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Breaking: 11 men jailed for raping same Keighley schoolgirl

Eleven men have been jailed for raping the same Keighley schoolgirl when she was aged 14 and 15.

Another man was convicted of sexual activity with the same girl.

They were jailed for a total of more than 149 years between then at Bradford crown court today.

Khalid Mahmood from Keighley was told he was to be regarded as dangerous as he is currently in prison for raping another woman and trying to abduct a child playing on a scooter. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Yasser Kabir was given the longest sentence , 20 years, for raping the schoolgirl and two other young girls.

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Man attacked in front of family members in West Yorkshire

Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked in front of family members while walking along the canal tow path between Shipley and Keighley on Boxing Day.

The offence happened between 2.30pm and 2.45pm as the 48-year-old victim was walking with members of his family and their dogs near Saltaire car park. It is reported that another dog started to chase one of the dogs being walked by the victim. The man walking that dog attempted to kick the victim's dog but slipped and fell to the ground. On getting to his feet, the man punched the victim to the face causing facial injuries.

The man is described as white, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, of slender build, with close cropped hair. He was wearing a dark or olive green trench coat and was clean shaven.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area and saw a man matching the suspect's description.

Man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

A man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal road traffic collision in Keighley.

The crash at 1.15am this morning (24/12) on Park Lane in Keighley involved a black Rover 75 and a blue Vauxhall Vectra private hire vehicle.

The 33-year-old driver of the Vectra was taken to hospital where he later died.

A 20-year-old male passenger in the Rover was also taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

The driver of the Rover, a male in his twenties, failed to stop at the scene and been arrested and remains in police custody.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

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Village Christmas tree chopped down by council

A tale of Christmas trees and seasonal good cheer, all brought crashing to the ground by some council axemen.

Villagers in Oakworth spent a small fortune lighting a giant conifer in the community's park, but they're now feeling less than festive after Bradford Council contractors turned up yesterday and felled it

In fact it is the second Christmas tree in the park, complete with decorations, that has been axed by the council.

Jon Hill reports:

A minutes silence for transgender prisoner

A group have gathered in Bradford to remember a transgender woman who died in Leeds Prison.

Vicky Thompson & boyfriend Robert Steele Credit: Robert Steele

Twenty one year old Vicky Thompson from Keighley was found on the 13th November. She had lived as a female since her mid teens and her friends say she had threatened to kill herself if she was sent to an all male prison.

A minutes silence for Vicky Thompson Credit: ITV

A minutes silence was hed at midday in Centenary Square, where afterwards her boyfriend, Robert Steele, described Vicky as a wonderful person. Campaigners are now hoping for a change in the law.

Unknown soldier honoured.

A previously 'unknown' soldier from the First World War has been honoured in Keighley.

Herbert Moore and his family Credit: Men of Worth Project

Private Herbert Moore enlisted in 1915 and served in the Machine Gun Corps. Although he survived the war, he died the year after it ended of kidney failure - a condition classed as "war attributable." Until now his grave has been unmarked at Oakworth Cemetery, but today a newly-created headstone was unveiled by the Keighley's Men of Worth project, who have sought to give him recognition.

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