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Bradford Man Charged With Double Murder

A man who was wanted by police for questioning about a double murder in Bradford is this morning in custody after being extradited from Pakistan. Mohammed Zubair, who was 31 at the time, has been charged with the murders of Imran Khan (27) and Ahmedin Sayed Khyel (35), who were found dead in New Lane, Tong in May 2011. He is due to appear before Bradford Magistrates Court today (Thursday). Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, said: “After five years, West Yorkshire Police has managed to arrange the extradition of…

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Advent of Agile Sparks Cultural Change

West Yorkshire Police has reached a milestone in its plans to technologically transform. Over 1000 members of staff are now working on an agile basis, helping to improve productivity and efficiency across the Force. Computer laptops providing access to Force systems have enabled employees to work from any location in the county. Agile Working Project Manager, Inspector Emma Aldred said the organisation is seeing signs of a real cultural shift: “We introduced agile working into the Force in 2014 with the goal of fundamentally changing our approach, encouraging a more…

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E-Fit Appeal: Robbery at Cashpoint in Huddersfield

Police are releasing an E-Fit image of a man they would like to trace in relation to a robbery in Huddersfield. The incident happened last week on Tuesday 26th April, at around 3.25pm, at the cashpoint near to the Old Hatte pub, as the 17-year-old female victim was withdrawing money, on the junction of Henry Street and Trinity Street. The victim was approached by a male suspect, who demanded her purse and phone. He took the victim’s purse and walked off on Westgate and towards Trinity Street and McDonald’s. The…

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Murder of Bradford Mother Is Reviewed By Cold Case Team

The murder of a young Bradford mother who disappeared 15 years ago to the day is one of several cases being reviewed by West Yorkshire Police’s Cold Case Investigation Team.   Rebecca Hall went missing from her home at Lydford House, off Elizabeth Street in the Little Horton area of Bradford at just after 10pm on April 13, 2001. Her body was found in an alleyway in Thornton Street, Bradford two weeks later on Thursday, 26 April. She had suffered severe head injuries and had been viciously assaulted. The team will…

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Police appeal for information after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Bradford

Police are appealing for information after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Bradford. At about 3.30pm yesterday (Thursday, 7 April) the 15-year-old was walking along Bewerley Crescent when a man in a black balaclava pushed her against a wall, grabbed her belt and exposed himself. The girl managed to push the suspect away and ran off. The suspect is described as tanned, about 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build and around 20 years old. He had brown eyes which had a squint and was wearing a navy Emporio Armani…

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Series of talks set to lift the lid on a life of crime

Leeds – An arresting series of talks are set to shed some light on the murky world of crime through the centuries. As part of Abbey House Museum’s hugely popular new Crime and Punishment exhibition, expert speakers will be visiting to explore different aspects of crime, law and justice. The talks began last week with a visit from local historical crime fiction writer Chris Nickson and will continue on March 1 and May 3, with Leeds Trinity University’s Stephen Basdeo. On both dates, Stephen’s talk, entitled The Rise of the…

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Human Trafficking and Modern day Slavery

by West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns Williamson Human Trafficking and Modern day Slavery is the illegal movement of people and an abhorrent crime, typically for the purposes of forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation, amongst other motives. It is a terrible and often hidden crime with many victims transported through different countries and areas making it difficult to report, investigate and measure. It is a significant emerging threat nationally and regionally within West Yorkshire, especially around forced labour and increasingly sexual exploitation. The identification and support of…

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Sex Offenders Jailed for More Than 26 Years

Sex offenders are facing more than 26 years behind bars following a major police investigation into a child sex and indecent images ring in West Yorkshire. Andrew Charles Lynes (51) of Deighton Road, Huddersfield and James Bould (35) formerly of Dewsbury, were sentenced to 12 and a 1/2 years and 14 years respectively at Leeds Crown Court today for a number of sexual offences. Bould was sentenced after pleading guilty to eight offences including sexual activity with a child, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, distributing indecent photographs…

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Further Arrests In Robbery Series Investigation

Police investigating a series of robberies across West Yorkshire where high performance cars were stolen have made further arrests. Two more people have been arrested in connection with the investigation. Two men, aged 18 and 25, from Bradford, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of burglary, assault and robbery. A 46-year-old man, who was arrested in Bradford yesterday on suspicion of burglary, robbery, assault and vehicle crime remains in custody. A 46-year-old woman, who was arrested yesterday (Tuesday) on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on bail pending further enquiries,…

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Invited to Parties With Free Booze? Everything Comes at a Price

Teenagers and their parents are being warned to be wary of predators who may try to lure young people to free ‘parties’ to pressure them into sex. West Yorkshire Police, The Leeds Safeguarding Children Board, The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner and partners are launching a new campaign this December to warn young people to be wary if they are invited to parties or gatherings where persons present could try pressuring them into intercourse. Officers are also urging guardians to check their children know enough about the places they…

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