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Police appeal after Leeds collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash in Armley, Leeds today.

The incident happened on Branch Road at about 2pm. Police say a Mercedes Sprinter van was involved in a collision with a black Seat Ibiza while in slow moving traffic.

Officers believe the 70-year-old driver of the Sprinter suffered a medical episode at the wheel.

He is now being treated in hospital where he is described as being in a serious but stable condition.


Boy, 14, reported missing in Leeds

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Police in Leeds are appealing for information to trace a vulnerable boy.

Peter Wilson, 14, was last seen at 11.30am today in Armley.

Police have described him as a white male, 4"1" tall of slim build with short light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a grey and black Nike tracksuit. 

They say he is known to have contacts across Leeds and are appealing to anyone who has seen or heard from him, or who knows where he is now to get in contact.

Boy, 13, and 17-year-old arrested over 'racist' assault on Polish man

A 13-year-old boy and a 17-year-old youth have been arrested by detectives investigating a racially-aggravated assault on a Polish man in Leeds.

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The 28-year-old victim suffered serious head injuries after being attacked in Armley last Friday.

Five boys, aged between 14 and 16 arrested on suspicion of racially-aggravated grievous bodily harm and violent disorder, have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.


Police searching for missing teenage girl

Police in Leeds are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a teenager from Armley.

Kassey West Credit: West Yorkshire Police

16-year-old Kassey West was last seen on The Headrow in Leeds city centre at about 8.30am on Friday and police are growing concerned for her welfare.

She is described as being of Afro-Caribbean appearance, about 5ft 6ins tall and has black curly hair which she wears in a bun.

Officers investigating her whereabouts believe she might still be in Armley, or possibly the Woodhouse Lane area of Leeds.

Picture released of Leeds towpath attack victim

Police have released the name of a woman who was found with serious head injuries in Leeds on Thursday evening. Michaela Heaton passed away in hospital.

Officers were called to the towpath off Canal Road, Armley, at around 4.30pm on Friday following reports of a woman having been assaulted. A 53-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Michaela Heaton Credit: West Yorkshire police

Police release e-fit image of suspect following sexual assault in Armley

Police want to trace a man with this description following a sexual assault. Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they want to trace after a sexual assault on an 18-year-old woman in Armley.

The victim was walking on a footpath next to the rear wall of the prison off Hall Lane when she was grabbed by a man and sexually assaulted around 4.40pm on November 14.

The victim screamed which attracted the attention of another man who shouted at her attacker who then ran off.

It is believed the suspect left the scene in a vehicle, possibly a green Vauxhall Astra.

He was described as white, aged about 30, about 5ft 7ins tall, fat, with dark brown crew-cut hair and a stubbly beard. He was wearing a green polo shirt, dark cargo trousers and black work boots.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Constable 5318 Lee Swift at Weetwood police station via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.