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Nuisance caller jailed for 8 months

A man who made over 2000 nuisance calls to police, ambulance, council and his landlord has been sent to prison.

The 46-year-old appeared at Bradford Crown Court charged with making unnecessary calls over a period of 6 months. He was given an 8 month prison sentence.

Police appeal to find missing Amanda

Amanda Lundy who is missing in Bradford Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police are appealing for information to trace missing Amanda Lundy from Bradford.

Amanda, 39, was last seen in Bradford city centre at about 10am yesterday Saturday August 22.

She is described as white and slim with blonde hair and was last seen wearing black and white leggings with her hair tied up.

"We do have concerns for Amanda's safety and welfare and would ask her, or anyone who may have seen Amanda over the past 24 hours, to call Bradford District CID on 101 referencing log number 601 of 22 August."

– Detective Inspector Alan Flynn of Bradford District CID


New appeal for information on 3rd annivesary of Bradford muder

Police are making a fresh appeal for information about the murder of Bradford man, Clement Desmier, on the 3rd anniversary of his death.

Clement Desmier Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The body of Clement 'Butch' Desmier, who was 68, was found in his home in Bradford, on Thursday, 23rd August 2012. Tests revealed he died from multiple injuries.

It is now three years since the murder of Clement Desmier but this is still an ongoing investigation. We want to identify and bring to justice those responsible for his brutal murder.

I believe that those responsible will have confided in others at some time and, because of the location of the offence, that those responsible have links to the local community. I would appeal to anybody who has information about the people who are responsible for the murder of Butch Desmier, or why he was killed, to contact West Yorkshire Police."

– Det Supt Mark Ridley, West Yorkshire Police

Two men arrested earlier this year - a 19 year old and a 32 year old - remain on bail pending further enquiries.

Work set to begin on new train station in Bradford

Construction work is set to be begin on a new £10.8m rail station in Bradford.

Credit: Press Association

Low Moor station will be on the Calder Valley Line between Bradford Interchange and Halifax and will serve passengers in Low Moor, Oakenshaw and Wyke. The station will also serve the surrounding residential and industrial areas and be located within convenient access of the M62 / M606 junction to attract park & ride users.

It’s the third new station to be built in West Yorkshire over the coming months, following on from Apperley Bridge and Kirkstall Forge.

The new station is expected to be open in spring 2016.

Bradford Council 'too slow' in improving district's education standards

Bradford Council has been too slow in driving improvement in the attainment, progress and attendance of pupils in schools across the district, government inspectors have concluded.

A new report by Ofsted also says that the local authority has failed in narrowing the gaps between disadvantaged and other pupils.

Nick Hudson represents the education standards body:

Bradford City fan banned from games for three years after headbutting rail employee

A Bradford City fan who headbutted an off-duty rail employee, has been given a 12-month suspended sentence and has been banned from attending any game for three years following a British Transport Police investigation.

41-year-old Paul Whitehead received the three year football banning order at Sheffield Crown Court for the attack, which resulted in his victim having his two front teeth broken.

Whitehead had been returning by train from Bradford City’s game against Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, on Friday 3 April, shortly before 10.30pm.

He was one of a group of disorderly fans approached by an off duty Virgin Trains East Coast staff member who asked them to calm down.

Whitehead first threatened his victim before headbutting him in the face.

Whitehead was handed a 12 month custodial sentence suspended for two years, 120 hours of unpaid work, 40 hours of anger management and must pay £2,500 compensation to his victim. He was also issued with a three year Football Banning Order, which severely restricts his use of the railway.


Police search for missing girl, aged 15

Missing: Umme Tahir

Police are appealing for information in their search for 15-year-old Umme Habiba Tahir from Bradford.

She was last seen in the city centre at around 5pm yesterday. Umme is described as very petite, around 5ft 2ins tall, and was wearing short bright orange shorts, a black vest, and a black and blue body warmer.

Police believe she is likely to still be in the Bradford area and is known to frequent the Great Horton Road area, but has recently been staying in Stockport so may attempt to travel by train or bus.

Anyone who sees her, or who has information about her whereabouts is asked to ring Bradford District CID on 101 and quote reference 965 of the 18/08/2015

Bradford Classic Car Show celebrates 10th anniversary

The Bradford Classic Car Show is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year with a rally. It is taking place at Bowling Park. The park has a rich heritage in rallying as it was used in the 1980s as a stage in the Cartel National Breakdown Championships.

The crowds will be entertained by live BMX stunt demonstrations from Danny Butler's stunt team and mountain bike stunt legend and all-round showman Jez Avery.

As this is the tenth anniversary of the Bradford Classic, we wanted to introduce something a bit special so decided to give people the opportunity to see some amazing rally cars in action. This event will really put the city on the motor sports map and we look forward to welcoming people from all over the country. We hope to give them a weekend to remember.

– Jonny Noble, City Centre Operations Manager

"Urgent appeal" for missing 16-year-old in Bradford

Missing 16-year-old Simran - have you seen her? Credit: West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police are urgently appealing for information to trace a 16-year-old girl who has gone missing in Bradford.

Simran Mehrose was reported missing at 8.40pm last night. She was last seen in Birch Avenue, West Bowling.

Officers say she is Asian with a light complexion, 5ft 4ins tall, slim, with long black straight hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a peach coloured top and dark blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bradford Special Operations Room via 101 quoting log number 1520 of August 13.

"We are very concerned for Simran's welfare and urgently need to find her to establish that she is okay. We would like to hear immediately from anyone who knows where she is or who has any information that could assist us in tracing her."

– Detective Inspector Vicky Lawrance Bradford District Safeguarding Unit
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