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Police warning after rise in railway trespassing

An urgent warning has been issued to young people in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire as figures show trespass on railways is on the rise across the region.

The British Transport Police (BTP) has released footage showing some of the close calls in a bid to deter those who think playing on the tracks is something exciting to do during the summer holidays.

BTP is also stepping up patrols across the region.

Woman dies after taking drugs on night out

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A 19-year-old woman has died after taking drugs on a night out in Leeds. 

The victim who has not been named was taken ill in Pryzm nightclub in the city centre and was helped outside by a friend before door staff became aware and called the club’s medical staff to assist.

She was taken to St James’s Hospital where she underwent emergency treatment but died soon after.

Test results have shown that she died as a result of hyperthermia and complications due to MDMA toxicity. 

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug and has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

"We are awaiting the outcome of further tests but at this stage it does appear she has died as a result of a reaction to the drug. "We therefore feel it is important to highlight her death and warn other people who may be considering taking MDMA powder, or anything that is being sold as that, about the potential risks to their health.

"Clearly consuming any illegal drug carries a risk to health and we would always advise people against it but we would we ask that people are particularly conscious of the risks following this young woman’s death."

– Detective Inspector Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID



Pakistan police launch murder investigation into Bradford woman death

It's understood police in Pakistan have launched a murder inquiry following the sudden death of a Bradford woman in Pakistan - although no arrests have been made.

Samia Shahid, 28, died last week in northern Punjab

28-year-old Samia Shahid died after going to visit a sick relative in the northern Punjab last week. She was buried soon afterwards. Bradford West MP Naz Shah has called for her body to be exhumed.

Samia's second husband speaking to Calendar on the phone - claims it was a honour killing - something Samia's family have firmly denied.

Concern grows for missing Barnsley girl

South Yorkshire Poilice are appealing for help in finding a missing girl from Barnsley.

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15-year-old Lily Lewis was last seen this morning.

She is described as about 5ft 10ins tall with brown/ginger hair and was reported missing at about 10am this morning when she left her home address in the Ardsley Road area of Worsbrough.

Police and Lily’s family are concerned for her welfare and would like to hear from anyone who has seen or heard from her since this morning.

Lily is wearing her hair half up and half down and is also wearing black leggings and a grey hooded top. She is of a slim build and has brown eyes.

She also has links to the Leicestershire area.

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