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Drink drive arrest after car crashed into wall in Ossett

A WOMAN was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car crashed into a wall in Ossett near Wakefield in the early hours today.

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Melissa Whittington pictured with her partner Mark

Mother-of-four killed by suspected drink driver in Ossett was "beautiful angel"

THE family of a mother-of-four who died after being struck by a suspected drink driver  in Ossett last week have spoken of their loss.
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Historic child sex abuse inquiry - police arrest 16 people in West Yorkshire

POLICE investigating historic allegations of child sex abuse in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire have this week arrested 16 people.

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Florin Sztoica

Wanted Romanian child sex offender is arrested in Batley

A MAN convicted of child sex offences in Romania has been arrested by police in  Batley.

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Video: Armed robbery at Leeds city centre watch shop

MASKED armed robbers struck at a watch shop in the upmarket Victoria Quarter in Leeds city centre today.

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Healey Road, Ossett. Photo: Google

Woman dead after Wakefield collision - suspected drink driver arrested

A WOMAN died after she was involved in collision with a car driven by a suspected drink driver in the Ossett area of Wakefield.
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Leeds transit van theft conspiracy gang member jailed

Leeds transit van theft conspiracy gang member jailed

A LEADING member of a gang involved in a conspiracy to steal transit vans in has been jailed for five years.

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Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 07/07/17 - Press - Castleford Drink Crackdown, Castleford, England - Council & community leaders team up to tackle the drink problem on the streets of Castleford.

Council look to ban street drinking in Castleford after pressure from residents

A petition carrying more than 1,200 names to ban street drinking in Castleford town centre has pushed Wakefield Council into taking swift action.

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Police in West Yorkshire pledge support for victims of honour-based abuse and force marriage

Police in West Yorkshire pledge support for victims of honour-based abuse and force marriage

West Yorkshire Police has begun a new campaign to highlight the issues of forced marriage and honour-based abuse as a conference is held in Leeds.

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West Yorkshire Police is considering the wider use of spit hoods.

Frontline West Yorkshire Police officers could be allowed to use ‘spit hoods’

Controversial ‘spit hoods’ could be used by police across West Yorkshire as part of plans to reduce the number of ‘disgusting’ attacks on officers.

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Leeds Crown Court.

Road rage punch attack after collision in Castleford

A ROAD rage attacker landed a flurry of punches on an innocent motorists after a minor collision in Castleford, a court heard.

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Baseball bat revenge attack on patient at West Yorkshire hospital

Baseball bat revenge attack on patient at West Yorkshire hospital

A THUG who took part in a revenge attack on a patient in a hospital treatment room has been jailed.

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Large quantity of cannabis discovered in Wakefield city centre bust

Large quantity of cannabis discovered in Wakefield city centre bust

Packaged cannabis ready to be sold on for profit was found during a drugs bust in Wakefield city centre.

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VIDEO: Thirteen jailed after 'unprecedented' Halloween motorcycle 'ride out' caused chaos in Leeds

VIDEO: Thirteen jailed after 'unprecedented' Halloween motorcycle 'ride out' caused chaos in Leeds

Thirteen people have been jailed for a total of nearly 15 years for offences relating to an "unprecedented" Halloween 'ride out' which caused chaos last year in Leeds.
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Leeds Crown Court

Wakefield man who downloaded more than 1,300 child abuse images given suspended sentence

A man who downloaded more than 1,300 indecent images of children as young as five-years-old has been handed a suspended jail sentence.

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Wakefield dealers who stashed drugs in Kinder eggs are jailed

Wakefield dealers who stashed drugs in Kinder eggs are jailed

TWO drug dealers caught selling heroin and crack cocaine in Wakefield have been jailed for more than eight years.

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Dame Anne Owers

Probes into police discrimination ‘still not good enough’

The majority of police investigations into claims of discrimination by their own officers are “unsatisfactory”, according to a watchdog’s report.

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UNDER CONSIDERATION: West Yorkshire Police are consulting on plans to introduce name badges for officers

Hello, hello, hello: West Yorkshire Police officers may have to wear name badges

Officers in Yorkshire’s biggest police force could be told to wear name badges while on duty so they can be identified more easily by members of the public.

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