Trafficking Gang Convicted, West Yorkshire

Friday 17th August 2018

Members of an Organised Crime Group which trafficked victims from Slovakia into Leeds have been convicted of exploitation offences.

An investigation by West Yorkshire Police’s Human Trafficking Unit discovered that the group would often target single and vulnerable men in extreme poverty and promise them a better life or use the threat of violence to bring them to the UK.

They also trafficked families with young children into the UK.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News

Appeal: Arson, Rochdale Road, Walsden

Friday 17 August 2018

Police in Calderdale are appealing for witnesses after reports of an arson at a property on Rochdale Road in Walsden.

The incident happened in the early hours of this morning (17 August)

It’s understood four suspects on motorbikes arrived at the property at around 1am and set the door alight.

Damage was caused to the door and the house was unoccupied at the time.

No one has been injured or damage to any neighbouring properties.

Police believe that this was a targeted attack.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police Appeals

Renewed Phone Scam Warning After Spate Of Calls In Leeds.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Police in Leeds are warning people to be on their guard against phone scams following a recent spate of incidents.

Officers have received a number of reports over the last few days, many from elderly and vulnerable victims.

Those targeted have received calls or voicemail messages from a well-spoken man claiming that the victim owes unpaid tax and could be arrested unless they pay through the purchase of vouchers.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News

Pilot Scheme Sees Roads Policing Officers in West Yorkshire Tackling Insecure Loads

Friday 17 August 2018

West Yorkshire Police has been leading on a pilot scheme to reduce the number of insecure loads being carried on our roads in a bid to reduce disruption and potential collisions from shed loads.

The Force has been working in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Highways England and the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in training roads policing officers in tackling insecure loads on the regions roads.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News

UPDATE: Samantha Duckworth, Bradford

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Samantha Duckworth has been found safe and well.

Thanks to everyone who shared our appeal or called in with information.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Police are appealing for information about Samantha Duckworth, who has been reported missing from Bradford.

Samantha, who is 36, was last seen at the Interchange at around 12pm yesterday (Tuesday), where she is believed to have boarded a train to Blackpool.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News

Update: 84 Year Old Leeds Woman Dorothy Chamberlain Found

Wednesday 15 August 2018

This is an update in relation to missing woman Dorothy Chamberlain, last seen this morning outside the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds.

The 84 year old from the Halton area, has now been found safe and well in the centre of Leeds.

Members of the public, local media and our partners are thanked for their assistance in locating her.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News