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A heroin addict who assaulted a Batley shopkeeper has been jailed.

Matthew Wood, 29, attacked Ul Haq Store owner Mohammed Ayub in March, grabbing £110 from the till. Last Thursday Leeds Crown Court heard details of of his crime spree in February and March this year to feed his £50-a-day habit.

ALSO: A community is rallying round in memory of a much-loved wife, mother and friend. Michelle Neville, 40, died following a battle with cancer and the Wesley Playhouse, where she worked, is holding a fun day in her name to raise money for her family and for charity.

AND FINALLY: The Rev Andrew Johnson, vicar of Batley Parish Church and St Andrew’s Church in Purlwell, is leaving his post after a decade of service. Rev Johnson said the expansion of the parish church was one of his career highlights.

Don’t miss all this, plus our double-page Easter picture special and a fabulous two-for-one offer at Alton Towers, only in this week’s news, out Thursday.