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Police name Hebden Bridge crash victim

Jacob Chothia died following a collision near Hedben Bridge Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police investigating a fatal collision near Hebden Bridge have confirmed the identity of the man who died.

Jacob Chothia, 21 from Mytholmroyd was found following the collision on Burnley Road, near to the junction of Carr Lane.  

It is believed that his motorcycle left the road and collided with a tree sometime after 1.30am on August 10th, when he was last seen in Hebden Bridge.  


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Cyclist dies in Hebden Bridge collision

A cyclist has died after being involved in a collision in Hebden Bridge.

Scene of fatal crash in Hebden Bridge Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It happened on Sunday July 17 at around 1.15pm when the cyclist was travelling towards Hebden Bridge on Keighley Road and a Vauxhall Zafira travelling in the opposite direction collided between the market town and Peckett Well.

The cyclist, a 32-year-old man, died at the scene. Two other male cyclists travelling with the victim were uninjured.

Another cyclist then collided with a van that had stopped to help. He was taken to hospital for treatment. Police are treating the incidents separately.

I would appeal to anyone who was travelling around the area on Sunday afternoon who may have seen either the cyclists, or the vehicle prior to the incident or anyone who witnessed the collision itself to come forward. Enquiries are ongoing."

– Sergeant Matt Tunney, West Yorkshire Police

5-year-old West Yorkshire girl left with serious facial injuries following dog bite

Police are appealing for information after a five-year-old girl received serious, potentially life-altering, injuries after being bitten on the face by a dog at the Handmade Parade event in Hebden Bridge.

The girl was bitten at the Handmade Parade event on Sunday Credit: ITV News

Police say the girl was waiting in line at a food stall at the event in Calder Holmes Park between 2.50pm and 3pm on Sunday when a dog, believed to be a Staffordshire bull terrier, jumped up biting her face and leg.

The dog was on a lead at the time of the incident and is described as ginger/brown with white markings and a white belly and was wearing a light brown four point harness. Two men were with the dog who are described as both being white, aged around 50-years-old, of quite broad build, wearing glasses. One was further described as bald or with very short hair and was wearing a black or navy and white horizontal striped shirt.

The five-year-old girl involved in this incident needed reconstructive surgery to an eyelid following this attack and has suffered potentially irreparable damage to her lower tear duct.

The two men with the dog have apparently left the area without checking on the girl's welfare or leaving any details. We need to identify these two men and would urge anyone with information about who they are, or indeed the men themselves, to come forwards

– PCSO Gareth Helliwell, Upper Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team
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