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Bogus workmen charge £16k for uncompleted work in Dewsbury

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after bogus workmen targeted homeowners in Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury.

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The incidents took place between 23rd March and 14th April approached by two suspects about completing building work on the victims roof.

They told the homeowner that they were carrying out work on other properties in the area and asked the victim for £16,960 to complete the work.

The first suspect is described as a white male, big build, 5ft 6in with a Yorkshire accent and was wearing a wooly hat. The second suspect is described as white, slim build, around 23 - 24 years old, missing upper teeth with long sandy coloured hair.

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Police issue images of burglars who stole thousands of pounds of jewellery in Dewsbury raid

Police are looking for this man Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Detectives investigating a jewellery raid at a house in Dewsbury have released e-fit images of two men they want to find.

Three men forced their way into the property in Headfield Road on February 24, while a family member of the victim was inside.

They searched the house before leaving with thousands of pounds in valuables.

One of the men was described as white, around 40 years-old, with short, black hair. He was wearing a jacket and blue jeans.

Another was white, aged in his early thirties and of medium build and height. He was wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

An efit image of one of the burglars Credit: West Yorkshire Police

"We are keen to speak to anyone who recognises the two men pictured in these e-fit images. Anyone with information is asked to contact myself in Kirklees CID via 101."

– Detective Constable Kris Roberts, Kirklees District CID,

Elderly victims targeted in series of robberies

Police are warning residents of a series of robberies series which has been taking place in the Dewsbury and Batley areas in which individuals have stolen personal items from victims while distracting them by asking for change for a £2 coin.

Four men have been arrested in connection with a series of offences committed between January and April 2016, predominantly in Dewsbury and Batley and involving elderly victims.

They have been interviewed and released on bail.

We are investigating nearly 30 similar offences at this time but believe there may be other victims who have not come forward; possibly up until now not realising that they have been a victim of crime. We are keen to speak to anyone who has been asked to provide change and later found that personal items such as jewellery, watches, wallets or purses are missing.

– Detective Constable Victoria Catania, of Kirklees District CID,

Law created after death of Dewsbury mum helps 100s of others

It is two years since ''Clare's Law'' was rolled out across the country- a national policing policy where people who fear their partner might have a history of violence can ask about their background.

It was inspired by Clare Wood, from Dewsbury, who was murdered by her ex boyfriend.

Now, new figures have revealed that over 100 people could have been helped by her legacy in West Yorkshire alone. Helen Steel reports.

Police concern over man living in tent

Police say they are concerned for the safety of a man who may have been living in a tent near to the River Calder in Dewsbury.

Do you know this man? Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Detectives say a purple tent was found pitched on the river bank on Wednesday March 30th. They say the items inside it led them to speak to a local supermarket, and have now released CCTV images of the man they think may own the tent.

We are keen to speak to the man pictured to verify that it was him living in the tent, and that he is OK. If anyone can assist in identifying the man pictured, has seen or heard from him recently or knows where he is now, I would ask them contact Kirklees CID

– Detective Inspector Stef Wiseman

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Body found in Dewsbury river identified

The body of a man found in the River Calder in Dewsbury yesterday has been identified as missing man Daniel France.

Daniel France Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The 38-year-old was last seen in Dewsbury on 12th March.

His family have been informed.

Police were called to Sands Lane, in Dewsbury to a report of a body seen in the water.

The body was recovered from the river yesterday Credit: ITV News

Enquiries in to the circumstances of his death are ongoing.

Police renew appeal for missing Daniel

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a man was reported missing from Dewsbury.

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Daniel was last seen on Ravens Avenue in Dewsbury on Saturday 12th March. There has also been a possible further sighting on Heckmondwike Road at 11pm on Sunday 13th March.

He is known to be a drug and alcohol user and has associated health issues. He has no known access to money and left his mobile phone at home.

If you have any information, you can contact West Yorkshire Police on 101.

Police concern over missing Dewsbury man

Police in Dewsbury say they are increasingly concerned about a man who has been missing since Saturday.

Have you seen missing Daniel? Credit: West Yorkshire Police

38-year-old Daniel France was last seen in Ravens Avenue, Dewsbury, at 4pm on 12 March, and has not been seen or made contact with his family since.

He is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, with short, dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and white and black K Swiss high-top trainers.

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