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'Dirty hair' robber punches woman and steals bike in Ferrybridge

A robber described as having a distinctive scar and "dirty" hair punched a woman before snatching her bike under a flyover in Ferrybridge.

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Ram raiders with digger steal cash machine

Ram raiders used a digger to hack at the wall of a business before stealing a cash machine.

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Don't fall for the scam.

Yorkshire police force issues telephone scam warning - and tells residents how to avoid becoming a victim

Police have issued a warning about a telephone scam which has been used to target hundreds of people across the country.

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Train passenger's jaw broken in attack on Leeds to Sheffield train

A TRAIN passenger suffered serious facial injuries including a broken jaw when he was attacked by three men on a Leeds to Sheffield train.
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Southway, Mirfield. Image: Google

Boy, 14, found with serious injuries in Mirfield: Police and paramedics called to street

A BOY aged 14 has been taken to hospital after being found with serious injuries  in Mirfield near Dewsbury this morning.
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Woman attacked whilst walking in woodland in Wakefield

Woman attacked whilst walking in woodland in Wakefield

A woman was grabbed and assaulted as she walked in woodland near Lupset.

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

These CCTV images have been released by police.

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Ceri O'Hara

Trio from Pontefract jailed as part of £2m Class A drugs supply ring

Two women and one man from Pontefract have been jailed for their part in a cocaine supply ring worth over £2million.

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Officers are in Wakefield City Centre to offer crime prevention advice and deter shoplifters.

Police set out their stall to prevent crime in Wakefield centre

Wakefield Police have set out their stall- literally- to help prevent crime in the city centre through a new initiative to assist traders.

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Hemsworth MP Jon Trickett

'People are terrified to leave their homes' - calls for action over anti-social behaviour

Calls are being made for urgent action to tackle anti-social behaviour blighting a community.
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Police searching for wanted man in Wakefield

Detectives are searching for a man from Wakefield who is wanted in connection with a series of thefts in the area.

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Man appears in court after robberies and assault

A man has been charged with carrying out two robberies and an assault in Wakefield city centre.

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Terence O'Reilly

Wakefield child rapist died aged 79 after serving just three months of 26-year prison sentence at Leeds jail

A PENSIONER convicted of historic sex offences  against children in Wakefield area died  just  three months after starting a 26-year prison sentence at Armley jail in Leeds, an inquest heard.
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Caught on camera...can you help the police?

These CCTV images have been released by police.

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Domestic violence advisors brought in to support police

A domestic violence charity is now supporting police across the district.

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Action Fraud is warning those who use online selling sites.

Warning over selling sites scam

Action Fraud is warning people to be on their guard when using online marketplace websites after reports of people falling victim to fraud by bogus buyers.

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Svitlana Krasnoselska

New searches to find Lana who “disappeared without a trace”

National missing persons experts have been drafted in to help police continue to search for a Ukrainian woman who vanished a year ago this week.

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Leeds judge's last chance for Castleford stolen car driver, 18, with 'absolutely appalling' criminal record

Leeds judge's last chance for Castleford stolen car driver, 18, with 'absolutely appalling' criminal record

An 18-year-old man with an “absolutely appalling” criminal record narrowly avoided an immediate prison sentence after a judge was persuaded to give him a final chance to change his ways.

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Dean Southern broke the off-duty doorman's jaw when he threw a single punch at him outside The Ponty Tavern in Pontefract. Picture: Google

Pontefract man broke victim's jaw with single punch during trouble outside The Ponty Tavern

A man broke an off-duty doorman's jaw with a single punch when trouble flared up outside a pub in Pontefract.

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Police want to speak with this man.

Man assaults Leeds to Sheffield train guard and flees at Wakefield Kirkgate

A man assaulted a train guard who had challenged him for not having a ticket before the culprit fled over the tracks at Wakefield Kirkgate station.

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