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Police keep peace at Bradford City match with just eight liaison officers

A West Yorkshire Police commander has described how his force kept the peace at a Bradford City home game with just eight actively deployed officers after adopting an approach used at major protests.

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Killingbeck Police Station in Leeds, which is to be sold off.

Police stations in Leeds, Keighley and Bingley to be sold off

Yorkshire’s largest police force is to sell three of its police stations and four other buildings after revealing that several are rarely used by its officers.

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Armed police in Leeds. Only around 200 officers in West Yorkshire are trained to handle and use firearms.

Police in West Yorkshire want officers to remain largely unarmed

Most officers in West Yorkshire believe police in the county ought to remain largely unarmed, a survey published today has suggested.

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Online hate speech figures are on the rise.

Arrests for online hate speech in county on rise

The number of arrests made for online hate speech in West Yorkshire has almost doubled over the past five years.

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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 August 10 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages.

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Norman Bettison approaches the court in Warrington

Hillsborough: Five charged over disaster appear in court for first time

Five men charged following an investigation into the Hillsborough disaster and its aftermath appeared in court for the first time this afternoon.
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Revealed: How many times West Yorkshire Police used force during incidents

Revealed: How many times West Yorkshire Police used force during incidents

New statistics published by West Yorkshire Police have given an insight into the use of force by officers during the course of their daily duties.
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West Yorkshire Police made 4,663 arrests of children last year.

Significant fall in arrests of children in West Yorkshire

Arrests of children by West Yorkshire Police have fallen by 64 per cent in the last six years, according to new figures.

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Police are appealing for information.

Knifepoint robbery outside Batley pub

A man was forced to hand over money in a knifepoint robbery outside a pub in Batley.

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Police operation in Dewsbury tackles traffic offences, anti-social behaviour and child sexual exploitation

Police operation in Dewsbury tackles traffic offences, anti-social behaviour and child sexual exploitation

Dozens of offenders were caught in the act as police in Dewsbury turned their focus to tackling road traffic offences and anti-social behaviour.

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Drugs paraphernalia

Deadly drug used to tranquilise elephants blamed for a spike in addicts’ deaths in West Yorkshire

ADDICTS are ‘playing Russian roulette’ with a deadly synthetic drug which is 10,000 times stronger than morphine and could have killed at least 16 people in the region, a leading officer has warned.

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Seven more charged after death of Dewsbury man

Detectives investigating the death of 32-year-old man in Dewsbury earlier this year have charged a further seven people.
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Police have said two men will appear in court.

Two men from Dewsbury charged with murder

Two men will appear in court tomorrow charged with the murder of a Dewsbury man.
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The man police are tracing after the arson attack.

New CCTV images released in investigation over arson attack on Mirfield Fire Station

New CCTV images have been released by detectives investigating an arson attack at Mirfield Fire Station which caused £30,000 worth of damage.

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Melissa Whittington pictured with her partner Mark

Inquest opens after Ossett mother-of-four killed by suspected drink driver

A MOTHER-of-four who died after she was struck by a suspected drink driver in Ossett had been walking back to a pub with her partner after realising they had forgotten keys when the collision happened, an inquest opening heard.
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The operation took place on Saturday night.

Police seize 60,000 illicit cigarettes in Huddersfield

Police have seized more than 60,000 illicit cigarettes in Huddersfield.

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Historic child sex abuse inquiry - police arrest 16 people in West Yorkshire

POLICE investigating historic allegations of child sex abuse in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire have this week arrested 16 people.

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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 July 20 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages.

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Florin Sztoica

Wanted Romanian child sex offender is arrested in Batley

A MAN convicted of child sex offences in Romania has been arrested by police in  Batley.

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Video: Armed robbery at Leeds city centre watch shop

MASKED armed robbers struck at a watch shop in the upmarket Victoria Quarter in Leeds city centre today.

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