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The 14 most shocking unsolved crimes on West Yorkshire’s railways last year

From serious sexual assaults to gun offences, we can shed new light on the crimes going unsolved or unpunished at West Yorkshire’s stations and on its trains.

Records were obtained from British Transport Police under the Freedom of Information Act, but the force would not give us further details of specific offences. It says it is “completely committed to reducing and preventing crime”.

A racially-aggravated assault was reported at Pontefract Tanshelf rail station in the district of Wakefield shortly before 1pm on June 12 of last year. The victim was uninjured, the log says, but no suspect was ever identified.
A racially-aggravated assault was reported at Pontefract Tanshelf rail station in the district of Wakefield shortly before 1pm on June 12 of last year. The victim was uninjured, the log says, but no suspect was ever identified.
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Police received a report a woman had been raped at Leeds railway station on September 12 last year. She did not want to press charges.

2. September 2018

Police received a report a woman had been raped at Leeds railway station on September 12 last year. She did not want to press charges.
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Police recorded a firearms possession offence at Leeds railway station on September 30 last year. A suspect was identified but the case stalled due to evidential difficulties.

3. September 2018

Police recorded a firearms possession offence at Leeds railway station on September 30 last year. A suspect was identified but the case stalled due to evidential difficulties.
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Police recorded an offence of administering poison with intent to injure or annoy at Leeds railway station at 1am on August 9 last year. The victim did not want to press charges.

4. August 2018

Police recorded an offence of administering poison with intent to injure or annoy at Leeds railway station at 1am on August 9 last year. The victim did not want to press charges.
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