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Sex attacker who targeted women jogging in Pontefract Park is jailed

A TEENAGER who sexually assaulted two women out jogging in Pontefract Park before exposing himself has been jailed for 14 months.

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Leeds Crown Court

Widow admits £53,000 insurance firm fraud after husband’s death: Normanton pensioner avoids immediate jail

A WIDOW with a gambling problem defrauded more than £53,000 from life insurance company Prudential after the death of her husband, a court heard.

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Stephen Marshall.

‘Action needed over break ins’

Business owners are at their wits’ ends after a series of break ins on a village industrial estate.

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Police searching for wanted man around Knottingley. Have you seen him?

Police searching for wanted man around Knottingley. Have you seen him?

A man who is wanted by police may be in the Knottingley or surrounding areas.

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Appeal to find French bulldogs after burglary at Pontefract home

Appeal to find French bulldogs after burglary at Pontefract home

A pair of French bulldogs have gone missing after a burglary at a home in Pontefract.

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Wakefield police seize five off-road bikes as battle against nuisance riders continues

Wakefield police seize five off-road bikes as battle against nuisance riders continues

A number of off-road motorbikes linked to nuisance riding across the Wakefield district have been seized by police.
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Richard Williams

Shop robber from Castleford used machete and fake gun in Pontefract and Ferrybridge store raids

AN ARMED robber  from Castleford who threatened  staff at  stores in Ferrybridge and Pontefract with a machete and an imitation gun has been jailed for six years.

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Sun Lane, Wakefield. Picture: Google.

Man jailed after being caught with can of beer despite Wakefield city centre drinking ban

A man who was caught with an open can of alcohol despite being banned from drinking in Wakefield city centre has been jailed.

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Man jailed after being caught with can of booze

Man jailed after being caught with can of booze

A man who was banned from drinking in Wakefield city centre has been jailed after being caught with a can of alcohol.
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British Transport Police would like to speak to this man following an alleged assault at Wakefield Westgate station.

Train guard assaulted at Wakefield station by passenger without ticket

British Transport Police would like to speak to this man following an assault at Wakefield Westgate station after three passengers were challenged for not having tickets.

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Leeds Magistrates' Court.

Woman drove elbow into fellow drinker’s head in pub attack

A woman assaulted a fellow drinker in an ‘unprovoked’ pub assault in Upton.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Armed robbers target Batley store

Armed robbers assaulted a shopkeeper in Batley last night before making off with a mobile phone.
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Leeds mum of six claimed young son had cystic fibrosis in £176,000 benefits scam

A MUM of six illegally claimed more than £170,000 in benefits by making false claims about the health of her children.

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'Pit bull-type dog' left woman with significant leg injuries after knocking her to ground in Normanton

'Pit bull-type dog' left woman with significant leg injuries after knocking her to ground in Normanton

A 65-year-old woman was left with potentially life-changing injuries after being knocked to the ground by a pit bull-type dog.
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Warning over bogus gardeners in Wakefield district

Warning over bogus gardeners in Wakefield district

Wakefield police have issued a warning about bogus gardeners who are preying on vulnerable people in the district.

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Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Smith.

Councillors to quiz head of West Yorkshire's cyber crime unit

The importance of protecting children from cyber crime will be discussed by decision-makers in Wakefield next week.

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How many Clare's Law requests are approved by West Yorkshire Police?

How many Clare's Law requests are approved by West Yorkshire Police?

Police in West Yorkshire refused three-quarters of all disclosure requests from people concerned about their partner’s potentially violent past, a new analysis has revealed.
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Couple hunted after Castleford distraction burglary attempt

Couple hunted after Castleford distraction burglary attempt

A couple are being hunted after an attempted distraction burglary in Castleford.

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The man was attacked in a ginnel leading from Ashgap Lane to Gladstone Street in Normanton. Picture: Google

Arguing men carried out 'unprovoked attack' on victim in Normanton ginnel

A man needed hospital treatment after being assaulted as he walked down a ginnel in Normanton on New Year's Day.

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Second person bailed over baby’s death

Second person bailed over baby’s death

A man has been bailed pending further inquiries over the death of a baby girl on New Year’s Day.

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