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Houses Targeted by day time burglars

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Warning as Selby area targeted by daytime burglars

North Yorkshire Police is warning residents across the Selby area to be extra vigilant and do everything they can to safeguard their property following a spate of burglaries across the district.

A high proportion of the crimes have been committed in daylight hours in villages across the Selby district as well as Selby itself.

The suspects have entered the properties by forcing ground floor windows open and once inside, have stolen mainly jewellery and cash.

Officers are carrying out extensive enquiries to locate the suspects, but want residents to make criminals’ lives as difficult as possible by taking crime prevention measures, keeping valuables out of view and in places where they are difficult to find.

They also want residents to extra vigilant and report any suspicious people or vehicles to the police.

Acting Detective Sergeant Warren Peters of Selby CID, said: “Many of the burglaries took place in daylight hours or early evening and it’s possible that someone may have seen the suspects without realising what they were up to. We urge anyone to contact us with any information which they think could help our investigation.

“Please keep an eye our for any suspicious people or vehicles in your neighbourhood and do not hesitate to call the police. Don’t worry if you think the information is trivial as even the smallest piece of information could be extremely valuable in preventing and detecting crime.”

The burglaries have taken place in Selby, Eggborough, Osgodby, South Milford, Monk Fryston, Brayton, Hemingborough and Thorpe Willoughby over the past week.

To pass information about suspicious activity in your area, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the control room.

If you see a crime in progress or in an emergency always call 999.

North Yorkshire Police is working with partners including the crime reduction charity, Community Action and Support Against Crime (CASAC). Residents of North Yorkshire and the City of York can request a free, no obligation security assessment of their home from the charity.

CASAC is a non-profit social enterprise that works with community safety partnerships and is dedicated to reducing crime. Over 75,000 properties have been made secure by CASAC with less than 0.01% of these properties being victims of repeat burglary, where access has been gained through security products fitted by CASAC.

To book an assessment call 0845 519 2122 or visit www.casac.org.uk

Crime prevention advice
Please ensure your home is never left in total darkness during the evening by using a light timer switch. A home left in darkness is an obvious sign that no-one is in. A timer fitted to a radio will add. This will make your home appear less of a target for burglars who are on the lookout for empty houses.

Even when you are in your home, ensure your doors are locked and windows secured and do not leave high value items like computers, ipads, mobile phones and desirable Christmas presents where everyone can see them through windows and doors.

Vehicle security is also important at home and when out and about, keep valuables including shopping, handbags, sat-navs, mobile phones etc, locked away in the boot and out of view of potential thieves.

When you arrive back home, please ensure your vehicle keys are hidden from view in a safe place and not obvious to any trespasser in your property who could then steal your vehicle.

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Women takes wrong turn at level crossing sparking police response

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A woman has brought Metro trains to a standstill after a woman took a wrong turn at a level crossing and drove on the tracks.

How on earth she managed to do that we will never know, despite the bumpy journey and being on a train track she continued her journey, Maybe she was taking a shortcut?.

Police raced to the scene and Trains were suspended causing delays between Newcastle Airport and Regent Centre after the car was spotted on the line at Kingston Park.

Nexus Rail worker Danny Usher has told Police Hour that an 89-year-old woman got confused and took a wrong turn and made a mistake,

“The lady was 89 years old the poor women got confused and made a mistake luckily nobody was hurt and the police have taken her licence off her for her own safety”

Police have said the driver had gotten lost and took a wrong turn onto the railway and was heading towards Bank Foot station before she stopped at the platform.

Police responded to the incident at 8.30pm and helped get the woman out of the car to safety.

The track has also been checked for any damage before trains resumed at 9.15pm.

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Sunderland Doctor secretly took pictures of woman at stages of undress while seeing the DR

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A trusted doctor in Sunderland has been sentenced to 14 months in jail after secretly taking of pictures and videos of his patients.

Last month (July), Dr Thair Altaii, 55, was found guilty of three counts of voyeurism between 2008 and 2014.

The GP, of White Rocks Grove, Whitburn, was found to have more than 19,000 images of women on his laptop, some clothed and others in various stages of undress, after one of his patients raised concerns to police. A number of videos were also found on Altaii’s laptop and other equipment.

After being found guilty of all charges by a jury, Altaii was today (Tuesday, August 14)  back at Newcastle Crown Court as the judge sentenced him to 14 months’ imprisonment.

Detective Constable Lee Boys, of Northumbria Police, said: “Thair Altaii clearly abused his position of trust and caused inevitable distress to his victims, who were totally unaware of what he was doing.

“He must now deal with the consequences of his actions, having destroyed his own professional career and reputation.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank his victims for the courage, determination and dignity they have shown throughout this investigation, and for their assistance at every step of the process.

“It is their bravery and willingness to inform police of Altaii’s suspicious behaviour that has resulted in his conviction, ensuring no more of his patients can become unwilling and unknowing victims.”

Altaii was arrested in August 2014 after a patient noticed two propped up mobile phones – one on his desk and another on a shelf overlooking the examination table – during an appointment and subsequently alerted police.

His laptop, along with other equipment, was subsequently seized by officers.

The doctor, who was suspended from his role after the allegations came to light, claimed the images were captured for his own assessment and training purposes.

He initially denied recording any of his patients without consent when first spoken to by police.

But during a later interview, he accepted recording nine medical consultations without permission of the patients or making them aware.

When shown some of the images recovered from his laptop, Altaii said they may have been produced automatically after filming appointments “for training reasons”.

The doctor pleaded not guilty to all charges at court and denied any of the images or videos were taken for sexual gratification.

Any patients who have concerns are asked to call 0800 464 0386 or 0330 041 2186.

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Terror suspect not cooperating with police Assistant Commissioner says

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Met Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu is providing an update outside New Scotland Yard.

He says the suspect, who is yet to be formally identified, is “not currently cooperating” with officers.

He adds police cordons are “likely to be in place for some time” as the investigation continues.

Basu says there “wasn’t a police car in pursuit of the vehicle” prior to it crashing into a security barrier outside Parliament.

He adds: “I believe it was an ambulance on a completely unrelated call.”

Armed officers are currently dealing with an ongoing incident outside of Parliament.

A vehicle was involved in a collision and armed police quickly deployed to the scene.

The vehicle crashed into a crash barrier that is there to protect the Houses of Parliament.

Met Police have confirmed a number of people have been hurt and the male driver has been arrested

Armed police approached the vehicle after it crashed into barriers.

Police quickly cleared the area and put a cordon in place.

The nature of the incident is not yet clear.

An eye witness has told Police Hour that he saw the vehicle driving at speed hit the crash barrier, police did not approach the vehicle until specialist officers arrived.

Specialist officers armed forced the door open and then forced everyone back.

Again almost half an hour after the incident police have further extended the cordon.

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