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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.


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.

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,
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