Thursday 19th October 2017,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Tim Hicks

Another NYE Investigation Vindicated

Another NYE Investigation Vindicated It has been a good week for the NYE crime desk. On the 4th of October 2017 I received a commemorative mouse mat from the North Yorks Moors Railway in thanks for our support after it [...]

October 10, 2017 Police

TORNADO comes to North Yorkshire Moors Railway

TORNADO comes to North Yorkshire Moors Railway by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ Regular readers will know that the NYE has recently covered the heart breaking attack on the NYMR by vandals. The entire NYE team was very deeply saddened at the [...]

October 7, 2017 Misc

Salacious Crime Reporting in the National Press

Salacious Crime Reporting in the National Press by TIM HICKS. ~~~~~ Two recent stories published in the national media make me bemoan irresponsible press coverage. The Domino’s Pizza affair A Bridlington couple who had sex openly in Domino’s Pizzas in [...]

October 3, 2017 Police

NYP: A Force Facing a Crisis of Morale, Oversight & Leadership?

NYP: A Force Facing a Crisis of Morale, Oversight & Leadership? Recently, two articles in the mainstream press have been brought to my attention which cause me to take pen to paper. Internal Criticism of NYP by police officers The [...]

September 24, 2017 North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner

An Ethical Dilemma: Police Use of Civilian “Paedophile Hunters” in Online Undercover “Sting Operations”

An Ethical Dilemma: Police Use of Civilian “Paedophile Hunters” in Online Undercover “Sting Operations” by TIM HICKS. ~~~~~ Last month I commented on a dilemma in modern policing: is it right to pay a convicted sex offender to act as [...]

September 19, 2017 Police

Book Review: “Undercover” – by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis

Book Review: “Undercover” – by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis Following on from my recent article on police undercover operations in North Yorkshire, I wanted to research the subject further. I had been very impressed by the quality of the [...]

September 17, 2017 Misc

Ethical Standards Comparison between SBC and the NY Enquirer

Ethical Standards Comparison between SBC and the NY Enquirer A Letter to the Editor from NUJ investigative journalist TIM HICKS. ~~~~~ Sir, To give readers further confidence in the quality of NYE journalism, I would like to return to the [...]

September 5, 2017 Letters

Undercover and InfoWar Operations in Yorkshire (4)

Undercover and InfoWar Operations in Yorkshire (4) by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ This is the fourth article on the subject of undercover and information warfare operations in Yorkshire. The first covered the influence of the military on armed and undercover police [...]

September 4, 2017 Police

Operation Sanctuary: A Personal View on a Major Dilemma on Policing the Exploitation of Vulnerable Persons

Operation Sanctuary: A Personal View on a Major Dilemma on Policing the Exploitation of Vulnerable Persons by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ Following on from my recent article on undercover policing, I have been asked to comment on the recent furore over [...]

August 20, 2017 Police

NYMR Secures National Lottery Support

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Secures National Lottery Support TIM HICKS reports: Following on from our series of three articles on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, I was delighted to receive an email from the NYMR’s public relations consultants thanking us [...]

August 17, 2017 Misc