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 recently received a number of calls from residents in relation to a scam call, claiming to be from BT.

Residents have reported that they have been cold called on the phone, and have been told, by a recorded voice, that they are going to be cut off, or there are issues with their computer/phone line/internet and they have to press 1 to continue.
When pressing 1, the residents have been connected to a line where they have been kept talking to someone who claims to be from BT and has either attempted to obtain bank account details or have had to download something to their computer.

North Yorkshire Police strongly advise you not to press 1. Hang up and contact your phone provider on the customer services number from your bill. If you call from a landline, ensure that you have a dialling tone prior to making the call.

BT have created a webpage on their site to offer advice –

If you have been a victim of this, please contact your bank immediately.
You can also find advice on our website –

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Posted: February 23, 2019, 5:16 pm

On Wednesday this week, in the early hours Police were contacted by Mobile Rural Watch members in Helmsley saying that they had poachers driving over their fields. This is a regular occurrence in all parts of North Yorkshire and will not be tolerated by Police. It is heart breaking for farmers to wake up to find vehicles have driven over their crops damaging and sometimes ruining their hard work. Luckily today there is a happy ending. Although crops have been damaged the 2 vehicles became stuck up to their axles in waterlogged ground and had to be abandoned. After being dragged out of the field these vehicles have been seized by Police and enquiries will be made to find owners.

Poaching is a priority for Police. Help us stamp it out by making that call.

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Posted: February 16, 2019, 11:43 am

Over the past few weeks there has been an increase in lead theft from churches and other properties in North Yorkshire. If you do see anything suspicious around Churches both day and night please call Police immediately. If you do require any security advice regarding lead theft please email [email protected]

To see a list of previously sent messages please visit North Yorkshire Community Messaging

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Posted: February 5, 2019, 6:21 pm

Officers from Malton’s safer neighbourhood team will be at Barclays bank, Yorkersgate, Malton on Friday 4th January 10:30-11:30, offering fraud protection advice.

To see a list of previously sent messages please visit North Yorkshire Community Messaging.

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Posted: January 3, 2019, 9:09 pm