A burglar who broke into a family home in Sutton in Craven yesterday afternoon is being hunted.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information relating to the raid in Bent Lane at around 1.45pm when the offender entered the rear garden of a property and broke the rear patio door locks to force entry into the home.
Once inside the home, the suspect has caused damage before stealing property including jewellery and passports.
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 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.
Police 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.
Following 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.
Police 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.
Police are appealing for help to identify the man in captured in a CCTV image, in relation to a change scam at a pharmacy in Skipton on 9 March 2016.
The man entered the chemist's on Caroline Square at around 4.30pm and paid for a low value item with a £20 note. He then confused the shop assistant into giving him substantially more than the actual change he was due.