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Police appeal after Huddersfield 'hate' crime incident

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after two blind people were verbally abused in Sainsbury's supermarket in Huddersfield.

Police release image of man they want to trace Credit: West Yorkshire Police

"This incident, which is being treated as hate crime, happened at around 4.20pm on Sunday November 2, 2014. The victims, a 17-year-old girl and a 21-year-old man, have been at the checkouts of the Market Street store when a man has approached them and tried to distract their guide dogs. When they have told the man not to do that he has become verbally abusive towards them both.

We are keen to speak to anyone who recognises the man pictured or who has any information which could assist us in our on-going enquiries."

– PC Emma Poole, West Yorkshire Police

Muslim group supports Poppy Appeal

Ahmadiyya Association at Huddersfield Town Credit: Ahmadiyya Association

More than 20 young Muslims from Spen Valley and Huddersfield joined local members of the Royal British Legion to collect at the Huddersfield Town Football Club.

They see it as a mark of good citizenship and demonstration of loyalty to one’s country. To acknowledge the partnership, the Royal British Legion has marked the 1st of November 2014 as “The Ahmadiyya Muslim Poppy Appeal Day

Collecting for the Poppy Appeal Credit: Ahmadiyya Association

Police investigate attempted knife-point robbery

Police investigating after a 33-year-old man was the victim of an attempted knife-point robbery.

At around 4.15am on Thursday the victim was walking on a cycle path between Alder Street and Red Doles Road when he was threatened by a man with a knife who demanded cash.

The man punched the would-be thief in the chest and got away before reporting the incident to the police.

He described the suspect as white male, 5ft, 9" tall, short brown hair and what are described as bright coloured eyes. He was wearing a turquoise coloured tracksuit top, dark coloured trousers and white trainers and was seen by the victim earlier in the evening when he was riding a dark coloured BMX-type bike.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Huddersfield crash

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a crash in Huddersfield.

It happened on Bradley Road at the junction with Upper Quarry Road around 5.10pm on Thursday October 16, when a blue Renault Megane and and Aprilia Dorsouru 750cc motorbike were in collision.

The motorcyclist, from Mirfield, was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical but stable.


Cat fatally shot with air-rifle in Huddersfield

Police are appealing for information after a cat was fatally shot with an air rifle in Huddersfield.

It was left outside overnight between Saturday, 4 October, and Sunday, 5 October. The cat later returned home to Lees Close and was found on the Sunday morning with wounds to the pelvis and chest. He later died as a result of his injuries.

Following examination by a vet, it was established that the wound to the chest was approximately 10 days old with the wound to the pelvis more recent and the shot that killed him. The pellets removed from the cat were from a 2.2 air weapon.

This incident has understandably deeply affected the cat's owner(s), made worse by the fact that we now know the pet was targeted on more than one occasion. If anyone has seen anyone with an air weapon in the Lees Close area or has heard anything on the grapevine about who may be responsible I would urge them to make contact.

– Inspector Jon Dunkerley

Man arrested over gunshot drama

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a gunshot was fired through the window of a house in Huddersfield.

Police investigate shooting in Springbank Road, Huddersfield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday on Springbank Road in the town.

Police investigate shooting in Springbank Road, Huddersfield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A 25-year-old man was arrested on Saturday afternoon from an address in Leeds and is being held on suspicion of attempted murder."

– Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, West Yorkshire Police

Investigation after train-guard head-butted in attack

British Transport Police are investigating Credit: PA

British Transport Police are investigating after a train guard was head-butted and punched on a train travelling to Halifax.

The 47-year-old guard from Huddersfield tried to intervene following a domestic between a man and a woman, and tried to calm the situation down.

The man escaped from the train after kicking the doors a number of times. Officers are now appealing for witnesses. It happened on Saturday 27th September.

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