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Bradford Crash for Cash Fraudsters Sentenced

Two men have been sentenced after they were spotted by a member of the public staging a car crash in Keighley, West Yorkshire. Local police officers then attended the scene and after suspecting the men were planning to put in fraudulent claims, contacted the insurer to tip them off. The case was referred to the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) by Aviva and when detectives interviewed the pair, they admitted they planned the whole thing in order to submit the fraudulent claims so that their cars…

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Legal Highs: New legislation comes into force

Today (Thursday 26 May 2016) legislation has come in to force changing the law around the production and distribution of psychoactive substances, commonly known as ‘legal highs’. From today it is now illegal to produce, supply, offer to supply, possess with intent to supply, import or export psychoactive substances. The new legislation targets those who sell these potentially lethal substances and provides the police with greater powers to take action against those who produce or supply them. Detective Chief Inspector Warren Stevenson said; “The change in legislation affects all retailers,…

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Absconder From West London Possibly in Bradford

Police in Ealing, west London, are appealing for information to trace a man who absconded while on escorted leave from a mental health unit and may be in Bradford. Amardeep Sahota, 40 was last seen at around 11:30hrs on Thursday, 12 May at the Broadway on Uxbridge Road, Ealing. He has been receiving treatment at the mental health unit after being detained under sections 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act and can be violent. He is described as an Asian male with a stocky build, 5ft 9ins and…

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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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