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Man due in court over West Yorkshire bus sex assault

A man is due to appear at court charged with sex offences during journeys on the 268 bus between Cleckheaton and Dewsbury.

Detective Constable Joe Aspinall from West Yorkshire Police said: "Anjan Shahzad (33) from Jeremy Lane in Heckmondwike has been charged with outraging public decency following an incident on the bus on the 19 June this year. He is also charged with two counts of sexual assault on an 18-year-old female on the 30 July and 19 August - also on the same 268 bus."

He is due before Bradford Magistrates Monday August 25, 2014.

Woman's body found under a car

An investigation has started after a woman's body was found under a car in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Officers and paramedics were called just after midnight to Prospect Street in Cleckheaton following a report that the lifeless body of a a woman had been found under a parked and unattended car. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She has not yet been formally identified.

A 57-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst over the prescribed limit and released on bail.

"This investigation is in its early stages and we are still establishing the circumstances of the incident. We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Prospect Street around this time who has any information which could aid the ongoing investigation."

– Detective Chief Inspector Adrian Taylor, Senior Investigating Officer


E-fit of Kirklees scammer

Do you recognise this man? Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police have released an e-fit image after a woman was duped out of money in Cleckheaton.

A man approached the 66-year-old woman saying he worked for a garden centre, and asked if she would like to buy plants or wanted any gardening work doing.

She agreed for him to carry out some fencing work and paid a cash deposit. However, he never turned up and it became clear he did not work for the garden centre he claimed.

The E fit has been released in the hope of tracing the man.

PC Nick O’Meila of the Spen Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "We are continuing enquiries into this offence and I would remind residents that you are under no obligation to ever agree to work proposed by a cold caller or let them into your homes.

"All callers who claim to be from organisations should carry ID and should be happy for you to contact someone to confirm their identity."

Couple in court for baby's manslaughter

A couple are to appear in court this morning, charged with the manslaughter of their baby daughter, after her body was found at a house in Cleckheaton. The discovery was made in a first floor flat on Foldings Avenue on Monday.

Nineteen-year-old Lucy Damen and 21-year old Daniel Sheard have also been charged with causing or allowing the death of four-month-old Kayleigh Mai Sheard.


Police guard home where baby's body discovered

Police are guarding a house in Cleckheaton where a baby's body was discovered earlier. Credit: ITV Calendar

Police are guarding a home in West Yorkshire where a baby's body was found earlier. A murder inquiry is underway following the discovery at an address on Foldings Avenue in Cleckheaton.

A 19 year old woman and 21 year old man have been arrested and are being questioned.

Murder inquiry launched after baby's body found

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a baby's body was found at a house in Cleckheaton. Officers were called to the address on Foldings Avenue earlier today. A force spokesman said there had been reports of concern for the safety of a baby there.

A 19 year old woman and 21 year old man have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody

West Yorks man named in fatal A1 crash

Fatal crash on A1 near Felton, Northumberland Credit: ITV TyneTees

Police have named a man who died after a crash on the A1 near Felton in Northumberland as Nigel Sowerby. The 37-year-old from Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire was involved in a collision involving three vehicles shortly before 8am on November 12th.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by air ambulance, but subsequently died of his injuries.

A 49-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed pending further enquiries. Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who may have any information, to contact them on 101.

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