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Hundreds expected at Sikh parade in Huddersfield

Hundreds of followers of Sikhism are expected to take part in the annual Vaisakhi parade through Huddersfield today.

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The procession celebrates Nagar Kirtan, a Sikh custom involving the processional singing of holy hymns throughout a community. It is being held to mark the religious festival Vaisakhi.

The procession will leave the Guru Nanak Gurdwara temple in Springwood at 12.30pm and will make its way down to St George's Square.

The parade will then leave the town centre and head towards the Sikh temple in Hillhouse, with the event expected to finish at 3pm.

Those taking part will cover their heads and wear bright orange robes.

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Police searching for Huddersfield park attacker

Police are searching for a man who attacked a teenage girl in a park in Huddersfield.

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The 19-year-old was hit in the face several times with what detectives think may have been a knife. The attack took place between 6:30 and 6:45pm on Thursday 7th April in Greenhead Park.

The teenager was taken to hospital and was treated for minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his mid to late 20s, 5ft 9", slim build and a shaved head. He spoke with an American accent and was wearing a black t-shirt, burgundy scarf, baggy light blue jeans and black Nike TN trainers.

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Police appeal after jewellery stolen in Meltham Burglary

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a number of items were stolen during a burglary in Meltham.

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The incident happened on 11th March after suspects forced entry into a property in Meltham near Huddersfield.

Various items were stolen during the burglary including a distinctive pink pearl necklace with two black pearls in the centre.

Boy, 12, 'dragged into alleyway' by stranger

Police are appealing for information after a 12-year-old boy was dragged into an alleyway by a man in Huddersfield.

The incident happened in the Sheepridge area of the town on Sunday.

The boy was walking down Ashbrown Road when he was approached by a man who pulled him into an alleyway which leads onto Central Avenue. The man let him go after the boy screamed.

The man is described as Asian, around 30-years-old, 5ft 6ins tall, with brown hair and a fringe. He was wearing a dark blue coat, black trousers and a scarf which was covering half of his face.

While we understand that this incident may cause some concern in the wider community, we would stress that this appears to be an isolated incident and the motives behind this man's actions are unclear. We would urge anyone who has witnessed any part of this incident or with any other information which could help our ongoing enquiries to please call Kirklees CID via 101. Similarly, we would urge this man to come forward to help us establish what has taken place.

– Detective Sergeant Adrian Belle

Man's body found in Huddersfield canal

Body found in canal Credit: Ross Parry

A man's body has been found in a canal in the Hillhouse area of Huddersfield.

The body is the second to be discovered this week, with police still attempting to identify the body of man found in nearby Ravensthorpe on March 14th.

Police were alerted by a passerby to the discovery of the second body today in the Huddersfield Broad Canal, at Vine Street. Enquiries continue to identify the man and to establish how he died.

Meanwhile, police have issued photographs of clothing in a hope of identifying the body of a man found near Low Mill Lane in Ravensthorpe.

Chino style shorts Credit: West Yorkshire Police
Distinctive clothing Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Early indications are that the body is that of a white male, aged between 30 and 50, between 5"9" tall and 6"1" tall and of slim build. He was wearing a No Fear short sleeved t-shirt and chino style shorts with a palm tree design.

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