Sudden Death: Missing Teenager Kieran Wood, Dewsbury.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

At 11.30am on Saturday (20/10) police were contacted by a member of the public who had found the body of a teenage male in woods off Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury.

Ambulance attended and the male was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been identified as Kieran Wood, aged 16, from Dewsbury, who was reported missing from home on Friday afternoon. His family have been informed and are being supported by officers.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and the Coroner’s Office has been informed.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News

Appeal: Serious Road Traffic Collision, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth

Friday 19 October 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth yesterday afternoon.

The collision occurred at around 4.05pm, and was involving a pedestrian and a Fiat Doblo van.

The van had been travelling in the direction of Thongsbridge, when it came onto the footpath and was in collision with a wall, and with a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a man aged 48, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains this afternoon.

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Sixteen Jailed For Over 200 Years As Part of Grooming Gang

Friday 19 October 2018

Sixteen defendants have been jailed for over 200 years as part of a grooming gang which preyed on vulnerable young girls in Huddersfield.

Four more men have been found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court and are awaiting sentenced for multiple offences such as rape and trafficking for sexual exploitation.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News

Bradford District Celebrates Excellence In Policing

The Winners At The Bradford District Policing Awards

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The excellent work of police officers, staff and members of the public from Bradford District over the last year have been celebrated at a special ceremony.

The Bradford District Policing Awards, which took place at the National Media Museum in the city today (Thursday), saw more than 80 people recognised for their efforts in preventing and detecting crime and protecting vulnerable members of the public.

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Force Marks Anti-Slavery Day

West Yorkshire Police joined partners from across the county to support National Anti-Slavery Day.

To mark the Force’s support for the Day (Thursday 18 October), officers worked in partnership to raise awareness and visit a number of waste recycling centres. The industry is one where there is low skilled and paid labour workers and is often an area where exploitation can occur.

The aim of the day was educate the industry, looking for any signs of exploitation while identifying and supporting any potential victims.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News