West Yorkshire Police issues urgent update about reporting minor crimes

An update on how to report minor crime to West Yorkshire Police has been issued.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 9:48 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 9:50 pm
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The force said it is experiencing some issues this evening (Wednesday) with the 'Report It' section on the website.

This is the section normally available for online reporting of minor crime.

The force is asking anyone who needs to make a non-emergency crime report of the types listed on the Report It page to do so by calling 101 or using the 101 live chat function.

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The force apologised to residents for the disruption and issued a reminder that ongoing emergency incidents should always be reported to the force by calling 999.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "The Force is experiencing some issues this evening with the ‘Report It’ section of the website which is normally available for online reporting of minor crime.

"We apologise for the disruption and would ask anyone who needs to make a non-emergency crime report of the types listed on the Report It page to do so through calling the 101 non-emergency call number or using the 101 Live chat function.

"That can be accessed at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

"We would remind residents that ongoing emergency incidents should always be reported to the force by calling 999."