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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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LothersdalePolice are appealing for information after a number of distinctive items were stolen from a property in Lothersdale.

The incident happened between 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Thursday 1 September 2016, when offenders entered a detached house on Lothersdale Road and stole a number of distinctive items.

If anyone saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident or has any information about the stolen property then please contact police.

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north yorkshire policeArmed raiders who threatened a Gargrave householder during a terrifying break-in are being hunted by police.

Detectives are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in which the man was threatened with weapons.

The incident was reported at around 9.50pm on the night of Thursday 25 August 2016 after two men called at a property on Skipton Road.

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north yorkshire policeFollowing the fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the A682 at Nappa, between Gisburn & Long Preston at 7pm on Tuesday 21 June 2016, police are now in a position to name the motorcyclist who died. He was Peter Johnston, 44 years, an engineer from the Manchester area.

Mr Johnston was the second of two motorcyclists travelling towards Long Preston when he came off the road to the left hand side, colliding with a crash barrier and trees, near to Hayber Farm.

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Thomas WallacePolice are now in a position to identify the motorcyclist who sadly died on the A682 near Long Preston on Saturday 23 April 2016.

He is 47-year-old Thomas Wallace from Preston, Lancs.

Mr Wallace was riding his white Suzuki GSR 750 on the A682 near the juction of the A65 towards Long Preston, when he was involved in a collision with a grey Toyota Yaris. He sadly died at the scene.

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cannabisPolice in the Craven area are asking residents to be alert to the signs of cannabis production in their neighbourhood after officers have dealt with seven cannabis grows in the Skipton area over the past year.

Officers are also concerned about the dangers posed by the illegal re-routing of electricity supplies, which is a common occurrence during cannabis cultivation.

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