Search for missing Aamir Qudeer

Police are stepping up their search for missing Aamir 'Eric' Qudeer as they grow increasingly concerned for his welfare.

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Search for man for series of sex crimes

The search is on for a man wanted over a number of sexual offences in West Yorkshire and Norfolk.

Adam Peter Day, aged 39, from Leeds, was last known to be in the Brighton area and has connections with Norfolk, Worcester and Leeds.

Adam Day Credit: West Yorkshire Police

He failed to answer bail having been arrested last year in connection with offences related to indecent images and a sexual assault.

He is described as white, about 5ft 7ins tall, and of average build. He has short brown hair and a goatee beard, blue eyes and is right-handed.

Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs, said: "Extensive enquiries have been made to trace Adam Day since he failed to answer his bail but so far these have proved unsuccessful. We are now appealing to the public to help us trace his whereabouts.

"Anyone who knows where he is should not approach him but contact police immediately."


First World War memories from Leeds

As the Centenary of the First World War approaches, people from our region are wanting to know more about their ancestors during the conflict.

One of those reflecting on the past is Leeds civic leader Tom Riordan, who's has been finding out about his Grandfather and discovered that he fought against a German regiment, in which Adolf Hitler was a young soldier. Gaynor Barnes reports.

Meanwhile, a group of young people in the city is gathering individual stories for a special exhibition of memories through the eyes of the city. For more information click here.

Tom was finding out about his fighting heritage ahead of a First World War Conference to be held at Weetwood Hall in July.

Blackstock faces betting charge

Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock has been charged in relation to breaking the Football Association's betting rules.

Blackstock, currently recovering from a serious knee injury sustained during a loan spell at Leeds in December, has been accused of multiple breaches of conduct and has six days in which to respond to the charge.

Dexter Blackstock Credit: Press Association

An FA statement said: "Nottingham Forest's Dexter Blackstock has been charged with multiple breaches of FA Rule E8(b) for misconduct in relation to betting.

"Blackstock has until Monday 28 April 2014 to respond to the charge."

Blackstock, who signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract at the City Ground last season, last played for Forest in October and later that month he was sent out on loan to Sky Bet Championship rivals Leeds.

After four appearances for the Yorkshire club, the 27-year-old suffered a season-ending knee injury in training ahead of Leeds' league game against Blackburn.

He is not expected to play again until next season, when Stuart Pearce will have begun his tenure as Forest manager.

Demolition work to start after Leeds fire

Demolition work is beginning following a fire in Leeds on Easter Monday.

The blaze broke out on Armley Road just before 2am and was dealt with by 100 firefighters. The fire at Tradpak Recycling and Hazel Products was brought under control by midday.

20 firefighters remain at the scene today.

Group Manager Martin Langan for WYFRS said:

“There are several seats of fire underneath sections of the roof of Hazel Products that have collapsed. We are working with demolition crews to gain access and then we will advance with handheld firefighting jets to deal with the remaining seats of fire.”

It is anticipated that firefighters will be at the scene all of today and possibly tomorrow.

Armley Road is partially closed and will be for the majority of today. Police are also in attendance to manage traffic flow.

Kaiser Chiefs to play Leeds arena

Leeds band the Kaiser Chiefs has announced they are playing to the city's First Direct arena next February. This is one of only two UK arena dates the band will play in the UK in 2015.

Kaiser Chiefs Credit: SMG Europe

Bassist Simon Rix said, "It's a great time for the Leeds music scene, there's a lot going on right now. We're so happy to be able to play the new Arena again, nothing can match the support we get from the Yorkshire crowds".

Tickets for the Saturday 14 February show go on sale this Friday.


Toddler bitten on the head by dog

English Mastiff Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The search is on for the owner of a dog after a toddler was bitten in Leeds.

The two-year-old boy was in Cross Flatts Park in Beeston on Good Friday with his parents when the dog, which was being walked on a lead by its owner, bit him on the head when the child tried to pet it.

Sergeant Jon Arrowsuch, of the Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said:

"The injuries to the child were luckily minor and he was treated and released from hospital the same evening. Unfortunately the man with the dog left the park prior to the arrival of police officers and we are keen to trace him to speak to him about the incident."

He was described as white, about 6ft tall, of fat build, with cropped fair hair. He was wearing a blue and yellow polo shirt and jeans.

The dog involved was believed to be a mastiff type similar to the ones pictured.

Bull Mastiff Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Savile compensation ads appear in papers

Newspaper advertisements have been published telling people who claim they were sexually abused by television presenter Jimmy Savile how to apply for compensation.

Around 140 people have come forward to say they were abused by the DJ and entertainer, who died in October 2011 aged 84.

Adverts have appeared in newspapers with details on how to claim compensation Credit: Press Association

The compensation scheme was approved following a ruling at the High Court in February.

Mr Justice Sales sanctioned the scheme after agreement between NatWest, the executor of Savile's estate, lawyers representing Savile's alleged victims, the NHS and the BBC.

He described the compensation scheme as a "sensible and pragmatic" attempt at solving a "complex situation", and also approved the publishing of the newspaper advertisements.

They appear in today's Times and Daily Mirror newspapers, as well as some local newspapers.

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