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Urgent appeal to find missing teenage girl from Leeds

Charis Scott was last seen on Tuesday Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police have issued an urgent appeal for help to find a missing 14-year-old girl.

Charis Scott was last seen at her home address in Harehills at about 5.45pm on Tuesday.

She is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall and slim, with shoulder-length dark hair. She was last seen wearing black trousers, black trainers and a black coat.

Detective Inspector Marc Bowes, of Leeds district safeguarding unit, said: "We are very concerned for Charis's welfare, given her age, and we urgently need to hear from anyone who has seen her or who knows her current whereabouts."

Anyone with information is asked to contact call 101.

Leeds imam advises 'counter-extremism' review into use of Sharia law

A Muslim cleric from Leeds is to play a leading role in a review into of the use of Sharia law in England and Wales.

Qari Asim Credit: Press Association

Qari Asim, imam at a mosque in the Hyde Park area, is advising a panel of experts that will lead a review launched by Home Secretary Theresa May today.

Mrs May announced the process as part of the government’s counter-extremism strategy.

She said there was evidence some Sharia councils encouraged "discriminatory and unacceptable" practices, including forced marriage and divorces that are unfair to women.

“A number of women have reportedly been victims of what appear to be discriminatory decisions taken by Sharia councils, and that is a significant concern. There is only one rule of law in our country, which provides rights and security for every citizen."

– Home Secretary Theresa May

Driver, 86, hit by moving car after crashing into parked vehicle in Leeds

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An elderly driver was injured after crashing off a parked car into the path of another vehicle in Leeds.

The 86-year-old woman was in a Skoda Fabia that hit a parked Volkswagen Golf in Garth Road, Meanwood, at about 1.20pm yesterday. It then collided with a Toyota Prius which was travelling towards Stonegate Road.

The woman was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment and remains under observations.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call PC Martyn Burns at Carr Gate police headquarters via 101.

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Badly injured man is identified and remains critically ill

A man who was seriously injured in a collision with a bus in Leeds yesterday has been identified by police

Officers made a public appeal to identify the man following the incident which happened in Easterly Road, Leeds, at about 7.55am.

He has now been identified as a 61-year-old local man and his family have been informed. He remains in a critical condition in Leeds General Infirmary.

Leeds Festival headliners in exclusive performance

Leeds Festival headliners Biffy Clyro have announced they are to give an exclusive acoustic performance in the city on June 1st.

The trio will perform at both Leeds and Reading festivals for the 10th time this year, and will kick off the summer by bringing a special acoustic set to the Headrow House.

All Reading and Leeds ticket holders will be able to enter a ballot for the chance to win tickets to the gig, with all proceeds to be matched by Leeds Festival and donated to the Martin House children's hospice in Wetherby.

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