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Do you know them? Barefaced thieves steal £40K worth of motorbikes from shop

Brazen thieves have been caught on CCTV stealing more than £40,000 worth of motocross bikes and equipment from a Wakefield shop.

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Vandals smash up village football dugouts

Vandals smash up village football dugouts

Vandals are being hunted after smashing up facilities at a sports field.

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Pontefract shop manager, Tracey Bradley, outside the Pontefract store

Vandals glue locks of hospice shops

Generous supporters of Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice have rallied round to raise more than £300 after vandals targeted two of its shops.

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University staff targeted with bogus pay rise scams

University staff targeted with bogus pay rise scams

University staff are being urged to take extra precaution with their online security after university staff reported bogus pay rise emails.

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Police have released this e-fit of a suspect

Bogus callers in Pontefract - police issue e-fit image of suspect

POLICE have released an e-fit image of a suspect after bogus callers posing as solar panel engineers targeted a man in Pontefract.

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Woman 'traumatised' after sex assault in Leeds

Police are appealing for information following a sexual assault on a woman in Leeds.
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Police warning over potentially fatal drugs circulating in Leeds

POLICE have issued a warning to drug users about a potentially fatal batch of heroin in circulation in Leeds.

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Police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson, gun crime victim Christoper Wright and Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. Picture: Simon Hulme

Police begin 10 day weapons amnesty to get guns and knives off the streets

A county-wide weapons amnesty has been officially launched in West Yorkshire today in a bid to get guns and knives off the streets.

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Hunt for quad bikers after people sprayed with fire extinguishers

Hunt for quad bikers after people sprayed with fire extinguishers

Quad bike riders armed with fire extinguishers have been spraying people and businesses.

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West Yorkshire weapons amnesty: Where can you hand in knives and guns?

West Yorkshire weapons amnesty: Where can you hand in knives and guns?

People in possession of illegal knives and guns are being urged to surrender them to police during a 10 day campaign.

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Some of the weapons handed in during West Yorkshire Police's weapons amnesty in 2016.

The haul of knives and guns in West Yorkshire’s amnesty last year - and where to take yours this week

A huge haul of knives and guns was handed over to police last year as part of an annual weapons surrender.

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The bogus callers talked their way into a house in Rookhill Road, Pontefract. Picture: Google

Bogus callers stole thousands from Pontefract man's bank account

Bogus callers stole thousands from a man's bank account after posing as solar panel engineers.

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Former West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Chief Fire Officer, Simon Pilling

Plans to stop comebacks by fire brigade ‘boomerang bosses’

The Government has announced plans to stop ‘boomerang bosses’ retiring from senior positions in local fire brigades only to be re-employed on similar lucrative terms.

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Flowers and tributes are laid by the car park to The Scarborough pub in Thornhill, Dewsbury, after the death of a man over the weekend.

Nine arrests over death of dad outside pub

A total of nine people have now been arrested in connection with the death of a man following an alleged altercation outside a Dewsbury pub.

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Police have hailed the operation a success.

Five cars damaged in one night

A man and a woman were arrested after more than five cars were damaged in one night.

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Gang terror for supermarket shoppers

Gang terror for supermarket shoppers

Gangs of yobs have been terrorising customers and staff outside Tesco in Hemsworth.

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Worried family report Hull woman missing after she fails to return home from work

Worried family report Hull woman missing after she fails to return home from work

The family of a Hull woman reported her missing to police last night after she failed to return home after work.
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Six charged after fighting on terraces at Barnsley v Leeds United clash

Six charged after fighting on terraces at Barnsley v Leeds United clash

Six men have been charged with public order offences in connection with violence which broke out during a Yorkshire derby.

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Breaking: Former solicitor charged over £4m fraud and theft investigation

A former solicitor has been charged with fraud and theft offences amounting to more than £4 million.

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Steven Bemrose arriving at court.

Pervert planned to share sick pictures of children

A pervert has admitted possession of a string of sick movies of children with a view to distributing them to others and ordered to sign on the National Sex Offenders’ Register.

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