Enquiries are continuing today after the body of a man reported as missing was found in a parked car in Kirklees yesterday evening.
Police searching for a 56-year-old Heckmondwike man reported missing yesterday, located the body of a male, believed to be the missing person, in a parked car in Heartshead.
A post mortem will be conducted to determine a cause of death but at this stage there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.
A woman has been arrested in connection with the attempted robbery of a pensioner in Heckmondwike.
The 37-year-old is in police custody on suspicion of the attempted robbery of a 94-year-old on Friday May 15.
The victim was pulled to the ground and left shaken by the incident which took place at about 2pm on Croft Street
Enquiries remain ongoing by the Kirklees Robbery Team.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious sexual assault in Heckmondwike.
Specialist officers are conducting searches following the incident which took place at about 3am in an alleyway off Albion Street yeterday.
The victim, a 23-year-old-man, was seriously assaulted by a man he had met earlier that evening. He is described as white and wearing tracksuit bottoms.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the attempted robbery of a woman in her 90s in Heckmondwike.
At around 2pm on Friday (15 May), the 94-year-old victim was on the footpath that leads to Morrisons supermarket from the town centre. She was approached from behind by a woman who grabbed hold of her handbag and tried to take it from her. The elderly lady kept hold of her bag and there was a struggle in which she was pulled to the floor.
A passer-by came to help the victim and the suspect ran off in the direction of Market Place, past the Wike Horse Pub.
The suspect is described as being about 20-years-old, around 5ft 6ins tall and of slim or medium build. She had long dark wavy hair and was described as having blotchy skin and wide eyes.
Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to over an attempted identity fraud. It happened at a bank in Heckmondwike on February 27 when a man went into the Natwest branch on Market Place and tried to cash a fraudulent business cheque.
"After internal systems flagged up previous attempts to defraud money from the business account the man was asked to wait for the manager and at this point he left the branch.
The CCTV images are good quality and I would appeal for anyone who recognises the man to get in touch."
Sergeant Andrew Bentley, West Yorkshire Police.
Clerics from four of Britain's mosques, including one in West Yorkshire, are under investigation after being caught on camera agreeing to conduct secret marriage ceremonies involving girls as young as 14.
They include a senior Muslim leader who has worked with West Yorkshire Police as an advisor on community cohesion.
Around 400 schoolchildren – mainly girls from South Asian communities - are forced into marriage every year in the UK, according to official Government figures.
The vast majority of forced marriages of British children happen abroad, according to official statistics.
But an ITV investigation has been told by experts in the field that children as young as 10 are being forced into marriage in the UK.
Undercover reporters from ITV's Exposure programme posed as the mother and brother of a 14-year-old girl who they wished to marry to an older man.
The pair approached 56 mosques across the UK and 18 said they would be willing to perform an Islamic marriage, called a nikah.
Shams-Ul Huda Khan Misbahi , who preaches at the Jamia Masjid Kanzul Iman Mosque in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, agreed to marry the 14-year-old.
This is despite having previously publicy denounced forced marriages.
The mosque has launced a 'thorough investigation" and said it does not endorse forced or underage marriage.
Watch Exposure: Forced to Marry on ITV at 10.35pm on Wednesday October 9.
A man has gone missing from his home in Heckmondwike.
Colin Haddlesey, 62, was last seen at his home on Fisher Way at 8am yesterday, although it is thought he was heard leaving the house at 10.40am.
He is described as 5"8 tall, of slim build and with wavy grey coloured hair.
Detective Inspector Andy Leonard of Kirklees CID, said:
"We have significant concerns for Mr Haddlesey's wellbeing and ask that anyone who sees him contacts police immediately."
A thirteen-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after he was knocked down by a taxi as he crossed the road.
The boy was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary with serious head injuries after the collision.
It happened at just after six o'clock last night at the Six Lane Ends junction in Heckmondwike. The driver of the taxi, a Toyota Avensis, was interviewed by police but no-one was arrested.
A young boy's been airlifted to hospital after a crash in Heckmondwike. Police have confirmed the crash involved one vehicle and a young child, and have described it as a "serious incident." It happened at six lane ends in the town earlier this evening.
A town in our region has been named the worst in the country for learner drivers.
In a list of the 20 drivers to have failed their test the most times, five of them were from Heckmondwike in West Yorkshire. So, is there something about the town that makes it more difficult to pass?
James Webster's reports.