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Residents' rush hour protest

Residents protested in the rush hour in Horsforth today.

Green belt protestors in Horsforth today Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Members of the Save Leeds Green Belt campaign handed out leaflets to drivers on the main A65 road.

They are concerned over plans to build houses on green field sites when they claim brownfield sites are still available.

They are urging residents to protest over the plans before a consultation period ends in seven days time.


Body found in search for missing Horsforth man

Police looking for missing Leeds man David Clapham have been called to the discovery of a body.

The body was found by a member of the public on land off Rawdon Road, Horsforth, at about 10am.

Formal identification is yet to be completed but we believe it is the body of Mr Clapham. His next of kin has been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious and details will be passed to the Coroner's Office.

– Det Insp Richard Holmes

Police issue urgent appeal for man missing from Horsforth

Police in Leeds are making an urgent appeal for information to trace a man who has gone missing from home. David Clapham, aged 57, was last seen at his home in Horsforth on Tuesday night and was reported missing yesterday.

We are very concerned for Mr Clapham's welfare and urgently need to establish his whereabouts. We believe he has left his home on foot and officers are searching a number of places in the wider area. He is a keen walker and walks along rivers and canals. He has gone missing previously and was found in the Lake District. I would like to hear from anyone who has seen someone fitting his description since about 11pm on Tuesday night.

– Det Insp Richard Holmes

He is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, stocky build with a round face. He has short dark brown greying hair and brown eyes. He is possibly wearing a navy and black coat and dark blue jeans and a fur hat with side flaps.

Scooter rider fighting for life in hospital after Horsforth crash

A scooter rider is seriously injured in hospital after being in a crash in Horsforth near Leeds.

It happened in the early hours of this morning (Saturday November 29, 2014) when he was travelling from West Park along the Ring Road towards the junction of Low Lane when the scooter collided with a curb. The rider was thrown from the scooter onto a grass verge.

The male rider was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he is receiving treatment for serious, potentially life threatening injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses.


Police issue e-fit after pensioner attacked at home

E-fit of the man police want to speak to after the attack Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police are searching for a burglar in Leeds who punched a pensioner in her own home and stole her jewellery. The 62-year-old returned to her house in Horsforth to find the man upstairs.

PC Sam Warburton, who is investigating the incident, said: "The victim has quite understandably been very upset by the incident and we are appealing for assistance from the public to catch this man."

Motorists revenge: Horsforth speed camera attacked

A speed camera in Leeds may have pushed one motorist too far, after it was burnt out.

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The camera on A65, New Road Side, Horsforth was set on fire on Tuesday night.

One resident said: "My daughter rang me. She lives just down the road and said she had seen the whole thing up in flames."

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The camera has been the source of much annoyance to drivers before as a shopkeeper said: "That particular camera has been targeted before. It's the last one on the road before the speed limit changes from 30 to 40. I see them coming to change the film in it pretty much every week."

Police investigate second armed robbery at Horsforth travel agent

Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a travel agents in Horsforth yesterday.

It is the second such incident at the shop in the space of three weeks.

At about 4.30pm on April 1, a man armed with a knife went into Thomson travel agents, in Town Street, and threatened two female members of staff and demanded they open the safe.

The safe was on a time delay and could not be opened immediately so he took a substantial amount of cash from a till. This included US Dollars, Euros and Pounds Sterling.

He left the shop and ran off towards Broadgate Lane.

He was described as white, about 5ft 10ins tall, stocky and aged in his mid thirties to early forties. He was wearing a black fleece jacket, grey or sandy cargo pants and white trainers.

He also wore a black woolly hat, black fleece gloves and had a black fleece scarf covering the lower part of this face.

Detectives are looking at whether the incident is linked to a similar robbery at the premises on March 11.

Schools on alert after men try to "grab" schoolgirl

Schools in Leeds have been put on alert after a schoolgirl was offered cake by two men, armed with a knife, who tried to grab her.

The 13 year-old from Horsforth escaped, but this is the latest in a string of similar incidents in the region.

Police have said the incidents are not linked and not treating it as attempted abduction, but parents have been put on alert after schools contacted them to warn them of the incident.

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