Breaking news: ‘Armed robbery’ at Birkenshaw pub


A MAN believed to be armed with a handgun robbed a woman at a Birkenshaw pub this afternoon (Friday).

Police were called to The George IV pub, in Bradford Road, at around 2.05pm after reports that a 49-year-old woman had been assaulted by a man wielding a handgun.

Police are currently investigating the incident and are trying to confirm whether anything was taken.

Reports locally suggest that the woman was carrying out maintenance on a fruit machine when she was assaulted, however this has not been confirmed by police sources.

If you have any information contact Dewsbury CID on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers Anonymously on 0800 555111.

For the full story read the Spenborough Guardian next week.