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Man assaulted during robbery in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed in Cleckheaton.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police say the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday 17th February on Fox Street in Cleckheaton.

The 24-year-old victim was approached by two young males asking for a lighter. After asking the victim, one of the males held the victim whilst the assaulted him.

The victim's phone and cigarette lighter was stolen during the incident.

Both suspects are described as white, aged between 17 to 18 and 5ft 11ins tall. One of the suspects had short brown/ginger hair and the other had blond hair.

Police looking for Cleckheaton man in connection with alleged fraud

Police in West Yorkshire are appealing for information to trace a man who they want to speak to in connection with an alleged fraud.

Jacques Lien Bayiha Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The Batley and Spen Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to speak to anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Jacques Lien Bayiha.

He previously lived in Cleckheaton and is believed to have moved to the Bradford area in March 2015.

Officers also believe he has links to London and France.

Police confirm body found is missing Cleckheaton woman

West Yorkshire police have cofirmed that the body found yesterday afternoon at Mann Dam is that of missing Cleckheaton woman Tracey Bamford.

Officers were called to land near Mann Dam bridge at about 3.09pm on Friday July 24, after a member of the public found the body of an adult woman.

A full post mortem is due to take place but police have said at this stage there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time."

– Det Inspector Mark Truelove, Kirkless CID


Body found in search for missing Cleckheaton woman

Police searching for missing Tracey Bamford have been in the Mann Dam bridge area of Cleckheaton this afternoon following the discovery of a woman's body.

Officers were called to land near Mann Dam bridge at about 3.09pm after a member of the public found the body of an adult woman.

A full post mortem will take place but at this stage there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

Ms Bamford's family have been made aware of the development.

– Detective Inspector Mark Truelove - Kirklees CID

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."

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