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Report of people struck by car in Bradford

Police are appealing for information following a report of people being hit by a car in Bradford. The incident is said to have happened at about 9pm yesterday (Tuesday) in Flockton Road in East Bowling when a silver car, described as being of similar size to a hatchback, was reported to have struck a group of people and driven off. Officers attended but found that all parties had left. The caller also suggested one injured person had been taken away in a car, but subsequent enquiries at hospitals confirmed that no…

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Robbers Jailed For 20 Years

Two men who targeted lone women in robberies in Bradford have been jailed for a total of 20 years. Lee Naylor and Dean Whittaker were sentenced at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday) for the offences which occurred in September and October last year. Naylor, 39, of Kingswood Terrace, Bradford was given 14 years after he was found guilty of the violent robbery of a 74-year-old woman in Southfield Lane on 2 October. Naylor pushed his victim to the floor as she walked along the road. He then kicked and stamped…

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Fighting against modern slavery

We are already well into 2018 and March will see us, my office and partners, continuing our fight against modern slavery with a key event in Leeds on March 2nd around improving how policing tackle this vile crime with our partners. The Unlocking Slavery event follows a similar one at the Carr Gate training complex in Wakefield in January and a further event in Bristol that was funded via the Modern Slavery Police Transformation Programme. Speakers at the event will include Shaun Sawyer, the Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall…

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Man Left in Critical Condition Following Assault on Godwin Street, Bradford

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Bradford city centre in the early hours of Sunday, 28 January leaving him in a critical condition in hospital.   The assault occurred near the Bentley’s bar on Godwin Street between 1.30am and 2.15am. It is understood that the victim, a 35-year-old man, intervened in a dispute in the street between two groups before being assaulted himself.   He was taken to hospital by ambulance where he is being treated for a serious head injury.   Detective Inspector Matt…

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Three Men Sentenced To Combined 18 Years In Jail For Heroin Conspiracy

Three people have today been sentenced to a total of 18 years after admitting their involvement in a conspiracy to supply mobile phones into prisons and conspiracy to supply Heroin. The sentencing comes after the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit began an investigation towards the end of December 2016 into the activities of serving prisoner Larry Gaskin, age 22. Throughout the investigation it became apparent that Gaskin was using mobile phones to co-ordinate criminal activity whilst inside prison. Between 9 November 2016 and 17 December 2016 he…

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Appeal Over Sikh Woman’s 1985 Disappearance, Leeds

Detectives investigating the disappearance of a Sikh woman who lived in Leeds in the 1980s are appealing for information following the arrest of two people on suspicion of her murder. Officers from West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team arrested a 75-year-old man on suspicion of the murder of Harbans Kaur Lally and arrested a 74-year-old woman on suspicion of conspiracy to murder when they searched an address in Gravesend, Kent, on Monday (8/1). Harbans Kaur Lally A 53-year-old man was also arrested on the same day from an…

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Pensioner Jailed for 12 Years After being Convicted of Historic Rape Offence More Than 40 Years Ago

A pensioner has been jailed for 12 years after being convicted of a rape he committed more than 40 years ago. West Yorkshire Police welcomed the long sentence imposed upon Kevin Hazelwood following his conviction at Leeds Crown Court of offences of kidnap and rape committed in Leeds in November 1976 against a then 14- year-old girl. Kevin Hazelwood, 73, was given a total sentence of 12 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to the historic rape at Leeds Crown Court. Cold case detectives reviewed files and exhibits the unsolved case…

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Drug Importer Ordered To Re-Pay More Than £50,000

A Bradford man sentenced for importing drugs has been ordered to re-pay more than £55,000 by the courts. Ravinder Narr, 32, of Kensington Street, received a suspended sentence and was ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work after he pleaded guilty at Bradford Crown Court in March this year to a charge of importing Class C drugs. The charge related to a parcel of anabolic steroids seized by West Yorkshire Police in 2015 following notification from the UK Border Agency that they had intercepted a parcel from Hong Kong,…

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Allegation of Rape in Oak Lane area of Bradford

Police investigating an allegation of rape in Bradford have released an e-fit image of a male they would like to identify. The offence is alleged to have happened in the Oak Lane area of the city at around 9.30pm on 1 November. The suspect is described as being an Asian male in his twenties, around six feet tall and of slim build. He was believed to be wearing tracksuit-style clothing and a baseball cap. Specially trained officers from the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit have been carrying out numerous enquiries in…

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CCTV Image Appeal: Assault, Bradford

Police investigating an assault in Bradford which left a man with fractured ribs and bruising have issued an image of a man they would like to identify. The incident occurred in Grantham Road at about 10.28pm on 24 November, when a 28-year-old male was struck with what is described as a tyre wrench. Detectives believe this could be linked to an incident about 15 minutes before when a dark coloured vehicle, possibly a Ford Focus, drove closely past the victim when he was crossing Laisteridge Lane, by the Baba Jaga…

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