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Appeal after car reverses into mum and child in pushchair as they cross the road

A woman and her young child escaped injury after a car reversed into them as they crossed the road.

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19th February 2013. Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns-Williamson.

Mark Burns-Williamson: We all have part to play in tackling modern slavery

WITHIN the last few days, modern slavery and the trauma suffered by victims has quite rightly made headlines.

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Police received several calls about an ongoing robbery at a motorcycle business, in Church Street, Thornes

'Noxious substance' sprayed at staff in Wakefield robbery

Balaclava-clad thieves sprayed a noxious substance at staff in a robbery in Thornes.

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West Yorkshire loan shark victim speaks out over ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ lender

West Yorkshire loan shark victim speaks out over ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ lender

The victim of a loan shark has spoken of how a man who posed as a “father figure” during a difficult time in his life went on to fleece him of more than £60,000 over five years.

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Police said to report any suspicious activity.

West Yorkshire Police urge people to remain 'vigilant' as terror threat level rises to critical

West Yorkshire Police has urged people in the region to be "vigilant and report any suspicious activity" after a terror blast in London as the threat level has risen to the highest it can be.

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Hemsworth Raod, where Victor Watkins died in June 2016 (Google Maps)

Inquest into Hemsworth crash death adjourned for criminal trial

The inquest into the death of a motorist in Hemsworth has been adjourned until a criminal trial has been completed.

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Stephen Pollard.

Further arrest after death of Wakefield man found two years ago is re-investigated

A further arrest has been made after police began re-investigating the death of a Wakefield man found more than two years ago.

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The man was assaulted in Green Lane, Alverthorpe. Picture: Google

Man left with facial injuries after attack by teenager in Wakefield

A man was assaulted in Wakefield after approaching a group of teenagers who had been causing a disturbance.

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Police have arrested three men.

Men arrested as police re-investigate death of Wakefield man found two years ago

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after new information led police to re-investigate the death of a Wakefield man who was found in North Yorkshire more than two years ago.

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Dramatic video after report of armed robbery at Leeds bank

MASKED armed robbers reportedly wielding a shotgun and an axe struck at a bank in Morley today.
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Kinsley man was part of slavery gang jailed for 79 years

Kinsley man was part of slavery gang jailed for 79 years

A Kinsley man, who was part of a millionaire traveller family convicted of being Britain's biggest slavery gang, has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.
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Teenage rugby player cleared of rape

Teenage rugby player cleared of rape

A teenage rugby player from Wakefield accused of rape nearly two years has been cleared of all charges.

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South Leeds cocaine gang jailed for total of 41 years

EIGHT members of drug gang who were involved in a large scale cocaine dealing operation based in south Leeds have been jailed for a total of 41 years.

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West Yorkshire Police Customer Contact Centre. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1009/10c

Man called West Yorkshire Police on 999 after getting stuck in child’s swing

Only three 999 calls made to Yorkshire’s largest police force were abandoned in the last four months, despite a rise in the number of emergency calls being made.

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Man cautioned for wearing police uniform

Man cautioned for wearing police uniform

A man has been cautioned after being caught wearing a police uniform in Normanton.

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Police are appealing for information.

Man's home ransacked by thieves while he was in the garden

An elderly man was left "shaken and distressed" after burglars ransacked his home, stealing valuable jewellery, while he was outside in the garden.

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The suspected shoplifters are believed to have stolen items from Go Outdoors in Wakefield, pictured, before heading to the company's store in York. Picture: Google

Suspected shoplifters spotted in York had vehicle full of items stolen in Wakefield

Eagle-eyed shop staff in York helped police to catch two suspected shoplifters who were believed to have targeted a store in Wakefield earlier that day.

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The  family enjoying a day out in Manchester before Josie Howarth and Janet Senior were injured in the bomb blast after the  Ariana Grande Concert. Pictured (from left to right) are Jenny Howarth, Janet Senior, Josie Howarth and Jodie Howarth.

Knottingley woman’s handbag strap saved her life after Manchester Arena terror attack

A WOMAN from Knottingley who was seriously injured by shrapnel in the Manchester Arena bomb blast has told how she stopped herself from bleeding to death by tying her handbag strap around her leg.

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Woman had chunk of skin bitten out of face during fight with neighbour

A MUM was left scarred for life after her neighbour bit a chunk of skin out of her face during a doorstep attack.

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