Judge reduces Rastrick Facebook groomer's prison sentence

A Rastrick man who paid a teenage boy with cigarettes and tobacco after "grooming" him over Facebook has had his three-year jail sentence cut by nine months.
Burnley magistrates

Drink-driving nursing student caught travelling at speed

A Todmorden nursing assistant found over the drink-drive limit had drunk two pints of cider, a court heard.
Have you seen this man?

Police search for sex offender who fled justice

A police search has been launched to find a convicted sex offender who assaulted a 10-year-old girl in Filey.
Luke Fitzgerald

Halifax knifeman who robbed terrified taxi driver in Rastrick is jailed

A violent criminal who played the leading role in the knifepoint robbery of a taxi driver in Rastrick has been been jailed for five years.
Threeways Centre, Nursery Lane,  Halifax. Picture: Google Street View

Halifax Christian centre concerns after break-ins, theft and damage

A church community is asking people in the neighbouring area to be on the alert after two break-ins into its space since the start of the year.

Some of the knives illegally sold to under 18s at shops tested in West Yorkshire.

Police find shops willing to sell knives illegally to children in West Yorkshire

Five knives were sold illegally to children when police carried out test purchases this week.

Sir Lawrence Lawry Byford

Ex-police chief behind Yorkshire Ripper study dies at 92

A leading police officer who wrote a groundbreaking report into the failings of the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper has died.

Warley Pre-School, based at St John's Church. Credit: Google Street View.

"Low-life" burglars rob raffle prizes from Halifax pre-school

Burglars broke in to a Warley pre-school and made off with raffle prizes and the belongings of staff.

Investigation launched after gun shots fired at Wyke flat

Police have launched an investigation after gun shots were fired at a flat in Wyke.

Knife crime in Calderdale schools

Revealed: The rise in knife and weapon crimes in Calderdale schools

Schools should not become ‘prisons’ or ‘Fort Knox’ style security zones with pupil searches as standard, education chiefs have urged - despite an investigation revealing strong support for body scanners to check for knives and weapons.

Anthony Conroy

Body found in search for missing pensioner with dementia

A body has been found in the search for a missing Calderdale man with dementia.

Revealed: The £109 MILLION seized from criminals by police in West Yorkshire

Large sums of cash have been seized from criminals in West Yorkshire, as police have revealed that they have confiscated millions of pounds in the last decade.

Peter Sutcliffe

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe WON'T be charged with further offences

There are no plans to charge Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe with any further offences, West Yorkshire Police have confirmed.
Police appeal

Driver dies after crashing into a house following police chase

The driver of a car who was injured when he crashed into a house in Queensbury after fleeing police has died.


Police in West Yorkshire can now use mobile phones to check your fingerprints on the spot

Frontline police across the country will be able to use their smartphones to identify people in less than a minute after a trial of new mobile fingerprinting technology in West Yorkshire.
Court convicitions

Convictions for blue badge fraudsters in Calderdale

Calderdale Council’s crackdown on blue badge fraud continues, with five convictions this month for offences related to misusing blue badges.
Police warning

Parents ‘failing to spot predators’, says Yorkshire child safety chief

A leading child safety official in Yorkshire has claimed many parents are failing to spot key signs of predators despite a “revolution” in awareness of paedophiles preying on youngsters.
Crime on the rise

Halifax MP demands urgent action as crime soars in Sowerby Bridge

Halifax MP Holly Lynch and councillors have expressed their deep concern at ‘shocking’ new crime statistics for the Sowerby Bridge area.

Court briefs

Court briefs: Who's been up in court?

Here are the latest Calderdale cases to appear at Magistrates Court.
Rise in burglaries in Brighouse leads to police crackdown

Rise in burglaries in Brighouse leads to police crackdown

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker is joining together with the police and local councillors to tackle the concerning increase in burglaries across Brighouse.

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