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Suspicious death in Dewsbury

An investigation is underway into the 'suspicious' death of a man in Dewsbury.

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Police were called to The Town in Thornhill where they found a 32-year-old man seriously injured. He was taken to hospital but later died.

A 19-year-old man was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody.

Any with information is urged to contact police.


Second man charged over Dewsbury shooting

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A second man has been charged with attempted murder, robbery and attempted robbery following a shooting in Dewsbury earlier this month.

Owais Ashfaq, 18, of Gladstone Street, Bradford is due to appear before Bradford Magistrates this morning.  

Hasnain Khan,18 and from Bradford, was charged and appeared at Bradford Magistrates yesterday in relation to the same incident.

Three men, aged 19, 30 and 31 have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

A 24-year-old man suffered injuries which were not life threatening in the incident on Cemetery Road on 1 February.  


MP raises future of Dewsbury A&E unit in parliament

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The Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has challenged the Government over the future of Dewsbury hospital's emergency provision.

The hospital could lose its A and E department next year. The new Labour MP claimed a Freedom of Information Act request revealed that Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield had diverted ambulances 61 times to Dewsbury - 10 miles away - in the last 12 months.

Family of Jo Cox present school prize in her memory

The family of the late MP Jo Cox have presented a prize in her memory at a primary school in Dewsbury.

Mrs Cox was a regular visitor to Carlton Junior and Infant School and since her death, pupils have been learning about her legacy and values.

Today her family presented the first ever Jo Cox Good Character award to 10-year-old Sumair Shahid in recognition of his kindness and bravery after the death of his mother. Sally Simpson reports.

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