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  1. Friday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    This morning will be cloudy and dull, warm and muggy. Some occasional light rain is expected in Yorkshire throughout the day.

    Meanwhile in Lincolnshire rain will turn very heavy with the risk of some thunder and lightening.

    It will remain cloudy and warm into the evening, and the rain may turn heavier in some areas, with the chance of some thunder:

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  2. 'Concern' as children found unsafe in seat belt clampdown

    Police have expressed "deep concern" over drivers who fail to safely buckle up their children, as over 60 motorists were found without seat belts in one week in North Yorkshire.

    North Yorkshire Police car

    In some of the cases, officers discovered children "not strapped in", the force said.

    Sgt Tim Wilson, from North Yorkshire Police said: "Wearing a seatbelt has been a legal requirement for decades, so it’s incredible that we’ve encountered around 10 people a day who didn’t use one.

    "Several of these cases involved children, which is deeply concerning and totally irresponsible."

    One driver stopped for not wearing a seatbelt was arrested on suspicion of taking the vehicle without the owner’s consent, drug-driving and driving while disqualified.

    Other stops showed vehicles to be untaxed, uninsured or unroadworthy, officers added.

    Those who fail to wear a seatbelt are issued with a Traffic Offence Report. It carries a £100 fine which can rise to up to £500 if convicted by a court.

  3. Driver arrested after police chase from Harrogate to Leeds

    A man's been charged with a total of six motoring offences following a police chase from Harrogate to Leeds.

    Police high vis jacket

    The 33-year-old man from Boston Spa, Wetherby, failed to stop for officers in Harrogate town centre shortly before 17:00 on Monday 14 June, according to North Yorkshire Police.

    The incident led to a pursuit all the way to Sheepscar in Leeds, where the man was arrested.

    He is due to appear in court next month, officers confirmed.

  4. Wednesday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    Today will be a dry and warm day with plenty of sunny spells. Cloud will become more widespread later in the evening.

    Tonight is set to become mostly cloudy throughout with the chance of the occasional shower:

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  5. Scarborough man jailed for 21 years for abusing toddler

    A "depraved" paedophile who raped and sexually assaulted a toddler has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.

    John Paul Zegstroo

    John Paul Zegstroo (pictured), 28, subjected the girl to "unimaginable trauma" between December 2018 and March 2020, North Yorkshire Police said.

    The force said his victim was just two years old when the offending began.

    Zegstroo, from Scarborough, was jailed at York Crown Court after being found guilty of offences including rape and sexual assault.

    Speaking after the sentencing, Det Con Laura Carroll said: "I truly hope the brave little girl and her family can now start to rebuild their lives with as much support and care around them as possible.

    "As for John Paul Zegstroo, he has shown absolutely no remorse or acceptance of his crimes.

    "He put the victim and her family through the ordeal of a trial when he knew there was overwhelming evidence against him.

    Zegstroo, of Overdale Gardens, Scarborough, was convicted by a jury of eight offences including two counts of rape, sexual assault and taking indecent images.

    He has been put on the sex offenders register for life.

  6. Tuesday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A dry day throughout with some patchy cloud to start, but this should clear to give more sunshine later on.

    Winds will strengthen a little later.

    This evening should remain dry with some late sunshine. It should stay dry overnight too, with clear skies and a light southerly breeze:

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  7. Motorcyclist dies in collision with horsebox wagon and car

    A motorcyclist in his 50s has died following a collision with a horsebox lorry and a car near Northallerton, police say.

    A167 near Brompton junction

    The man was travelling north on the A167 between Northallerton and Darlington when he collided with a Man horsebox lorry and a Jaguar I-Pace heading in the opposite direction, according to North Yorkshire Police.

    The incident happened not far from the Brompton Lane junction at about 12:30 on Sunday, police said.

    The rider suffered very serious injuries and died at the scene, officers confirmed.

    Anyone who saw the incident or the vehicles leading up to the crash is asked to contact police.

  8. York man attacked by gang of youths in 'unprovoked attack'

    An appeal for witnesses has been launched after a man was kicked in the face by a large group of youths in an unprovoked attack in York.

    Station Road, Upper Poppleton

    A man was assaulted from behind by a group of youths who knocked him to the floor, and then kicked him in his face and chest, according to North Yorkshire Police.

    Officers say the incident took place on Station Road, Upper Poppleton, shortly before 22:00 on Friday 28 May.

    It is thought the attackers might be from a local school, and may have been celebrating their last day in school.

    A spokesperson for the North Yorkshire force said: "Three of the suspects are described as follows:

    "Male one was white, skinny build, around 15 to 16-years-old, 5ft 6ins tall, wearing a reddish/blackish baseball cap, a white short-sleeved t-shirt and black trackies.

    "Male two was stocky, about 5ft 11ins to 6ft tall, about 15 to 16-years-old. He was wearing a navy tracksuit top and had matching bottoms. His hair was short back and sides and longer on top, and was brownish/blond in colour.

    "Male three was white, of medium build, with the same style hair as the second suspect, but his hair was blond. He was wearing a plain white t-shirt and had a silver chain around his neck and black trackies."

    Anyone with information about the attack or who has CCTV which might help the investigation into the attack is asked to contact police.

  9. Monday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will start mostly cloudy in Yorkshire with a few spots of drizzle in places. However, Lincolnshire should start with plenty of sunshine.

    Through the afternoon the cloud will break to give some sunny spells in places in Yorkshire with Lincolnshire becoming more cloudy.

    It'll be dry this evening across both regions with some late sunny spells breaking through the cloud:

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