Neighbourhood Watch


Ryedale has one of the lowest crimes rates in the UK, however, the residents of Slingsby, Fryton and South Holme  set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme to help reduce the level of crime in the area even further.

This page contains the recent news updates from Slingsby’s Neighbourhood Watch and the North Yorkshire Police Community messaging service relating to potential or reported criminal activity that the police believe the community should be aware of.

Occasionally there may be no news listed here which, of course, is a good thing, but at other times there may be important information from the police. Please check back regularly for updates.


A meeting at short notice.

Howardian Hills and North Yorkshire Police will be holding a Rural watch and crime prevention meeting at Hovingham Village hall on the 25th April at 19:00hrs. We would like to invite those who are interested in joining / setting up a rural watch in their area or to access crime prevention advice to attend the meeting.


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Posted: April 21, 2018, 3:58 pm


Action Fraud has received several reports indicating that sellers of items on online marketplace websites are falling victim to fraud by bogus buyers. Typically, the bogus buyers contact the seller wanting to purchase the item for sale and advise they will be sending the requested amount via PayPal or other electronic payment method. The seller then receives a fake, but official looking email stating they have been paid more than the asking price and to send the difference back to the buyer’s bank account. In reality, no money has ever been sent to the seller; the bogus buyer has spoofed an email and purported to be an online payment company. All contact is then severed with the seller.


It is important to remember that selling anything could make you a target to these fraudsters however the NFIB has identified that those offering sofas, large furniture and homeware are particularly vulnerable.


Protection Advice


• Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic. Remember criminals can imitate any email address. Stay in control. Always use a trusted payment method online, such as Paypal, and have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for payment like bank transfers.


• Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision.  Always verify that you have received payment from the buyer before completing a sale.


• Listen to your instincts.  Criminals will try and make unusual behaviour, like overpaying, seem like a genuine mistake.


Visit Take Five ( and Cyber Aware ( for more information about how to protect yourself online.


If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)


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Posted: April 7, 2018, 4:10 pm

The AGM of the Ryedale Area NHW will be held at Ryedale District Council Offices, Malton, YO17 7HH on Tuesday 20th March at 7pm.

Full agenda details will be circulated in the next few days but it will include a presentation on Cyber Crime by Randeep Kaur from the Humberside Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

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Posted: March 4, 2018, 4:22 pm

Every month I hold a public accountability meeting with North Yorkshire Police to scrutinise their performance and give the public the chance to understand more about the work of their police force.

Each of these meetings is webcast live and I invite people to get involved by asking questions that are important to them so they can hear directly back from senior police officers, including the Chief Constable.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 27 February and will focus on how the police are meeting local policing priorities.

Unfortunately it is not possible for people to attend the meeting but you are able to get involved by watching the live webcast on my website, details below.

To watch the LIVE webcast, read the agenda and discover other topics that will be discussed on Tuesday please visit:

Thank you very much

Julia Mulligan

Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

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Posted: February 26, 2018, 9:47 pm