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CCTV appeal after Brighouse sex attack

Police have issued pictures of a man they want to speak to in connection with a sex attack in Brighouse.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The incident happened on the canal towpath near Brighouse centre at around 6.40am on Tuesday morning.

The 22-year-old female victim was walking along the towpath when she was approached by a white man who attempted to sexually attack her. The man fled towards Briggate after the victim resisted.

He was described as 5"9" - 6"0" tall, aged 40-50 years of medium build with a receding hair line.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

We are continuing enquiries into this incident and I would like to speak to anyone who can help identify the man pictured who ran through the centre towards Briggate shortly after the attempted sexual assault. He will have been seen by a number of people out and about at that time of day and we are very keen to trace and speak with him.

– Detective Sergeant Simon Archer, Calderdale CID


Concern grows for missing Brighouse woman

Police are concerned for the welfare of a Brighouse woman who has been reported missing.

Susan Naylor, 41, was last seen in Victoria Place, Brighouse, at 3pm on Thursday, 16 July.

She is described as white, 5ft 4ins tall, with shoulder-length black hair. She was last seen wearing a turquoise top with floral detail, grey 'skinny' jeans and belt and pump shoes. She is not believed to have taken any money with her or access to money.

She has links to the Brighiuse, Elland and Wyke areas.

Wartime weekend Nazi row

Organisers of a wartime weekend in Brighouse have defended the appearance of men dressed in German uniforms at the event. Some visitors are said to have been upset by the men wearing Nazi insignia.

It came just twenty four hours after the 70th anniversary of D Day.

But despite it making national headlines, the woman behind the event says she has had no complaints, insists it's educational, and that the soldiers will be invited back next year.

Chris Kiddey reports.


Missing rare baby monkey is part of breeding programme

Four of the five rare monkeys stolen from Blackpool Zoo have been found at a house in West Yorkshire. One baby and two female cotton-top tamarins - a critically endangered species - were taken on Tuesday night, along with two male emperor tamarins.

Thieves cut a hole in the perimeter fence of the Zoo and made their way into the enclosure. They left these 6 behind. The adult monkeys were found last night at a property in Brighouse. The baby, however, is still missing.

Charlotte Pennie, head of primates at Blackpool zoo, has been talking to ITV about the monkeys.

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Zoo's returned monkeys settle back at home

Three of the returned monkeys enjoy a snack Credit: ITV

A group of monkeys, returned to Blackpool Zoo after a theft, have not lost their appetites despite their ordeal.

Five of the animals were stolen during a break-in earlier this week. Four were found abandoned in a cardboard box in West Yorkshire last night.

The youngest, a baby Cotton-Top Tamarin, is still missing. Zoo staff fear for its survival without its mother.

ITV News cameras captured the returned animals settling down, and enjoying a snack, this afternoon.

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