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Police appeal over Batley park 'flasher'

Police release electronic image of man wanted in connection with park flashing incident Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to over an incident of indecent exposure in Wilton Park in Batley.

It happened when a 24-year-old woman was walking her dog along in the woodland area of the park around 7.30pm on Wednesday July 2, 2014. It is being linked to a similar incident in the park two weeks earlier.

"I would urge who recognises the man pictured or has any information about either of the reported incidents to call Batley and Spen Neighbourhood Policing team on 101"

PC Louise Hurst, West Yorkshire Police

Police seek witnesses after indecent exposure

Police are appealing for witnesses following a reported indecent exposure incident in Wilton Park, off Bradford Road, Batley, on June 19.

Police seek witnesses after indecent exposure
Police seek witnesses after indecent exposure

The victim, a 31-year-old woman, was walking her dogs alone in the wooded area of the park at around 11am when it happened.

The man involved is described as a white man, aged between 25 and 30-years-old, around 5ft 10ins tall, of average build, with short, brown hair.

He was wearing black tracksuit bottoms and some pink at the calf area and a dark t-shirt.


Can you help find missing puppy Peaches

Police are appealing for help to find a puppy which was stolen from its owners in Batley. The seven month old pug called Peaches was taken from the front garden of her home in The Grove in the town, on Sunday June 15, 2014.

Peaches who has been stolen from her home in Batley Credit: West Yorkshire Police

"Enquiries are ongoing regarding this theft and we would like to speak with anyone who has information about Peaches' whereabouts or who may have seen the persons who took her. Peaches is much missed by her owners and I would ask anyone who has information about her to contact police."

PC Nick O'Meila, West Yorkshire Police

Police appeal for witnesses after assault

Police have issued images of men they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Batley.

Do you recognise this man?
Do you recognise this man?

Dewsbury CID would like to speak to anyone who recognises the men who they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in a 26-year-old man at about 2am on Monday June 2.

Do you recognise this man?
Do you recognise this man?

The victim left the Audio nightclub in Bradford Road, Batley. He was followed by three people. He was assaulted near the Batley Barless Fire Co.

The 26-year-old needed hospital treatment after suffering a serious injury to his chest.


Gas leak forced residents out of their homes

People living in a part of Batley were forced out of their homes last night following a gas leak.

Firefighters were called out to a rubbish fire on Grafton Street, where it became clear the fire had also damaged the gas supply. 10 houses were evacuated as a precaution and 20 residents were moved to safety until gas engineers could make the area safe.

Heroin seized on flights from Pakistan

Border Force officers arrested three people from West Yorkshire after seizing heroin weighing more than 30kg in a single day at Manchester Airport.

The first discovery came on Monday as officers searched luggage that had arrived off a flight from Islamabad in Pakistan, via Abu Dhabi.

Approximately 16kg of the drug was found in the side panels and base of a suitcase and inside the cover of a photo album.

A 25-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, both from Bradford, were arrested along with a 27-year-old man from Oldham. All three were bailed.

Later that day officers were carrying out customs checks on luggage from a flight from Lahore in Pakistan, via Abu Dhabi, when they discovered just over 16kg of heroin inside a suitcase.

A 47-year-old man from the Batley was arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

These are two excellent seizures by our officers and they have ensured that harmful drugs with a street value of many millions of pounds have been kept off our streets.

We will continue to work hard to keep our borders safe and crack down on drug smuggling.

– Phil Shields, Assistant Director for Border Force
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