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How much has recorded crime risen in West Yorkshire?

THE NUMBER of recorded crimes in West Yorkshire rose by more than a fifth in a year, according to the latest statistics.

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Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525A439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series January 19 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages.

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Man found dead in Gomersal named and woman charged with murder

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Gomersal have released the identity of the victim.
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Warning over animal charity scam

Warning over animal charity scam

Fraud and cybercrime experts are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of social media platforms are being used to attract members of the public to donate money to animal welfare charities overseas that do not exist.

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Stolen car recovered in Dewsbury linked to burglary at Wakefield business

Stolen car recovered in Dewsbury linked to burglary at Wakefield business

Detectives are investigating a raid on a Wakefield business in the early hours of this morning.
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Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525C439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series January 12 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages.

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File picture shows David Hinchliff HM Coroner West Yorkshire..

I’m not proud says Yorkshire coroner banned from driving for speeding

A senior Yorkshire coroner has been banned from driving for six months after racking up 12 penalty points for speeding in three years.

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You're most likely to drink drive if you work in one of these professions

You're most likely to drink drive if you work in one of these professions

Construction workers are at high risk of being caught drink driving, according to new research.

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Police warn latest Facebook prank could put lives at risk

Police warn latest Facebook prank could put lives at risk

Police have issued a warning about the latest prank doing the rounds on Facebook.

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The changes threaten the whole newspaper industry, not just the national press

Here's how you can help to defend a free British media

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Man suffers facial injuries in ‘vicious assault’

A man was left with injuries to his face following a vicious assault in Batley.

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Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Fraud and cybercrime experts Action Fraud are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon.

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Mark Alan Griffiths is wanted on recall to prison.

Police issue urgent appeal in hunt for wanted man

POLICE ARE seeking the public’s help as they hunt a wanted man last seen in Dewsbury.

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Police forensics officers examine a silver Audi with bullet holes in its windscreen at the scene near junction J24 of the M62 in Huddersfield

Man, 30, on firearms charges over M62 shooting of Yassar Yaqub

A 30-year-old man has appeared in court charged with firearms offences following a police operation in which a man was shot dead on a motorway slip road near Huddersfield.

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The most ridiculous 999 calls made to West Yorkshire Police

The most ridiculous 999 calls made to West Yorkshire Police

Out-of-date biscuits, broken Sky boxes and disputes over washing lines.

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Suspect charged with firearms offences following fatal M62 shooting

Suspect charged with firearms offences following fatal M62 shooting

A man will appear in court tomorrow charged with firearms offences following an "pre-planned" operation earlier this week in which a man was shot dead by police at an M62 slip road.
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West Yorkshire named as nation’s ‘crime capital’

West Yorkshire named as nation’s ‘crime capital’

A senior West Yorkshire police officer has spoken of the increased demand placed on the force after it was described as the ‘new crime capital of England and Wales’.

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Mohammed Yassar Yaqub.  Pic: Ross Parry

No CCTV showing Huddersfield man being shot dead by police near M62

A senior watchdog official investigating the death of a Huddersfield man shot by police near the M62 said today that there are “many unanswered questions” about the incident.

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