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Violence breaks out in Thirsk market place

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Thirsk police are appealing for witnesses and offering reassurance to the community following disorder in the town’s market place.

Police were called at around 7.30pm on Sunday 16 February 2014, following a report that a group of men were causing a disturbance in the Market Place. When officers arrived, they located four men, who were known to each other, involved in a fight.

A 23-year-old man from Doncaster, was assaulted and knocked to the ground. However, he declined to make a complaint to the police.

Two men from Thirsk, aged 22 and 23, who were arrested on suspicion of affray have been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

A 23-year-old man from Doncaster, who was arrested for being drunk and disorderly received a Penalty Notice for Disorder.

A 20-year-old Thirsk man was given a section 27 warning and ordered to leave the area.

Chief Inspector Sarah Sanderson, of Hambleton and Richmondshire Safer Neighbourhood Command said: “I would like to reassure residents in Thirsk that we will not tolerate this type of violent behaviour in our communities and that we will respond quickly to such incidents.

“If you witnessed the disturbance taking place I strongly urge you to contact the police straight away as you may have vital information which could assist this enquiry.”

Anyone who witnessed the disturbance or can help officers with this enquiry should contact Thirsk police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Jonathan Hutchinson. Alternatively, information can be emailed to [email protected]

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 5551111, quoting reference number 12140025822.

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  1. Tricia Dickson

    Feb 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    You’re right! This photo of The Clutha bar in Glasgow, is from when the police helicopter crashed into it last year.

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Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars

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Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.

Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.

This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.

Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.

“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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Girl aged 5 sadly dies after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door in Dorest

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Officers investigating an incident where a girl tragically died after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

At around 11.30am today, Wednesday 18 April 2018, HM Coastguard received reports of a child and a woman in distress in the water at Durdle Door in Dorset.

The woman was rescued from the water by a member of the public. A Ministry of Defence military range safety vessel, which was in the area and responded to a Mayday broadcast, recovered the girl from the water.

The five-year-old girl, from Salisbury, was taken by the RNLI Weymouth Lifeboat to Weymouth and transferred by the ambulance service to Dorset County Hospital, where she was sadly pronounced dead.

Detective Inspector Steve May, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the young girl involved at this very difficult time.

“At this time there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident however, with the sudden death of any child we have an obligation to carry out an investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed how the girl came to be in the water and has not already spoken to police to contact us immediately.

“There were also a number of visitors in the area at the time and I am appealing to anyone who may have filmed or photographed the incident to please get in touch as it may assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 18:127. 

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