North Yorkshire Police – public view
Although North Yorkshire Police commented on the latest crime figures published by ONS, they didn’t’ respond to the public perception figures published at the same time.
69.8% of residents said that they thought that North Yorkshire Police were doing an excellent or good job. This compared to an average for England and Wales of 61.9%. North Yorkshire didn’t achieve the highest rating though with forces like Dorset, Thames Valley, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Norfolk rated more highly.
Asked whether North Yorkshire Police dealt with local concerns, 64.9% of residents agreed. The national average was 61.5%. Eight other forces were rated more highly than North Yorkshire.
The detailed crime stats for York only, covering a 12 month rolling period, are reproduced in the table. Full data can be found by clicking here
York police step up the fight against burglars
Police in the north of York have launched a new high-visibility operation to protect property and deter burglars.
As part of Operation Joypad, officers from the York North Safer Neighbourhood Team are carrying out high-visibility patrols and physically checking properties to ensure they are secure. The operation is also strongly supported by Special Constables, volunteer police officers with full police powers who give up their own time to protect their communities.
Information appeal following rape near Dunnington
North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a rape that occurred two weeks ago today near York.
The incident occurred in a layby on the A1079 near Dunnington, on the night of Wednesday 1 July.
The victim, a woman in her forties, was attacked in her car whilst sleeping, by a man who is believed to be a lorry driver. The man is described as white, aged about 55 years old, 5ft 10ins tall, of proportionate build and with blond or light hair. He is described as having a tattoo on his upper left arm, possibly an anchor. The vehicle he was believed to have been driving is described as a large lorry similar to an HGV, cream or white in colour, with red lettering on the side including the letters ‘D’, ‘E’.
Bicycle theft – York city centre
North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a cycle theft that occurred in York city centre.
It happened outside of Sainsburys, Piccadilly, York, at 3.15pm on 3 April 2015 and involved a man wearing a grey hooded top and jeans. A black coloured Specialized Jinx ladies bicycle was stolen which had lime green detailing.
We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
Appeal following collision on The Mount
North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a minor collision that occurred on The Mount in York.
It happened at approximately 5.20pm on 29 May 2015, and involved a cyclist and a dark-coloured soft top type vehicle.
The cyclist received minor injuries after the vehicle collided with her whilst she was waiting to turn right at the junction.
Unfortunately the driver of the vehicle failed to stop.
Damage to First Bus York
North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses after the First York #1 bus service from New Earswick to Wigginton was attacked by two youths. Damage was subsequently caused to a window of the bus and a replacement service had to be called.
The incident occurred when the bus was parked on Haxby Road, York, near the Lime Tree Avenue junction on Sunday 31st May 2015 at 2230 hours.
We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident
Police seek driver of Citroen Saxo involved in traffic collision on Cornlands Road
North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information about a minor collision that occurred on Cornlands Road in York.
It happened around 1pm on 13/06/15 and involved a black, sporty-looking Citroen Saxo, the driver of which is yet to be identified. The vehicle collided with a six-year-old boy on Cornlands Road in York, knocking him off his bike.
The boy sustained minor injuries in the collision. Although the driver stopped at the scene of the collision and spoke to the boy’s father, they did not leave any contact information.