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Police hunt dog walker after Huddersfield assault

Police investigating a serious assault in Deighton, Huddersfield have released an e-fit of a man they would like to identify in connection with the incident.

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The assault happened at around 3.30pm on Monday 4 May in the field behind Glen Field Avenue, Deighton.

The victim, a 57-year-old local man, suffered a broken jaw in the assault.

Police say the suspect lives locally to the Deighton area and may walk a Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pit Bull Terrier type dog.

Anyone with information is urged to get in touch.

Family pays tribute to Huddersfield man killed in Afghanistan blast

The family of a man from Huddersfield killed in a terrorist car bomb attack in Afghanistan say they will miss him dearly.

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Michael Hampshire was killed on Sunday when a Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car near the international airport in the capital, Kabul, killing at least three people and wounding 18.

In a statement released by the Foreign Office on Monday night, his family told of their loss, saying: "Michael was a loving fiance, son, grandson, brother, uncle, cousin and a friend to everyone who knew him.

"No words can explain what we are going through at this time and we will miss Michael dearly.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank people for the messages we have received but would now like, as a family, to grieve for Michael in peace."

Mr Hampshire, who was known as Mic, was a security contractor working for the close protection team of the EU Police Mission in Afghanistan when he was killed.

He leaves a fiancee of more than six months, Claire Taylor.

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Man dies in hospital after Brighouse crash

An 81-year-old man has died in hospital after being involved in a collision in Brighouse near Huddersfield.

The crash happened around 8.35am on Brookfoot Lane on Saturday May 16 when a black Range Rover Sport and a blue Nissan Note were in collision.

Investigations are being carried out as to the cause of death of the driver of the Nissan Note and police are asking for anyone who saw the crash to contact them.

Huddersfield man killed in Afghanistan suicide bomb attack

A man from Huddersfield has been killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.

Michael Hampshire Credit: Facebook

Michael Hampshire, a security contractor, died when a Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car near the capital's international airport yesterday.

He was travelling in a European Union police vehicle at the time. His family has been informed.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini paid tribute to Mr Hampshire, saying: "My deepest sympathy goes to the family, friends and loved ones of our colleague and of all other innocent victims

"The Afghan Government needs to ensure that those responsible for the attack are brought to justice."

Michael was a loving fiancé, son, grandson, brother, uncle, cousin and a friend to everyone who knew him. No words can explain what we are going through at this time and we will miss Michael dearly.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank people for the messages we have received but would now like, as a family, to grieve for Michael in peace.

– Statement on behalf of the family of Michael Hampshire

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Man charged over death of 69-year-old man in Huddersfield

A 30-year-old man is due to appear before Bradford magistrates this morning charged in connection with the death of a 69-year-old man.

Adrian Smith, died in hospital after being assaulted on New Street in Huddersfield, on Wednesday May 13.

Jacob Crawshaw, of Emscote Avenue in Halifax is charged with manslaughter.

A 23-year-old man, who was arrested in connection with the incident has been released from police custody with no further action.

Man reported missing from Huddersfield

A 54-year-old man has been reported missing from the Clayton West area of Huddersfield.

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Richard Ellis was last seen at his home at 8.20am yesterday morning. He is described as a white male, 5ft 7in tall and of stocky build. He has silvery blonde hair, is unshaven, has blue eyes and usually wears glasses. He drives a grey Nissan Qashqai.

There are concerns for Richard's safety and I would urge people to take a look at the photograph and contact the police with any information regarding his whereabouts.

– PC Sally Brook, Kirklees Safeguarding Unit

Football League: Goalless result stands in abandoned Terriers match

The 0-0 score between Blackpool and Huddersfield Town at the time of their Championship match being abandoned earlier this month has officially been recorded as the final result of the match, The Football League has confirmed.

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In addition, the Blackpool have been charged with failing to fulfil a fixture and the matter will be heard by a Football Disciplinary Commission.

Huddersfield Town may be compensated with ticket refunds to supporters.

The fixture was halted 48 minutes in when supporters poured on to the pitch in protest at Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston and, after staging a sit-in demonstration in the centre circle for over an hour, referee Mick Russell eventually called the fixture off.

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