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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.


Two arrested after suspected stabbing in Dewsbury

Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspected stabbing in Dewsbury this afternoon (Tuesday, 15 August).

The incident is thought to have happened in the town centre near to the train station on Wellington Road.

An injured man was found in the train station but police believe he was attacked elsewhere and made his way to the location.

Detectives say that at this stage his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

It is thought the incident happened this afternoon.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of wounding.


Politicians put differences aside in memory of Jo Cox

  • Video report by Chris Kiddey

Politicians of all parties put aside their differences for an hour today to honour the Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox who was murdered almost a year ago.

The idea for the brief election campaign truce came from Jo's husband Brendan Cox.

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