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Doncaster and Leeds in top 20 worst burgled areas of UK

Areas of Doncaster and Leeds have been ranked 13th and 18th in a survey of the worst burgled areas of the UK.

Compiled by MoneySupermarket.com, the list compiled information from 1.3million people and sorted postcode areas based on the amount of claims per thousand people.

Here is the full list:

  1. M21 - Chorlton-cum-Hardy; Barlow Moor, Manchester, 45.2

  2. SE24 - Herne Hill; Tulse Hill (part), London, 41.8

  3. N10 - Muswell Hill, London, 40.9

  4. RM8 - Dagenham; Becontree; Becontree Heath, London, 35.9

  5. N2 - East Finchley; Fortis Green; Hampstead Garden Suburb (part), London,

  1. L18 - Allerton; Mossley Hill, Liverpool

  2. L22 - Waterloo, Liverpool

  3. N18 - Upper Edmonton; Edmonton (part), London

  4. UB6 - Greenford; Perivale, London

  5. SE27 - West Norwood; Gipsy Hill (part), London

  6. B73 - Boldmere; New Oscott; Wylde Green, Birmingham

  1. E8 - Hackney Central; Dalston; London Fields, London

  2. DN2 - Intake; Wheatley; Wheatley Hills, Doncaster

  3. N20 - Whetstone; Totteridge; Oakleigh Park, London

  4. E9 - Homerton; Hackney Wick; South Hackney; Hackney Marshes; Victoria Park,

London

  1. N11 - New Southgate; Friern Barnet; Bounds Green; Arnos Grove (part),

London

  1. N16 - Stoke Newington; Stamford Hill (part); Shacklewell; Dalston (part);

Newington Green (part), London

  1. LS16 - Adel, Bramhope; Cookridge; Eccup; Far Headingley; Holt Park; Ireland

Wood; Lawnswood; Moor Grange; Tinshill; Weetwood; West Park, Leeds

  1. B24 - Erdington; Tyburn, Birmingham
  1. HP10 - High Wycombe; Flackwell Heath; Handy Cross; Hedsor; Loudwater; Penn;

Tylers Green; Wooburn; Wooburn Green; Wooburn Moor, Buckinghamshire

Prisoner arrested after seven years on the run

A Leeds criminal who has been wanted since absconding from prison in 2006 has been arrested.

Brian James Waite, aged 43, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning in London.

Waite absconded from HMP North Sea Camp in Lincolnshire in 2006. He was serving an eleven-year sentence after being convicted of a robbery in which £25,000 was stolen from a security van.

Five others were arrested from the London property on suspicion of harbouring an escaped prisoner, possession with intent to supply controlled drugs and money laundering.

The investigation into those offences is continuing and Brian Waite has been returned to prison.

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North Yorkshire 'safest place in England'

North Yorkshire is the 'safest place to live in England', according to figures released by the Office of National Statistics.

The county had a six per cent drop in crime between July 2012 and the end of June 2013, and 42.43 recorded crimes per 1000 people.

Robbery is down by 11 percent, and criminal damage by nine per cent.

Reports of sexual offences have increased by 16 per cent, which police say is due to more people coming forward about crimes which would have previously gone un-reported.

Humberside police say 'crime down by four percent'

Humberside police say the crime rate for their area has fallen, according to new statistics. Police say the total crimes reported between July 2012 and the end of June 2013 were down by four per cent, meaning 2,678 incidents.

There were reductions in victim-based crime, including robbery (down three per cent), domestic burglary (down five per cent), vehicle offences (down nine per cent), theft from the person (down 14 per cent) and criminal damage & arson (down 10 per cent).

However there was an increase in violence and sexual offences, along with non-domestic burglary and shoplifting - which are in line with the national level.

Child sexual exploitation predators jailed

Ten men have been jailed for a total of 34 years and four months following an investigation by North Yorkshire Police into child sexual exploitation.

One man is awaiting sentence and a number of others have been cautioned or given a community sentence.

The enquiry identified 31 suspects - none of them knew each other - who groomed a 13-year-old girl online for their own sexual gratification.

The investigation began when the victim’s mother contacted the police and handed over her daughter’s mobile phone.

This investigation uncovered large-scale exploitation of a child for the sexual gratification of several men, some of whom were married and had successful careers.

“Although some of the suspects ceased all contact with the girl when they discovered her age, many didn’t and they have been punished appropriately for their crimes.

“The scale of the data analysed to reach such a conclusion is matched only by the determination and dedication of the investigation team and our safeguarding partners all of whom acted in close partnership."

– Det.Chief Supt Simon Mason, North Yorkshire Police

Students threatened in armed robbery

CCTV image of man wanted in connection with robbery
CCTV image of man wanted in connection with robbery Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police investigating an armed robbery at a student house in Sheffield have issued CCTV images of two people they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Four Chinese students were reportedly threatened by three men in their home in Sharrow Street, Sheffield, on Thursday 29 August.

The men were allegedly carrying a knife and meat cleaver. One student sustained a minor cut to his leg during the incident.

Cash and cards were stolen during the robbery.

CCTV image of man wanted in connection with student robbery
CCTV image of man wanted in connection with student robbery Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Since then extensive enquiries have been carried out and police believe the two people in the images could have information that would assist the investigation.

Det Con Yvonne Fairbrother, said: “This was a serious incident, and we are doing all we can to ensure that this does not happen again.”

Anyone who recognises either person in the pictures is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 132 of 29 August 2013. Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Police hunt Shetland pony knifeman

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on two Shetland ponies in Hebden Bridge.The Upper Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to speak to anyone who has information about the incident in which two animals had their tails cut off below the bone.

The incident happened overnight on August 9 after the two ponies were injured by someone who cut off their tails at Higher Blackshaw Farm, Hebden Bridge. The tails were cut below the bone, meaning the animals were not left bleeding, but left the animals in discomfort.

Woman found injured in car dies in hospital

A woman who was found seriously injured in a car in a Leeds street ten days ago has died in hospital.

The 51-year-old woman was found in a parked car in Mexborough Grove, Chapeltown, at about 3am on Sunday, August 4.

She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment but died there yesterday.

A 53-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the incident was also taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment following the incident and currently remains there under police guard.

The incident is now the subject of a murder investigation led by West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.

Police would still like to hear from anyone who was in the area and witnessed anything in the time leading up to when the woman was found.

Attack in Northallerton

Northallerton police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an assault in the town.

A 31-year-old local woman was attacked between midnight and 1am on Saturday on the High Street, near the Mason’s Arms.

The victim was knocked to the ground and suffered a suspected broken cheekbone, serious bruising to her face and a black eye.

Two local women aged 18 and 21 arrested in connection with the incident have been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

“This was a nasty assault which left the victim with injuries requiring ongoing medical treatment.

“If you were in the area at the time of the assault I urge you to come forward and contact the police or Crimestoppers.”

– PC Michael Wilson, of Northallerton Safer Neighbourhood Team

Anyone who can help is asked to contact Northallerton police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Michael Wilson, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130050836.

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