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Police Make 10 Arrests in York and 9 in Selby for Operation Hawk

Clifton Raid 041213

4:50pm 4th December 2013
(Updated 5:25pm 4th December 2013)

Ten arrests have been made in York and nine in Selby district in Operation Hawk.

It's a county-wide crackdown on crime, especially targetting criminals who come into North Yorkshire from other areas.

Minster FM's Kevin Larkin went with York Police as they raided a house on Compton Street in Clifton, where three people were arrested.

Ten people were arrested in York:

  • A  theft warrant executed in the Clifton area led to the arrest of three people on suspicion of burglary. They include a 15-year-old youth, a man aged 38 and a woman 33. All are in police custody at time of writing.
  • A man aged 62 and a woman aged 60, were arrested in Clifton on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.
  • A 21-year-old man was arrested at a property in Regents Street on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.
  • A 42-year-old York man attested on suspicion of commercial burglary on 23 November.
  • A 54-year-old York woman arrested on suspicion of shop theft in York on 3 December.

Inspector Michelle Falkingham gave Minster FM this update on Operation Hawk in Selby district.


In Selby, three people were arrested for non-payment of fines totalling approx £950

Two people from Sherburn in Elmet arrested under Misuse of Drugs Act during warrant, a man 35 and a woman aged 27. Cannabis plants were also seized.

In total, 43 people have been arrested across North Yorkshire:

  • 10 in York
  • 9 in Selby district
  • 15 in Scarborough including three from Manchester on drugs offences.
  • 5 in Harrogate including two from Leeds on suspicion of theft.
  • 4 in Northallerton including two from Darlington on suspicion of burglary.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy who was on patrol with officers in the York area, said: “So far the operation has been a huge success but we not even half way through.

“Our aim was to disrupt criminals, arrest suspects who are making our residents’ lives a misery and keep our communities safe.

“Today’s action is just a flavour of what goes on across the force 24 hours a day. We’re sending a clear message to criminals that we won’t tolerate their activities, and a message to our communities that we will do everything possible to keep them safe and keep our area one of the safest in the country.

“The operation is not even half way through, so I’m looking forward to us making more arrests as well as deterring criminality across the county during our evening and night-time operations.

“I have one message for our criminal fraternity - expect a knock on the door, if not tonight, we’ll catch up with you very soon.”


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