West Yorkshire Police

Police seize home-made motorcycle with chainsaw engine on road near Leeds

Police officers near Leeds have pulled over an unusual vehicle during a routine patrol.<p>The West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit came across this …

Leeds

Man, 28, arrested following carjacking

A MAN has been arrested following a carjacking in Bradford city centre.<p>The 28-year-old remains in custody and enquiries are continuing, a West …

Crime

Two arrests following two-car crash

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following a crash in Shipley.<p>The men, aged 21 and 30, were arrested after a crash …

Yorkshire breaking news: Latest updates - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old girl was attacked in Balby, Doncaster, last month.<p>Google<p>It happened at about 09:45 on Thursday 28 September as the teenager walked along Shelley Avenue.<p>A man is believed to have grabbed the girl, demanding her …

Crime

TYRON CHARLES: Police clarify earlier statement

Police investigating the Tyron Charles murder investigation have clarified an earlier statement about arrests made in the case.<p>A 28-year-old man …

Crime

Three senior NI officers investigated over ‘critical’ misconduct allegations

Three senior Northern Ireland Police officers are under investigation following allegations of misconduct and criminality in public office.<p>Police …

Corruption

Forever in our hearts: Tributes paid to tragic Yorkshire teenager as friends and team-mates honour 'one in a million' Brooke

The sporting world is rallying round to support the family of a talented teenage rugby player from Yorkshire who died in tragic circumstances last …

Leeds

MP calls for more Government resources for police

SHIPLEY MP Philip Davies has called on the Government to provide more resources for "overstretched" police in West Yorkshire.<p>Home Secretary Amber …

South Yorkshire Police

Police issue warning after several drivers caught speeding on M1 in Leeds

West Yorkshire Police have issued a warning after several motorists were caught speeding on the M1 in Leeds this week.<p>Police have set up speed …

Leeds

Dewsbury family's terror as police 'wrongly' raided home

<b>A family left terrified by an armed police raid on their home say officers told them they had got the wrong house.</b><p>Zaffar Iqbal's wife Nasreen was at home with their two teenage children on Thursday night when police arrived, shouting at her to open the door.<p>Mr Iqbal said after four hours of being …

Terrorism

How a simple lead theft led police to three 'Boarded Barn' murderers who brutally tied up and killed two mums 40 years ago

It was a simple case of lead being stripped off a church roof, which led officers to the twisted tale of a mysterious double murder .<p>In just one …

Crime

Probe after two injured in drive-by shooting behind Leeds kebab shop

Two men were injured in a drive-by shooting in Leeds.<p>The pair, aged 19 and 21, were sitting in a Toyota Yaris behind a kebab shop in Maud Avenue, …

Crime

Police hunting graffiti vandal who has damaged buildings

POLICE are hunting for a vandal who has daubed properties in Baildon and Shipley with their graffiti tag.<p>Members of West Yorkshire Police’s Shipley …

Street Art

Antisemitic graffiti outside Leeds synagogue sparks police probe

Police have launched an investigation after antisemitic graffiti was painted on a sign outside a synagogue in north Leeds.<p>A swastika symbol with the …

Leeds

The humble fingerprint—which revolutionized crime-fighting—is getting a molecular upgrade

The science of fingerprinting has progressed little since it was first used to convict an Argentine woman for the brutal murder of her two small children in the summer of 1892.<p>But if the print is smudged, or a match can’t be established, then the fingerprint is pretty much useless. Even a perfect …

Fingerprint test that reveals a criminal's lifestyle to be used in court 'in months'

New fingerprint technology that can profile a criminal's "lifestyle" could soon be admissible in court.<p>It's capable of detecting traces of drugs, …

Police set up a speed trap at seven Leeds roads and a school - this is what happened

West Yorkshire Police set up a speed trap outside a Leeds school after residents complained about speeding motorists.

Leeds

New fingerprint technology can show if suspect has handled drugs or a condom

<b>Cutting edge fingerprint technology that offers clues about suspected criminals’ lifestyles is being used to crack difficult cases.</b><p>New breakthroughs …

Yorkshire breaking news: Latest updates - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>Spa towns are among the happiest places to live in the UK, according to a property website.<p>That's all from us for today. We'll be back tomorrow from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.<p>Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night, but …

Body found at scene of car fire

A BODY was found at the scene of a car fire at Penistone Hill Country Park above Haworth.<p>Police this morning confirmed that a body had been found by …

Crime

Grooming gangs 'are abusing girls across the country', victims and investigators warn

Grooming gangs across the country are repeating the horrific abuse exposed in Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford and most recently Newcastle, victims and …

Northumbria Police

Four cars seized in weekend of action

A WEEKEND of action against danger drivers has been carried out by police in the Bradford West area of the city.<p>Four vehicles were seized due to …

Seven West Yorkshire police stations shut their public help desks

Public help desks are closing at seven police stations around West Yorkshire after senior officers said they would save money by shutting the …

Singapore

Disruption to trains after incident on railway lines in West Yorkshire

Rail passengers are being warned to expect delays to services after an incident in West Yorkshire this morning.<p>Emergency services were called to a …

Trains

Man arrested after threatening police with sword

A MAN has been arrested after threatening police with a sword during a stand-off at a house in Bingley.<p>The incident occurred at around 1pm when …

Crime

Body found 'very close' to railway line

A BODY has been found next to a main railway line in Bradford this morning.<p>A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said the body had been located on …

Police re-issue appeal for information in historic murder case

POLICE are re-issuing an appeal for information in the case of a man found murdered in Brighouse 32 years ago today.<p>The body of Alexander ‘Sandy’ …

Crime

Father punched two-day-old daughter to death 'because she would not stop crying’

A two-day-old baby girl was murdered by her father who lost his temper and repeatedly punched her in a horrific attack when she would not stop crying.<p>…

Crime

Detectives release fresh details after body found in Leeds canal

Detectives have launched an investigation after the body of a woman was found in the canal in Leeds city centre.

Leeds

Woman, 87, crashes car into bollard

AN 87-year-old woman has crashed a car into a bollard in Saltaire.<p>Police were called to the incident involving a Ford Fiesta opposite the Co-op …

Ford Fiesta