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Men Jailed In Landmark Crackdown On Leeds Drugs Trade

Prison sentences totalling more than 40 years have been handed down to 10 men convicted as part of a landmark crackdown on the organised supply of heroin and cocaine in Leeds. The men were arrested in a series of raids at addresses across the city in May this year as a result of an investigation by specialist officers from Leeds District Serious Organised Crime Unit and West Yorkshire Police Protective Service Crime. It followed months of painstaking work to gather detailed and comprehensive evidence on those involved in a number…

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Man Sought In Connection With Rape Allegation

Police investigating the rape of a woman in Bradford are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Nicolae Fratutescu.  Mr Fratutescu, who is 47 and a Romanian national, is being sought by officers in connection with the alleged offence, which is said to have occurred in May 2016. He is described as being of slim build and around 5ft 7ins tall. He is also known to wear glasses. Detective Inspector Victoria Lawrance, of the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit, said: “We have made extensive enquiries to trace Mr Fratutescu and are…

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Police Warning Following Reports of Bogus Policemen in Dewsbury

Detectives in Kirklees have issued a warning against bogus callers after a woman was targeted by a criminal claiming to be a police officer. This follows three recent reports where a cold caller has pretended to be a police officer and has approached properties, and said he needs their jewellery or money as part of an ongoing investigation. In an incident on 4 September, a woman in her 20s was duped into handing over thousands of pounds worth of jewellery in Dewsbury Moor. She received a call from an unknown…

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Murder Investigation Launched in Bradford

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murder as part of an ongoing investigation in Bradford. Specialist teams including the Police Underwater Search Unit have been searching a number of locations in the Denholme area including, Doe Park Water Activities Park, as part of the inquiry. Detectives are now linking the murder investigation to reported missing person 29-year-old Tyron Charles from Denholme. Mr Charles was last seen on the afternoon of Wednesday September 6 and reported missing by his family. Officers have been proactively investigating Mr Charles’ disappearance…

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E-fit Appeal: Attempted Burglary, Clayton

Detectives have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an attempted burglary in Clayton. The incident occurred at an address on The Avenue on Wednesday 6 September at around 9pm. A man was witnessed approaching the house and trying to open the back door of the property. The door was locked so he is believed to have left and fled in the direction of the roundabout at Bradford Road. The witness followed the male and confronted him, but he denied entering…

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Bank cards stolen in Shipley burglary

Police investigating a burglary in Shipley in which bank cards were stolen have released CCTV images of two men they would like to identify.  A number of personal items were also stolen in the burglary, which happened when a rear door was forced at an address in Red Beck Vale on 15 July. Enquiries have revealed that the bank cards were used later that day to make purchases in Bradford and Shipley. Detective Constable Simon Turton, of Bradford District CID, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who recognises…

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Police seeking man over stabbing incident in Bradford

Police investigating an assault in Bradford where a man was stabbed have released an image of a male they would like to identify.  It happened on wasteland close to Midland Road in Frizinghall at about 5am on Saturday, 29 July, when a 30-year-old man was approached by a male who made demands for property. The male was then joined by two others and an altercation ensued which resulted in the victim running off. As the victim fled he realised he had been stabbed. He was taken to hospital where he…

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Attempted Robbery, Park Road, in Bradford

Detectives in Bradford are releasing an Efit image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery. The incident happened on 27 July at around 2:30pm on Park Road, at the junction with Manchester Road in Bradford. The male suspect approached an elderly lady and attempted to take her handbag. He demanded money, threatened her and struck her across the face; before fleeing the scene without any items. He is described as a white male, aged between 40 and 50-years-old, around 5ft 6” –…

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Bradford Man Jailed For Sexual Offences Against Child

A Bradford man has been jailed after he was found guilty of sexual offences involving a child.  Frederick Holmes, aged 60, of Cordingley Close, was jailed for eight years at Bradford Crown Court last Thursday after he was found guilty of incitement and sexual activity offences involving a five-year-old girl. An investigation was launched last October when the girl’s mother reported the offences to police. Holmes was arrested and later charged with both crimes. He was given eight years for the sexual activity offence and two years for the incitement….

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Bradford Carjacking Duo Sentenced

Two males who took part in violent carjacking robberies in Bradford have been given sentences totalling 18 and a half years.  Waqas Hussain, 20 (pictured right) was given 12 years after he was found guilty on five counts as well as possession of a firearm, while a 15-year-old boy from Bradford, who cannot be named for legal reasons was given six and a half years at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (Thursday). Among the offences Hussain was sentenced for was a robbery in St Matthew’s Grove in Wilsden last October, where a…

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