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.


North Yorkshire Police have received a number of reports from residents who have received a telephone call from someone claiming to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The victim is told there is an outstanding tax bill against their name which must be paid immediately otherwise the police will be informed and they will be arrested. Often they will claim to have been to court and have instructed bailiffs to attend the victim’s home to settle the debt. The victim is instructed to pay the bill often using i-tunes vouchers which can be bought from most supermarkets, newsagents. The victim is told that if they are challenged as to why they are buying the vouchers, to say they are for birthday presents etc.
This is an old scam and one which has been circulated before but we still see residents losing large amounts of money. If any ‘official organisation’ asks for payment by i-tunes voucher, steam vouchers, Google play vouchers, IT IS A SCAM!!

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Posted: April 16, 2019, 1:18 pm

North Yorkshire Police are alerting business owners primarily to a number of counterfeit Scottish £50 notes which have been used over the weekend in the area.
We are urging anyone who has received a fake note to contact 101.

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Posted: April 14, 2019, 4:29 pm