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Halifax man arrested in movie leaks investigation released on bail

A man from Halifax arrested on suspicion of leaking movies, including Expendables 3, on the internet has been released on bail until October.

Sylvester Stallone starred in and co-wrote Expendables 3 Credit: Press Association

The 26-year-old was arrested at his workplace in Leeds last Thursday by detectives from the City of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU).

Sylvester Stallone, who starred in and co-wrote Expendables 3, thanked PIPCU for their effort clamping down on arts' piracy.

Police said the suspect is believed to be involved in obtaining high-quality films, which are either only available at the cinema or are unfinished movies which have yet to be released, and then leaking them on to the internet.

Officers searched the man’s home in Halifax where several computers and mobile devices were seized.

I’d like to thank the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) at the City of London Police for working with US Homeland Security Investigations to apprehend the suspect in this case. It is important to protect the rights of creative’s around the world from theft.

– Sylvester Stallone

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Two arrested after brawl in Halifax town centre

Two people have been arrested and released on bail after a brawl in Halifax town centre on Saturday.

A 41-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the offence which happened at around 5.30am on Saturday, 11 April, on Black Swan Passage, a ginnel off Silver Street.

Three people were reportedly involved in the incident with a woman and man suffering facial injuries and another man suffering facial and hip injuries for which he remains in hospital.

We understand that a number of people stopped to assist those involved. We are interested in speaking to them and anyone else who was in the vicinity and witnessed any part of this incident.

– PC Laura Knapp, Calderdale District Police

Video: Bus bursts into flames in centre of Halifax

Around 15 passengers were evacuated from a bus in Halifax city centre this afternoon after a fire erupted in the engine compartment.

Credit: Mark Binns

Fire crews from Halifax and Illingworth attended the scene at around 12.20pm.

The driver of the single-decker Yorkshire Tiger bus spotted smoke in his rear mirror. He make sure the passengers were safely out of the vehicle before he called 999.

Watch Commander Bairstow from Halifax Fire and Rescue Services told ITV News that nobody was hurt in the fire.

Holly Lynch selected as Labour candidate for Halifax

Labour members in Halifax have selected Halifax-born Holly Lynch as the party's candidate for the General Election.

Labour members in Halifax have selected Halifax-born Holly Lynch as the party's candidate for the General Election. Credit: Labour Party

Holly won a vote of members at a hustings held at the Three Ways Centre in Ovenden.

The selection came about after sitting MP Linda Riordan announced she would be standing down at the next election after 10 years as the town's MP.

She currently works for Yorkshire and Humber MEP Linda McAvan.

I'm delighted and immensely proud to have been selected to represent my home town. Linda has been a strong MP for Halifax and hers will be big shoes to fill, but I have the experience and the values to be the champion for Halifax in parliament that we need. My number one priority will be to fight for the future of services at Calderdale Royal Hospital, particularly the A&E department and maternity services which so many local people rely upon.

– Holly Lynch

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Pictures: Smog over Halifax

Officials have warned a smog cloud over the country could trigger health difficulties for those with respiratory illnesses and the elderly, although it does not pose a health threat for the general population.

Smog over Halifax

Large parts of England will see air pollution climb to moderate levels today while parts of the north will see it hit nine out of 10.

The town's skyline obscured by the smog

Man injured after being attacked and robbed in Halifax

A 52-year-old man is recovering after being attacked and robbed by a group of men in Halifax. The victim was walking up Tuel Lane around midnight on Thursday March 12, when he was punched and kicked to the floor. His wallet and mobile phone were stolen.

Police want to speak to three men in connection with the incident. They are described as white, early 20's, one was wearing a hooded top with the hood pulled up.

"The victim has been left with severe facial injuries following this unprovoked attack. Whilst it was late in the evening, it is possible that people have heard, or seen something that may help us bring these offenders to justice."

– DC Eileen Walsh, Calderdale CID

Serious collision closes Burnley Road at Todmorden

Police appeal after teen injured in Halifax gang attack

Police are appealing for information after a teenage girl was seriously assaulted by a masked gang of youths in Halifax.

The incident happened on Hanson Lane on Thursday, February 26 .as the 17-year-old left her place work between 4pm and 4.15pm. As she did so a number of males attacked her, knocking her to the floor and then hit her with a wooden pole.

The males, who were wearing face coverings and dark clothing then made off. As a result of the incident the female was left with broken wrist and extensive bruising and she required hospital treatment.

Officers want to speak to between two and three males in connection with the incident. It is thought they were in a black or dark coloured BMW 320.

"This was a terrible attack against a young woman simply going about her daily business. We are doing everything we can to bring those responsible to justice and believe that this was a targeted attack.

"Thankfully incidents like this are extremely rare in Calderdale - so much so that this has shocked the close-knit community the victim comes from.

"We need the community's help to bring those responsible for this crime to justice and that is why I am making a direct appeal to anyone who knows what happened to come forward."

– Det Sgt Sally Fletcher, Calderdale Safeguarding Unit
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