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Police release pictures of school burglary in progress

Police investigating two burglaries at schools in Dewsbury in West Yorkshire have released cctv images of the crime in progress.

Police release CCTV of burglary in progress at St Paulinus Junior and Infant School Credit: West Yorkshire Police
CCTV image of suspects inside St Paulinus Junior and Infant School Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The latest incident happened at Ravensthorpe Social Education Centre and Special Care Unit in John's Street in Ravensthorpe, at around 7.30pm on Tuesday February 3, 2015. The suspects got into the school at the rear of the building. It is not thought anything was stolen.

This follows a burglarly at St Paulinus Junior and Infant School in Temple Road, Dewsbury at 6.15pm on Monday January 12, 2015. Cash was stolen after suspects forced entry to the reception area of the building.


Thousands learn of partners abusive pasts under new scheme

Each week two women are killed in domestic violence incidents in England and Wales and one in four experience domestic violence over their lifetimes.

It is a year since a new law allowed women to find out if their partner has an abusive past and new figures reveal more than a thousand women have used it.

Sarah Clark has been talking to the father from Wakefield who lobbied for the change in law after his daughter was brutally killed:

Abusive pasts of more than 1,300 violent partners revealed under Clare's Law

Clare's Law, which was named after Dewsbury mum Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, has resulted in the abusive pasts of more than thirteen hundred violent partners being revealed.

Clare Wood was murdered in 2009 by her ex-boyfriend, who had a history of violence towards women. Credit: Greater Manchester police

Clare's father Michael Brown campaigned for the scheme which was rolled out nationally last year.

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Clare Wood's father - 'She would be proud'

MIchael Brown, the father of Clare Wood. Credit: Press Association.

Clare Wood's father said his murdered daughter would spur him on if she was able to witness the campaigning he has done to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Michael Brown, 71, said his work to bring about changes to legislation to protect women from domestic abuse has helped him deal with the grief felt over his daughter's death.

Mr Brown, a retired prison officer, said more could still be done to protect women from abusive men, including improved use of the police national computer to identify potential abusers.

In the wake of his daughter's death, he lobbied for the Government to enact what would become Clare's Law, which allows the police to disclose information about a partner's previous history of domestic violence or violent acts.

"I've never gone into this for personal glory. I was dragged into this kicking and screaming, had it not been for the fact that my daughter ended up with an untimely end. I'm sure if she's watching she'll say 'good for you Dad, get on'.

"It gave me something to vent my anger on. It was the last thing I expected in my life."

– Michael Brown

Police appeal to find missing Dewsbury man

Police are appealing for help to find a man who is missing from Dewsbury.

James Bould Credit: West Yorkshire Police

James Bould, 34, disappeared from his work place in Dewsbury town centre at around 8am this morning (Monday January 19, 2015).

Mr Bould he has a medical condition and there are concerns for his welfare.

He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt with blue stripes on the sleeve, navy blue jogging pants with royal blue stripes down the sides, a green parka coat and a burgundy red bobble hat.

He is 5ft 8 inches tall and of average build. He has pale skin with a stubbly beard, blue eyes and auburn hair which is short at the back and has longer sweeping fringe.


Police appeal to find missing Dewsbury man

Police are appealing for help to find a man who has gone missing from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire.

Missing man Paul Fraser Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Paul Fraser, 39, from the Chickenley area of town left his home at 8am on Monday November 10, 2014, to go to work in Cooper Bridge but did not return home.

It is believed he has been seen since driving his black coloured Vauxhall Corsa. He is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build and has short curly hair.

Anyone with information should contact police.

Two Dewsbury men charged with sexual offences

Police in Wakefield have charged two men in connection with an ongoing investigation into sexual offences. 37-year-old Ismail Haji and 35-year-old Mohammed Chothia will appear at Wakefield Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning. Ismail Haji has been charged with two offences of rape, an offence of trafficking with a view to sexual exploitation and a sexual grooming offence. Mohammed Chothia has been charged with sexual assault, an offence of trafficking with a view to sexual exploitation and a sexual grooming offence. They have been charged in relation to offences against two juvenile females and an adult female from the Wakefield area alleged to have occurred between September and October this year.

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