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Man wanted for Huddersfield robbery

Police are seeking the public's help in locating a Huddersfield man who is wanted for offences including assault and attempted robbery.

Extensive enquiries have been made to find 20-year-old Robert Roche who officers want to speak to in connection with a serious assault in Huddersfield on 30 April, an attempted robbery in Skelmanthorpe on 28 May and two offences of using threatening behaviour - one racially aggravated - in Huddersfield on 5 April and 3 May.

Robert is described as white, around 5ft 11ins tall, of proportionate build, with brown hair which he has recently had cut closer at the sides and fair on top.

He is known to frequent the Skelmanthorpe, Denby Dale and Crosland Moor areas.

We have been actively seeking Mr Roche for questioning in connection with these offences but at this stage have not been able to locate him. Anyone who has seen him or with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Kirklees District CID on 101. If you have information but for whatever reason don't want to speak to police directly then you can give information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Inspector Andy Leonard, of Kirklees District CID


Terriers complete Dean Whitehead signing

Huddersfield Town have completed the signing of experienced midfielder Dean Whitehead.

The former Sunderland, Stoke and Middlesbrough player joins on a two-year contract.

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Anderson extends Giants stay

Huddersfield Giants Head Coach Paul Anderson has signed an agreement to remain in-charge until the end of the 2017 season.

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The 43-year-old took the role in late 2012 from Nathan Brown and led the claret and gold to the League Leaders Shield in his first year. He followed it up with a third-placed finish last season.

My continuation here has never really been an issue to me as the club has always been good to their word and I’m happy we are now able to announce it. I am proud to coach this club and work with good people who have the right ethics I believe to take us forward. I know the ambition here is huge and that’s great as it matches mine in wanting to be the first coach that delivers a major trophy to the Club.

– Paul Anderson


Police appeal after assault in Huddersfield

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in Huddersfield.

The incident happened at 4.30am on Saturday 30th May on Cross Church Street.

A 36-year-old female was walking with her husband when she was assaulted by an unknown male, near to Five Bar.

The suspect is described as a black male, thick set, 5"10, with a shaved or bald head.

The female suffered serious injuries following the assault which required hospital treatment.

Although early in the morning, there were a number of people socialising in the area around the time of the incident and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the alleged assault, or who can identify the suspect responsible to come forward and contact police.

– Detective Constable Cath Lowden of Kirklees CID

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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