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Simon Nicholas WhitesideA Skipton man has been jailed for 32 months after hitting a man with a plank of wood.

Simon Nicholas Whiteside, 47, of Greenfield Street was sentenced at York Crown Court on Tuesday 7 February 2017.

On 11 August 2016, Whiteside repeatedly hit a 53-year-old man with the plank down an alleyway in Skipton. The assault resulted in face and head injuries that required hospital treatment including staples and gluing.

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Skipton Newmarket assaultPolice need help identifying a suspect after a street brawl left a teen with a broken jaw.

A CCTV image has been release in a bid to catch the attacker.

The assault happened on Newmarket Street, Skipton, at 3.45 am on Saturday 10 December 2016.

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walk bootsSouth Craven Walking 4 Health (SCW4H) have new programmes of 'health walks' for 2017.

The rambles are taking place on Monday and Thursday mornings.

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north yorkshire policeSearch parties are trying to find a walker who has been missing for four days in the Yorkshire Dales.

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information to assist them locate Kathryn Summersgill.

The 62-year-old was last seen leaving her Renault Clio in Buckden car park at 9.25am on Friday 18 November where its believed she intended to go walking in the local area.

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north yorkshire policeA suspected drink-driver who overturned his pick-up truck and tried to leave the scene of the collision has been banned from the roads for 17 months.

Richard James Rucastle, 24, from Thornton-in-Lonsdale, Ingleton, was convicted of failing to provide a specimen for analysis at Harrogate and Skipton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Rucastle crashed the blue Mitsubishi L200 near Thornton-in-Lonsdale just after midnight on 6 June 2015.

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clown 1The ‘killer clowns’ crraze has hit Skipton

North Yorkshire Police have warned pranksters to stop fooling around after a spate of colourful creeps were spotted across the county.

A vehicle had to swerve to avoid knocking down a clown who was stood in the middle of a road in Skipton, on Monday.

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north yorkshire policePolice are appealing for witnesses and information leading to the identification of the occupants of a white vehicle seen acting suspiciously in the Craven area on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

Between 11.30 am and 12.30pm on Wednesday 28 September 2016 a white hatchback, believed to be a Ford C-Max, containing a group of young men aged between 18 – 25 attempted to steal vehicles from two separate locations in the Skipton area.

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Jail for Alleyway Plank Attacker

08 February 2017
Jail for Alleyway Plank Attacker

A Skipton man has been jailed for 32 months after hitting a man with a plank of wood. Simon Nicholas Whiteside, 47, of Greenfield Street was sentenced at York Crown...

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