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Police pledge to crackdown on dangerous drivers racing through Wakefield retail park

Dangerous drivers have been causing a nuisance by racing through a retail park at night.

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Graffiti sprayed on ruins of medieval Sandal Castle

Vandals have struck at the historic Sandal Castle for the second time in less than a year.
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Pensioner seriously hurt in Lupset street attack

Pensioner seriously hurt in Lupset street attack

Police were called to a report of a serious assault in Lupset in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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The crashed VW Golf. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

Drink drive arrest after car crashed into wall in Ossett

A WOMAN was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car crashed into a wall in Ossett near Wakefield in the early hours today.

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Melissa Whittington pictured with her partner Mark

Mother-of-four killed by suspected drink driver in Ossett was "beautiful angel"

THE family of a mother-of-four who died after being struck by a suspected drink driver  in Ossett last week have spoken of their loss.
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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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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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Healey Road, Ossett. Photo: Google

Woman dead after Wakefield collision - suspected drink driver arrested

A WOMAN died after she was involved in collision with a car driven by a suspected drink driver in the Ossett area of Wakefield.
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Leeds transit van theft conspiracy gang member jailed

Leeds transit van theft conspiracy gang member jailed

A LEADING member of a gang involved in a conspiracy to steal transit vans in has been jailed for five years.

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Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 07/07/17 - Press - Castleford Drink Crackdown, Castleford, England - Council & community leaders team up to tackle the drink problem on the streets of Castleford.

Council look to ban street drinking in Castleford after pressure from residents

A petition carrying more than 1,200 names to ban street drinking in Castleford town centre has pushed Wakefield Council into taking swift action.

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The number of neighbourhood police officers has fallen in West Yorkshire in recent years.

West Yorkshire Police set to reverse neighbourhood team cuts after crime rise

West Yorkshire Police has pledged to ‘rebuild’ its neighbourhood policing after the loss of hundreds of officers led to criticism that the force had lost touch with its local communities.

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Police in West Yorkshire pledge support for victims of honour-based abuse and force marriage

Police in West Yorkshire pledge support for victims of honour-based abuse and force marriage

West Yorkshire Police has begun a new campaign to highlight the issues of forced marriage and honour-based abuse as a conference is held in Leeds.

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Man arrested over supermarket sex offence in Castleford

A man is in custody tonight being questioned by police in connection with a sex offence at an ASDA supermarket in Castleford.

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West Yorkshire Police is considering the wider use of spit hoods.

Frontline West Yorkshire Police officers could be allowed to use ‘spit hoods’

Controversial ‘spit hoods’ could be used by police across West Yorkshire as part of plans to reduce the number of ‘disgusting’ attacks on officers.

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Road rage punch attack after collision in Castleford

A ROAD rage attacker landed a flurry of punches on an innocent motorists after a minor collision in Castleford, a court heard.

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Baseball bat revenge attack on patient at West Yorkshire hospital

Baseball bat revenge attack on patient at West Yorkshire hospital

A THUG who took part in a revenge attack on a patient in a hospital treatment room has been jailed.

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