The father of a 12-year-old girl who was tricked into sending indecent images of herself to a 30-year-old man posing online as a teenage boy has told of his anger and devastation over her ordeal.
The man and his daughter, have spoken out anonymously after Yohann Ramchelawon, who lived in Halifax, was jailed for 15 years for grooming dozens of schoolgirls by pretending to be a Justin Bieber lookalike.
Lisa Adlam's report also includes interviews with Helen Westerman from the NSPCC and Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Smith from West Yorkshire Police.
A murder inquiry has started after the body of a woman was found in Halifax. Police were called to a property on Oxford Lane at 3:15pm on Sunday afternoon after the 23 year old was found dead inside. Post-mortem tests will now be carried out to find out how the woman died.
Two men aged 27 and 26 were later arrested on suspicion of murder in Leeds
A post mortem will be conducted to determine a cause of death.
'Police have launched a murder enquiry following the discovery of a woman’s body in a house in Siddall. Officers have made two arrests in connection with the investigation and those men remain in custody for questioning. I am still very much appealing for anyone who may have information or have seen suspicious behaviour outside the address to come forwards."
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Halifax last night.Read the full story ›
Around 80 firefighters have been tackling a huge blaze in the centre of Halifax.
It broke out at Game in Southgate just after 2 am and has destroyed much of the building. At its height it involved 15 engines and three aerial appliances from across the West Yorkshire.
It is now under control but firefighters are still damping down.
Initially West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service thought the building involved was called Gamesave UK Ltd however it was in fact Game retail unit in Southgate, Halifax.
Thousands turned out today for the official re-opening of the Piece Hall in Halifax.Read the full story ›
The grade one listed Georgian structure has been closed for more than three and a half years.Read the full story ›
Halifax athlete Hannah Cockroft has won gold in the women's T34 400 metres at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.
The victory completes a hat-trick of wins for the wheelchair racer following golds in the 100m and 800m.
Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft is going for the treble this evening in the World Para Athletics Championships.
The 24-year-old, from Halifax, is setting her sights on a 10th world title in the 400m - after winning gold in both the 100 and 800 metres.
Hannah has never lost a race at a major championship and that is unlikely to change at the London Stadium. Clearly motivated after winning the T34 800m on Monday night, she says she is feeling 'pretty confident' about the 400m which is her favourite event.
Three people were rescued from a house fire in Halifax overnight.
A caravan and a car were caught up in the blaze which also spread to the property.
Three people inside the house on Harewood Avenue, Pellon, were rescued by fire crews before being transported to hospital by ambulance.
The cause of fire is yet to be determined.
A man in Calderdale who was wanted by police decided to try hide under his bed this morning when they went to his property looking for himRead the full story ›