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‘Business as usual’ for rail users during EDL demo

Police say train passengers should not be affected by a planned EDL demonstration in Bradford this weekend.

“BTP is working closely with West Yorkshire Police, Network Rail and Northern Rail to plan for a proposed EDL demonstration in Bradford on the afternoon of Saturday. “Our aim is to keep the station and trains running smoothly and to ensure the environment remains safe for all rail staff and rail users including those attending the demonstration. We will deal swiftly, professionally and robustly with anyone who behaves unlawfully or who acts in an anti-social manner."

– Superintendent Eddie Wylie of British Transport Police

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CCTV released after station worker spitting incident

CCTV image of man wanted in connection with assault on rail worker Credit: British Transport Police

Images of a man police want to speak to have today been released after a member of staff from Huddersfield railway station was assaulted.

British Transport Police officers are keen to speak to the man, who was at the station at the time of the incident, at 9pm on Tuesday, 16 July.

PC Sam Bloomfield, said: “A man, in the company of a younger man, who we believe may have been his son, was attempting to enter the station to travel without a ticket.

“He was challenged by a member of staff who asked him to purchase a ticket or leave the station on a number of occasions.

CCTV image of man wanted in connection with assault on rail worker Credit: British Transport Police

“As he left the station he spat a mouthful of biscuits he was eating at the staff member, a 37-year-old man from Wakefield, then threw the biscuit packet at him, striking him in the chest. The man also threw his phone at the victim but missed. "

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone** 0800 40 50 40** or text 61016** quoting referenceB5/NEA of 07/08/2013**. Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police release image of theft suspect

Wakefield theft suspect image Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police officers have released an image of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a number of items from a Whistlestop shop in Wakefield railway station on Monday, 10 June.

Police Constable John Moses, the investigating officer said, “At around 3.45pm, a man and women entered the shop at the station. The woman then took a number of items from the shelves before attempting to leave without paying.

"She was challenged by staff from the shop, who managed to retrieve a number of items from her, before she fled with alcohol and food and ran off towards the town centre. If you recognise the woman pictured, or know her whereabouts, then please get in touch.”

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Police release cctv images of bar thefts suspects

CCTV images of men wanted in connection with bar thefts Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police are appealing for information after six people have had their bank cards stolen and money spent on them from a bar in Leeds in May.

They have released images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the incidents, which occurred at the Stone Roses Bar in Leeds.

cctv image of bar thefts suspect Credit: British Transport Police

Detective Constable Tom Eastwood is leading the investigation. He said: “We have received several reports of people attending the nightclub and discovering that their credit or debit card is missing during the night.

“Cash withdrawals and transactions both online and in shops, have then been made on these cards in Leeds and London, some of which have totalled nearly £1,000.

“We believe the victims were watched entering their PIN details when making purchases at the bar, and then had their cards stolen."

cctv image of bar thefts suspects Credit: British Transport Police
cctv image of bar thefts suspect Credit: British Transport Police

“If anyone recognises these men, or knows their whereabouts, then please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call British Transport Police** onFreefone 0800 40 50 40** or text 61016** quoting B3/NEA of **

Train driver narrowly escapes injury

British Transport Police investigators are appealing for the public's help after an object was thrown at a train window shattering the driver's side window.

Two youths were seen standing on the bridge near South Elmsall station on Thursday, May 30th, just after 9pm. The bridge is thought to lead from Beaumont Avenue to Minsthorpe Vale.

Just after passing the station, a heavy object was thrown from a footbridge causing the driver’s side window to shatter, and damage the side of the train.”On this occasion, it was sheer luck that the object didn’t go through the glass and cause injury to the driver.

“The impact of the object was close to the driver’s head and the consequences could have been far worse, putting the driver’s, and passengers’ lives in danger.

"If you were in the area at the time and saw anyone acting suspiciously, or know anything about the incident, then please get in touch as a matter of urgency.”

– PC Mark Hibbert, British Transport Police

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police** by calling Freefone 0800 40 50 40** or texting 61016 quoting B4/NEA of 07/06/2013. Alternatively, contact the independent charity,Crimestoppers,** anonymously on 0800 555 111**

Transport Police hunt man who racially abused cabbie

CCTV image of man wanted in connection with racial abuse of taxi driver Credit: British Transport Police

The British Transport Police is appealing for information after a man racially abused and spat in the face of a taxi driver outside Leeds railway station.

Officers have released an image of a man they believe can help with enquiries into the incident on Friday, 17 May, at 11.15pm.

CCTV image of man wanted in connection with racial abuse of taxi driver Credit: British Transport Police

PC David Smith the investigating officer said: “The taxi driver, a 35-year-old Asian man from Keighley, was waiting outside the station for a previously booked fare when a man approached his car offering him money to take him to the Farsley area of Leeds.

When the driver refused, the man began to racially abuse him before throwing a sandwich he was eating at the car. He then spat in the drivers face before making off.

PC Smith added: “This was a despicable attack on a man who was simply trying to do his job. We will not tolerate violating behaviour and racial abuse such as this, and we will always seek to trace and convict anyone who engages in this unacceptable behaviour.”

Anyone with information should call British Transport Police** on0800 40 50 40** or via text on 61016, quoting B2/NEA** of 30/05/2013, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on0800 555 111**.

Woman hit by train at Adwick Station

British Transport Police have released a statement after a woman was struck by a train at Adwick Station. The train was a London to Leeds service.

BTP officers were called to Adwick station, Doncaster, on Friday, 11 January following a report of a woman being struck by a train.

BTP and South Yorkshire Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 12.50pm, and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

Medics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended, but the woman was pronounced dead the scene.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the woman and inform her family.

A file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

– British Transport Police
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