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Woman threatened with screwdriver and robbed in own home

Detectives in Kirklees are appealing for witnesses following a robbery yesterday evening in Gomersal.

The incident occurred around 6pm, where a suspect has entered a property on Thoresby Drive and threatened the occupant, a 40-year-old woman, with a screwdriver.

Three other suspects then entered the property taking the keys to a black Volkswagen Polo, FV06 OBW which was subsequently stolen from the driveway. They also made off with a large amount of cash and personal items within a black handbag.

All four suspects are believed to have made off in the vehicle.

Suspect one is described as a white male, aged approximately 19 years, 5"8" tall of slim build with short shaggy brown dark hair. He was wearing a dark coloured zipped hooded jacket with the hood up and gloves.

Suspect two is described as an Asian male aged approximately 30 years, around 5"9" tall of medium build. He had dark curly hair which looked long, and pulled back possibly in to a ponytail, he was wearing a small hooped earring in his right ear and was wearing a plain hooded jacket with the hood up, and tightly zipped around his face and mouth.

Suspect three is described as an Asian male, between 20 and 22 years, approximately 5"8" tall of slim build with prominent thick dark eyebrows, wearing a turquoise coloured zipped jacket with a white stripe down the arm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101

Police appeal after woman dies from M62 bridge fall

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident where a woman died after falling from a bridge over the M62 at Gomersal.

It happened around 10.17am on Thursday March 19, when police were called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a female pedestrian on the M62 between junctions 26 and 27.

Police say the 63-year-old woman had in fact fallen from the Oxford Road bridge above the motorway and had not been in collision with any vehicles.

She suffered significant injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment bur died later.

"It is believed there were a number of vehicles on the bridge at the time including a white van with blue writing, a 'smart' car and a white Mercedes Sprinter-sized panel van and the occupants of these vehicles may have witnessed this lady fall.

We are trying to establish the exact circumstances of this incident and we are appealing for those people to contact us. We would also like to hear from anyone else who witnessed the incident or the circumstances leading up to it."

– Det Insp Stef Wiseman, Kirklees CID


Driver critical in hospital after five car crash in Gomersal

A driver is critically injured in hospital after being thrown from a car during a five car crash in Gomersal in West Yorkshire.

It happened near the junction with Moor Lane around 2.10pm on Thursday October 9 when five cars were in collision. A 22-year-old man was thrown from one of the cars during the accident. He remains in a stable but critical condition at hospital.

Police said the injured man is believed to be the driver of a mini. Inquiries have revealed there was a second person in that car who left the scene. The mini had previously been reported as stolen.

Greetings from Gomersal

First tram in Gomersal

An exhibition has opened at Red House Museum showcasing memories of life in Gomersal in the last century. 'Greetings from Gomersal' features recorded interviews from the Kirklees Sound Archive with Gomersal residents talking about their memories of life in the village.