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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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Murder Enquiry Launched After Incident on Commercial Street, Halifax

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man was assaulted on Commercial Street, Halifax on Saturday 11 November. Mohammed Faisal, 32, was assaulted shortly before midnight outside the McFly’s bar. He was treated by paramedics and taken to Leeds General Infirmary. He died on Monday 4 December. Detective Chief Inspector Glen Alderson of the Protective Services (Crime) Department is leading the investigation. “I want to appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward. We have previously released CCTV images of people we wanted to trace in connection…

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Man Sought For Serious Road Traffic Collision in Bradford

Police investigating a serious road traffic collision in Bradford are appealing for information to trace a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.   Waqas Hussain is being sought by officers in connection with the collision which occurred on Bradford Road in Clayton, close to the junction with Hunters Park Avenue on 17 July this year. A 20-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when a Volkswagen Golf left the road and collided with a garage and tree. She has since been discharged from hospital. Hussain is 22…

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Steerside: Improving road safety across the Bradford district

Bradford district roads have been in the spotlight during Road Safety Week as the continued success of Operation Steerside was highlighted. I was in Bradford during November to visit and observe aspects of the operation as part of my support for National Road Safety Week that looks to raise awareness of the safe and responsible use of roads with a particular focus this year on speed. Steerside was launched in February 2016 with the aim of improving road safety across the Bradford district. Specifically the operation targets offences known as…

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