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Wakefield Today
I predict a break-in: Yorkshire police use cutting-edge technology to deter burglarsstreets where burglars are likely to strike. University College London (UCL) a
Wakefield Today / Posted 50 minutes ago
streets where burglars are likely to strike. University College London (UCL) academics have created the algorithm for West Yorkshire Police which predicts with greater precision where burglaries are likely to take place so the force can decide... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Two arrests as crossbow and knives seized by West Yorkshire PoliceDeadly weapons have been seized by West Yorkshire Police during an operation th
Wakefield Today / Posted 7 hours ago
Deadly weapons have been seized by West Yorkshire Police during an operation this evening. Two knives and a crossbow are among the items taken by officers, and two people have been arrested. The force's Roads Polcing Unit tweeted: "Stolen vehicle... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Police cordon off area around Leeds city centre building amid safety fearsbuilding is at the junction with Waterloo Street and Hunslet Road, close to the
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 14 hours ago
building is at the junction with Waterloo Street and Hunslet Road, close to the Adelphi pub and the Tetley gallery. A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police were called at 8.47pm last night by the fire service with a request for a road... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Man arrested over graffiti at Leeds synagogue and second antisemitic incidentpost on social media suggested that there is other similar antisemitic graffiti
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 15 hours ago
post on social media suggested that there is other similar antisemitic graffiti daubed on the pavement outside the gate. West Yorkshire Police today said that a man had been arrested in connection with that incident and a second the following... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Yobs trash children's play park just weeks after £70k revampand play unit for toddlers. It was funded by the authority and a £50k grant fr
Wakefield Today / Posted 18 hours ago
and play unit for toddlers. It was funded by the authority and a £50k grant from environmental not-for-profit organisation WREN. Anyone who has information about vandalism at the play area is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police by callin... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Man in critical condition in hospital after being hit by car in LeedsLeeds last night. The 30-year-old man was walking with another man in Middleto
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 20 hours ago
Leeds last night. The 30-year-old man was walking with another man in Middleton Road, Morley, when he was knocked down. West Yorkshire Police today said that a silver Vauxhall Corsa, which was travelling towards Morley, had struck the man as he... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Women's refuge funds reduced in West Yorkshire as domestic abuse figures risecuts in some areas of West Yorkshire despite a stark rise in domestic abuse, ne
Wakefield Today / Posted yesterday
cuts in some areas of West Yorkshire despite a stark rise in domestic abuse, new figures reveal. Statistics obtained from West Yorkshire Police show that the number of reported domestic violence crimes in the last five years has nearly doubled... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Armed robbers wearing Halloween masks raid Leeds pubThree men wearing Halloween masks robbed a Leeds pub after threatening staff wi
Yorkshire evening post / Posted yesterday
Three men wearing Halloween masks robbed a Leeds pub after threatening staff with knives and an axe. West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after the armed raid on Woodies Craft Ale House, in Otley Road, Headingley, last night (October... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Warning of delays after car overturns on the M1 motorway near WakefieldA car has overturned onto the central reservation of the M1 motorway near Wakef
Wakefield Today / Posted yesterday
A car has overturned onto the central reservation of the M1 motorway near Wakefield. The West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit said the incident had occurred on the M1 Nortbound at Woolley, between junctions 38 and 39. They said a recovery... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Police issue warning after several drivers caught speeding on M1 in LeedsWest Yorkshire Police have issued a warning after several motorists were caught
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 2 days ago
West Yorkshire Police have issued a warning after several motorists were caught speeding on the M1 in Leeds this week. Police have set up speed cameras along the M1 southbound near Junction 45, where roadworks are currently being carried out.... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Police at the scene where man 'is on top of roof' in Leedsafter reports that a man was atop a roof. Officers were called to Meanwood Roa
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 3 days ago
after reports that a man was atop a roof. Officers were called to Meanwood Road, Meanwood, at 11.25am today (Saturday). A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said a man was on the roof of a property. Motorists were urged to avoid the area and... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
West Yorkshire Police find £50,000 of illicit tobacco hidden in 'James Bond style' secret room accessible by CDinto a WALL. The illicit tobacco scheme worth around £50,000 was revealed in a
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 4 days ago
into a WALL. The illicit tobacco scheme worth around £50,000 was revealed in a tiny upstairs room which was turned over by West Yorkshire Police cops. Officers say the haul, which included 2,000 packets of cigarettes, would have never been located... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
5 classic tweets from the award-nominated @SurreyRoadCopswith a fox, we promise this will make you giggle. The Police Twitter Awards wi
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 4 days ago
with a fox, we promise this will make you giggle. The Police Twitter Awards will be held on November 24 and are hosted by West Yorkshire Police. We hope it isn't an #epicfail.Wedged coach like a scene from Austin Powers Luckily, a recovery truck... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Help me stop: Hundreds in Yorkshire visit website to stop looking at child sex imagesnon-recent abuse, ongoing abuse, online abuse and peer-to-peer abuse”. Detecti
Wakefield Today / Posted 4 days ago
non-recent abuse, ongoing abuse, online abuse and peer-to-peer abuse”. Detective Superintendent Darren Minton of West Yorkshire Police said the number of abuse cases was “continuing to rise”. Graphic shows the number of people visiting... Read more
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Daily Mirror
How a simple lead theft led police to three 'Boarded Barn' murderersdown. The bodies were later found by Ann's sister-in-law and her husband, a fa
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
down. The bodies were later found by Ann's sister-in-law and her husband, a farmer. Bob Bridgestock was a detective for West Yorkshire Police at the time and was called upon to investigate the case. He said: "This is such a sad, probably totally... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Help me stop: Hundreds in Yorkshire visit website to stop looking at child sex imagesnon-recent abuse, ongoing abuse, online abuse and peer-to-peer abuse”. Detecti
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 4 days ago
non-recent abuse, ongoing abuse, online abuse and peer-to-peer abuse”. Detective Superintendent Darren Minton of West Yorkshire Police said the number of abuse cases was “continuing to rise”. Graphic shows the number of people visiting... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Motorcyclist killed in West Yorkshire road smash is named by policeKia car on Holmes Road in Sowerby Bridge at about 4.40pm on Monday. Mr Feather
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 5 days ago
Kia car on Holmes Road in Sowerby Bridge at about 4.40pm on Monday. Mr Feather was aged 42 and came from Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire Police confirmed. Witnesses to Monday’s incident are being sought, anyone with information is asked to ring... Read more
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New York Post
Fingerprint test can tell if someone used a condom or drank a cup of coffeeprofile of potential suspects in criminal cases. Scientists from Sheffield Hal
New York Post / Posted 6 days ago
profile of potential suspects in criminal cases. Scientists from Sheffield Hallam University have been working with West Yorkshire Police to pilot the technology. It could even be used in cold cases – the name for crimes which remain... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Antisemitic graffiti outside Leeds synagogue sparks police probesite read: "This happened in Leeds last night. Whether it's left wing or right
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 6 days ago
site read: "This happened in Leeds last night. Whether it's left wing or right wing anti Semitism it's abhorrent.” A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "At 8:41am today, police received a report of anti-Semitic graffiti at the Etz Chaim... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Police set up a speed trap at seven Leeds roads and a school - this is what happenedWest Yorkshire Police set up a speed trap outside a Leeds school after resident
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 7 days ago
West Yorkshire Police set up a speed trap outside a Leeds school after residents complained about speeding motorists. Officers set up the camera on seven roads, including on Old Park Road outside Roundhay School. A spokesman for the force shared... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Could new fingerprint technology help crack cold cases in Greater Manchester?be used in casework ‘within months’. It has been designed by experts at Sheffi
Manchester Evening News / Posted 7 days ago
be used in casework ‘within months’. It has been designed by experts at Sheffield Hallam University who are working with West Yorkshire Police to pilot the scheme. A spokeswoman for GMP said talks were taking place about the potential to use the... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Police dog twitter account commendedthree of the Best Tweeting Dog Account category. The winner will be announced
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
three of the Best Tweeting Dog Account category. The winner will be announced on November 24th at a ceremony hosted by West Yorkshire Police. Sergeant Stuart Woodward said: “This highlights the work that our department puts in to community... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Cumbria's criminal-catching canines shortlisted for Twitter awarddog unit is up against PC Dave Wardell and his dog, PD Finn; and British Transp
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 7 days ago
dog unit is up against PC Dave Wardell and his dog, PD Finn; and British Transport Police's dog unit. The finalists, which were revealed last night, will be invited to the awards ceremony which will be hosted by West Yorkshire Police on November... Read more
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Daily Mail
Fingerprint test can detect gender and what you've eaten'sensorveillance': Law enforcement could use... Share this article Since 2012
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
'sensorveillance': Law enforcement could use... Share this article Since 2012, the researchers have been working with the West Yorkshire Police to test the technology. Neil Denison, acting director of Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Scientific... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Cumbria's criminal-catching canines shortlisted for Twitter awarddog unit is up against PC Dave Wardell and his dog, PD Finn; and British Transp
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 7 days ago
dog unit is up against PC Dave Wardell and his dog, PD Finn; and British Transport Police's dog unit. The finalists, which were revealed last night, will be invited to the awards ceremony which will be hosted by West Yorkshire Police on November... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbria's criminal-catching canines shortlisted for Twitter awarddog unit is up against PC Dave Wardell and his dog, PD Finn; and British Transp
The News and Star / Posted 7 days ago
dog unit is up against PC Dave Wardell and his dog, PD Finn; and British Transport Police's dog unit. The finalists, which were revealed last night, will be invited to the awards ceremony which will be hosted by West Yorkshire Police on November... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Cumbria's criminal-catching canines shortlisted for Twitter awarddog unit is up against PC Dave Wardell and his dog, PD Finn; and British Transp
Whitehaven News / Posted 7 days ago
dog unit is up against PC Dave Wardell and his dog, PD Finn; and British Transport Police's dog unit. The finalists, which were revealed last night, will be invited to the awards ceremony which will be hosted by West Yorkshire Police on November... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Seven West Yorkshire police stations shut their public help desksstations around West Yorkshire after senior officers said they would save money
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 8 days ago
stations around West Yorkshire after senior officers said they would save money by shutting the poorly-used facilities. West Yorkshire Police says its stations at Weetwood, Killingbeck, Morley, Lawcroft House in Bradford, Eccleshill, Shipley and... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Seven West Yorkshire police stations shut their public help desksstations around West Yorkshire after senior officers said they would save money
Wakefield Today / Posted 8 days ago
stations around West Yorkshire after senior officers said they would save money by shutting the poorly-used facilities. West Yorkshire Police says its stations at Weetwood, Killingbeck, Morley, Lawcroft House in Bradford, Eccleshill, Shipley and... Read more
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Pendle Today
Lancashire police force figures show fall in hate crimes targeting mosques2, 1, down 1 Humberside Police: 2, 1, down 1 Lancashire Constabulary: 1, 0, d
Pendle Today / Posted 8 days ago
2, 1, down 1 Humberside Police: 2, 1, down 1 Lancashire Constabulary: 1, 0, down 1 Norfolk Constabulary: 1, 0, down 1 West Yorkshire Police: 8, 6, down 2 City of London Police and Cumbria Constabulary did not respond to the Freedom of... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Police appeal over Leeds man who has been missing for a monthof a man from Pudsey who left the country a month ago are appealing for informa
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 8 days ago
of a man from Pudsey who left the country a month ago are appealing for information to find out if he is safe or not. West Yorkshire Police say that Joshua Murphy, aged 28, is believed to have left the country for Europe on September 1 and his... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Bridegroom's £160,000 Lamborghini Hurucan is seized by police on his wedding daywas impounded because he allegedly had no insurance. A photo of the motor, sei
Daily Mirror / Posted 9 days ago
was impounded because he allegedly had no insurance. A photo of the motor, seized in Bingley, was posted on Twitter by West Yorkshire Police Road Policing Unit on Saturday. It was accompanied by the caption: “Happy wedding day, can I have the... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Lorry fire triggers motorway delays for drivers near Leedscarriageway was at one stage fully closed at junction 29 due to the fire, altho
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 9 days ago
carriageway was at one stage fully closed at junction 29 due to the fire, although a single lane has since reopened. West Yorkshire Police said the incident happened around a mile before junction 28, the turn-off for Morley. A spokesman for... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Disruption to trains after incident on railway lines in West Yorkshireservices have been able to deal with the incident between allowing lines to reo
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 9 days ago
services have been able to deal with the incident between allowing lines to reopen. "Whilst services recover, trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised. West Yorkshire Police said the incident was being dealt with by British Transport... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Police search for missing schoolboy, 13, who may be in Huddersfieldwas living in Rotherham, but is originally from Huddersfield, was last seen lea
Wakefield Today / Posted 10 days ago
was living in Rotherham, but is originally from Huddersfield, was last seen leaving for school around 8.15am yesterday. West Yorkshire Police have been looking for the youngster, who is thought to be in the Huddersfield area, since yesterday... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Police make 27 arrests after weapons, drugs and cash found during raids in Leedsthe streets of the city. The operation was led by specialist officers from Lee
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 11 days ago
the streets of the city. The operation was led by specialist officers from Leeds District Serious Organised Crime Unit and West Yorkshire Police Protective Service Crime. It resulted in the recovery of two handguns, 13 rounds of ammunition, a stun... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Castleford store loses licence after nearly 50,000 illegal cigarettes found by Trading Standardsnuisance and protection of children from harm - and had shown “he is not fit an
Wakefield Today / Posted 11 days ago
nuisance and protection of children from harm - and had shown “he is not fit and proper to hold a premises licence”. West Yorkshire Police representatives said it was the first time the premises had “come on our radar” but said they supported... Read more
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Daily Record
Twist of fate that led to girl's body being found after nine months in freezerteenager in cold blood. Leanne was kidnapped as she walked home (Image: Press A
Daily Record / Posted 11 days ago
teenager in cold blood. Leanne was kidnapped as she walked home (Image: Press Association)Frame from a video released by West Yorkshire police of detectives interviewing John Taylor who initially denied being involved in Leanne's murder (Image:... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Twist of fate that led to girl's body being found after nine months in freezerteenager in cold blood. Leanne was kidnapped as she walked home (Image: Press A
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
teenager in cold blood. Leanne was kidnapped as she walked home (Image: Press Association)Frame from a video released by West Yorkshire police of detectives interviewing John Taylor who initially denied being involved in Leanne's murder (Image:... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Detectives release fresh details after body found in Leeds canalthe canal in Leeds city centre. They discovered the body of a woman in the can
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 12 days ago
the canal in Leeds city centre. They discovered the body of a woman in the canal. Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan, of West Yorkshire Police, said: “Our enquiries are at an early stage and we would like to hear from anyone who has any... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Street in Leeds evacuated after 'suspicious item' found during raidwith drugs offences. A cordon has now been put in place and a specialist army
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 12 days ago
with drugs offences. A cordon has now been put in place and a specialist army team has been called to investigate. West Yorkshire Police said: "At 8.30am today, officers executed a drugs warrant at an address in Elford Place West,... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Police watchdog releases new details about fatal M62 shootinginto the fatal police shooting of Yassar Yaqub is still in progress. Mr Yaqub,
Manchester Evening News / Posted 12 days ago
into the fatal police shooting of Yassar Yaqub is still in progress. Mr Yaqub, 28 of Crosland Moor, was shot by a West Yorkshire Police firearms officer during a police operation off Junction 24 of the M62 on 2 January 2017. Mr Yaqub’s... Read more
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metro
Teenager spared jail by a 'squeak' for stamping on man's head outside McDonald'sthe summer including mass brawls and the latest incident left a man in his 30s
metro / Posted 12 days ago
the summer including mass brawls and the latest incident left a man in his 30s fighting for his life. Kirklees council and West Yorkshire Police are now working together to see what can be done about the late-night and early morning incidents. In... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Vandals leave trail of destruction on Leeds golf course with quad bikes - police appealA police appeal has been issued after vandals churned up the fairway on a Leeds
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 12 days ago
A police appeal has been issued after vandals churned up the fairway on a Leeds golf course. West Yorkshire Police were called to South Leeds Golf Course to inspect the damage after yobs on quad bikes left a trail of muddy destruction across the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Thug stamps on victim five times in brutal attack captured on cameramonths, including mass brawls and the latest incident left a man in his 30s fig
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
months, including mass brawls and the latest incident left a man in his 30s fighting for his life. Kirklees council and West Yorkshire Police are now working together to see what can be done about the late-night and early morning incidents. In... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Investigation to delay publishing forensic results after death of man shot by police in West Yorkshireof Yassar Yaqub. Mr Yaqub, 28, of Crosland Moor, died at the scene after being
Wakefield Today / Posted 13 days ago
of Yassar Yaqub. Mr Yaqub, 28, of Crosland Moor, died at the scene after being shot by a firearms officer during a West Yorkshire Police operation off Junction 24 of the M62 on January 2, 2017. The IPCC said the organisation had now... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Investigation to delay publishing forensic results after death of man shot by police in West Yorkshireof Yassar Yaqub. Mr Yaqub, 28, of Crosland Moor, died at the scene after being
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 13 days ago
of Yassar Yaqub. Mr Yaqub, 28, of Crosland Moor, died at the scene after being shot by a firearms officer during a West Yorkshire Police operation off Junction 24 of the M62 on January 2, 2017. The IPCC said the organisation had now... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Number plate cloning on the rise in West Yorkshire, say policeMore than 100 arrests have been made by West Yorkshire Police this year after i
Wakefield Today / Posted 13 days ago
More than 100 arrests have been made by West Yorkshire Police this year after it developed new techniques to deal with the growing threat from criminals using ‘cloned’ number plates to avoid detection. West Yorkshire Police says it has taken action... Read more
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Wakefield Today
‘I came home to find a car smashed into my house’ - mum tells of crash ordealknow if my house was structurally safe,” she said. “It’s really lucky that no o
Wakefield Today / Posted 13 days ago
know if my house was structurally safe,” she said. “It’s really lucky that no one was inside and nobody has been killed.” West Yorkshire Police said they received reports of a “vehicle in collision with a house” at around 4.55pm on Friday. Miss... Read more
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International Business Times
CCTV captures brutal mugging of elderly woman dragged along a Bradford alley get this scumbag caught. It happened on Southfield Lane, Great Horton, Bradford
International Business Times / Posted 14 days ago
get this scumbag caught. It happened on Southfield Lane, Great Horton, Bradford, just after lunch today." Within 24 hours West Yorkshire Police announced they had detained a man and were questioning him in relation to the attack. Furious Facebook... Read more
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