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CCTV Appeal – Robbery on Park Grove, Heaton in Bradford

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a robbery on Park Grove in Bradford on 19 November. The occupant of the house was hit over the head and sustained an injury. Five or six males wearing balaclavas then gained entry to the house and threatened other occupants before stealing property. This offence is linked to a similar offence earlier that evening on Thorncliffe Road in Batley. Detective Inspector Andy Howard from Bradford District CID said, “These serious incidents caused a…

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Residents warned of ‘accident claim’ bogus callers

Residents are being warned to be vigilant against bogus callers posing as Leeds City Council officers, attempting to obtain personal information over the telephone. The bogus callers state they are calling regarding an accident claim made by the householder, and to proceed they will require specific personal details. In some instances, callers have claimed details have been passed to them by the NHS. Staff from the council’s insurance team would not normally ring a resident and request personal information over the phone, with regards to an accident claim. A phone…

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Company Director electronically tagged for causing pollution

Batley – Mr Fazal Subkhan of Sovereign Sleep & Style Ltd, Batley has been found guilty of breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Section 33, and the Clean Air Act 1993 sections 1 & 20. Sovereign Sleep & Style Ltd is a bed manufacturing company, located at 7 Carr Street, Batley. In March 2014, the council received complaints from residents in the area about smoke, including dark smoke from the round brick chimney at Sovereign Sleep & Style Ltd – the smoke meant they could not open their windows. Officers…

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We all have a duty to put a stop to Child Sexual Exploitation

We have all heard of the terrible blight on our communities that child sexual exploitation (CSE) has – both on the victims and on law abiding people living in those areas. Last year I called a meeting of child protection experts from across West Yorkshire after seeing the recommendations from the report by Alexis Jay on CSE. During that meeting we discussed how we could make sure that everyone did everything possible to safeguard children, engage with our communities, provide help and support for victims and make sure the perpetrators…

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Hate Crime

Hate crimes/hate incidents can take place anywhere – at home, in the streets, at work or at school. No-one should have to live with the fear, anxiety and consequences of hate crime. Reporting it when it happens will help the Police to deal with it and may prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it. What is a Hate Crime? A Hate Crime is any criminal offence…

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Illegal Private Hire driver picks up £1,500 bill

Manchester – An unlicensed driver who was caught dropping off passengers in a private hire vehicle before giving false details to an investigating officer has been ordered to pay £1,500. Kevin Hamilton, aged 54, of Latrigg Crescent in Middleton, was found guilty of driving without a private hire drivers licence, driving with no insurance and obstructing an authorised officer, after he failed to turn up to a court hearing on April 8. He was fined a total of £900, given six penalty points on his driving licence and ordered to…

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E-Fit Appeal: Robbery, Horton Park, Bradford

Bradford – Police investigating a robbery in a Bradford park have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to.   The incident occurred in Horton Park at about 11am on Tuesday, 24 February, when a 39-year-old woman was pushed to the ground. The victim had what was believed to be alcohol poured over her head, before the suspect snatched her phone and ran off. She later discovered a quantity of cash had been taken. The suspect was believed to be about 5ft 7ins tall and of…

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Are you a Cyber bully?

Cyber bullying, like bullying in schools or anywhere else, is something that can cause great upset to those who are targeted by it. Research suggests that one in five teenagers have been a victim of this form of harassment, which is committed through mobile phones and computers. West Yorkshire Police has recently been raising awareness of cyber bullying during a national week dedicated to highlighting online crime. Texting, posting or emailing anything to deliberately cause offence is considered cyber bullying and police will investigate all reports they receive about this…

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Burglars know the price of everything and the value of nothing

This has been the message highlighted by West Yorkshire Police in its most recent burglary campaign, which aims to make people think about the true cost of burglary – both emotionally and financially. House burglaries in West Yorkshire are currently down by more than 600 offences compared to the last financial year, and the force is working hard to continue this trend. Every day, officers from West Yorkshire Police see the devastating impact that a burglary can have on individuals and families. A burglar may know how much they can…

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The Commissioner!

By Mark Burns Williamson 2015 brings its own challenges with budgets stretched ever tighter and difficult decisions on how to best spread resources having to be taken. We also have the General Election in May and the current Government have to recognise that continually taking money away from a resource as crucial as policing is having long lasting implications and needs to be halted. We have already lost a significant number of frontline officers and staff since the start of cuts in 2010/11 and more will follow compromising our ability…

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