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West Yorkshire Police
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
28 Mar 2016, 14:21pm
A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident in Leeds on Good Friday.
The 29-year-old man, from Leeds, was arrested in Harrogate yesterday on suspicion of firearms offences and transported to West Yorkshire where he remains in custody.
His arrest is in connection with an incident in Chapeltown Road, Chapeltown, at about 12.30pm on...
27 Mar 2016, 18:52pm
Police in Leeds are investigating the deaths of three people who were found at a house in the city today.
At 11.46am, police received a call raising concerns for the occupants of an address in East Park Street, East End Park, Leeds.
Police, fire and ambulance attended the terraced house and found three bodies that are believed to be two women and a...
23 Mar 2016, 18:06pm
Two men who murdered a vulnerable Bradford man in his own home have today been jailed for a total of 50 years.
David Lawler and Nathan Jefferson were ordered to serve minimum terms of 34 years and 16 years respectively at Bradford Crown Court for the murder of Clement ‘Butch’ Desmier.
Mr Desmier, who was 68, had suffered over 70 separate...
14 Mar 2016, 18:06pm
Today’s convictions of Nathan Jefferson and David Lawler for the murder of Clement ‘Butch’ Desmier brings an end to an investigation which began almost four years ago. Nathan Jefferson
It began on 23 August 2012 when Mr Desmier, who was 68, was found dead by a neighbour at his home address in Rowlestone Rise, Ravenscliffe. He had...
15 Jun 2015, 9:53am
Police investigating the murder of a Nadia Khan (24) whose body was found in a property on Holker Street, Bradford have arrested a local man on suspicion of murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark McManus, from the Force’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: ‘‘Around 3am this morning (15/6) detectives arrested a 26-year-old man from the Bradford...
8 Apr 2015, 9:48am
North East Counter Terrorism Unit can confirm that West Yorkshire Police has received a report that two 17-year-old boys from Dewsbury are believed to have travelled to Syria.
Since their disappearance last week West Yorkshire Police has been supporting the family and carrying out extensive enquiries alongside the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.
7 Apr 2015, 12:18pm
Recording suspect interviews on tapes will soon be a thing of the past for West Yorkshire Police.
The Force is now going digital with state of the art machines being installed across the county.
West Yorkshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Geoff Dodd said it will help bring further efficiency savings to the Force:
“This transformation from...
17 Mar 2015, 17:45pm
Detectives investigating the attempted murder and serious sexual assault of a woman in Leeds have released new CCTV images of the man involved.
The victim, an 18-year-old woman, was attacked by the man as she waited at a bus stop in Beeston Road, near to the junction with Tempest Road, at about 10.50pm on Friday, March 6.
She was dragged from the bus...
16 Mar 2015, 10:26am
Mohammed Nadeem Ahmed, of Airlie Avenue, Harehills, has been charged with assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice. He will appear at Leeds Magistrates Court on Monday, 16 March. This brings the total to six people who have been charged in connection with the murder.
Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, from HMET, said: “Whilst...
14 Mar 2015, 19:20pm
A Barnsley man has been jailed for three and a half years for committing sexual offences against a child.
Andrew Gosling, 21 of Masons Way, Kendray, Barnsley pleaded guilty to inciting sexual activity and three counts of sexual activity with a child under the age of 16.
Police began investigating after the parents of a teenage girl raised concerns that...
14 Mar 2015, 18:57pm
Four males have been charged in connection with the murder of Shuel Ali Hussain in Leeds.
Masum Ahmed, 19, of Airelie Avenue, Leeds and Rajak Miah, 20, have been charged with Conspiracy to Murder.
Two males, aged 16 and 17, from the Chapeltown and Harehills areas, respectively, have also been charged with Conspiracy to Murder. In addition, the 16-year-old...
12 Mar 2015, 15:35pm
Detectives investigating the attempted murder and serious sexual assault of a woman in Leeds have released an e-fit image of the suspect.
The victim, an 18-year-old woman, was attacked by a man as she waited at a bus stop in Beeston Road, near to the junction with Tempest Road, at about 10.50pm on Friday night (6/3).
She was dragged from the bus stop...
12 Mar 2015, 11:50am
The man who was killed in a shooting incident in Leeds on Monday night has been named as Shuel Ali Hussain.
A forensic post mortem held yesterday showed that Mr Hussain, 33, from Harehills, died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Three males, aged 17, 19 and 20, who were arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder remain in custody...
8 Mar 2015, 14:44pm
Police appealing for witnesses after a woman was injured in a serious sexual assault and attempted murder in Leeds on Friday have released more information about the incident.
At about 10.52pm on Friday, 6 March, officers were called to Beeston Road, where they found an 18-year-old woman with a head injury.
The woman was taken to hospital, where it...
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