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Concern for teenagers missing from Elland

Samantha Davies

Police are appealing for information to trace two missing girls from Elland. Samantha Davies, who is 14, and 16-year-old Chloe Hall were last seen at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield around 8pm yesterday evening. It is thought they could be in the Huddersfield or Halifax areas.

Chloe Hall

Samantha is 5"3", slim, with long blonde hair and was last seen wearing blue washed out jeans,a black leather jacket and purple high top adidas trainers. Chloe is 5"3", slim, with shoulder length brown hair, and last seen wearing light blue jeans, navy blue hooded top and blue adidas trainers.

Police say they are concerned for the girls' safety and urge them, or anyone who has seen or heard from them since last night, or knows where they are to get in touch.

Man appears in court over Elland murder

A 45-year-old man has appeared at Calderdale Magistrates Court charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death in Elland.

Daniel Shane Campbell who died after being stabbed

Daniel Shane Campbell was found on Elizabeth Street on Friday night. Robert Lyn, from Huntingdon Avenue in Huddersfield, was remanded in custody and is set to appear at Bradford Crown Court tomorrow.


Man charged with Elland murder

A man has been charged with the murder of Daniel Campbell, who was found dead in Elland on Friday evening.

Mr Campbell died of multiple stab wounds and was found at a property on Elizabeth Street, Elland on Friday evening.

"45-year-old Robert Lyn from Huntingdon Avenue, Huddersfield has been charged with the murder of Daniel Campbell and is due to appear at Calderdale Magistrates Court in Halifax on Monday 21 July."

– Detective Chief Inspector Steve Snow West Yorkshire Police's Protective Services (Crime)

Elland murder victim named by police

Police have confirmed a man found dead in Elland near Halifax - died from multiple stab wounds. He has been named as Daniel Shane Campbell and was 38.

Officers were called to Elizabeth Street in the town on Friday night where they found his body. A 45-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Daniel Shane Campbell Credit: West Yorkshire police

Murder inquiry in Elland

Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man's body at property in Elland this evening.

Police were called to Elizabeth Street in Elland at 7.19pm tonight where the body a local man, believed to be in his thirties , was discovered.

A 45-year-old man was arrested nearby and is in police custody on suspicion of murder.

Wellies worth thousands stolen in raid

Thousands of pounds worth of wellies have been stolen from a trailer in Elland.

Boots like these worth thousands of pounds were stolen

A large quantity of Gardiners Sandringham ladies gold wellies in various sizes and 10 wooden framed bar stools have been taken sometime between Sunday 23 and Monday 24 March 2014.

Ten bar stools were also stolen

PC Kate Wadsworth, of Calderdale Neighbourhood Investigation Unit, said: "I would urge anyone who has been offered wellies of this description for sale, whether you purchased the wellies or not, to make contact."


Lego thief strikes in Elland

A large amount of Lego has been stolen from a West Yorkshire business park.

It was taken from Ainley Bottom Business Park in Elland between 5pm yesterday and 4am today when an articulated lorry was broken into.

A total of 16 pallets of Chima Lego were taken with an approximate value of £40,000.

Physically moving such a large amount of Lego is something that would have appeared out of the ordinary and I am appealing for anyone who saw this incident to get in touch.

I would also urge people to be on the look out for the stolen goods. Lego is particularly topical at the moment with the film out and if you are offered for sale something that is too good to be true then it usually is.

– Detective Sergeant Terry O'Keeffe, Calderdale CID

Sickness bug forces school closure

Dozens of pupils have fallen victim to a sickness bug which has forced education chiefs to close a school at Elland as health experts try to find the cause of the outbreak.

It's believed the pupils at Cross Lane Primary and Nursery School have been hit by shigella sonnei gastroenteritis, which brings on symptoms such as bloody diarrhoea, headache, fever, nausea and sometimes vomiting.

West Yorkshire Health Protection Unit is working with environmental health officers and NHS colleagues in Calderdale to investigate the outbreak. The school has been shut down today and tomorrow for a "deep clean".

90 new jobs at West Yorkshire company

Marketing company, Reactiv, is moving its contact centre to a new £250,000 premises at the Lowfields Business Park, Elland this weekend to accommodate their workload in the area.

New staff will then be recruited for the growth within the digital and apps sector at the new base.

Jobs at the company, set up five years ago, will include graphic designers and web developers.

The company currently employs over 200 staff.

Employees are helping with the move this weekend and new staff are expected to start in the next two months.

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