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Mother-of-four killed by suspected drink driver in Ossett was "beautiful angel"

THE family of a mother-of-four who died after being struck by a suspected drink driver  in Ossett last week have spoken of their loss.
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Police operation to tackle child sexual exploitation in Dewsbury

Police in Dewsbury are launching a four-day operation to tackle crimes including child sexual exploitation in the town.

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Historic child sex abuse inquiry - police arrest 16 people in West Yorkshire

POLICE investigating historic allegations of child sex abuse in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire have this week arrested 16 people.

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Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525A439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series July 20 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages.

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Wanted Romanian child sex offender is arrested in Batley

A MAN convicted of child sex offences in Romania has been arrested by police in  Batley.

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Video: Armed robbery at Leeds city centre watch shop

MASKED armed robbers struck at a watch shop in the upmarket Victoria Quarter in Leeds city centre today.

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Healey Road, Ossett. Photo: Google

Woman dead after Wakefield collision - suspected drink driver arrested

A WOMAN died after she was involved in collision with a car driven by a suspected drink driver in the Ossett area of Wakefield.
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The number of neighbourhood police officers has fallen in West Yorkshire in recent years.

West Yorkshire Police set to reverse neighbourhood team cuts after crime rise

West Yorkshire Police has pledged to ‘rebuild’ its neighbourhood policing after the loss of hundreds of officers led to criticism that the force had lost touch with its local communities.

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Police in West Yorkshire pledge support for victims of honour-based abuse and force marriage

Police in West Yorkshire pledge support for victims of honour-based abuse and force marriage

West Yorkshire Police has begun a new campaign to highlight the issues of forced marriage and honour-based abuse as a conference is held in Leeds.

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West Yorkshire Police is considering the wider use of spit hoods.

Frontline West Yorkshire Police officers could be allowed to use ‘spit hoods’

Controversial ‘spit hoods’ could be used by police across West Yorkshire as part of plans to reduce the number of ‘disgusting’ attacks on officers.

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Police investigate attempted attack by masked men in Batley

Police investigate attempted attack by masked men in Batley

Six masked men tried to attack three others in a car park in West Yorkshire who barricaded themselves in a nearby shop for safety.
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Appeal after robbers wielding knife try to break in to Dewsbury home

Appeal after robbers wielding knife try to break in to Dewsbury home

Robbers wielding a knife tried to break in to a home in the early hours of the morning in Dewsbury.

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Woman charged with attempted murder after stabbing in Dewsbury

Woman charged with attempted murder after stabbing in Dewsbury

A woman has been charged with attempted murder today following a stabbing in Dewsbury.

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Inappropriate text messages to victims or witnesses could land police officers in trouble. Picture: Press Association

A kiss on a text message could be classed as serious corruption, Yorkshire police told

Police in Yorkshire are being warned that putting a kiss on a text message to a witness or victim of crime could be classed as ‘serious corruption’ in the aftermath of a national scandal over sexual misconduct in the service.

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Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525C439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series July 6 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages.

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Paul Ewart is wanted by police

UPDATED: Police warn public not to approach wanted man who may be in Leeds

​Police in Leeds have arrested a man wanted for questioning over burglary and robbery offences. Paul Ewart, aged 36, from Otley, was arrested in the city centre last night and is currently in custody. He was the subject of an appeal for information published yesterday.
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UNDER CONSIDERATION: West Yorkshire Police are consulting on plans to introduce name badges for officers

Hello, hello, hello: West Yorkshire Police officers may have to wear name badges

Officers in Yorkshire’s biggest police force could be told to wear name badges while on duty so they can be identified more easily by members of the public.

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Picture James Hardisty. Armed police in Leeds after the terrorist attack outside the Houses of Parliament, London.

Should more West Yorkshire police officers be armed?

The public in West Yorkshire are to be asked whether police in the county should be routinely armed with guns and Taser electric stun weapons.

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Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525A439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series June 29 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages.

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Police have arrested a man.

Arrest made in Huddersfield murder investigation

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a 79-year-old man was found in Huddersfield.

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