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Police appeal after attempted abduction of Mirfield schoolboys

Police are investigating after an attempted abduction of two schoolboys in Mirfield on Friday afternoon.

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A man approached the boys who were aged nine and ten at around 3:30pm. He grabbed one of the boys arm as they were walking down a ginnel which connects Nab Lane to Priory Way.

The suspect is described as white, around 40 years old, average build with a rounded face. He was believed to be wearing a black padded, shiny coat, jeans and trainers. He was thought to be bald or had his head shaved.

Do you know pet store robber suspect?

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Police investigating an armed robbery at a pet shop in Mirfield have released an e-fit image of the suspect. A man armed with what is described as a handgun stole a small amount of cash from the store in Lee Green, at around 2.30pm on February 10th.

He is described as being in his late teens to early 20s and was wearing a dark hooded top and dark grey scarf over his face. Police believe he may have been loitering around the shop shortly beforehand and are asking anyone with information to get in touch.


Veteran cyclist Robinson in hospital after crash

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Yorkshire cycling legend Brian Robinson is in hospital tonight after a collision with a car.

Mr Robinson, 83, was taken to Pinderfields Hospital this afternoon after a crash involving a blue Volkswagen Passat in Lees Hall Road in Thornill Lees just after 1pm.

He suffered severe cuts and bruises, as well as a suspected broken collar bone.

Mr Robinson is being kept in hospital tonight for observations.

Mr Robinson, who lives in Mirfield, was the first British man to complete the Tour de France and the first Brit to win a stage – both in the 1950s.

Dog found abandoned in Mirfield

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Police are appealing for information to trace the owner of a dog found abandoned in Mirfield. It was found at around 10am this morning Monday April 21, 2014, near to Shepley Bridge Marina and is being looked after by officers.

"We are working to locate the owner of this animal and would like to speak to anyone who can assist . The owner or anyone who has information is asked to contact the Dewsbury and Mirfield on 101 quoting log 433 of 21/04.

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Police found crime scene of Mirfield murder "horrific"

Police have welcomed the guilty verdicts for Smith and Church today.

This was an attack which was clearly pre-mediated and demonstrated a shocking level of violence, sadly resulting in this young man's death. The crime scene we saw as police officers was horrific and I wish to pay tribute to their bravery and dignity in having to try and cope with the impact of this appalling crime.

– Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Chris Walker

Two men found guilty of Mirfield murder

Two men have been found guilty of murdering 20-year-old Joshua Hirst in Mirfield in August last year.

Joe Church, 21, of Mirfield and Arron Smith, 18, of Emley were found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court today.

A 20-year-old man from Horbury was found not guilty of murder or manslaughter.

Joshua was stabbed on Hepworth Lane on 3rd August and died in hospital a short time later.

Church and Smith are due to be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court next week.

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