Two arrested after police helicopter pursues stolen van through Wakefield

The driver of a stolen van has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a pursuit through Wakefield last night.

The robber brandished a knife as he demanded cash.

Leeds armed robber escaped on bicycle

A robber brandished a large kitchen knife as he forced open the till of a Leeds grocery shop.

Former West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Mark Gilmore.

No sign of police conduct report

The report of a misconduct investigation into West Yorkshire Police’s former chief constable has yet to be made public nearly three months after being received by the county’s crime commissioner.

Wheelchair bound Tom McMeekin, jailed for seven and a half years

Jail for ‘lunatic’ Leeds driver over crash that left two boys dead and two disabled

A man who caused the death of two teenage boys and left two others with life-changing disabilities after driving “like a lunatic” has been jailed for seven and a half years.

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The note left by Mia Broadhead among the floral tributes.

Daughter saved from fatal Wakefield fire writes heartbreaking letter to father and sister

THE loved ones of a father and daughter killed in a Wakefield house fire were moved to tears as they read heartfelt messages of condolence at the scene.

Michael Watson

19 years for ‘anniversary’ raiders at Wakefield store

A SHOP assistant had a fake gun pointed at her during a robbery at a convenience store - almost a year to the day since being subjected to a similar ordeal.

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News from the police

Crime not really up by quarter in West Yorkshire, say police

The likelihood of becoming a victim of crime in West Yorkshire rose by four per cent last year, according to the county’s police force.

Police said Oliver Grayson's death was not being treated as suspicious.

Leeds man “fell to death during attempted burglary”

A LEEDS man is thought to have fallen to his death while trying to break into a house.

Sophie Smith

Leeds murder accused appears before Crown Court for first time

A man charged with the murder of his 17-year-old partner has appeared before a Crown court for the first time.

Cyril Smith MP

Charges against pervert Leeds teacher linked to Cyril Smith are dropped

THE PROSECUTION of a former Leeds teacher accused of historical sex offences at a residential school for boys linked with the late politician Cyril Smith has been dropped.

Former Scotland Yard officer Will O'Reilly was in Leeds, going round shops in the Harehills area looking for signs of illicit tobacco.
14th September 2016.
Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds health boss plays down illicit tobacco fears in city

Leeds’s most senior public health official has said the availability of illicit cigarettes is not on the rise after a report claimed they are “incredibly easy to obtain” in the city.

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PCSO Matt Penn with the leaflets due to be distributed to residents.

Police use order to prevent reoffending by known Leeds thief

RESIDENTS in Leeds are being warned about a prolific offender with a history of stealing from cars.

Van Hardman is filmed doing a wheelie in York

Biker is filmed doing wheelie as he speeds through York street at 78mph

A BIKER has been banned after he was filmed doing a wheelie as hs clocked speeds of up to 78 mph along a residential street in York.


Man charged with murder after new mum found dead in Leeds LATEST

a Leeds man has been charged with murdering the teenage mother of a newborn baby.


Violence and vandalism on Knottingley estate

POLICE have pledged to clamp down on a minority of residents causing violence and anti-social behaviour on a Knottingley estate after a string of complaints.

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Pete Turner was asked to "de-clownify" his act

Red nose day for sad-faced Yorkshire clown whose act is now no laughing matter

A PROFESSIONAL clown of more than 30 years is performing without make-up at a Yorkshire festival, after being asked to “de-clownify” his act in light of the rise of clown-based pranks.

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Police search for distinctive stolen car

Police search for distinctive stolen car

Detectives are appealing for information about a distinctive vehicle that has been involved in a number of incidents.

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CCTV images revealed as part of sex assault investigation

CCTV images revealed as part of sex assault investigation

West Yorkshire Police has issued CCTV of two men they would like to speak to as they investigate a report of a serious sexual assault in Bradford.

Three women were targeted on the canal towpath in Rodley.

Detectives arrest teenager after sex attacks on Leeds canal towpath

Detectives investigating two sexual assaults on women in Leeds at the weekend have made an arrest.

The conference will look at common factors between child sexual exploitation and radicalisation.

Sexual predators and extremists “continue to exploit vulnerable people”

RECOGNISING common factors in the way children are groomed for exploitation and people of all ages are radicalised is the key to early intervention.

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