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Police release men arrested over 'suspicious package' linked to major evacuation in Leeds

Two men have been released without charge after being questioned by police in Leeds about the contents of a ‘suspicious package’.

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Police evacuate Leeds market after report of suspicious package

Police have evacuated Kirkgate Market in Leeds after receiving a report of a suspicious package.

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Talha Asmal, from Dewsbury, who became Britain's youngest suicide bomber in 2015.

‘Sensitivity and understanding needed to encourage families who may report extremism fears’

Greater levels of sensitivity and understanding must be shown towards people who are considering telling the authorities of their fears that a friend or family member has been radicalised, according to a landmark study by Yorkshire academics.

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19th February 2013. Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns-Williamson.

Mark Burns-Williamson: We all have part to play in tackling modern slavery

WITHIN the last few days, modern slavery and the trauma suffered by victims has quite rightly made headlines.

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Detectives find stolen car used by getaway driver after bank robbery in Leeds

Detectives have recovered an Audi used as a getaway car during a bank robbery in Leeds last week.

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West Yorkshire loan shark victim speaks out over ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ lender

West Yorkshire loan shark victim speaks out over ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ lender

The victim of a loan shark has spoken of how a man who posed as a “father figure” during a difficult time in his life went on to fleece him of more than £60,000 over five years.

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Police said to report any suspicious activity.

West Yorkshire Police urge people to remain 'vigilant' as terror threat level rises to critical

West Yorkshire Police has urged people in the region to be "vigilant and report any suspicious activity" after a terror blast in London as the threat level has risen to the highest it can be.

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Leeds boy, 15, arrested by police investigating theft of Audi TT in Humberside

Leeds boy, 15, arrested by police investigating theft of Audi TT in Humberside

A 15-year-old boy from Leeds is being held by police investigating the theft of an Audi TT in Humberside.
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Robbers wore creepy masks during terrifying raid on a Leeds bank

Armed robbers who struck at a bank in Leeds were wearing bizarre horror movie-style masks.

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Dramatic video after report of armed robbery at Leeds bank

MASKED armed robbers reportedly wielding a shotgun and an axe struck at a bank in Morley today.
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Bank robbed in south Leeds

Bank robbed in south Leeds

A bank has been robbed in Morley this afternoon.

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West Yorkshire Police Customer Contact Centre. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1009/10c

Man called West Yorkshire Police on 999 after getting stuck in child’s swing

Only three 999 calls made to Yorkshire’s largest police force were abandoned in the last four months, despite a rise in the number of emergency calls being made.

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Police chiefs from around Yorkshire and the North East discuss collaboration.

‘Historic’ meeting of Yorkshire and North East police on cyber-crime threat

A ‘historic’ meeting between the seven Chief Constables and crime commissioners of Yorkshire and the North East could lead to the region’s seven police forces working together to tackle the growing threat of cyber-crime.

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Trials of Hillsborough accused should be in Preston, judge rules

Trials of Hillsborough accused should be in Preston, judge rules

Any trial of the men charged with criminal offences relating to the Hillsborough disaster should be held in Preston, a judge ruled today.
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Ferrybridge Power Station

Emergency crews’ anti-terror training at Ferrybridge power station

The decommissioned Ferrybridge Power Station was filled with emergency crews yesterday as they were tested on how they would respond to a terrorist attack.

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Assistant Chief Constable Andy Battle, of West Yorkshire Police.

How you can nominate your local Special Constables for a national award

People in West Yorkshire are being invited to nominate outstanding Special Constables and police volunteers for a national award.

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Bottles and chairs were thrown when a riot broke out during a boxing fight at Elland Road in February.

Bottles and chairs were thrown in large-scale disorder at Elland Road boxing event

SEVENTEEN people appeared in court today to face charges in relation to a large scale disturbance at a boxing match in Leeds.
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Leeds boxing event brawl: 21 people due in court after violent scenes

Leeds boxing event brawl: 21 people due in court after violent scenes

Detectives have charged 21 people after a mass brawl during a white collar boxing event in Leeds earlier this year.
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Wakefield Coroner's Court, which has seen a spike in sickness rates.

Extra staff for West Yorkshire coroner’s service as failure of reviews saps morale

A series of reviews which failed to deliver any improvements to a Yorkshire coroners’ service over several years has been listed as one of the reasons for falling staff morale and a sharp rise in sickness rates.

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Two West Yorkshire Police officers have received pay-outs from the force.

Pay-outs for undercover West Yorkshire Police officers who blew whistle on force

Two undercover West Yorkshire Police officers who were moved into back-office roles after raising concerns about sexism and unsafe practices in their unit have received pay-outs totalling nearly £100,000 from the force.

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