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22 Jun 2016, 14:35pm
Police are appealing for information about an assault outside a Scarborough takeaway.
The incident happened on Westborough outside Memossa takeaway in Scarborough at 1am on 19/06/16 and involved a male grabbing a female by the wrists and pushing her to the floor after a disagreement within Memossa takeaway. The incident has left the female with slight...
21 Jun 2016, 14:21pm
Police are issuing CCTV stills of men they want to speak to in connection with a racially aggravated attack on a vehicle.
Calderdale Police would like to speak with anyone who recognises the men following an incident on Claremont Road, Halifax on April 10 2016.
It took place after the victim, a 33-year-old man who was delivering pizza, was approached...
16 Jun 2016, 17:19pm
At 12.53 today, police were called to a report of an incident on Market Street, Birstall, where a woman in her 40s Jo Cox MP had suffered serious injuries and was in a critical condition.
Mrs Cox later died from her injuries.
A man in his 70s nearby also suffered slight injuries.
Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Armed officers attended...
16 Jun 2016, 13:53pm
At 12.53 today, police were called to a report of an incident on Market Street, Birstall, where a woman identified as Jo Cox MP had suffered serious injuries and is in a critical condition.
A man in his late 40s to early 50s nearby also suffered slight injuries.
Armed officers attended and a 52-year-old man was arrested in the area. There are no further...
29 May 2016, 15:16pm
Police in Bradford are appealing for information after an elderly woman was robbed in Bradford.
Bradford District CID would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident on Pasture Lane, Clayton, Bradford between 8.50pm on Sunday May 22 and about 1am on Monday May 23rd.
It took place after the victim (81) who is from Bradford, was approached by...
29 May 2016, 13:30pm
A 19-year-old man who died following a reported assault in Sheffield this weekend has been named as Matthew Wilson.
Emergency services were called at around 2.35am on Saturday 28 May following reports Matthew (pictured) had been assaulted in Wadsley Lane, near to the junction with Braemoor Road, Sheffield.
Matthew, from Sheffield, was taken to hospital...
14 May 2016, 11:56am
Police are continuing enquires after historic human remains were found in woodlands near Wakefield last week.
The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (Hmet) are continuing enquiries into the discovery of a number of small bones in a plastic bag, just off a towpath leading from Welbeck Lane at the Washlands Nature Reserve last week.
Forensic analysis over...
9 May 2016, 13:53pm
Police in Doncaster are asking for your help tracing a number of stolen dogs and puppies, taken from farmland in Barnby Dun this weekend.
Between 8.20am and 7.30pm on Saturday 7 May, it is reported that persons unknown took four dogs and 11 puppies from farmland in Stainforth Road, Barnby Dun.
The dogs stolen include a red female Malinois, who is distinctive...
9 May 2016, 1:01am
A former prison officer has been sentenced to 10 months behind bars for misconduct.
Dawn Sheard, 46, of Barnsley, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday 4 May for misconduct in a public office after she began a relationship with a prisoner.
The court heard that Sheard, who was employed by HMP Doncaster from December 2014 to August 2015,...
4 May 2016, 18:04pm
Police are appealing for information after thousands of pounds worth of computer equipment was stolen in a commercial burglary on an industrial estate in Huddersfield.
The offence happened at around 10pm on Tuesday, 3 May, at an office building on Bradley Business Park, off Dyson Wood Way. Entry was forced to the premise with five white Apple iMac all-in-one...
4 May 2016, 2:26am
An assault occurred at 3am on Saturday, April 2, when a 20-year-old man was assaulted at Studio Sports Bar, Priestpopple.
Enquiries are ongoing into the assault and police are releasing CCTV images of two men they want to identify and speak to about the incident.
They were in the area at the time it happened and may be able to help with enquiries.
2 May 2016, 12:02pm
Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Crosland Moor.
At about 6.40pm on Sunday, 1 May, police were called by the ambulance service to a report of a male with stab wounds at a house in Row Street.
Officers attended and found the 17-year-old male had suffered wounds to his chest and arm.
He was taken to hospital, where he remains...
29 Apr 2016, 12:32pm
A man who squirted ammonia at a shopkeeper during an attempted robbery in Newcastle has been jailed for four years.
Danny Nichol, 24, of Strathmore Crescent, Newcastle, went into the Best One shop on Baxter Avenue, Fenham, just before 8.25am on Thursday January 7, 2015.
He demanded the shopkeeper hand over money from the till and squirted her in the...
28 Apr 2016, 13:58pm
Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a cashpoint near a pub in Huddersfield town centre.
The incident occurred at around 3.25pm on Tuesday 26th April, near to the Old Hatte pub, as the 17-year-old female victim was withdrawing money from the cashpoint on the junction of Henry Street and Trinity Street.
The victim was approached by a...
28 Apr 2016, 1:22am
On Saturday 23 April 2016, a walker found an injured red kite on farmland near Nidd, Harrogate.
The bird was taken to an avian specialist vet, but unfortunately its wing was so severely damaged that it had to be euthanised. X-rays confirmed that it had been shot with a shotgun. The vet believed the bird had been shot while in flight, and had survived,...
27 Apr 2016, 16:48pm
Detectives investigating the death of a man in Sheffield are asking if you could hold information about what happened to him.
Clifford Cockayne, pictured, was found dead at his flat in Pitsmoor Road on Thursday 21 April. Mr Cockayne, 46, was discovered with several injuries to his face and body.
A forensic post mortem examination carried out following...
27 Apr 2016, 8:45am
Police who were investigating a suspected sexual assault in Ilkley can now confirm that this was a false report.
A 25-year-old woman alleged she had been attacked by a man at the junction of Brook Street and The Grove at about 11.30pm on Saturday, 23 April.
The woman has now admitted this was a false report and officers are considering what action to...
25 Apr 2016, 16:09pm
Police investigating a suspected sexual assault in Ilkley have issued a description of the suspect and two people they would like to speak to in connection with their enquiries.
The incident is said to have occurred at about 11.30pm on Saturday, 23 April, when a 25-year-old woman was approached from behind and dragged into a garden area at the junction...
25 Apr 2016, 14:39pm
Detectives investigating the murders of Daniel Hatfield and Matthew Higgins in May Street, Hull have charged a man.
Phillip Simmons (38) of May Street, Hull has been charged with robbery and two counts of murder. He appeared at Hull Magistrates Court on Monday 25 April where he was placed on remand until his trial.
The two women also arrested in connection...
24 Apr 2016, 16:21pm
A man and a woman who ‘tortured’ a vulnerable man in a brutal and prolonged attack were on Friday 22 April been sentenced to 25 years each behind bars for attempt murder and robbery.
Paul Lyons, 47, and Toni Ackerman, 35, both of Elm Green Lane, Conisbrough, have been on trial at Sheffield Crown Court, charged with the attempted murder and robbery...
24 Apr 2016, 15:35pm
A 36-year-old man who sent sexual messages to a teenage girl has been jailed for more than three years.
Aftab Hussain, also known as Amaan Hussain, of Holywell Place, admitted two counts of inciting sexual activity with a child, attempted witness intimidation and possession of cannabis at a hearing last month.
Today, Friday 22 April, at Sheffield Crown...
23 Apr 2016, 19:00pm
Humberside Police Major Crime Team are investigating the circumstances that led to two men being found dead in the rear garden of 7 May Street on Friday 22 April.
The deaths are still being treated as suspicious, but unexplained at this time and a cordon remains in place at the address.
The men have not formally been identified and police will be deploying...
23 Apr 2016, 12:45pm
North Yorkshire Police are looking to make local business owners aware of a series of incidents that have occurred in the York area involving counterfeit £50 notes
Over the last few weeks there have been some reported incidents of two young males entering business premises in the Monks Cross area and paying for very small valued items with a £50 note....
22 Apr 2016, 1:13am
Police are appealing for information after a sexual assault in Wallsend.
It happened at 1pm on Wednesday, April 20, when a 44-year-old woman who was walking in Ropery Lane, Howdon, was approached by a man who was riding a mountain bike. He touched the woman inappropriately on the behind before riding off towards Willington Quay.
Enquiries into the incident...
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