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Police Increaingly Concerned for Well-being of Missing Hebden Bridge Man

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the well-being of a Hebden Bridge man who has been missing for five days. Christopher Mulligan, 26, has not been seen since Thursday 25 May. He is described as white, 5ft6 tall, with short mousy brown hair and a short brown beard. It is thought he could be in the Rochdale or Burnley area. Detective Inspector Craig Lord of Calderdale CID, said: “Christopher has not been seen Thursday and his family and friends are understandably very worried about him. “I would appeal directly to…

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Bradford Festival to highlight local talent

Local artists will stage a colourful range of innovative and creative street theatre, dance, music, workshops and activities at this year’s Bradford Festival which is to be held in City Park, Bradford in July. Internationally acclaimed, theatre company, Mind the Gap, will perform the premier of Mirror Mirror, a thought-provoking collaborative piece developed with cutting-edge Liverpool theatre company, The Kazimier. Through ‘absurd performance’, technology and playful imitation, Mirror Mirror explores the experiences of people who are considered ‘different’ in today’s society and prompts the audience to ask themselves: who’s in…

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Statement following two firearms warrants carried out in Manningham

Police have issued a statement following two firearms warrants carried out in the Manningham area yesterday (Monday). “Armed police attended two addresses in Bradford at about 5pm yesterday (Monday) to carry out firearms warrants following a report of an incident where a man is alleged to have had a gun pointed at him. “The incident was reported to have happened in Thorn Lane at about 5.20pm on 28 May. “Properties in Oak Lane and Devonshire Terrace were searched and a number of people were spoken to, but no arrests were made and…

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Missing: Eisha Irfan, 15-Year-Old Girl from Leeds

Police in Leeds are concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old girl who has gone missing. Eisha Irfan was last seen at her home address in the Harehills area of Leeds at around 5:45pm on 26 May. She is described as an Asian female, 5ft 3”, medium build, very long black hair, which is usually tied up in a ponytail. She was wearing black leggings, black top with a star on it and black shoes. She has links to the Harehills area of Leeds and also the Fagley area of…

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EXCLUSIVE to Urban Echo: Salma Yaqoob warned over false Corbyn endorsement claims

As temperatures rise across the district, the Bradford West election campaigns are also heating up. Independent candidate Salma Yaqoob has been accused by the Labour Party of making misleading and false claims on her campaign leaflet. The Labour Party has demanded that Yaqoob, from Birmingham, stop making these ‘misleading and false’ claims on her campaign literature, which have been distributed across the district. The ex-Respect politician has been exposed for including a photograph of herself with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on her leaflets, along with the palpably false phrase “a vote for Salma…

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Serial Rapist Brought to Justice for Offence in 1991

Groundbreaking advances in forensic science have helped detectives bring a serial rapist to justice for a horrific offence committed almost three decades ago. Raymond Manners, 56, plead guilty at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday 9 May to the rape, committed on 23 February 1991 in the Chapeltown area of Leeds. Manners went into the victim’s house and then raped her before making off. Officers at the time were unable to identify the culprit but the case was later reviewed by the Operation Recall team – the unit set up to…

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Business Warning About Cyber Crime

West Yorkshire Police is warning business that the impact of a cyber attack can be as bad or even worse than more ‘traditional’ crimes. So-called cyber crime – crime that uses a computer, laptop or similar device as part of the offence – is on the increase across the Yorkshire and Humber region. And criminals are looking to target business because of the greater rewards on offer. Typical attacks include mandate fraud where businesses receive phishing emails purporting to be from a legitimate company or finance personnel sending a request…

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22 Dead in Manchester Suicide Bombing

A suicide bomber has killed 22 people, including children, as an explosion tore through fans leaving a pop concert in Manchester. Some 59 people were also injured when the blast caused by an improvised explosive device carried by the attacker detonated at the Manchester Arena. Announcing that the death toll had risen, Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said: ‘What I can confirm is that there are children among the deceased.’ West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dee Collins said: “In such a tragic and terrible time the thoughts of…

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First acts announced for the Bradford Festival

Bradford Council has announced a host of high quality acts and workshops for this year’s Bradford Festival which will be staged in Bradford’s’ award winning City Park from 28-30 July. People can look forward to seeing lots of highly innovative and colourful street theatre. Celebrated women’s street theatre company, Circo Rum Ba Ba, brings The Crow House, a silent movie-inspired show using acrobatics, silks trapeze artistry, hat juggling, musical saw and harp playing, puppetry, audience participation and slap-stick comedy! A derelict house appears in the middle of City Park and…

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Appeal: Burglary, Apperley Bridge, Bradford

Police investigating a burglary in Bradford have released an image of a man they would like to speak to.  This happened between 10pm on 27 March and 6am on 28 March, when entry was forced to a property in Apperley Road, Apperley Bridge. The suspect is believed to have returned to the property several times during this time to take items, which included crystal decanters and a television. He is described as white and of skinny build, with a gaunt looking face and short dark hair. He was thought to…

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