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Gang of youths attacks father and son at Huddersfield McDonald's

A father and son were badly beaten by a group of youths outside a McDonald's restaurant in West Yorkshire after trying to stop them making offensive gestures.
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Bogus police officer tricks young Dewsbury woman into handing over valuable jewellery

Bogus police officer tricks young Dewsbury woman into handing over valuable jewellery

A young Dewsbury woman was duped into handing over thousands of pounds worth of jewellery by a criminal pretending to be a police officer.

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Talha Asmal, from Dewsbury, who became Britain's youngest suicide bomber in 2015.

‘Sensitivity and understanding needed to encourage families who may report extremism fears’

Greater levels of sensitivity and understanding must be shown towards people who are considering telling the authorities of their fears that a friend or family member has been radicalised, according to a landmark study by Yorkshire academics.

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19th February 2013. Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns-Williamson.

Mark Burns-Williamson: We all have part to play in tackling modern slavery

WITHIN the last few days, modern slavery and the trauma suffered by victims has quite rightly made headlines.

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Police officer at the scene of an axe attack near Town Gate in Wyke, Bradford.

Man’s skull fractured in axe attack

Police were called to a report of an axe attack in Wyke, Bradford, last night (Sunday).

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A cannabis factory in Batley Carr.

Cannabis factory worth around £85,000 found in Batley Carr

Police discovered "an extensive and sophisticated" cannabis factory worth an estimated £85,000 in Batley Carr.

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West Yorkshire loan shark victim speaks out over ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ lender

West Yorkshire loan shark victim speaks out over ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ lender

The victim of a loan shark has spoken of how a man who posed as a “father figure” during a difficult time in his life went on to fleece him of more than £60,000 over five years.

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Police said to report any suspicious activity.

West Yorkshire Police urge people to remain 'vigilant' as terror threat level rises to critical

West Yorkshire Police has urged people in the region to be "vigilant and report any suspicious activity" after a terror blast in London as the threat level has risen to the highest it can be.

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Mark Minott.

Family pay tribute to 'loving' mother as Huddersfield man is sentenced to life for her murder

A Huddersfield man has today been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his partner.

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Dramatic video after report of armed robbery at Leeds bank

MASKED armed robbers reportedly wielding a shotgun and an axe struck at a bank in Morley today.
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Hill Top Estate. Picture: Google.

Man arrested in Heckmondwike as police probe firearms offence

Police made an arrest after swooping on a residential street in Heckmondwike as part of a firearms investigation.

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Steven Williams, from Dewsbury, was jailed for 14 rape and sexual assault.

Dewsbury rapist jailed for 14 years

A Dewsbury man and his accomplice have been jailed for more than 25 years for raping and sexually assaulting a woman in Blackpool.

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West Yorkshire Police Customer Contact Centre. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1009/10c

Man called West Yorkshire Police on 999 after getting stuck in child’s swing

Only three 999 calls made to Yorkshire’s largest police force were abandoned in the last four months, despite a rise in the number of emergency calls being made.

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Police are appealing for information.

Man's home ransacked by thieves while he was in the garden

An elderly man was left "shaken and distressed" after burglars ransacked his home, stealing valuable jewellery, while he was outside in the garden.

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Police chiefs from around Yorkshire and the North East discuss collaboration.

‘Historic’ meeting of Yorkshire and North East police on cyber-crime threat

A ‘historic’ meeting between the seven Chief Constables and crime commissioners of Yorkshire and the North East could lead to the region’s seven police forces working together to tackle the growing threat of cyber-crime.

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Man charged with attempted murder after firearms discharge in Dewsbury

Man charged with attempted murder after firearms discharge in Dewsbury

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a firearm was discharged in Dewsbury.

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Police have released a CCTV image of the men who tried to rob a shop in The Knowl, Mirfield. Pictures: West Yorkshire Police/Google

Masked men armed with handgun tried to rob shop in Mirfield

Two masked men, armed with what appeared to be a handgun, confronted a shop worker in Mirfield.
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Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525A439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series September 13 edition are published below.

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Trials of Hillsborough accused should be in Preston, judge rules

Trials of Hillsborough accused should be in Preston, judge rules

Any trial of the men charged with criminal offences relating to the Hillsborough disaster should be held in Preston, a judge ruled today.
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Ferrybridge Power Station

Emergency crews’ anti-terror training at Ferrybridge power station

The decommissioned Ferrybridge Power Station was filled with emergency crews yesterday as they were tested on how they would respond to a terrorist attack.

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