Police Appealing for Witnesses Following An Assault in Ilkley


Friday 30 July, 2021

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Panorama Woods, Ilkley this week.

On Wednesday 28 July, at 9pm police received a report that a woman had been assaulted and pushed towards a white van which was parked up near to Hollings Wood Rise.

The woman, in her 30s, was approached by two male suspects and assaulted.

She was able to flee the scene to safety and received injuries to her face and arms as a result of the incident.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police Appeals

Forty People Arrested For Non Recent Child Sexual Abuse In Kirklees

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Friday July 30, 2021

Police investigating non-recent child sexual abuse in Kirklees have arrested 40 people as part of a major ongoing operation.

Kirklees District Police have said they will leave no stone unturned in order to secure justice for victims after arresting 38 men and 2 women in an operation.

Officers conducted the arrest activity as part of Operation Teeford, an ongoing enquiry into the sexual abuse of nine female victims predominantly in the Dewsbury and Batley areas between 1989 and 1999.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News

Serious collision, A386 Landcross.

Police are currently at the scene of a serious collision on the A386 near Landcross, Bideford.

The collision, involving two cars and a lorry, happened just before 11am today [30 July].

One man is seriously injured and two other people have sustained minor injuries.

Paramedics and the air ambulance are on scene, along with the fire service.

The road has been closed at the junction with the A388 and at Weare Giffard.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area as the A386 is expected to be closed for some time.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Man jailed for killing baby daughter in 1976, Plymouth

A man has been jailed for killing his two-week-old baby daughter in Plymouth 45 years ago.

Terence McArthur, aged 67, of Walker Street, Rochdale, admitted the manslaughter of Tracy McArthur on 1 June 1976.

He was today [Friday 30 July] sentenced to nine years in prison by a judge at Exeter Crown Court.

The conviction is the result of a complex four-year enquiry led by Devon and Cornwall Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team.

It was launched following a referral by Greater Manchester Police in June 2017 when McArthur confessed his crime while he was being treated in hospital.

He told a nurse he had shaken and killed 14-day-old Tracy when she would not stop screaming, and that it had been considered a cot death at the time.  

McArthur, pictured, was arrested at his home address on Tuesday 11 August 2020.

Detective Inspector Stephanie Blundell, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, welcomed today’s sentence and said: “This has been a protracted and complex enquiry, undertaken over four years, regarding the unlawful killing of a two-week-old baby in 1976 by her father.

“The detailed and meticulous investigation gathered witness and medical evidence; the strength of which left McArthur with no choice but to plead guilty on 22 June, just two weeks prior to the scheduled trial. 

“I would like to pass my thanks to the witnesses in this case – who were ready and prepared to attend court to give their evidence – for their support and assistance to the investigation.

“In particular, I pass my thanks to Tracy’s family, who have demonstrated great patience, courage and understanding throughout the enquiry. I hope that today’s sentence helps to bring some closure to the tragic loss they have suffered.”

Linda Wilks, Tracy’s mother, said: “I would like to thank my family and friends for supporting me through all of this, and Devon and Cornwall police who have worked hard to get justice for Tracy after 45 years.”

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Have you seen Frazer Englefield?

Frazer, pictured, is wanted for offences of assault causing actual bodily harm and criminal damage which happened in Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday 13 July. He’s aged 27, white, about 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and slim with short mousey-blond hair and tattoos on his arms. He has links to Easton in Bristol and Weston-super-Mare. If you see him, don’t approach him, but call 999 quoting reference…


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Police Make Arrests And Confiscate Weapons On Waterloo Estate, Huddersfield

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Friday July 30, 2021

Youths involved in poor behaviour can now be ordered to leave a Huddersfield estate or face arrest as part of a blitz of enforcement activity by local officers in response to community concerns.

Officers from the Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team have said more action is planned for the Waterloo area after officers made arrests and imposed Direction to Leave Powers following recent incidents.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News

Antisocial behaviour sees court issue closure order on address in Glastonbury

A court has granted a police application for a three-month closure order on an address in Glastonbury. Over the past 12 months, we have received a significant number of calls from members of the public reporting incidents at a residential address in Benedict Street. Incidents reported include criminal damage, assault, drug use and antisocial behaviour. People living close by also reported hearing…


Source:: Avon & Somerset Police News

Special Constable found guilty of gross misconduct

On Tuesday 20 July 2021, a Special Constable was dismissed without notice from Devon and Cornwall Police after members of the misconduct panel found that his actions amounted to gross misconduct.

SC James Warren faced allegations that, on 4 November 2018, he breached the standards appropriate to the conduct of a police officer in respect of Honesty and Integrity.

It had been alleged that he provided a dishonest account on a vetting appeal regarding the particulars of a previous conduct allegation which resulted in management action.

Following a two-day public hearing, the panel concluded that the allegations were proven, and that SC Warren had breached the expected standards of professional behaviour.

The panel determined he would be dismissed without notice and his details will be submitted to the College of Policing Barred List, preventing him from working within policing.

Head of Professional Standards Detective Superintendent Paul Kessell said: “On this occasion the behaviour of the officer fell below the standards expected within policing.

“Through his actions, the officer undermined the public’s trust and confidence in the police force and did not fulfil his duties and responsibilities.

“Such behaviour will not be tolerated within policing and the decision made by the independent chair is that the officer is dismissed without notice.”

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News