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Parents to meet Justice Secretary over release of son's killer

The parents of a murdered school boy from Dewsbury will meet the Justice Secretary later today to voice concerns over the release of their son's killer.

Steve Mullin Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Steven Mullins' family say they weren't informed Richard Mortimer had been freed from prison - and that the Parole Board later told them the decision was kept from them because of concerns it would ruin their Christmas.


Man charged over assaults on two female officers

Man charged with assaulting PSCOs

Police have charged a man following an incident in Dewsbury where two female PCSOs were assaulted.

The incident happened on at the Dewsbury Retail Park, outside Mecca Bingo. The officers approached the suspect, who was wanted for a number of offences, when he became aggressive,

The PCSOs had to call for additional support from colleagues and the suspect was arrested. Both PCSOs sustained injuries requiring medical treatment.

Daniel Smith, aged 26, of Emblem Terrace, Wakefield, has been charged with five thefts and two assaults on PCSOs whilst on duty and will appear at Kirklees Magistrates Court tomorrow (20 November) and remains in police custody.

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