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Police appeal to trace missing West Yorkshire teens

Two teenagers have gone missing from Clayton West near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.

Anais O'Callaghan aged 15 Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Anais O'Callaghan, 15 and Patricia Keleman 16, were last seen on Sunday evening around 7.30pm.

Anais is white, 5ft 10ins tall, slim with very long brown hair. She was last seen wearing blue skinny jeans, white t-shirt with a motif on the front and a navy blue bomber jacket.

Patricia Keleman 16 Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Patricia is white , 4ft 8, slim with very long black hair. She was last seen wearing black skinny jeans, white trainers, red and white hair band, black satin bomber jacket with colourful flowers on.

Officers said they are concerned for the safety of the girls and believe they be together in the Huddersfield area.


Man arrested on bus on suspicion of raping woman in Leeds city centre

File image Credit: PA

A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape following an attack on a woman in Leeds city centre.

The 36-year-old victim was assaulted near The Palace pub in Kirkgate shortly before 6am yesterday.

A 57-year-old man, from Leeds, was arrested this morning on a bus in the Greengates area of Bradford before being taken into custody in Leeds.

The arrest follows a major response to a public appeal last night.

Bell tolls at Bradford Cathedral

A single bell has tolled at Bradford Cathedral at the exact time one hundred years ago that the Battle of the Somme began.

The single bell tolled at the Cathedral for five minutes Credit: ITV News

The bell chimed for five minutes followed by ten minutes of silence and then a further ten minutes of prayer led by the Dean to remember all those who lost their lives.

The service ran simultaneously with two others at Ripon and Wakefield Cathedral.

The Bradford Pals window Credit: ITV News


Woman threatened with knife and punched and kicked in Bradford robbery

Police want to speak to the men pictured below in connection with a robbery in Bradford in which a woman was threatened with a knife and punched and kicked.

Men fled after assaulting female motorist Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The woman had got into her red VW Golf in Harrogate Road at about 6.50pm on June 16th when four men entered the vehicle, one with a knife, while another opened the driver's door and demanded she handed over her keys.

The woman refused and was punched and kicked by the men who ran off with her handbag.

Although the woman was not seriously hurt, this was an upsetting and traumatic experience for her and it is vital we find these men. This incident happened close to a busy parade of shops in broad daylight and we know there were other people in the area at the time. We would urge them to come forward and tell us what they saw.

– Detective Inspector Paula Bickerdike

One man has been arrested and bailed in connection with the enquiry and anyone who might recognise the men pictured is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101.

Chain Bar to be reduced to one lane for emergency water repairs

Highways England are advising drivers that Chain Bar roundabout at junction 26 of the M62 near Bradford will be reduced to a single lane to allow for emergency repairs to a water main.

Contractors for Yorkshire Water will be carrying out essential repairs to the water main which supplies water to 9,000 people in the surrounding area, from 8pm on Friday 24 June 2016 until 6am on Tuesday 28 June 2016.

The roundabout and all approaches will be reduced to a single lane so that work can be carried out safely.

We understand that this work is going to cause some significant congestion at this busy junction in particular on Monday but it is essential Yorkshire Water fixes the water main to avoid any significant damage to the road surface.

We would advise drivers to avoid the area if they can or allow extra time for their journeys while this work is carried out. We would like to thank drivers for their ongoing patience.

– Esref Ulas, England Project Manager

We apologise for any traffic delays whilst we carry out this important repair. We appreciate that motorists will be affected and will ensure the repair is completed as quickly as possible.

– Den Tansey, Yorkshire Water
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