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14-year-old missing from Huddersfield

Police in Huddersfield are searching for a 14-year-old girl who has been missing since Tuesday morning.

Leah Elstone was last seen near Colne Valley High School at around 8.30am on Tuesday.

Leah Elstone, from Longwood, was last seen near Colne Valley High School at around 8.30am on Tuesday.

She is described as 5" 2", slim build with shoulder length mousey hair.

We are concerned for Leah's welfare, as it is unusual for her to be not to be in contact with her family. I would urge Leah, or anyone who has seen or heard from her since Tuesday, or knows where she is currently to get in touch.

– Detective Inspector Mark Truelove


Police investigating 'potentially suspicious' fire at health centre

Police in Huddersfield are appealing for witnesses following a potentially suspicious fire at a health centre in Birkby.

They would like to speak to anyone who has information about the fire at Birkby Health Centre, Norwood Road between 22.30 on Sunday April 12 and 00.00 on Monday April 13.

While the cause of the fire has not yet been determined a rear window at the property was damaged.

The fire itself caused substantial damage to an office at the rear of the building.

This incident has had a significant impact on the staff and patients at the health centre due to the damage caused. While the cause of the fire has yet to be determined we are treating it as potentially suspicious.

– PC Charlotte Saville, Huddersfield NPT


Police release picture after Huddersfield robbery

Police have released a picture of a man they would like to trace in connection with a robbery in Huddersfield.

Nathan Simms Credit: West Yorkshire Police

It happened on Sunday March 22, at a petrol station in Cooper Bridge. Police want to speak to Nathan Simms, aged 19, from Kirkheaton. He is decribed as white, about 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build with short hair. He is believed to have links to the Bradley area.

Police appeal after 'targeted' shooting in Huddersfield

Police are appealing for information after a man was shot and injured following an incident in the Marsh area of Huddersfield last night.

Around 11.40pm, officers were called to the Marsh area following reports that a firearm had been discharged.

Upon arrival, they found a 24-year-old local man injured on Waverley Terrace. He was taken to hospital with facial injuries which are consistent with a firearm discharge.

The man remains in hospital where his injuries are serious but are not considered to be life threatening.

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, from West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: ‘‘At the present time we are treating this incident as a targeted attack."

It is believed the man was shot as he was travelling in car with two other men on Heaton Road.

The suspect/s are thought to have been in another vehicle when the firearm was discharged. The other passengers in the vehicle were not injured in the incident.

Two men aged 23 and 22 were arrested in the early hours of this morning and remain in police custody on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

While I understand that incidents of this nature are disturbing for those living in the local community, I do not believe there is any wider danger to members of the public and additional neighbourhood officers are in the area to reassure local residents.

– Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, West Yorkshire Police

Huddersfield Giants complete Jordan Cox signing

Huddersfield Giants have signed Hull KR forward Jordan Cox on a one month loan deal.

Credit: Press Association

The 22-year-old who can play back row or prop and will be available for consideration by Paul Anderson for Sunday’s game with St Helens.

Cox will wear the number 30 shirt for the Giants.

He’s a rather large human being who can play on the edge and in the middle. He will add a bit more variety to our squad and a bit of freshness. We’ve always talked about him, he’s got some good Super League experience and he’s caused us some problems every time we’ve played against him and those are the players that you like.

– Head Coach Paul Anderson
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