Spate of burglaries in Pateley Bridge

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Three properties were burgled in Pateley Bridge at the weekend.

An unusual motorbike was stolen from a house on Church Lane overnight between Saturday June 29, Saturday June 30.

At around the same time properties on High Crest and Prospect View were burgled and power tools including cordless screwdrivers, drills and angle grinders were taken.

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information and asking people to look out for the distinctive red and black pit bike.

PC Janine Walker, of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you have seen the pit bike since it was stolen, I ask that you contact the police straight away.

“I also need top speak to anyone who may have noticed any unusual people in the Pateley Bridge area around the time of the burglaries and ask them to get in touch.”

Anyone who can help with this enquiry is asked to contact Harrogate police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Janine Walker. Alternatively information can be emailed to

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130107270.