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Police step up campaign in hunt for Beeston sex attacker

Police in Leeds are stepping up their campaign to find the suspect behind a sex attack and attempted murder in the Beeston area of the city.

CCTV images of man they would like to trace in connection with sex attack Credit: West Yorkshire Police

They are handing out leaflets and displaying cctv footage of the man they want following the attack at the beginning of March. Detectives hunting the man say he targetted three other women on the night of the attack.

Read: Police take DNA swabs in hunt for Beeston sex attacker

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Classic cars embark on Flying Scotsman Rally from Leeds

It is an epic journey, lasting three days and covering hundreds of miles and, for the first time, the Flying Scotsman car rally has set off from Yorkshire.

Named after the historic train, the endurance race features more than 100 spectacular vintage cars.

This year the route is Leeds to Scotland.

Tina Gelder reports:

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Police release CCTV images after Leeds bank robbery

Police have released CCTV images of a man who is wanted over an armed robbery at a bank in Leeds yesterday.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

At about 4pm, the man entered the Yorkshire Bank branch, in Town Street, Bramley, and gave the female cashier a note with a demand for money. He then produced a silver handgun from his waistband.

The cashier handed over an amount of money, the alarm was activated and the man left the building.

The clothing he is wearing is also distinctive. He is wearing what appears to be a Lacoste woolly hat with the crocodile logo on it and a Sergio Tacchini jacket with the logo on the left chest.

– Detective Inspector Paul Hobson
Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Paula Tilbrook retiring from Emmerdale after 21 years as Betty Eagleton

Paula Tilbrook will leave Emmerdale this year after playing Betty Eagleton for 21 years, it has been announced.

Betty first appeared in April 1994 for just three episodes when she ordered a sweet sherry in the Woolpack. Being an old friend of Seth Armstrong, she soon put down roots in the Village and even fell prey to wheeler dealer Eric Pollard. Seth proposed at the end of her first year but the marriage never happened as they postponed it indefinitely - remaining a couple until Seth's passing on a trip home from Australia.

The 85-year-old's final scenes will be aired in mid-May.

Today is both the saddest and the happiest day of my life. Happy because I've got everyone here with me but the sad part is I'm leaving. But there is a great atmosphere and it is nice to go out on a high.

– Paula Tilbrook
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