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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

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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
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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