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Teenagers arrested on suspicion of arson after Tesco supermarket fire

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a blaze at a supermarket.

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Some of the knives illegally sold to under 18s at shops tested in West Yorkshire.

Police find shops willing to sell knives illegally to children in West Yorkshire

Five knives were sold illegally to children when police carried out test purchases this week.

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Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 13/02/18 - Press - Kinsley Community Centre Lead Theft, Fitzwilliam, England - Peter Taberner with centre manager Jill Craig, Sandra Picken and Glyn Lloyd.

Upset after series of thefts from roof of village community centre

Staff at a village community centre say they are fed up after a series of thefts from the building.

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Twitter user @Yorkshire_Grit shared this image of the scene yesterday.

UPDATE: Man arrested after stabbing at abattoir released as investigations continue

A man who was arrested after a stabbing at an abattoir has been 'released under investigation', police have said.

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Leeds Crown Court

Man who downloaded thousands of child-porn images avoids custodial sentence

POLICE discovered more than 1,000 indecent images of children after they seized computer equipment from a man’s home.

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Twitter user @Yorkshire_Grit shared this image of the scene.

Arrest after stabbing at meat factory

A man has been arrested after a stabbing at a meat factory.
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“Despicable” woman conned elderly men out of £20,000

“Despicable” woman conned elderly men out of £20,000

A woman who defrauded elderly and vulnerable victims out of nearly £20,000 has been jailed in offences branded as “despicable” by police.

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Revealed: The £109 MILLION seized from criminals by police in West Yorkshire

Large sums of cash have been seized from criminals in West Yorkshire, as police have revealed that they have confiscated millions of pounds in the last decade.

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Police in West Yorkshire can now use mobile phones to check your fingerprints on the spot

Frontline police across the country will be able to use their smartphones to identify people in less than a minute after a trial of new mobile fingerprinting technology in West Yorkshire.
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Kevin Devonport

Drug farmer grew cannabis worth £35K

A man has been sentenced to four years in prison for producing £35,000 worth cannabis at properties in Knottingley, Brotherton and Leeds.

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The waste site.

Wakefield recycling boss in court for operating without a licence

The director of a Wakefield waste firm was today  handed a 12 month community order with 150 hours unpaid work for not having a permit in place to prevent damage to the environment.

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The Eastmoor area of Wakefield. Pic: Google.

Bike cops take Wakefield and Pontefract 'rogue' riders to task

"Rogue" off-road motorcycle riders in Wakefield and Pontefract have been taken to task following a police operation.
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The A1M near Wetherby. Image: Google

BMW driver arrested after 150mph police chase on A1 near Wetherby

A BMW M5 driver was arrested after police said he travelled at up to 150mph during a  chase on the A1 near Wetherby last night.

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Showcase Cinemas, Birstall.

Drama 'leaps off screen' as police arrest suspects in cinema raid

Drama "came off the screen and in to real life" last night when a cinema screening was halted as police made arrests.
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Derek Kerali, 25, has been jailed for 18-months, after he admitted burgling a student flat in the early hours of September 11 last year.

Thief from Wakefield jailed for student flat burglary

A Wakefield thief, who broke into a student’s flat while he was in the bathroom - during his third raid at the block - has been jailed for 18 months.

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How much will West Yorkshire residents will pay towards policing in 2018/19?

How much will West Yorkshire residents will pay towards policing in 2018/19?

The amount paid by West Yorkshire residents to help fund local policing is set to rise from April after the county’s police and crime commissioner won support for his budget proposals.

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Police are appealing ahead of February 14.

West Yorkshire Police domestic abuse appeal ahead of Valentine's Day

West Yorkshire Police is urging people to watch out for signs of domestic abuse around Valentine's Day.

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Junction 27 of the M62. Credit: Highways England.

Delays on M62 as vehicles break down

Congestion has built up on parts on the M62 this morning.
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Wanted: Wakefield police seeking former Horbury man believe he may be in Hull

Wanted: Wakefield police seeking former Horbury man believe he may be in Hull

West Yorkshire Police have issued an appeal for information on the whereabouts of a man wanted on warrant.

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Wanted: Leeds man convicted of violent disorder after Elland Road boxing match brawl

Wanted: Leeds man convicted of violent disorder after Elland Road boxing match brawl

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man who is wanted for sentencing over his part in disorder at a boxing event in Leeds.

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