New online way to contact the police

Non-emergency crime and lost property to the police can now be reported online.

West Yorkshire Police says people can now contact them about non-urgent issues via its website at www.westyorkshire.police.uk.

After completing an online form, the police say you will be contacted with a crime reference number within 24 hours.

The force says it hopes the new service will prove quick and convenient and will mean the information can be circulated regionally.

Any businesses that find themselves becoming victims of crime can also register for support by emailing cib@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

The police can also be called on 0845 6060606.