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#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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Man seen walking down motorway with a suitcase

Man seen walking down motorway with a suitcase

A man was spotted walking along the M62 motorway pulling a suitcase.

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New report praises West Yorkshire Police

A new watchdog report has praised West Yorkshire Police (WYP) for its ethics, accessible complaints system and the treatment of staff.
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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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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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Amanda Leather

Woman had sex with underage boy and smoked cannabis with him

A woman who had sex with a 15-year-old boy after smoking cannabis with him at her home has been jailed for five years.

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Pensioner dies after Castleford town centre collision

Pensioner dies after Castleford town centre collision

An 88-year-old man has died after a collision in Castleford.
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Pictured is a drink-driving bearthalyser.

Eight drink-drivers arrested in Wakefield district in 24 hours

Eight drink-drivers have been stopped by police in the Wakefield district the last 24 hours as the Christmas clampdown gets into full swing.

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Car-door handle opportunist thieves warning from police

Car-door handle opportunist thieves warning from police

Police have warned motorists to ensure their vehicles are secure because of opportunists trying car door handles.

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Young adults with disabilities in Wakefield left without minibuses they need to get out

Young adults with disabilities in Wakefield left without minibuses they need to get out

A service for young adults with disabilities has been "thrown into chaos" after minibuses they use to get out and about were tampered with.

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Sixteen people jailed over ‘mob violence’ at Leeds boxing event

CHILDREN had to run for cover amid “serious mob violence” as a mass brawl broke out between rival supporters at a boxing event in Leeds.

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Four arrested after armed police stop Range Rover near Leeds city centre

ARMED police arrested four men after stopping a Range Rover near Leeds city centre.
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Revealed: How long does it take West Yorkshire Police to answer your 999 call?

Police say the average time taken to answer 999 calls in West Yorkshire has been slashed by almost half.

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PCSO cleared of raping domestic violence victim

PCSO cleared of raping domestic violence victim

A Police Community Support Officer charged with rape and sex offences against two women has been found NOT guilty of all charges against him.

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Lady Ann Road, Batley. Image: Google

Batley racist attack suspects wore school uniforms

A WOMAN was seriously injured during a racially aggravated assault in Batley by attackers wearing school uniforms.
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Cannabis plants worth more than £400,000 seized in South Elmsall

Cannabis plants worth more than £400,000 seized in South Elmsall

Cannabis plants with a possible value of nearly £450,000 have been seized in South Elmsall.
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More than 200 deadly weapons handed in to West Yorkshire Police

MORE than 200 guns, knives and swords were  handed in to West Yorkshire Police during a 13-day surrender.

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Stonegate Road, Meanwood. Image: Google

Three boys among five dead after stolen car crashes in Leeds

A BOY aged 12 was among five people killed after a stolen car crashed into a tree in Leeds last night.
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