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Police evacuate Leeds market after report of suspicious package

Police have evacuated Kirkgate Market in Leeds after receiving a report of a suspicious package.

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Shaun Land. Picture by West Yorkshire Police

Castleford sex offender jailed for 19 years

A Castleford man has been jailed for 19 years for a series of indecent assaults against a young girl.

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Appeal after car reverses into mum and child in pushchair as they cross the road

Appeal after car reverses into mum and child in pushchair as they cross the road

A woman and her young child escaped injury after a car reversed into them as they crossed the road.

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19th February 2013. Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns-Williamson.

Mark Burns-Williamson: We all have part to play in tackling modern slavery

WITHIN the last few days, modern slavery and the trauma suffered by victims has quite rightly made headlines.

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Police received several calls about an ongoing robbery at a motorcycle business, in Church Street, Thornes

'Noxious substance' sprayed at staff in Wakefield robbery

Balaclava-clad thieves sprayed a noxious substance at staff in a robbery in Thornes.

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West Yorkshire loan shark victim speaks out over ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ lender

West Yorkshire loan shark victim speaks out over ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ lender

The victim of a loan shark has spoken of how a man who posed as a “father figure” during a difficult time in his life went on to fleece him of more than £60,000 over five years.

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Police said to report any suspicious activity.

West Yorkshire Police urge people to remain 'vigilant' as terror threat level rises to critical

West Yorkshire Police has urged people in the region to be "vigilant and report any suspicious activity" after a terror blast in London as the threat level has risen to the highest it can be.

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Hemsworth Raod, where Victor Watkins died in June 2016 (Google Maps)

Inquest into Hemsworth crash death adjourned for criminal trial

The inquest into the death of a motorist in Hemsworth has been adjourned until a criminal trial has been completed.

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Stephen Pollard.

Further arrest after death of Wakefield man found two years ago is re-investigated

A further arrest has been made after police began re-investigating the death of a Wakefield man found more than two years ago.

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Kinsley man was part of slavery gang jailed for 79 years

Kinsley man was part of slavery gang jailed for 79 years

A Kinsley man, who was part of a millionaire traveller family convicted of being Britain's biggest slavery gang, has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.
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Teenage rugby player cleared of rape

Teenage rugby player cleared of rape

A teenage rugby player from Wakefield accused of rape nearly two years has been cleared of all charges.

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PCSOs Julie Wood, Amanda Johnson, Ken Short and Kay Greenwood have been shortlisted for an award.

Time to vote for your favourite Wakefield PCSO as countdown to awards continues

Four Wakefield PCSOs picked by local residents as their ‘top of the cops’ are now vying for the main prize at an annual awards evening.
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West Yorkshire Police Customer Contact Centre. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1009/10c

Man called West Yorkshire Police on 999 after getting stuck in child’s swing

Only three 999 calls made to Yorkshire’s largest police force were abandoned in the last four months, despite a rise in the number of emergency calls being made.

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Man cautioned for wearing police uniform

Man cautioned for wearing police uniform

A man has been cautioned after being caught wearing a police uniform in Normanton.

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The  family enjoying a day out in Manchester before Josie Howarth and Janet Senior were injured in the bomb blast after the  Ariana Grande Concert. Pictured (from left to right) are Jenny Howarth, Janet Senior, Josie Howarth and Jodie Howarth.

Knottingley woman’s handbag strap saved her life after Manchester Arena terror attack

A WOMAN from Knottingley who was seriously injured by shrapnel in the Manchester Arena bomb blast has told how she stopped herself from bleeding to death by tying her handbag strap around her leg.

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Criminal cash to pay for kids’ bike lights in Knottingley and Pontefract

Criminal cash to pay for kids’ bike lights in Knottingley and Pontefract

Money Seized from criminals is to be given back to kids in the community through a cycle safety scheme.

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Mistry off-licence (Google Maps)

Shop used as organised crime front has licence revoked

A shop has had its licence revoked amid ‘overwhelming’ evidence that it was used as a front for ‘crime against the state’.

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Fly-tipping generic image, provided by Wakefield Council.

Leeds man fined £1,000 for fly-tipping after dumping fridge and doors at former pit site in Wakefield

A man who dumped a fridge freezer and a set of sliding glass doors at a former colliery has been ordered to pay nearly £1,500.

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Patrols increased at Pontefract Racecourse after indecent exposures

Police patrols around Pontefract Racecourse have been increased after a series of indecent exposures.
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Appeal over distressing indecent exposures around Pontefract racecourse

Police are hunting this man in connection with a series of distressing indecent exposures and sexual offences in Pontefract.
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