Dog rescued from river
Firefighters came to the rescue when a dog entered the River Foss.
An appliance from the York station was called out at 12.34pm today and rescued the dog which had fallen in. Crews used a reach pole to rescue the animal, which was unharmed by its ordeal.
Serious sexual assault at York Hotel
Police have revealed that a woman was sexually assaulted at the Holiday Inn on Tadcaster Road on August 5.
They have released a CCTV image of a man who came to her aid. They are trying to trace the man – who is not a suspect – because he may be a vital witness.
Tourist goes missing after failing to return to his bus in York
This is Randy Lockwood. He has been missing since 5.15pm on Monday (August 27) after failing to rejoin his bus in York.
He was on a coach tour of the UK. A friend of Randy’s has published this appeal on social media:
This is Randy Lockwood. He is my best friend’s brother. He is mid 40s, thin.
His beard and hair are a bit longer and grayer than this photo. He was on an organized tour of the UK and did not show up for his bus after a short stop in York.
He has been missing for more than 48 hours now. My friend is doing the conventional things. Contacting police, the tour operator and what not. I am trying to do some more “grass roots” searching.
Randy is a very nice guy, probably too nice. He is very trusting and probably has more money than sense. He recently cashed out a portion of his IRA/401k and took this trip.
He is a heavy drinker and enjoys shots of Jim Beam with his beer. Randy is very mildly mentally disabled, he may not know how to get home or contact someone without help.
North Yorkshire Police have been informed so if you spot Randy, call 101.
Mystery creature in the Ouse
Can you help the York Rescue Boat people identify this creature spotted in the Ouse? Guesses so far include stoat, pine marten, mink and otter…
Can anyone help us to identify this visitor to the River Ouse in #York. Its body is about 30cm long and was spotted swimming on Monday afternoon. @CRTNorthEast @RSPCA_Frontline @YorksWildlife pic.twitter.com/ciltno1h7p
— York Rescue Boat (@yorkrescueboat) August 29, 2018
Bat emergency in York – can you help?
A York Reddit user has a bat emergency – and he needs your help.
He posted on the social news website:
BAT EMERGENCY. There is a tiny bat stuck exposed on the wall outside my house.
It’s been there for 3 days. I’ve called the bat-people and they’ve said i need to get it down or it will die. I don’t have a ladder big enough to get up there. Can you help?! Do you know anyone who can?
If you can help, drop them a line via this link.
This morning’s headlines
- Modern signpost arrives in York city centre – what do you think? – YorkMix
- York bakery to close – while a new cheese shop gets ready to open – YorkMix
- Two York restaurants fined a total of £14K for hygiene offences – pix – YorkMix
- Railway museum rules out tunnel or bridge options for pedestrians – Press
- Ninety-year-old York working men’s club may be facing last orders – Press
- Festival to raise funds for disabled York children – Minster FM
- Riot of sound as rock takes on art – Yorkshire Post
Brightening up this afternoon, a moderate breeze and almost no chance of rain. Top temp: 19C
York woman missing from Bridlington
A York woman has gone missing from Bridlington and Humberside Police are asking for help to find her.
Sharon Wilson, 44, is white, 5 feet 4, white, with shoulder length mousey brown hair in a ponytail and wears glasses. She was last seen wearing a dark blue coat, blue jeans and brown boots.
She’d been visiting family in Bridlington and was last seen around 3pm on Monday (August 27) in the old town.
Her family had been searching for her before reporting her missing but they have been unable to find her.
It’s the first time she’s gone missing.
Sharon has money on her but no mobile phone. She’s also asthmatic and doesn’t have her inhaler on her. It’s thought Sharon could be upset after a recent argument.
If you see her please call 101 and ask for Humberside Police, quoting log 215 of 28/08/18.