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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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Senior Wakefield coroner David Hinchliff reprimanded over 'inappropriate' remarks

Senior Wakefield coroner David Hinchliff reprimanded over 'inappropriate' remarks

A senior coroner at Wakefield has been reprimanded over remarks made to police officers and staff members.

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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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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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Police and army bomb disposal team at Westgate End in Wakefield last summer after chemicals and explosives were found in a flat.

Police seizing more Breaking Bad drug crystal meth in West Yorkshire

Police in West Yorkshire are seeing a rise the number of people caught with the Class A drug crystal meth.

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How Yorkshire detectives are getting a high-speed forensics boost to help solve crimes

Vital forensic results from the scenes of serious crimes are being made available to Yorkshire detectives in almost ‘real time’ thanks to a groundbreaking pilot.

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PC Serena Rickard is one of those who has shared her story via #HumansofWakefieldPolice

#HumansofWakefieldPolice: Why Wakefield police officers have started sharing personal stories on Twitter

Frontline police officers in Wakefield are sharing personal stories from their lives as part of a social media project to show the human side of the force.
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Some of the officers featured in the #HumansofWakefieldPolice series to date.

#HumansofWakefieldPolice: Read the stories shared by frontline Wakefield police officers

A series of personal stories shared by frontline police officers in Wakefield have been winning praise for showing the human side of the force.
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Traffic on the M62 on the approach to junction 30 near Wakefield. Picture: Crown 2017.

M62 'carriageway defect' near Wakefield causes lane closure

A lane of the M62 has been closed near Wakefield while repairs are made to the carriageway.
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Coroners in Wakefield are appealing for information to trace a man's relatives.

Wakefield coroners seek information on family of Castleford man

Coroners in Wakefield are appealing for information to trace relatives of a Castleford man who died earlier this month.

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Human trafficker wanted by police is arrested in West Yorkshire

Human trafficker wanted by police is arrested in West Yorkshire

A man who was wanted on a European Arrest Warrant has been captured by police in West Yorkshire.

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The crash happened outside Hampsons Plantworld in Denby Dale Road, Wakefield. Picture: Google

Firefighters free person trapped in car after crash near Wakefield garden centre

Firefighters have freed a person who was trapped in a car after it crashed near a garden centre in Wakefield.

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Wanted: Man recalled to prison has links to Wakefield district

Wanted: Man recalled to prison has links to Wakefield district

Police are seeking the public's help as they search for a 34-year-old man wanted on recall to prison.

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West Yorkshire Police arrest 50 people during first week of drink and drug driving crackdown

West Yorkshire Police arrest 50 people during first week of drink and drug driving crackdown

Police in West Yorkshire have arrested 50 people since a festive crackdown on drink and drug driving began at the start of this month.
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A heavy goods vehicle stopped during Operation Tramline.

Lorries are 'potential killing machines' say West Yorkshire Police as results of operation revealed

Police in West Yorkshire recorded 60 offences during a joint operation to target the illegal use of mobile phones and other driving offences.

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Prison murder probe: Victim found dead at HMP Leeds was convicted baby killer

Prison murder probe: Victim found dead at HMP Leeds was convicted baby killer

A prisoner who was killed at HMP Leeds on Sunday had been serving a life sentence for the murder of his baby daughter.
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Man appears in court accused of murdering prisoner at HMP Leeds

Man appears in court accused of murdering prisoner at HMP Leeds

A man has appeared in court after being charged with the murder of a prisoner at HMP Leeds.
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Revealed: The scale of homelessness in each area of Yorkshire

A housing charity today revealed that almost 5,000 people in Yorkshire and the Humber region are homeless as it launched an urgent appeal for support.

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Fire crews in West Yorkshire attacked 15 times on Bonfire Night

Firefighters in West Yorkshire came under attack 15 times last night as they responded to calls across the county.

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West Yorkshire Police officers will be travelling the county's roads in a heavy goods vehicle so they can film the habits of other drivers.

Police take to the road in HGV to catch law-breaking drivers in West Yorkshire

Police are out on West Yorkshire's roads in a heavy goods vehicle this week as they capture the driving habits of other motorists on camera.

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