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Thief targets woman after medical episode in Huddersfield park

The incident happened in Greenhead Park Credit: Google Streetview

A thief stole more than £1,000 of property from a woman who had suffered a medical episode in a park in Huddersfield.

The victim was sitting on a bench by the lake in Greenhead Park when she fell ill on Monday afternoon.

While it was happening, her bag containing camera equipment and a mobile phone were taken.

West Yorkshire Police want to speak to witnesses.



'Hands Off Huddersfield Royal Infirmary' campaigners plan demo at Conservative party conference

Campaigners from the Hands Off HRI campaign are travelling to the Conservative Party Conference Credit: ITV News Calendar

Campaigners who are opposed to plans to close the accident and emergency department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary are travelling to Manchester to stage a demonstration outside the Conservative Party Conference.

They are opposed to proposals which would see some services transferred to the Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax with Huddersfield's 400 bed unit downgraded to a 'planned care' facility with just 64 beds.

Protesters were planning to board trains this morning to cross the Pennines and stage a demonstration, urging the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and the Independent Reconfiguration Panel to carry out an in-depth investigation of the plans which they should not simply be 'rubber stamped'.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary campaigners prepare to take case to High Court

Lawyers for thousands of campaigners who have spent a year and a half fighting plans to downgrade Huddersfield's hospital and shut its A E have prepared their case to go to the High Court.

Legal experts are poised to send a letter to the NHS Trust which runs the hospital spelling out that only a U turn would save the case from being put before a judge.

Katie Oscroft reports:

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