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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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Expensive Kahn branded Watches stolen from Leeds Showroom

Police investigating a burglary at a car showroom in Leeds are appealing for information about the distinctive watches that were stolen. Shortly after 11pm on Wednesday, December 2, a silver Volkswagen Polo was reversed into a large display window of the Kahn showroom, in Kirkstall Road, before two suspects with their faces covered entered the premises and smashed a glass case and stole eight watches. They then drove off towards Burley Road. The watches are all Kahn branded models that are only available from the company. Each watch, as pictured,…

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Feeling ‘safe’ with Zurich Safe

A former bank on Toller lane has been converted into a safe haven for valuables as residents look at ways to protect their prized possessions from criminals. Zurich Safe, who originally opened their first branch on Leeds Road in September last year, have now opened their second branch after the overwhelming response they received by Bradford residents. Their newest branch has created 3 more full time jobs and the former Yorkshire Bank has been given a £150,000 makeover housing 1,000 security boxes along with state of the art alarms and…

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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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The Price of Dishonesty in Divorce

A landmark decision handed down by seven Supreme Court Justices has enabled two divorcees to have their cases re-opened. This to allow them to seek larger payouts as a result of their former husband’s dishonesty when disclosing financial information in their divorces. In 2004, Mrs Gohil accepted £270,000 and the family Peugeot from her ex-husband after divorcing him for alleged adultery and unreasonable behaviour. However, it later transpired that not only had Mr Gohil accrued significant wealth that he had not disclosed to his wife but that he was actually…

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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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The Commissioner

When I first became West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner I said tackling burglary would be a top priority. Since then I have kept to my word and burglary across the county has significantly reduced despite it being a challenging time for West Yorkshire Police with fewer and fewer resources after severe Government cuts (with 30% of the budget having been reduced by 2016/17) and more to come. I very much welcome reductions in burglary but we must not be complacent and must continue this good work wherever possible. It…

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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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