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Police concerned for missing Bradford woman

Magette Gueye was last seen on Wednesday 26 April Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police in West Yorkshire are appealing for information to help trace a missing 18-year-old woman from Bradford.

Magette Gueye was last seen on Wednesday 26 April at around 12.15pm, as she left a medical centre on Woodroyd Road in the city.

She is described as a black female and of a slim build. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a brown jumper, black coat and a brown head scarf.

Police are seriously concerned for her safety and would appeal to anyone with any information to contact them.

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Bradford West MP Naz Shah's Facebook post on Israel 'offensive and unacceptable' – Jeremy Corbyn

Naz Shah Credit: PA

Jeremy Corbyn has criticised Bradford West MP Naz Shah over a controversial Facebook post appearing to endorse the relocation of Israelis to the United States.

The Labour leader said: “What Naz Shah did was offensive and unacceptable. I have spoken to her and made this clear. These are historic social media posts made before she was a Member of Parliament. Naz has issued a fulsome apology. She does not hold these views and accepts she was completely wrong to have made these posts. The Labour Party is implacably opposed to anti-Semitism and all forms of racism.”

Police: Ilkley sex attack a false report

Police investigating a suspected sex attack in Ilkley say it was a false report.

A 25-year-old woman alleged she had been attacked by a man at the junction of Brook Street and The Grove at about 11.30pm on Saturday, 23 April.

The woman has now admitted this was a false report and officers are considering what action to take.

"Reports of this nature are treated extremely seriously and are often managed by specialist teams trained to investigate the most serious crimes.

"People who make up crimes not only waste valuable police resources, they detract officers from helping genuine victims.

"False reporting could also delay our response to a real emergency and potentially puts people's lives at risk."

– Simon Atkinson, Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent

Bradford MP quits top Labour role over controversial Facebook post about Israel

Bradford West MP Naz Shah has stepped down from her role as aide to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell following comments made about Israel on Facebook.

Bradford West MP Credit: Press Association

The Bradford West MP has apologised and as she resigned as parliamentary private secretary after posting a graphic appearing to endorse the relocation of Israelis to the United States.

The image showed Israel's outline superimposed onto a map of the US under the headline 'Solution for Israel-Palestine Conflict - Relocate Israel into United States' with the comment "problem solved".

The Facebook post was shared back in 2014 before Shah had become an MP and suggested that the US has "plenty of land" to accommodate Israel as a 51st state.

Ms Shah added a note suggesting the plan might "save them some pocket money".

After the posting was highlighted by the Guido Fawkes website, Ms Shah released a statement apologising. After further pressure, she announced that she was resigning as PPS.

"I deeply regret the hurt I have caused by comments made on social media before I was elected as an MP.

"I made these posts at the height of the Gaza conflict in 2014, when emotions were running high around the Middle East conflict. But that is no excuse for the offence I have given, for which I unreservedly apologise.

"In recognition of that offence, I have stepped down from my role as PPS to the shadow chancellor John McDonnell.

"I will be seeking to expand my existing engagement and dialogue with Jewish community organisations and will be stepping up my efforts to combat all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism."

– Naz Shah, Bradford West MP

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Kittens 'coloured in' with permanent marker by thugs in Bradford

The kittens were nicknamed Smurf and Shrek Credit: Bradford Cat Watch Rescue

An animal welfare charity says "untelling damage" may have been caused to two kittens which were found "coloured in" with permanent marker in Bradford.

The four-week-old kittens, nicknamed Smurf and Shrek, were brought to Bradford Cat Watch Rescue on Monday after being found by West Yorkshire Police at a property in the city.

The charity has made cautious attempts to remove the ink, which it says could be toxic.

A spokesman said "This is a dreadful act of cruelty and who knows what untelling damage this may have caused."

The kittens were washed to remove some of the ink Credit: Bradford Cat Watch Rescue

It is not believed children were responsible for the vandalism.

Woman knocked down and killed in Bradford

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman suffered fatal injuries when she was hit by a car in Bradford.

The 51-year-old was knocked down by a Toyota IQ2 near the Wyke Lion pub on Huddersfield Road at around 1am yesterday.

She died a short time later.

I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident and in particular anyone who saw either the vehicle or the pedestrian, who was thought to be with another person at the time, immediately before the incident to get in contact."

– Sergeant Matthew Tunney, West Yorkshire Police Major Collision and Enquiry Team

Anyone with information should call PC Fiona Hoodless on 101.

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