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Human trafficker wanted by police is arrested in West Yorkshire

A man who was wanted on a European Arrest Warrant has been captured by police in West Yorkshire.

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The robbery took place at an off-licence in Staincliffe Road, Dewsbury. Picture: Google

Knifepoint robber in hi-vis vest injured Dewsbury shopkeeper as he stole till

A shopkeeper in Dewsbury was injured by an armed robber who threatened him with a kitchen knife during a raid last night.

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West Yorkshire Police arrest 50 people during first week of drink and drug driving crackdown

West Yorkshire Police arrest 50 people during first week of drink and drug driving crackdown

Police in West Yorkshire have arrested 50 people since a festive crackdown on drink and drug driving began at the start of this month.
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Recognition: Call handler Debbie Griffiths took the first call about the murder of MP Jo Cox. Picture Neil Holmes Photography Limited

As new awards are launched, handler who took call over Jo’s murder in Birstall speaks of key role

West Yorkshire Police is backing the first awards to recognise and celebrate unsung heroes working behind the scenes in control rooms across the UK.

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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 December 7 edition are published below.

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Revealed: How long does it take West Yorkshire Police to answer your 999 call?

Police say the average time taken to answer 999 calls in West Yorkshire has been slashed by almost half.

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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 November 30 edition are published below.

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Police are appealing for information

Balaclava-clad intruder in high-vis vest snatches £25,000 watches in Bradford

A balaclava-clad home intruder wearing a high-visibility vest assaulted two females before stealing watches worth around £25,0000 in Bradford.
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Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525C439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series November 23 edition are published below.

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Police have appealed for information.

Men pushed and kicked woman in racially aggravated assault in Batley

A woman was pushed and kicked to the floor in what police are treating as a racially aggravated assault in Batley.
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Raided: The Co-op at Birkenshaw was targeted by raiders

Community rallies around staff after shocking raid on Birkenshaw store

A community aiming to raise £500 as a reward for three brave members of staff who were threatened by armed robbers at a Birkenshaw store is half way to its target.

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Natalie Starr.

Burglary victim speaks out about 'disturbing' crime for West Yorkshire campaign

A burglary victim has spoken out as part of a West Yorkshire Police campaign against the crime.
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Arshid Hussain's alleged victim gave evidence at Sheffield Crown Court this morning

'It was like a free-for-all among South Yorkshire men who sexually abused me,' alleged victim tells court

A young woman, who was allegedly sexually abused by a South Yorkshire man and his family when she was 13-years-old, says it was like a ‘free-for-all’ among the group of men after the first incident of rape.

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Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525C439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series November 16 edition are published below.

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Police are appealing for information.

Two arrests after Dewsbury barn fire

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a barn fire in Dewsbury.

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West Yorkshire Police is set to use up most of its reserves by 2022.

West Yorkshire Police will have used up most of its reserves by 2022

West Yorkshire Police’s reserves will be mostly used up within five years because of the funding crisis facing the force, the county’s police and crime commissioner has warned MPs.

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The burglary took place in Far Common Road, Mirfield. Picture: Google

Burglars steal cosmetic medical equipment from Mirfield business

High value cosmetic medical equipment has been stolen from a business in Mirfield.

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Masked robbers threatened staff at the Co-op in Bradford Road, Birkenshaw. Picture: Google

Masked men threatened staff with knife and hammer during raid on supermarket in Birkenshaw

Masked robbers escaped with cash, saving stamps and cigarettes after threatening staff at a supermarket in Birkenshaw.

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West Yorkshire Police officers will be travelling the county's roads in a heavy goods vehicle so they can film the habits of other drivers.

Police take to the road in HGV to catch law-breaking drivers in West Yorkshire

Police are out on West Yorkshire's roads in a heavy goods vehicle this week as they capture the driving habits of other motorists on camera.

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David Luxford.

Appeal for return of missing Dewsbury man

Police are asking for help from the public to find a missing Dewsbury man.
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