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Rapist's sentence extended after second victim comes forward

A man serving a 12-year sentence for rape has been jailed for a further eight years after another victim came forward.

Rapist's sentence extended after second victim comes forward

Edward Lowe, 70, from Barton was convicted in 2013 of an offence dating back to the 1980s.

After that, a second victim alleged he had also raped her and Lowe pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to eight years to run consecutively with his current sentence, totalling 20 years in prison.

This was an excellent decision to run this case by the CPS reviewing lawyer, as it was clearly in the public interest to significantly extend this offender’s sentence.

– DC Mark Lilleyman

'Surreal' realisation that bombers were from Leeds

The CEO of the Hamara Healthy Living centre in Beeston said it was "the most surreal and traumatic moment of my professional career" when he realised bombers were from Leeds.

Hanif Malik was speaking after Leeds City Councillors at an event in the city's Civic Hall marking ten years since the 7/7 bombings.

'Surreal' realisation that bombers were from Leeds


Leeds Mayor: We stand united against terrorism

The Lord Mayor of Leeds has led the silent tribute in the city where three of four London bombers lived and made their deadly devices, saying: "They did not represent this city 10 years ago and they do not represent it now."

Leeds Mayor: We stand united against terrorism

Judith Chapman was joined by a range of civic leaders for an official ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 attacks.

Ms Chapman told the gathering in the city centre: "We stand in solidarity with the city of London in commemorating these tragic events.

"Three of the perpetrators came from Leeds yet they knew nothing of the values of this city or of tolerance, respect and democracy."

The Lord Mayor said: "We know we stand side-by-side with the people of Leeds in opposition to terrorism and we stand side-by-side in having tolerance and respect for each other."

Woman shaken but unhurt after robbery

A woman who was robbed in her own home has been left "very distressed" but unhurt according to police.

At around 3.45pm on 6 July, four or five me knocked at her door on West Avenue in Huddersfield and pushed their way into the home. One man stayed with the 46-year-old while others searched upstairs. They forced her to give them jewellery and then left.

The suspects were described as white, with one described as in his twenties, about 5ft 9ins tall and of medium build.

It is believed they may have left the scene in a white Transit van which had red writing on the side.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

Police investigating attempted burglary release CCTV

Police investigating an attempted burglary in Stocksbridge have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.


At around 12.05am on 27 June, two men approached the property on Park Drive. One opened the gate, walked through the garden and is thought to have tried a door handle while the other walked away. No damage was caused and neither man entered the house.

Any one who recognises the man is asked to contact police.

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