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Warning after spike in bike thefts in Castleford, Normanton and Knottingley

Motorcyclists and scooter riders are being urged to make sure their vehicles are kept secured following an increase in bike thefts in parts of the Wakefield District.

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Caught on camera...can you help the police?

These CCTV images have been released by police.

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Leeds Crown Court

Drunk who threatened to chop off teenager’s fingers with meat cleaver is spared jail

A drunk who threatened to chop a 16-year-old boy’s fingers off with a meat cleaver has avoided an immediate prison sentence.

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Wakefield's Matrix Off Road team.

Wakefield Police off road riders assist couple in difficulty

Police trail bikes have gone where others couldn’t in Wakefield after being sent to locate a couple a rural walking track.

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Sex shop raiders stole money and punched member of staff

This is the moment masked robbers carried out a violent raid on a Leeds sex shop.

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A Leeds robbery gang have been jailed after carrying out a series of raids on business presmises in the city.

Robbers also targeted store and bingo hall in crimewave

Customers and staff were terrified in two robberies at a bingo hall and raids on an adult store, a Tesco Express shop and an off licence, between June and November last year.

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The text message purports to be from EE.

Watch out for these fake texts about your mobile phone bill

Action Fraud is warning the public about a fake text message claiming to be from mobile phone provider EE.

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Vickers Street Social Club.

Woman attacked during robbery at Castleford social club

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was attacked and injured during a robbery at a social club in Castleford.

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Caught on camera...can you help the police?

Caught on camera...can you help the police?

These CCTV images have been released by police.

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Stephen Pollard

Open verdict at inquest into suspected Wakefield drug dealer's death

A CORONER recorded an open verdict at an  inquest into the death of a 58-year-old suspected drug dealer from Wakefield whose body was found in the River Aire in North Yorkshire three months after he was reported missing.

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World Cup 2018: Former England stars join counter terrorism police to give football fans security advice

Former England stars Alan Shearer, David Seaman and Paul Parker have teamed up with Counter Terrorism Policing to offer football fans security advice ahead of the World Cup.

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Man arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder after 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters

Man arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder after 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters

Counter-terror police have arrested a man in connection with letters which urged people to "Punish a Muslim" earlier this year.
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Wakefield Road in Kinsley. Pic: Google.

Police name 'much loved and treasured' motorcyclist who died in Pontefract crash

A family has paid tribute to a "much loved and treasured" man after police named 20-year-old Nile South as the motorcyclist who died following a crash in Pontefract.
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Police are investigating a racially aggravated assault which happened in a snicket beside the De Lacey Primary School playing fields in Pontefract. Picture: Google

Man headbutted and kicked in ribs during racially aggravated assault in Pontefract

A man was grabbed around the neck from behind, pulled to the ground, headbutted and kicked in the ribs during a racially aggravated assault in Pontefract.
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PICTURES: Caught on camera...can you help the police?

These CCTV images have been released by police.

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Smoking in cars carrying children was outlawed in October 2015.

Yorkshire councils issued just one fine in first two years of ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Only one person in the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber was fined in the first two years after it became illegal to smoke in cars carrying a child, a new analysis has found.

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If you are worried about your own behaviour or have been abusive in the past, it is never too late to get help.''=

Don’t lose it all for football during World Cup 2018

West Yorkshire Police is reaching out to football fans ahead of the start of the World Cup urging them not to lose it all for football.

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Wakefield Theatre Royal

Wakefield Theatre Royal senior manager sacked over indecent images of children as young as three-years-old

A SENIOR manager at Wakefield Theatre Royal for 13 years was sacked after he was convicted of possessing indecent images of children.
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Care homes under siege: Assaults top list of recorded crimes including 30 rapes

Care homes under siege: Assaults top list of recorded crimes including 30 rapes

Shocking figures have revealed that more than 2,000 crimes have been committed in nursing homes in West Yorkshire since 2015.

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Some examples of the pills are described as small, yellow, brick-shaped tablets bearing the mobile app's logo.

Snapchat pills: What we know about deadly drug that hospitalised schoolgirls

‘Snapchat pills’ have caused concern across the UK after they were linked to deaths at a music festival.

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