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Police appeal over 'terrifying' Dewsbury knife-point robbery

Detectives are appealing for information after a 'terrifying' robbery in which a driver was threatened at knife point to hand over his car keys.

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The man had pulled up near some playing fields on Oxford Road tin Dewsbury to send a text message. Three masked men approached the car, smashed the front window with a hammer and demanded he hand over his car keys, cash and phone.

He was then dragged by his shirt from the car and pushed over, whilst the men stole his car.

It happened at 12.30am on Wednesday September 14.

The first suspect was a white man, stocky, and around 5ft 6ins tall. The second man was white and skinny and the third white and medium build.

This was a terrifying incident for the victim and we are continuing our investigation to trace those responsible.

If anyone has any information and either witnessed the incident or saw these three suspects before or after, please contact myself via 101 quoting reference 13160396635 or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

– Detective Constable Carla Senior, West Yorkshire Police

Hemel Stags move training base to West Yorkshire

Hemel Stags are to move their training base 165 miles to Dewsbury as part of a new partnership.

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The Stags will move their training base to the Rams’ Tetley’s Stadium home and both sets of players will train together, three evenings a week.

They will continue to play their home games in Hemel Hempstead but say training in the north will give them access to a more professional environment and a bigger pool of players in the game's heartland.


Man calls for speed cameras on Leeds road after dash cam crash

A man whose wife and daughter were in a car that was hit by a stolen vehicle is calling for speed cameras to be installed on the road he lives on.

The dash camera footage was released by West Yorkshire Police

Steve Scadden has started a petition calling for cameras to be installed on Leeds road, Dewsbury and the speed limit to be reduce the speed limit to 30mph in the residential area.

The petition has already been signed by more than 2,600 people.

The crash was recorded on the dash camera of a lorry and released by West Yorkshire Police.


Motorcyclist seriously injured in Dewsbury collision

An investigation is underway after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision in Dewsbury.

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The 55-year-old man, from Earlsheaton, was taken to hospital after the accident involving a Vauxhall Astra on Leeds Road at the junction with Bennett Lane at 8.15pm last night.

The driver of the car, a 25-year-old man from Dewsbury, has been arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive through drink or drugs.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Man attacked after car chase in Dewsbury

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A car chase involving five vehicles ended with a man being attacked in a car park in Dewsbury.

The 21-year-old victim was in his Honda Civic when he was pursued by four other cars along Batley Road in the early hours of yesterday.

The chase ended in a car park Cliffe Street, where the man was attacked. He was not seriously injured. Several cars were damaged in the incident.

Detective Inspector Stef Wiseman, of Kirklees CID, said: "This sort of behaviour is utterley unnaceptable and we would like to speak to anyone who has information. I would like in particular to speak to anyone who saw a black Honda Civic being pursed by four cars on Bradford Road into Batley Carr and then back to Dewsbury.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the assault on the victim and the attack on his car in the Cliffe Street car park."

Anyone with information should call Kirklees CID on 101.

Two men charged with murder of man in Dewsbury

Two men will appear before magistrates this morning after being charged with the murder of Polish national Marcin Siarczynski.

Marcin Siarczylski

Pawel Piotr Olszewski, 25, and Krzysztof Olszewski, 20, both from Ravensthorpe, will appear before Kirklees Magistrates in Huddersfield this morning after being charged with murder.

The men were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of the murder of Marcin, 37, whose body was found near to Low Mill Lane, Ravensthorpe on 14 March.

A 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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