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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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Illegal Private Hire driver picks up £1,500 bill

Manchester – An unlicensed driver who was caught dropping off passengers in a private hire vehicle before giving false details to an investigating officer has been ordered to pay £1,500. Kevin Hamilton, aged 54, of Latrigg Crescent in Middleton, was found guilty of driving without a private hire drivers licence, driving with no insurance and obstructing an authorised officer, after he failed to turn up to a court hearing on April 8. He was fined a total of £900, given six penalty points on his driving licence and ordered to…

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E-Fit Appeal: Robbery, Horton Park, Bradford

Bradford – Police investigating a robbery in a Bradford park have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to.   The incident occurred in Horton Park at about 11am on Tuesday, 24 February, when a 39-year-old woman was pushed to the ground. The victim had what was believed to be alcohol poured over her head, before the suspect snatched her phone and ran off. She later discovered a quantity of cash had been taken. The suspect was believed to be about 5ft 7ins tall and of…

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Are you a Cyber bully?

Cyber bullying, like bullying in schools or anywhere else, is something that can cause great upset to those who are targeted by it. Research suggests that one in five teenagers have been a victim of this form of harassment, which is committed through mobile phones and computers. West Yorkshire Police has recently been raising awareness of cyber bullying during a national week dedicated to highlighting online crime. Texting, posting or emailing anything to deliberately cause offence is considered cyber bullying and police will investigate all reports they receive about this…

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The Commissioner

Times are increasingly tough for police officers and staff, those working for local authorities and other organisations working to keep our communities safe as severe government cuts continue to hit hard. However over the last few weeks I have been out and about in the Bradford area to see first-hand the crucial work being done in our communities by Neighbourhood Policing Teams and our partners. Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs) have been the bedrock of community policing for a number of years, ensuring people feel safe, and being the first port…

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Police launch next phase of counter terrorism campaign to prevent tragedies

The National Police Counter Terrorism Network and partners have rolled out the next phase of an awareness raising campaign designed to reach out to families, to help prevent young people travelling to Syria. The campaign will involve radio and press adverts appearing in minority ethnic media across the country from today, Monday 16 March. The adverts highlight the strong bond between a mother and daughter and how that relationship can have a powerful influence on a young woman and the decisions she makes. They encourage mothers to have open discussions…

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Burglars know the price of everything and the value of nothing

This has been the message highlighted by West Yorkshire Police in its most recent burglary campaign, which aims to make people think about the true cost of burglary – both emotionally and financially. House burglaries in West Yorkshire are currently down by more than 600 offences compared to the last financial year, and the force is working hard to continue this trend. Every day, officers from West Yorkshire Police see the devastating impact that a burglary can have on individuals and families. A burglar may know how much they can…

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The Commissioner!

By Mark Burns Williamson 2015 brings its own challenges with budgets stretched ever tighter and difficult decisions on how to best spread resources having to be taken. We also have the General Election in May and the current Government have to recognise that continually taking money away from a resource as crucial as policing is having long lasting implications and needs to be halted. We have already lost a significant number of frontline officers and staff since the start of cuts in 2010/11 and more will follow compromising our ability…

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David Ward publishes Parliamentary Bill to Register Off Road Vehicles

Bradford MP, David Ward MP has today published details of his Private Members Bill in Parliament calling for off road vehicles to be registered to assist the Police with dealing with anti-social behaviour across Bradford. David published the text of the Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill 2014-15 in Parliament today which will make provision for the establishment of a compulsory registration scheme at the point of sale for all off-road motorcycles and quad bikes. The use of off road vehicles like Quad and Dirt Bikes on our roads is illegal but…

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