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Man arrested in search for missing woman

A man is being questioned over the disappearance of a woman in Leeds.

43-year-old Humaira Naseer was last seen at Disraeli Terrace in Beeston on Tuesday 25th March at around 11am.

Officers are concerned for her welfare.

Humaira is described as Asian, 5’2” to 5’3” tall of medium build and with shoulder length straight hair. She wears reading glasses on occasion and has brown eyes. When last seen she was wearing orange trousers, a v neck t shirt, knee length green fabric jacket with hood, black shoes with small heel.

We are appealing directly for anyone who has seen Humaira or knows where she is to contact us immediately. Humaira is known to have links to the Manchester area.

– Detective Chief Inspector Adrian Taylor of the Protective Services Crime Division

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of abduction. He remains in police custody.

Men attack Leeds shopkeeper in attempted robbery

Men wanted in connection with attempted robbery Credit: West Yorkshire Police

A shopkeeper in Leeds is recovering after being punched in the face and head by men who attempted to rob his off-licence last Monday.

Police have now released CCTV images of three men they want to trace in connection with the incident.

CCTV footage shows two men in shop Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Two of the men went into Beeston Wine Stores and pretended to buy items before attacking the 35-year-old shopkeeper.

He managed to run to the door and shout for help while the third man, who had been waiting outside, tried to get him back into the shop.

Third man waited outside Credit: West Yorkshire Police

One of the men in the shop got behind the counter but could not open the till. All three men then ran off towards the Noster's area.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at Holbeck Police Station.


Investigation starts into recycling plant fire

Fire crews are continuing to tackle a large blaze at a recycling centre in Leeds.

It broke out at HW Martin Waste Plant in Beeston at around 1:30am. At its height, 80 fire fighters worked to extinguish the processed plastic and paper that were alight. No-one was hurt. An investigation into how the fire started has now begun.

Vince Macklam from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has been speaking to us about the operation.


Robbery in Leeds

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at Beeston Hill Post Office in Leeds.

It's believed a child aged around 11-14 years entered the post office at around 2pm yesterday and picked a card from the display before standing in the queue to pay.

A short time later a male adult suspect entered the premises before taking hold of the child - believed to be a stooge - from behind and holding a knife to his throat while demanding cash from the female post mistress.

The member of staff then placed an amount of cash into a carrier bag. The two then left, both hiding their faces from the CCTV camera. Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Holbeck CID via: 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on: 0800 555 111.