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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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Tackling Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse

Ahead of the start of the school summer holiday, West Yorkshire Police is launching its new campaign highlighting the issues forced marriage and honour-based abuse. The Force’s focus on this issue coincides with the third annual national day of remembrance for victims of “honour” killings today, Friday 14 July. The 14 July was the birthday of Shafilea Ahmed, originally from Bradford, who was killed by her parents in Warrington after suffering honour-based violence and an attempted forced marriage. From June 2014 it became a crime to force someone to marry against…

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Appeal for arson attack on Manningham Lane, Bradford

Police investigating an arson attack on a Bradford business have released images of some males they would like to identify. It happened at Manningham Fisheries in Manningham Lane in the early hours of Sunday, 21 May, when suspects entered the premises and used accelerants to start a fire inside, causing extensive damage. The suspects are believed to have used a grey Audi S3 car (also pictured). Detective Inspector Ria Holmes, of Bradford District CID, said: “This was a reckless and deliberate attack on a local business which could have resulted in far more serious consequences…

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Woman Convicted After Stealing £240,000 From Employer

A Halifax woman who stole £240,000 from her boss has been sentenced to 5 years in prison.  Nikki Conway, 37, of Willowfield Crescent admitted taking the money from her boss, William Dickin, 74, who thought she was “like family” and a “trusted employee”, between 1 May 2016 and 1 October 2016. She had been employed as an Office Manager between 2010 and October 2015 Mr Dickin saw his business go into liquidation and almost lost his house too. The theft first came to light on 4 November last year when…

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Attempted Robbery in Bradford

Police investigating an attempt robbery in Bradford have released an image of a male they would like to identify. The incident occurred in Peel Park at about 2.25pm on 30 April, when a man and woman in their sixties were approached by the suspect, who asked for the woman’s handbag. The woman refused and a scuffle ensued which resulted in the woman falling to the floor. She suffered an injury to her elbow which did not require hospital treatment. The man was uninjured. The suspect is described as Asian and…

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Bradford Solicitor Jailed For Conspiracy to Defraud

A Bradford solicitor and his brother have been jailed for more than six years after they were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud.  Chambers Solicitors’ principal partner Mohammed Ayub and his brother Mohammed Riaz were jailed at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday (9 June) in relation to payments made to a fictitious agency, Legal Support Services, which was set up by Riaz to claim thousands of pounds in interpreters’ fees from the Legal Aid Agency. The total cost of the fraud could never be established, but the prosecution estimated it to…

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Bradford Men Jailed For Firearms Offences

Two men from Bradford have been jailed for nearly 14 years after they were convicted of firearms offences. Paul Nriapia and Joseph McCrory were sentenced at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (Monday) in relation to the seizure of a loaded revolver, which was recovered from a Ford Focus in Barden Avenue, Bradford last December. Nriapia, 58, of Beacon Place, was jailed for seven years and three months after he was found guilty of conspiracy to possess a firearm without a certificate and conspiracy of possession of ammunition without a certificate. Thirty-six…

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