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Police release e-fit after attempted robbery

Police investigating an attempted robbery in Leeds on last Thursday have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The incident happened at approximately 6pm in the car park to Holborn Towers, Shay Street, Leeds.

The victim was driving his car when two men gestured for him to stop. One of the men, who was white, then attempted to enter into conversation with the victim before attempting to pull the keys from the car's ignition.

Police say the victim then tried to stop this happening but was then hit by the same male who tried again to pull the keys from the ignition. As a result of this the key ring broke.

The two men then made off towards the Londis store on Woodhouse Street.

One of them is described as white, the other black.

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Alps plane co-pilot 'crashed plane deliberately' says prosecutor

Chilling details of the final moments leading up to the air disaster in the Alps have emerged today.

Paul Bramley from Hull was among the 150 people on board who died.

Investigators now believe the crash was caused deliberately by the co-pilot, who appears to have locked the pilot out of the cockpit.

Grace Meldoy-Gardener reports:

Barbara Taylor Bradford launches competition to get young girls writing

The world renowned novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford has launched her own competition to get young girls writing their own stories.

The Leeds-born writer will offer one-to-one tuition to those who make the grade.

Figures show fewer than half of students enjoy putting pen to paper outside the classroom.

Bradford tells Matt Price her contest is about improving the standards of literacy and encouraging more girls to write creatively:

Briscoe sidelined for three months

Leeds' England international Tom Briscoe will be sidelined for around three months with a shoulder injury, coach Brian McDermott has confirmed.

The 25-year-old former Hull winger, who missed just two matches in his first season with the Rhinos in 2014, will undergo surgery on Saturday after scans revealed the full extent of an injury he has been carrying for a few weeks.

Handley, 19, made only his second Super League appearance and scored his first try in Leeds' 26-14 win over Wigan last Friday.

He keeps his spot for the trip to Perpignan to face Catalans Dragons on Saturday, while Liam Sutcliffe will continue to deputise for skipper Kevin Sinfield, who is still recovering from a hamstring injury.

There's a fair bit of damage in there. He's been good for us so we'll miss him but it gives an opportunity for Ash Handley to get some more game time.

– Brian McDermott
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