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Hunt for burglar who was confronted by victim during Todmorden house raid

Detectives in Calderdale have released an Efit image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a distraction burglary where he was confronted by the victim during the raid. 

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West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson, right, is seeking more Independent Custody Visitors.

Video: Could you be the right person to help monitor cells at West Yorkshire's police stations?

West Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner is looking for volunteers to help monitor the conditions under which suspects are detained.
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Halifax Police Station.

Calderdale officers seize £400,000 from illegal activities

The Calderdale policing division of the West Yorkshire Police force has seized £400,000 from illegal activities in the past 11 months

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Motorcycle and moped thefts on the rise in Calderdale

Calderdale Police officers are warning owners of motorcycles, scooters and mopeds to be vigilant after a high increase in the number of thefts.

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‘I owe you my life’ - heart attack victim thanks quick-thinking police officers

‘I owe you my life’ - heart attack victim thanks quick-thinking police officers

Two quick thinking police officers saved the life of a man who suffered a heart attack and stopped breathing in Halifax town centre

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Update: Two women assaulted in Halifax street attack

Update: Two women assaulted in Halifax street attack

Two people have been arrested following an assault on two women in Halifax.

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Rowlands Pharmacy, Queensbury.

Investigation continues after body found in roof of chemist

Police detectives are continuing their enquiries after a suspected burglar found dead in the loft space of a Queensbury chemist’s shop could have lain undiscovered for several weeks.

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Little Green Lane, Heckmondwike, where the sex attack took place this morning. Picture: Google.

Detectives hunting for sex attacker who assaulted woman, 36, after leaving nightclub

A woman was sexually assaulted on her way home from a nightclub in the early hours of the morning.
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Some 260 victims of modern slavery and human trafficking have been linked to Leeds in the last two years.

Will Brexit hinder Yorkshire’s efforts to tackle human trafficking?

Convicted human traffickers from Eastern Europe will be subject to severe restrictions on their activities when they return home from Yorkshire to stop them arranging the trade in human misery in the region.

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Keith (right) and Ashley Boots

‘Disgrace’ - police inspector and his Halifax son jailed for 50 years over drugs stolen from force

A “dishonest and manipulative” police inspector who was found with £700,000 of drugs at his home has been jailed for 26 years.

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Court briefs - man fined for deleting contents of computer hard drive

Court briefs - man fined for deleting contents of computer hard drive

Here are the latest Calderdale cases from Magistrates Court.

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Nont Sarah's on New Het Road, Scammonden

Appeal for witnesses of ‘Happy Valley’ style assault on moorland road

Investigating police officers are appealing for witnesses of an assault of man on a moorland road that is reminiscent of a scene from the TV hit series Happy Valley.

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Leeds Crown Court. Picture by Tony Johnson

Yorkshire police inspector found with £700,000 of drugs at home faces lengthy prison term

A police inspector who was found with £700,000 of drugs at his home, including a huge amount of cocaine in his washing machine, is expected to be given an lengthy prison sentence today.

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Luddendenfoot Academy in Calderdale.

Halifax mother tells ordeal of schoolboy, 10, inside Parliament during terror attack

It was the middle of the afternoon when Halifax mum Victoria Shackley was sent a text message that no parent would ever want to receive.

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Police charge 29 people over historic child sex abuse in West Yorkshire town

Police charge 29 people over historic child sex abuse in West Yorkshire town

Dozens of people have been charged with the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in a West Yorkshire town after police investigated historic allegations of abuse.
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Police charge 29 people with historic offences of rape, trafficking and abduction

Police charge 29 people with historic offences of rape, trafficking and abduction

Police have charged 29 people with offences including rape, trafficking with intent to engage in sexual exploitation, sexual activity with a child, child neglect, child abduction, supply of Class A drugs and possession and making of indecent images of children

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Calderdale faith leaders condemn terror attack in London

Calderdale faith leaders condemn terror attack in London

Faith leaders in Calderdale have condemned the terror attack that was carried out in London and are urging people to unite in this difficult time.

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Wealstun Prison near Wetherby.  Picture by Tony Johnson

Mum jailed for second attempt to smuggle drugs into prison

A Queensbury mum has been jailed for 11 months after she tried to smuggle illicit drugs into a West Yorkshire prison.

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The scene outside the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

Families praise reaction from Calderdale schools visiting London during terror attack

Parents and families have praised Calderdale Council and four schools for their swift action and keeping them informed about the safety of their children following the London terrorist attack.

Education
Halifax Town Hall flags to fly at half mast today in honour of London terror attack victims

Halifax Town Hall flags to fly at half mast today in honour of London terror attack victims

Calderdale Council will lower the Town Hall flags to half mast to pay tribute to the victims of the London terror attack.

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