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7:42 am Friday (9 August)

Crash on Wigginton Road causing delays
The junction of Wigginton Road and Crichton Avenue. Photograph © Google Street View

Emergency services are at an accident on Wigginton Road.

It happened at the junction with Crichton Avenue. It caused delays at the junction.

The road has now been cleared.

5:20 pm Thursday (8 August)

Driver dies in A64 crash – police appeal for witnesses

The accident on the A64 left one man dead, police revealed this afternoon.

At about 10.50am on Thursday 8 August 2019, a collision occurred on the A64 near Scagglethorpe, between Malton and Rillington. It involved a grey Hyundai Tucson, a car-transporter vehicle and a heavy goods vehicle.

Sadly, the driver of the car, a 61-year-old man from the Sheffield area, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

Two children in the car, a boy aged 10 and a girl aged 9, were also injured. Yorkshire Ambulance Service deployed two ambulances and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to the scene and transported the two children to hospital.

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Diversions were put in place while the emergency services tended to casualties and to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.

The road fully reopened at 5.05pm.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any dash-cam footage that may show any of the vehicles involved prior to it, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police. Please dial 101, select option 2, and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team, or email mcit@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Please quote incident number NYP-08082019-0148 when passing information.

11:35 am Thursday (8 August)

Serious accident closes A64

Photograph: Highways Yorkshire on Twitter
The A64 is closed after a serious collision. It happened between Malton and East Knapton, near Scagglethorpe.

North Yorkshire Police say the road will be closed for some time. Motorists are asked to avoid the area while emergency services deal with the incident.

Diversions have been put in place, via the A169 and A170.

1:38 pm Wednesday (7 August)

A64 accident near York causing delays
Thompson’s Fish and Chip restaurant on the A64, looking towards Towthorpe Moor Lane. Photograph © Google Street View

There’s been an accident on the A64 which is leading to long delays in both directions.

It happened near Towthorpe Moor Lane, next to Thompsons Fish and Chips Restaurant near Stockton on the Forest.

Police say it involved two vehicles. No one was hurt in the crash. A spillage on the road is exacerbating the problems.

9:13 am Tuesday (6 August)

Accident involving taxi and cyclist in York city centre

A woman was knocked off her bike in York city centre this morning.

The cyclist and a taxi were in collision at Duncombe Place.

The York Press reports that the Minster police attended alongside an ambulance.

Paramedics checked over the cyclist at the scene.

11:16 am Sunday (4 August)

Betty found safe

Great news – missing Betty Batty, 83, from Woodthorpe, has been found safe.

10:41 pm Sunday (4 August)

Urgent appeal to find Betty, 83, missing in York

Police have issued an urgent appeal to find Betty Batty, 83, who is missing from her home in the Woodthorpe area.

She is described as 5ft tall, with long grey hair, wearing white/beige trousers and carrying a black handbag.

Betty has dementia and may appear confused.

North Yorkshire Police said:

  • Please can you check your gardens / porches / nearby bus shelters or just outside your window and report any sightings back to Control Room on 999 quoting log 497.

8:18 pm Saturday (3 August)

Woman with broken ankle rescued from riverside in York

The River Ouse next to Water End in York. Photograph © Google Street View
Emergency services were called out to the riverside in York today to rescue a woman who had broken her ankle.

At 11.05am a fire crew from Acomb were called to assist the ambulance service with a patient who was stuck down the river bank off Water End.

Crews carried the patient on a stretcher to the awaiting ambulance.

York Rescue Boat was called out to a separate incident on Saturday, but later stood down.

3:31 pm Friday (2 August)

Gillygate has reopened – but Haxby Road could be closed all weekend

Closed since Monday for sewer works by Yorkshire Water, Gillygate has now reopened to traffic. A cordon placed around a building over concerns about structural issues has been lifted.

Sadly however, Haxby Road is still closed – and may remain out of bounds until Monday. That’s to allow for emergency repairs to a burst water main to be carried out.

8:43 am Friday (2 August)

Haxby Road still closed after water leak
The water leak outside Haxby Road Primary School. Photograph: YorkMix

Haxby Road remains closed in both directions near the primary school after the burst water main.

The road was closed off yesterday evening after water started bubbling up from a hole outside the school sending water cascading through the street.

Drivers are asked to use Huntington Road instead. Here are the bus diversions.

8:25 am Friday (2 August)

Bus shelter catches fire – and bin blaze believed to be arson
Rowan Avenue, New Earswick

Another couple of incidents from the North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service overnight.

At 11.17pm last night fire crews from Huntington and York responded to a wooden bus shelter on fire on Rowan Avenue, New Earswick.

They put it out with one hosereel jet. The cause is believed to be accidental, from a dropped light.

Later, at 3.54am today, York crews put out a commercial bin on fire on Rawdon Avenue. The cause is said to be deliberate, and one youth is in the custody of the police.

8:10 am Friday (2 August)

Fire crew tackle falling masonry in York city centre

Fire crews from Huntington responded to reports of falling masonry from a business premises on Gillygate, York, last night.

They were called out at 7.41pm. Crews made the scene safe and cordoned off the area, leaving it in the hands of the structural engineer.