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North Yorks Enquirer

Police 7: Community Policing News Sept. ’21

The NYE’s Police 7 articles are intended to be a one-stop shop for our readers, covering crime prevention advice, court reports, police appeals for assistance, local community policing news, information on victim support, updates from the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner (PFCC) for North Yorkshire, and the National Crime Agency (NCA).

We lead these articles with a photograph of the late Shaw Taylor, a groundbreaking forensic journalist, who pioneered police media appeals for information in the programme Police 5.

The NYE will continue to immediately publish urgent appeals for information from North Yorkshire Police (NYP), in missing person’s cases etc.

Police 7: Community Policing News September 2021


  1. Have you seen this woman or do you know her name?

Police would like to speak to this woman after the theft of a purse in Scarborough.

  1. Have you seen Marcus Golding?


Marcus Golding, aged 27, is wanted for failing to attend court in relation to a number of serious offences. He has links to Scarborough.

  1. Have you seen Stephen Anthony Phillips?

Stephen Anthony Phillips, aged 39 (pictured above), is wanted for failing to appear at Scarborough Magistrates Court in connection with public order offences and resisting an Officer.

He is believed to be in the Whitby, Scarborough or Eastfield area.

  1. Have you seen Alexander Standell?

30-year-old Alexander Standell has links to Scarborough and is wanted after being recalled to prison for breaching his licence.

If you have any information which would assist officers to locate these men please contact 101, select Option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference 12210168455.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  1. Have you seen Owen Brinton?

Owen Britton featured in the August “North Yorkshire’s Most Wanted” and has now been arrested. The NYE has been thanked for its help in sharing the appeal by North Yorkshire Police.


The NYE, in common with most local media outlets, is dependent on North Yorkshire Police (NYP) for core material on crime in the area.

The following appeals may be of particular relevance to our readers and can be accessed from the NYP website (

Witness Appeals

  • Teenager arrested for assaulting two police officers in Scarborough.
  • Eleven Year old boy injured in Road Traffic Accident in Scarborough.
  • Police officer attacked in Scarborough goes on to save life by giving CPR.
  • Fatal collision on the A19.
  • Eighty-year-old woman robbed in Scarborough.The suspect is described as a white woman, aged in her mid-20s, of slim build and around 5ft 2 or 3ins tall. She had short, black hair and was wearing a black, long-sleeved t-shirt, black trousers, and black shoes.
  • Appeal for information to trace the relatives of Arthur Richardson aged sixty nine of Pickering so they can be informed of his death.
  • Indecent exposure incident at The Ropery in Pickering.
  • CCTV appeal for suspects involved in high value theft in Filey.
  • Unexplained death in Cross Street Scarborough.
  • Purse snatch in Scarborough.
  • Man assaulted in Scarborough in critical condition.
  • Fatal collision in Filey

Crime Prevention

E-scooters – make sure you’re legal and safe

North Yorkshire Police advice on burglary prevention

Court Report

  • Bridlington man jailed after fatal road traffic crash.
  • Drunk e-scooter rider loses his licence.
  • Man banned from driving for speeding through his own York village at 86mph in the 40mph zone, while driving a brand new Ford Puma.
  • Michael Hawkswell jailed for breaching a court order to prevent harm or suffering to animals.
  • Registered sex offender jailed for ten years for sexually abusing a young girl, who bravely gave evidence against him.

Appeal for assistance Cleveland Police: Murder of Vicky Glass

Vicky Glass, aged twenty-one, disappeared in Middlesbrough on 24th September 2000. Her body was found at Danby, in North Yorkshire, six weeks later. Although four people have been arrested in connection with her murder at various times, no one has ever been charged.

Her murder has featured a number of times in the NYE. The case has been re-opened by Cleveland Police because of “significant new lines” of inquiry.

Cleveland Police have opened up a website concerning Vicky’s murder HOME | Vicky Glass with contact information if you have any information that could be of assistance to them.


The NYP Neighbourhood Policing Team in Whitby

Inspector Martin Dennison is the senior police officer responsible for policing in Whitby. He is quoted on the NYP force website as saying: 

“Whitby has a population of 13,213 and has a low crime rate. Much work is undertaken to maintain this level and to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour further. 

In order to ensure that we identify the correct priorities for Whitby we take into account feedback from our local communities obtained through consultation surveys and are in constant engagement with our community and elected members. The Safer Communities Partnership Team based in Scarborough brings together representatives from responsible authorities, who under section 17 of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998 have a duty to exercise their functions to prevent crime and disorder in their area. Their aim, in conjunction with partners including North Yorkshire Police is to prevent crime, reduce re-offending, protect vulnerable people and improve victim care.

The summer months attract many visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Attractions within the town include two Goth weekends a year, Folk Week and the Whitby Regatta. 

Whitby has numerous community watch and volunteer schemes which continue to grow. By working together with our community we are determined to retain North Yorkshire’s status as one of the safest places in England in which to live, work and visit and to gain further improvements in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.” 

The Whitby neighbourhood policing team is led by Sergeant 283 Gareth Gilleard.

The neighbourhood Police Officers for Whitby are shown here.

You can contact the team via e mail at, or by ringing 101.


The Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire is Philip Allott (Conservative). The PFCC’s website is here.

PFCC Allott called on to resign over offensive comments about murder victim Miss Sarah Everard

Following the horrific abduction and murder of Miss Sarah Everard by a serving Metropolitan Police Officer, in which he criticised Sarah for submitting to the arrest by murderer PC Wayne Couzens, there have been calls for him to resign. PFCC Allott has issued an apology for his remarks, which appeared to blame the victim for her death at the hands of PC Couzens. Commenting in the NYE, Mrs Alison Hume, the Labour candidate at the recent PFCC elections said:

“How can Mr Allott hold the police force to account on our behalf with views which suggest women are somehow responsible for what happens to us at the hands of violent men? His hurried apology is simply not enough. I call on Philip Allott to resign with immediate effect.”

Ms Hume’s statement can be reviewed in full here.

A petition calling for PFCC Allott’s resignation can be accessed here.

Pet abduction to be made a criminal offence

Pet abduction is to be made a criminal offence. BBC article here. This is a major personal success for Philip Allott. He has done everything he can to raise the profile of this devastating crime.

Consultations with PFCC Allott

If you want to talk with PFCC Allott, he is holding consultations with members of the public. They will take place between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 pm. The dates and locations for the October meetings can be found here.

Violence against women and girls

Commissioner welcomes focus on tackling violence against women and girls

PFCC Allott launches consultation on people’s priorities for policing, fire and rescue and victims’ services

PFCC Allott has launched a three-month consultation on people’s priorities for policing, fire and rescue and victims’ services. For those of our readers that wish to participate in the survey, details are available by following the link here.

The NYE contacted PFCC Allott and asked him for any comment he had on policing priorities in the Scarborough and Whitby area for this article. Unfortunately, he did not respond.

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