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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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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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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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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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Tributes flood in for tragic dad after pub incident

Tributes flood in for tragic dad after pub incident

Tributes have been paid to a father-of-one who died after an incident outside a pub on Friday night.

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Police thanked those who helped spread the word

Warning after pensioner targeted by bogus callers

A vulnerable elderly man was targeted by bogus callers, who stole a large sum of cash from his bank account.

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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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West Yorkshire Police say the devices will help officers spend more time in the community.

Mobile revolution helps keep West Yorkshire Police officers out on streets

More than 5,000 smartphones and tablets have been handed out to officers in Yorkshire’s largest police force in the last three years as part of a £4m project to allow them to spend more time on the front line.

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County's police force recorded third highest hate crime figure in country after EU vote

County's police force recorded third highest hate crime figure in country after EU vote

Record levels of hate crime were reported in West Yorkshire in the wake of last year’s EU referendum, new analysis has shown.

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Second man on attempted murder charge after Dewsbury shooting

A second man has been charged with attempted murder, robbery and attempt robbery following a shooting incident on Cemetery Road, Dewsbury on February 1.
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Police at the scene on Harehills Road this morning

MP in call to tackle knife crime after teenager fatally stabbed in Leeds

A LEEDS MP has said "we must do more to tackle knife crime"  as  a murder investigation continues after the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Leeds yesterday.

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File picture shows David Hinchliff HM Coroner West Yorkshire.

We’re sorry: Staff shortages lead to major backlog at Yorkshire coroner’s court

The office that investigates the cause of deaths in parts of Yorkshire has been forced to draft in extra workers from other parts of the region after staff shortages left a backlog of more than 100 cases waiting to be looked into.

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8 Feb 2017...... Dewsbury scenes. Picture Scott Merrylees

The Moorside: Shannon Matthews drama divides opinion on Dewsbury estate

It was a 24-day search for a missing girl that thrust a West Yorkshire council estate into the national spotlight, before making it famous for all the wrong reasons.

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The shooting at Dewsbury's Cemetery Road

BREAKING: Four men arrested over shooting

Detectives investigating a firearms incident and subsequent linked offences in the area of Cemetery Road, Dewsbury, have arrested four men today.

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Road safety ‘still important for West Yorkshire Police despite lack of specialist officers’

West Yorkshire Police has defended the way it tackles criminality on the county’s road network after figures showed a dramatic fall in the number of specialist roads officers it employs.

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