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Jailed: Drug dealer who ran down and killed Leeds academic as he fled police

A young drug dealer who killed a respected Leeds academic as he drove dangerously to get away from a pursuing police car was today jailed for 10 years.

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Police have released this e-fit of a suspect

Bogus callers in Pontefract - police issue e-fit image of suspect

POLICE have released an e-fit image of a suspect after bogus callers posing as solar panel engineers targeted a man in Pontefract.

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Detectives seek phone footage of "ugly scenes" at Leeds boxing event

Detectives seek phone footage of "ugly scenes" at Leeds boxing event

Police investigating a mass brawl at a boxing event in Leeds are appealing for mobile phone footage and other images.

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Woman 'traumatised' after sex assault in Leeds

Police are appealing for information following a sexual assault on a woman in Leeds.
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The heron was found dead near Burley Goit yesterday morning.

Wildlife crime: Police investigate shooting of heron in Leeds country park

A heron which had become a familiar feature in West Leeds Country Park has been found shot dead.
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Police warning over potentially fatal drugs circulating in Leeds

POLICE have issued a warning to drug users about a potentially fatal batch of heroin in circulation in Leeds.

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Christopher Wright, centre, is pictured with police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson and Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams. Picture by Simon Hulme

Video: “I’m incredibly lucky to even be here” says Leeds shooting victim

When Christopher Wright answered a knock at the door of his Leeds home in April 2010, he could not have foreseen the life-changing events that were about to unfold.

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Police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson, gun crime victim Christoper Wright and Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. Picture: Simon Hulme

Police begin 10 day weapons amnesty to get guns and knives off the streets

A county-wide weapons amnesty has been officially launched in West Yorkshire today in a bid to get guns and knives off the streets.

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Hunt for quad bikers after people sprayed with fire extinguishers

Hunt for quad bikers after people sprayed with fire extinguishers

Quad bike riders armed with fire extinguishers have been spraying people and businesses.

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West Yorkshire weapons amnesty: Where can you hand in knives and guns?

West Yorkshire weapons amnesty: Where can you hand in knives and guns?

People in possession of illegal knives and guns are being urged to surrender them to police during a 10 day campaign.

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Mr Justice Goss discharged the jury and will continue to try the case alone

Leeds ‘cash for crash’ jury discharged over £500 bribe claims

A JURY hearing a case of an alleged ‘cash for crash’ plot in which an innocent Leeds pensioner was killed has been discharged over claims that jurors have been offered bribes.

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Screen grabbed image taken from the Twitter feed of SITE Intel Group of British Islamic State fighter, named by the group as Abu Zakariya al-Britani, who is believed to have carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq and was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, according to reports.

Was British IS 'suicide bomber' paid £1m in compensation for Guantanamo torture?

A British Islamic State fighter who is believed to have carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, according to reports.

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Some of the weapons handed in during West Yorkshire Police's weapons amnesty in 2016.

The haul of knives and guns in West Yorkshire’s amnesty last year - and where to take yours this week

A HUGE haul of knives and guns was handed over to police last year as part of an annual weapons surrender.

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Teenagers gather at Irfan's vigil in Harehills

‘NO MORE HEARTACHE’: Police launch gun and knife amnesty as Leeds continues to grieve two murdered teenagers

The heartbreak caused by people carrying weapons on the streets of Leeds is at the forefront of many people’s minds as the families of two murdered teenagers continue to grieve.

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Kentmere Avenue. Photo: Google.

Call for crackdown on danger drivers in east Leeds

An impassioned call has been made for action against reckless drivers who are putting lives at risk in east Leeds.

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Man fined for dumping furniture on country lane

Man fined for dumping furniture on country lane

A 'man with a van' has been fined for dumping commercial waste on a country lane in north Leeds.

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The bogus callers talked their way into a house in Rookhill Road, Pontefract. Picture: Google

Bogus callers stole thousands from Pontefract man's bank account

Bogus callers stole thousands from a man's bank account after posing as solar panel engineers.

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Former West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Chief Fire Officer, Simon Pilling

Plans to stop comebacks by fire brigade ‘boomerang bosses’

The Government has announced plans to stop ‘boomerang bosses’ retiring from senior positions in local fire brigades only to be re-employed on similar lucrative terms.

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Police investigating disorder at Barnsley v Leeds United clash release new CCTV image

Police investigating disorder at Barnsley v Leeds United clash release new CCTV image

Police investigating fighting on the terraces at a Yorkshire derby want to speak to this man.

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Passer by felt "duty to help" after witnessing disorder on bus in Leeds

Passer by felt "duty to help" after witnessing disorder on bus in Leeds

A man who intervened after seeing chaotic scenes on a bus in Leeds has said he felt a duty to help.
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