from the driveway of a house on Toby Court, Strensall, where it had been securely chained up.

The Honda VTR SP1 is orange and purple with the registration number W407RNF.

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Custom motorbike stolen in York – can you help locate it?

York police have issued images of a stolen motorbike as they appeal for the public’s help to trace it.

It was taken between 12noon on Saturday 8 March and 1pm on Sunday 9 March 2014, from Huntington Road, where had been secured with a chain.

The Suzuki SJ has black custom paintwork with orange wheels.

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Police investigate York sculpture theft

York police are appealing for information about a theft of a sculpture in the city.

It was stolen between 3pm and 4pm on Sunday 2 March 2014, from the Whitewall Gallery, Davygate.

The limited edition sculpture of a boat measures 9in by 12in, and is valued at £300.

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Nine suspects being questioned after Operation Hawk arrests

Police have made nine arrests as Operation Hawk’s crackdown on travelling criminals continues to have an impact.

Incident

Officers on Operation Hawk patrol stopped a Ford Transit van travelling southbound on the A1(M) near Boroughbridge at around 5.30pm on Wednesday 12 March 2014.

During a search of the vehicle officers found a large container containing what is believed to be stolen diesel.

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Mobile safety camera routes week commencing 12 March 2014

Below are the enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 12 March 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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Now dumping added to Foxwood empty home blight

A traffic sign and bin bags have been dumped outside 9 Bradley Drive.

9 Bradley Drive

9 Bradley Drive

The property has been empty for about 6 years. The Council was on the brink of gaining possession of the problem property – whose owner has absconded – in 2011 but the initiative was abandoned by the new Labour Council.

Two years later they did restart proceedings but little progress has been made and the building remains a target for vandals.

The Council has failed to improve the eyesore.

York crime and policing update

Mobile safety camera routes week commencing 05 March 2014

Below are the enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 05 March 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.

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Concern grows for missing York man

Police in York are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing man from the city.

Ben Clarkson, 22, has not been seen since 3.30am on Sunday 2 March 2014, outside Fibbers Nightclub, Stonebow.

When Ben was last seen he was wearing dark skinny jeans, a grey t-shirt with an Eiifel Tower logo on the front and dark pumps with white trim and white toe caps.

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Police investigate York riverside sexual assault – enquiries continue

Detectives in York are continuing their appeal for information after a serious sexual assault in the city.

Incident

The incident occurred on the steps near Skeldergate Bridge just after 1.30am on Monday 3 March 2014, when a local woman, in her early twenties, was subjected to a serious sexual assault by an unknown man.

A 23-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident on Monday 3 March 2014, has now been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

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Scheme to help protect domestic violence victims extended across North Yorkshire and the City of York

A national scheme to help protect domestic violence victims will begin across North Yorkshire and the City of York from 8 March 2014.

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The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) also known as ‘Clare’s Law’, introduces recognised and consistent procedures for police to consider the disclosure of information to relevant parties. This could be the partner of a violent individual or concerned third parties such as relatives or friends – whoever is best placed to protect a victim or potential victim.

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Image of York theft suspect released

Police have released an image of a man they would like to trace in connection with the theft of three sat-navs from an electrical store in York.

On 14 October 2013, three Tom Toms were taken from a shelf in Maplin Electronics on Hurricane Way at Clifton Moor.

Officers are appealing to anyone who recognises the man from the image to contact them with information.

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