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Images released of two Bradford men in connection with fraud investigation 

Police in Bradford have released an image of two men they would like to identify in connection with a fraud investigation.   The incident, in which the 45-year-old victim was persuaded to hand over a significant amount of cash, began on 25 March when a black man approached him in the BD7 area and offered to buy his car. The victim exchanged details with the man and agreed to meet him at a business park in Canal Road on 29 March. At the meeting the victim was offered ‘gems’, which…

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Corrupt Former Officer Given Lengthy Sentence

West Yorkshire Police today welcomed the long sentence given to a corrupt former police officer.  Keith Boots, 55, was given a total sentence of 26 years inprisonment after being found guilty of 16 charges including the theft of drugs from West Yorkshire Police (including cocaine), possession with intent to supply drugs and conspiring to pervert the course of justice. Speaking after the sentencing today (Friday 24 March) at Leeds Crown Court, Detective Superintendent Simon Bottomley of West Yorkshire Police’s Professional Standards Department, said: “Keith Boots belongs in jail. He is…

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£25,000 of Jewellery Stolen in Cleakheaton Burglary

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Cleckheaton where £25,000 of jewellery was stolen.  The incident happened between 11 and 12:30 on 17 March at a house on Nibshaw Road. Suspects forced entry into the property through a window and went on to make an untidy search and found distinctive watches and jewellery. Items which were taken included: Omega Co-Axial Aqua Terra Omega Geneva watch – 18 carat gold with diamond bezel Omega 14 carat gold Hunter Pocket watch Walthem 14 carat gold pocket watch Three Ladies 14…

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CCTV Images Appeal for robbery in Bradford

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to identify in connection with a shop robbery in Bradford.   The incident happened between 7.30pm and 7.40pm on 25 February, when three males carrying a knife and hammer entered a shop in Spring Wood Gardens and made demands for cash from the shop assistant. A quantity of cash was taken as well as cigarettes and a mobile phone. The shop assistant, a man in his thirties, was unhurt and the males left on foot. Anyone who recognises these…

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Bradford Man Sought For Alleged Threats

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Rameez Raja, of Bradford.  Officers would like to speak to him about an incident where threats were allegedly made against a woman in the BD5 area. He is described as being of large build and approximately 5ft 6ins tall. He also has a scar above his left eye. Officers are continuing with enquiries to locate Raja and anyone who can assist is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13160743024. Information can also be passed to the independent charity…

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Determination of Bradford Detectives Sees Child Rapist Jailed

The sentencing of a Bradford man to 13 years in prison for the rape of a city schoolgirl marked a successful conclusion to a lengthy investigation which saw two detectives fly out to Romania in their pursuit of justice. Tariq Syed, aged 64, of Pemberton Drive was jailed at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday) after a jury found him guilty of rape and perverting the course of justice. The rape was reported to police in September 2014 and the subsequent investigation was immediately picked up by the Bradford District Safeguarding…

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‘Cold Case’ Detectives Launch Review Of John Luper Murder

Specialist ‘cold case’ detectives have launched a detailed review of the murder of a Leeds businessman who died during a robbery at his home 13 years ago today.  Officers from West Yorkshire Police’s Major Investigation Review Team are now overseeing the investigation into the murder of John Luper, who was 57 years old when he was killed at his home in Sandmoor Drive, Alwoodley, on February 17, 2004. They will undertake a full review of all the available evidence with a particular emphasis on advances in forensic science that could…

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Beware! Bogus Solar Panel Salesmen in Heckmondwike

Detectives in Kirklees are appealing for information after an elderly man was deceived by men posing a solar panel engineers. The incident occurred around 3pm on Friday February 10, when the two male suspects approached an address on Fairfield Road in Heckmondwike. They spoke to the occupant, a vulnerable man in his 70’s and told him he was due a refund. They produced a card machine, and stole a large sum of money during the ‘transaction’. Both male suspects are described as Asian and both were smartly dressed. The first…

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Burglary in Bradford: Do you know this man?

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Bradford.  At about 3.30pm on 27 January, two men forced entry to a house in Geraldton Avenue and stole a quantity of jewellery and a ‘Ronson’ table-top cigarette lighter. The men are believed to have arrived and left the address in a white Toyota Aygo, which drove off towards Perth Avenue Both suspects were described as white males. One is described as being in his early to mid-thirties, around…

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Four Men Sentenced to 30 Years

A Makarov self loading pistol has been taken off the streets and four men sentenced to 30 years at Leeds Crown Court. On 10 May 2016 a VW Passat was searched by officers on New Hey Road, Huddersfield and it was during this search that the weapon was found along with 16 rounds of ammunition and cannabis. After that initial search investigations arrested and charged four men: Jamie Simpson, 29, of Walton Croft, Huddersfield, was sentenced to a total of eight years. He plead guilty to the sale of a…

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