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Police hunt armed robbers

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted armed robbery yesterday evening in West Yorkshire.

It took place after three men broke into a house on Walnut Lane, in the Chickenley area of Dewsbury demanding money and to speak to a man.

But they left empty handed, leaving a 61-year-old woman inside the house shaken but unharmed.

The first suspect is described as white, in his mid 20s, 5'5 to 5'6 tall, of stocky build, wearing dark clothing and carrying a black handled kitchen knife with a silver blade.

The second was white, 5ft 2in to 5ft 3 ins tall, in his early 20s and slim. He was carrying a silver coloured hand tool with a hole in the end. The 3rd suspect was white, wearing dark clothing, with short black or brown hair.

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Body confirmed as Robert Hind's

A body found in Huddersfield has been confirmed as that of convicted sex attacker Robert Hind.

He was reported missing on Wednesday after he left his house in Dewsbury, and broke the terms of his prison license by failing to report to police.

David Mitchell, who has been charged with Hind's murder, appeared at Huddersfield Magistrates Court this morning and has been remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.

"We can now confirm that the suspected human remains recently recovered from the Colne Vale area of Huddersfield are that of missing man Robert Edward Hind.

"A forensic post mortem examination was carried out today which showed the 46-year-old died as a result of strangulation and head injuries.

"The scene guards in Colne Vale Road and an address in Manchester Road at Cowlersley in Huddersfield have now been lifted.

– Senior Investigating Officer Supt Scott Wood, West Yorkshire Police

Man charged after human remains discovery

A man has been charged with murder following the discovery of suspected human remains in Huddersfield yesterday.

The discovery was made as part of the search for know sex attacker Robert Hind, who vanished from a house in Dewsbury last week and had been due to be recalled to prison.

A post mortem examination of the suspected human remains recovered from the Colne Vale area of Huddersfield will take place shortly and a formal indentification will follow

– Senior Investigating Officer Superintendent Scott Wood

A 46-year-old man is due before Huddersfield Magistrates Court this morning.

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Police test human remains found near river in hunt for sex attacker

Detectives hunting a convicted sex attacker who breached the terms of his prison licence are testing human remains found near a river in West Yorkshire. Robert Hind, who was described as posing a risk to children, disappeared last week.

The remains recovered from the river and its banks will be forensically examined and enquiries are currently ongoing to identify them. An address on Manchester Road in Huddersfield is also being searched as part of our investigations.

Neighbour Policing Teams are conducting high visibility patrols in each of these areas responding to any concerns locally."

– Superintendent Scott Wood, West Yorkshire Police

Sex attacker hunt: Man arrested on suspicion of murder

Robert Edward Hind who disappeared last week Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police searching for convicted sex attacker Robert Hind who went missing on Wednesday, breaking the terms of his prison licence, have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. Police have not confirmed who the dead man was but said Mr Hind "could have come to harm" .

A 46-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning in the Milnsbridge area of Huddersfield and remains in police custody.

CCTV image of absconded sex attacker

Robert Edward Hind was last seen at 9am in Dewsbury on Wednesday

West Yorkshire Police have released a CCTV picture of 46-year-old Robert Edward Hind, a known sex offender who has absconded from a house in Dewsbury.

Officers say Hind, also known as Dack, poses a risk to children. He was reported missing at 9.30pm on Wednesday, and has been recalled to prison having breached the terms of his license.

Det Chief Insp Paul Jeffrey of Kirklees Police said: "Hind was last seen on foot at around 9am in Dewsbury on Wednesday. We believe he remains in the West Yorkshire area and may have travelled to Huddersfield. He does, however, have connections in the Lancashire area.

"It is likely that he is using public transport to get around and I would urge members of the public to let us know immediately if they believe they have seen him.

"He is described as slim, around 5’8" tall, with brown hair, green eyes and has a distinctive scar on his neck. He was last seen wearing a dark hat and a green jacket with oriental style writing on the back.

"I am appealing for vigilance and support from the public and would ask that people do not approach him, but contact 999 immediately."

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