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West Yorkshire Police arrest 50 people during first week of drink and drug driving crackdown

Police in West Yorkshire have arrested 50 people since a festive crackdown on drink and drug driving began at the start of this month.
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Recognition: Call handler Debbie Griffiths took the first call about the murder of MP Jo Cox. Picture Neil Holmes Photography Limited

As new awards are launched, handler who took call over Jo’s murder in Birstall speaks of key role

West Yorkshire Police is backing the first awards to recognise and celebrate unsung heroes working behind the scenes in control rooms across the UK.

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Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525A439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series December 7 edition are published below.

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Revealed: How long does it take West Yorkshire Police to answer your 999 call?

Police say the average time taken to answer 999 calls in West Yorkshire has been slashed by almost half.

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Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525A439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series November 30 edition are published below.

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Lady Ann Road, Batley. Image: Google

Batley racist attack suspects wore school uniforms

A WOMAN was seriously injured during a racially aggravated assault in Batley by attackers wearing school uniforms.
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The seized tobacco products

Huge haul of illegal cigarettes and tobacco seized from Leeds

A major police and Trading Standards operation has recovered over 275,000 illicit cigarettes from the streets of Harehills, Dewsbury and Batley.

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More than 200 deadly weapons handed in to West Yorkshire Police

MORE than 200 guns, knives and swords were  handed in to West Yorkshire Police during a 13-day surrender.

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Investigations continue after Leeds Stonegate Road car crash leaves five dead amid ‘complete carnage’

Investigators are trying to work out how three children and two adults died in a horror car crash which left “complete carnage” on a Leeds street.

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Stonegate Road, Meanwood. Image: Google

Three boys among five dead after stolen car crashes in Leeds

A BOY aged 12 was among five people killed after a stolen car crashed into a tree in Leeds last night.
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Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525C439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series November 23 edition are published below.

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Police have appealed for information.

Men pushed and kicked woman in racially aggravated assault in Batley

A woman was pushed and kicked to the floor in what police are treating as a racially aggravated assault in Batley.
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Raided: The Co-op at Birkenshaw was targeted by raiders

Community rallies around staff after shocking raid on Birkenshaw store

A community aiming to raise £500 as a reward for three brave members of staff who were threatened by armed robbers at a Birkenshaw store is half way to its target.

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Natalie Starr.

Burglary victim speaks out about 'disturbing' crime for West Yorkshire campaign

A burglary victim has spoken out as part of a West Yorkshire Police campaign against the crime.
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A heavy goods vehicle stopped during Operation Tramline.

Lorries are 'potential killing machines' say West Yorkshire Police as results of operation revealed

Police in West Yorkshire recorded 60 offences during a joint operation to target the illegal use of mobile phones and other driving offences.

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Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525C439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series November 16 edition are published below.

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Police are appealing for information.

Two arrests after Dewsbury barn fire

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a barn fire in Dewsbury.

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West Yorkshire Police is set to use up most of its reserves by 2022.

West Yorkshire Police will have used up most of its reserves by 2022

West Yorkshire Police’s reserves will be mostly used up within five years because of the funding crisis facing the force, the county’s police and crime commissioner has warned MPs.

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The burglary took place in Far Common Road, Mirfield. Picture: Google

Burglars steal cosmetic medical equipment from Mirfield business

High value cosmetic medical equipment has been stolen from a business in Mirfield.

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Masked robbers threatened staff at the Co-op in Bradford Road, Birkenshaw. Picture: Google

Masked men threatened staff with knife and hammer during raid on supermarket in Birkenshaw

Masked robbers escaped with cash, saving stamps and cigarettes after threatening staff at a supermarket in Birkenshaw.

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