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Trainee soldier jailed for six years for trying to stab comrade

A trainee soldier who tried to stab a comrade at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire has been jailed for six years at a court martial.

Private James Farrell from Halifax

18 year old Private James Farrell from Halifax was found guilty of attempted murder last month. He plunged a knife in the bed of a fellow trainee after an alleged bullying incident.

Farrell from the 2nd infantry training battalion was also sentenced for possessing live and blank ammunition.



Two men arrested after 'air gun' shooting in Halifax

Two men have been arrested after four people were shot with an 'air gun'.

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Police said shots were fired from what was believed to be an air weapon in the Spring Hall Lane area of Halifax at 3.45pm yesterday (24 February).

Four people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police patrols have been stepped up in the area.

Halifax man missing for more than a week

Police are making a fresh appeal for help to find a man who has been missing from his Halifax home for more than a week.

Craig Alderson who has gone missing from Halifax Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Craig Alderson, aged 44, was last seen in the early hours of Saturday morning in the Southorwram area. Police believe he has contacts across Halifax and Queensbury.

We are growing increasingly concerned for Craig's welfare as his absence is very out of character. I would appeal to anyone who has seen or heard from Craig since Saturday, or who knows where he is now to get in contact. Enquiries are ongoing"

– Inspector David Shaw, Calderdale Police
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