Police warning as van drivers targeted by criminals in west York

VAN OWNERS

Vans are being targeted on our patch over the last week with 9 being broken into west York police advise. Try reversing up to your garage so you block the back doors and your garages. Also, remove all tools & valuables from your van at night. Report suspicious activity immediately.

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Witness appeal after York burglary

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a sneak-in burglary in York.

Sometime between 7pm and 7.20pm on Thursday 26 December 2013, thieves entered a shared house on Watson Terrace, in Holgate, through an insecure patio door and took a television and a Play Station 3 games console.

More http://www.northyorkshire.police.uk/12721

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Designer clothing stolen in York – can you help?

York police have released a CCTV image of two suspects after a theft of designer clothing from one of the city’s shopping centres.

It occurred at around 1.30pm on Sunday 22 December 2013, from the Hugo Boss store at McArthurGlen.

More http://www.northyorkshire.police.uk/12720

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Police urge festive fun not drunken disorder this new year

North Yorkshire Police is hoping for a happy and enjoyable New Year’s Eve this year and wish the people of York and North Yorkshire a safe and peaceful 2014.

More http://www.northyorkshire.police.uk/12717

Back lanes in Bishopthorpe Road area to be “gated”

Back lane gate locations. click for larger plan

Back lane gate locations. click for larger plan

The Council has agreed to put security gates on the following back alleys

  • Millfield Road/Thorpe Street
  • Thorpe Street/Russell Street
  • Russell Street/Scott Street
  • Scott Street/Nunmill Street

The change means that refuse will in future be collected from the front of properties.

The proposals were controversial but objections were overuled last week by the Cabinet member (Cllr Merrett)

The plan is expected to cost around £18,000 to implement and should improve security for properties backing onto the lanes involved.

The Nunmill Street/Bishopthorpe Road alleyway will remain open.

York’s Youth Offending Team scoops national award

York’s Youth Offending Team has scooped a national award for its work with high risk and complex young people with mental health issues.

The team received a ‘good design’ award from the Youth Justice Board for its ‘Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service model’, which outlines how the Youth Offending Team and its partners can assess and support high risk young people with complex mental health needs.

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