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Police investigate sexual assault in Halifax

Police are investigating a report of a serious sexual assault on an 18-year-old female which is alleged to have taken place in the Bank Bottom area of Halifax on Thursday afternoon (4/6/15).

‘‘A 19-year-old local man was arrested last night in connection with the investigation and he remains in police custody.

‘‘The victim is being supported by specially trained officers, and while I understand that incidents like this are understandably disturbing, I would like to reassure local people that we do not believe there is any wider danger to members of the public.

‘‘A scene remains in place at the present time as officers continue to forensically examine the area. Patrols by neighbourhood officers have also been increased in the area to reassure local residents.’’

– Detective Inspector Sharon Hewitt, from Calderdale District CID

Man loses sight in one eye after assault in Doncaster

Police in Doncaster are appealing for information after a 31-year-old man was seriously injured in an alleged assault in Hexthorpe.

The man was attacked by several people in Ramsden Road at the junction with Laughton Road last Monday.

The 31-year-old victim has now lost his sight in one eye.

One of the men alleged to have carried out the attack is described as being white, in his early 20s, of medium build, around 6ft tall, with short dark hair.

Another man is described as being white, of muscular build, over 6ft tall, with short dark hair that was brushed forwards.

A 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault and a 41-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. Both have been bailed.

Anyone with information can call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1365 of 17 March or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Violent assault in Sheffield

Police are asking for witnesses to a violent robbery which took place in the Hunters Bar area of Sheffield to come forward.

A student was assaulted by a group of men and suffered a broken jaw between 12.30am and 1.30am on Sunday. The 18-year-old was dropped off by a black cab close to Hunters Bar, where he was then attacked by a group of four or five men, who are described as being Asian and Afro-Caribbean.

The first-year psychology student also had some of his teeth knocked out, as well as his wallet stolen.

Contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

West Yorkshire police officer suspended after alleged assault

A police officer has been suspended from duty after he was charged with an assault in a pub.

Detective Sergeant Paul Whiteley, 50, who works for the West Yorkshire force, has been charged by North Yorkshire Police following an incident at Fylingthorpe, near Whitby, last month.

The detective is due in court next week alongside Claire Hughes, who is not thought to be a police officer.

Whiteley is thought to have been off-duty at the time of the alleged incident. It is understood he works for West Yorkshire's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.

Both defendants are due to appear at Scarborough Magistrates' Court next Wednesday.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed that Det Sgt Whiteley had been suspended.

"North Yorkshire Police can confirm that a man and a woman have been charged with assault following an altercation at a pub in Fylingthorpe near Whitby on 29 May 2013.

"A 50-year-old man from Grange Moor, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, and a 42-year-old woman from Lawrence Street, York, have both been charged with assault following the incident which involved another man and a woman who sustained minor injuries."

– North Yorkshire Police spokesman

Sexual assault in Halifax

One of the men police in Halifax want to speak to - he may have spoken to the victim

Police are seeking witnesses after a report of a serious sexual assault in Halifax on a 19-year-old woman on Friday.

West Yorkshire Police want to speak to four men who are believed to have been near the scene and possibly spoke to the victim. It is thought they may have information about what happened.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Jon Morgan, said: "Despite the time of the day there were plenty of people around Halifax town centre at the time. If you were one of those people then please come forward with information."

Anyone who has information should call 101.

Serious assault in Spalding

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured in an attack in Lincolnshire.

The man suffered head head injuries after the attack, on Sunday in Spalding, and is now in the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Two local men, aged 17 and 19, have been arrested on suspicion of GBH and are currently assisting police with inquiries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101.


Man seriously injured in Scarborough assault

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Scarborough which left a man with serious injuries.

The victim, a man in his 50s, was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary suffering from head injuries following the incident outside Scholar’s Bar on Somerset Terrace at around 11pm last night.

His condition is today described as critical.

Officers were called to the scene of a large disturbance outside the bar which led to the man being injured.

A 22-year-old man was arrested close to the scene and is currently in police custody for questioning.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.

Search for man in connection with sexual assault in Whitby

Gheorghe Mighali

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for help to find a man in connection with a sexual assault on a teenage girl in Whitby last weekend.

Detectives want to speak to Gheorghe Mighali, 27, of no fixed abode, to help the investigation.

He is known to have visited the Whitby area on or around Tuesday March 5. He was seen in Middlesbrough on Thursday March 7, in Hartlepool on Friday and Newcastle the following Tuesday.

The incident in Whitby occurred in the Stakesby Road and Station Avenue area between 9pm and 10pm on Saturday March 9.

The victim, who is aged in her mid-teens, was approached and sexually assaulted by an unknown man.

Teen arrested in connection with York University assault

Detectives investigating an indecent assault at York University last month have made an arrest.

Officers arrested a 16-year-old last night. He remains in police custody as inquiries continue.

The youth was also arrested on suspicion of exposing himself to another student on the same night.

Any witnesses to the incidents, which occurred on January 27, are urged to come forward.

Appeal after assault in Huddersfield

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault yesterday afternoon in Huddersfield.

At around 3:15pm a male student in his twenties was walking along Whitehead Road when he saw a group of men asking a woman for a cigarette.

The woman was heard to refuse and walk away, at which point the victim was stopped by the group of men who asked him for a cigarette.

The victim refused and was then threatened for his mobile phone. Fearing for his safety, the victim gave the suspects cash instead of his phone and tried to walk away.

Following the victim, one of the suspects headbutted the man, who then also had his watch stolen. The suspects then made off in an unknown direction.

The main suspect was a man with brown hair, wearing blue jeans and a brightly coloured jacket. The other suspects could not be described.

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