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Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series March 30 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages.

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2 November 2013...     Police patrol Elland Road at Leeds United's match with Yeovil. (TJ1001/01d). Picture Tony Johnson

It’s good to talk: Is ‘pink and fluffy’ the way forward for football policing in Yorkshire?

The scene at The Queen pub in Bradford city centre two hours before Bradford City played Oldham Athletic on April 5, 2014, would have been a familiar one to the police officers who regularly keep the peace at local football matches.

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'DELIBERATE BARBARITY': Badgers were killed in Bradford and  mobile phone footage uploaded to Instagram. PIC: RSPCA

Yorkshire tops annual animal cruelty league of shame

Animal cruelty statistics revealed by the RSPCA show that West Yorkshire tops a league of shame for the number of people convicted of harming pets and wildlife.

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WATCH: Caught on camera: Do you know them?

Do you know any of these people? These CCTV images have been released by police in Kirklees of people they would like to speak to.

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West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson, right, is seeking more Independent Custody Visitors.

Video: Could you be the right person to help monitor cells at West Yorkshire's police stations?

West Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner is looking for volunteers to help monitor the conditions under which suspects are detained.
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Little Green Lane, Heckmondwike, where the sex attack took place this morning. Picture: Google.

Detectives hunting for sex attacker who assaulted woman, 36, after leaving nightclub

A woman was sexually assaulted on her way home from a nightclub in the early hours of the morning.
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Some 260 victims of modern slavery and human trafficking have been linked to Leeds in the last two years.

Will Brexit hinder Yorkshire’s efforts to tackle human trafficking?

Convicted human traffickers from Eastern Europe will be subject to severe restrictions on their activities when they return home from Yorkshire to stop them arranging the trade in human misery in the region.

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Keith (right) and Ashley Boots.

‘Disgrace to the police’: Drug dealing West Yorkshire inspector jailed for 26 years

A “dishonest and manipulative” West Yorkshire police inspector who was found with £700,000 of drugs at his home has been jailed for 26 years.

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Linda Box

Jail for crooked lawyer who forced 200-year-old solicitors out of business in £4m fraud

A crooked lawyer forced a 200-year-old firm of Yorkshire solicitors into extinction by plundering its accounts of almost FOUR MILLION pounds to fund her addiction to high living.

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Stock picture of a police officer on the beat to go with story about levels of fitness among Lancashire police officers

Further arrests in Dewsbury street trouble

A further five arrests have been made by police following large-scale group trouble in Dewsbury involving men brandishing weapons.

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Police charge 29 people over historic child sex abuse in West Yorkshire town

Police charge 29 people over historic child sex abuse in West Yorkshire town

Dozens of people have been charged with the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in a West Yorkshire town after police investigated historic allegations of abuse.
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The scene at Westminster in the minutes after the terrorist attack.

Reach out to victims of London attacks, urge family of Jo Cox

The family of murdered MP Jo Cox today urged the nation to “reach out and support” the victims of yesterday’s Westminster terror attack to “let them know they are not alone”.

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Increased police patrols planned for town centre

Increased police patrols are planned for Dewsbury as part of a five-week campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour and child sexual exploitation.

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Hunt for violent armed men who carried out town centre attack

Hunt for violent armed men who carried out town centre attack

A man has been left with serious injuries after being violently assaulted by a gang of armed men.

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Upper Common Lane. Photo: Google.

Serious sex attack on woman in West Yorkshire village

A police investigation is under way today after a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in a West Yorkshire village.

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Victim left heartbroken after £25,000 of jewellery and watches stolen in Kirklees burglary

Jewellery and watches worth £25,000 were stolen during a house burglary in Cleckheaton.

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Warning as ID fraud reaches record level

Warning as ID fraud reaches record level

People are being warned to protect their personal data, as 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016.

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Pilgrim Crescent. Photo: Google.

Three held by police following outbreak of ‘disorder’ in Dewsbury

Police arrested three men after an outbreak of disorder in Dewsbury.

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Police called to group of men with weapons on Dewsbury street

Police called to group of men with weapons on Dewsbury street

Police are appealing for information following disorder in Dewsbury last night. 

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PCSO abused position to access information about rape suspect

PCSO abused position to access information about rape suspect

A police community support officer abused her position to access confidential information about a rape suspect with whom she had an affair.

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