Handgun found in hedges next to Dewsbury primary school

A handgun has been found in hedges next to a church and school on the Dewsbury-Batley border.

Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525C439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series June 22 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Come and visit ‘crisis-hit’ police in West Yorkshire, Home Secretary urged

The body representing rank and file police officers in West Yorkshire has written to Home Secretary Amber Rudd inviting her to visit the county.

Leeds Road, Dewsbury. Photo: Google.

Shop worker aged 91 injured during robbery in Dewsbury

A ROBBER pushed a 91-year-old shop worker to the ground during a raid at a store in Dewsbury.

Police have charged the man nearly four decades on.

Bradford man charged with kidnap and indecent assault of girl after nearly four decades

A man has been charged with the kidnap and indecent assault of a four-year-old girl in Keighley in 1978.

Northgate, Dewsbury. Photo: Google

Pensioner attacked and robbed in Dewsbury town centre

POLICE are appealing for information after a 65-year-old man  was robbed in Dewsbury town centre.

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West Yorkshire Police is changing its practice on revealing details about misconduct cases.

West Yorkshire Police to publish first names of accused officers

West Yorkshire Police is to fully name all officers appearing before public misconduct hearings after being lobbied by The Yorkshire Post.

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Church Lane, Heckmondwike. Picture: Google.

Masked raiders attack man after breaking into his home in Heckmondwike

Masked raiders attacked a man after breaking into his home during a robbery in Heckmondwike.

Former West Yorkshire Chief Constable Mark Gilmore.

Yorkshire police chief hits back at ‘spurious’ whistleblower allegations

West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable was accused of misusing police resources and making comments of a sexual nature to female staff in the period before he retired from the force, the county’s crime commissioner has revealed.

Forge Lane.

Victim dragged to the ground and assaulted in Dewsbury street robbery

A young man was attacked and robbed in the street in broad daylight in Dewsbury.

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IN HAPPIER TIMES: Chief Constable of West Yorkshire, Mark Gilmore, is pictured at the force's headquarters in Wakefield on his first day in charge. Mr. Gilmore is pictured with West Yorkshire PCC, Mark Burns-Williamson. picture mike cowling april 2 2013

Yorkshire police chief ‘halted misconduct proceedings by retiring’

He was hailed for his “exceptional ability” on becoming West Yorkshire’s Chief Constable in April 2013, as the force tried to recover from the high-profile resignation of his predecessor Sir Norman Bettison the previous October.

WAR OF WORDS: Mark Gilmore is pictured with West Yorkshire PCC, Mark Burns-Williamson, on his first day in charge in 2013. Picture: Mike Cowling, April 2 2013

Exclusive: Discount car purchase led to criminal probe into West Yorkshire Chief Constable

The investigation into Yorkshire’s most senior police officer, which prematurely ended his career and cost the taxpayer £700,000, was prompted by the purchase of a VW Golf for his son from a car dealership in Northern Ireland, The Yorkshire Post can reveal today.

Former West Yorkshire Chief Constable Mark Gilmore.

West Yorkshire Chief Constable’s bid to stop publication of vital conduct report

The documents submitted to the High Court reveal the efforts by Mr Gilmore to stop the Lancashire Police misconduct report from being made public.


United hearts and voices to honour our Jo

Jo Cox’s parents have pledged to make their daughter proud as they launched a series of events to bring communities together in the wake of her death.

Arrests and searches as Yorkshire police join national operation to target cyber criminals

Arrests and searches as Yorkshire police join national operation to target cyber criminals

Arrests and searches have taken place in Yorkshire and the Humber as parted a nationwide operation to target suspected cyber criminals.


Huddersfield man, 24, charged with offences under Terrorism Act

A man from Huddersfield has been charged with terror offences.
Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, who led the investigation in the murder of MP Jo Cox. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

‘I will not rest’ vows murder detective as source of gun used to kill MP Jo Cox remains a mystery

The detective who led the investigation into the murder of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox has vowed not to rest until he finds out how her killer came to possess the gun used.

Sky, a two-year-old Rottweiler, was taken by thieves in Castleford.

Dog thefts on rise in West Yorkshire as pets are stolen for ‘black market’

West Yorkshire Police recorded the second highest number of dog thefts of any force in the UK, according to a new anaylsis of crime statistics.

The most common criminal names in West Yorkshire have been revealed

Revealed: The most common first names for West Yorkshire’s criminals

The most common first names of criminals in West Yorkshire have been revealed by police.

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Michelle Spencer.

Woman jailed after knife attack murder of partner in Gomersal

A woman who murdered her partner in a knife attack has been jailed for 13 years.
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