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E-fit released after bogus burglary

Police in Ossett have issued an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to following a bogus official burglary in Horbury.

West Yorkshire Police

They would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man pictured following a burglary at a Whitehall Court in Horbury at about 5pm on Wednesday June 4.

The victims, an 81-year-old woman and an 87-year-old man, noticed a shadow by the front door of their flat and a man had entered their home.

He did not introduce himself but asked them to go in the kitchen with him and run their taps to test them.

While they did so he left the kitchen, came back briefly, and then left again after telling them to once again run the water.

After a few moments the couple turned the taps off and later discovered the male, who by this stage had left the property, had stolen cash from their bedroom.

He was described as Asian, 5ft 6in tall, wearing a blue anorak type jacket. He also had dark hair, a half beard and glasses.

Couple in their 70s banned from keeping ponies

A couple in their 70's - who kept 41 horses in what a court heard were squalid conditions, have been banned from keeping ponies for ten years.

George and Maureen Millington from Ossett in West Yorkshire - have previously won prizes for their show ponies - but were today convicted of fourteen animal cruelty offences, as Michael Billington reports:


Neglected horses "weren't that bad" says former owner

A couple who were found guilty of mistreating 41 horses said their condition "wasn't that bad".


George Millington, 79 and Maureen Millington, 78, were found guilty of four offences of neglect and three of suffering of 41 horses.


One of the horses has since died.

The couple were fined just under £1,000 and have been banned from owning or managing horses in the future.



Ordered to pay back criminal gains

A man from Ossett has been ordered to pay over £100,000 which is money said to be made from supplying Cocaine and Amphetamine.

49-year-old Christopher Walker appeared before Leeds Crown Court yesterday and heard how he now has six months to pay back the money under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

If he fails to pay the order in full he will face a further 2 years time behind bars and the debt remains outstanding.

Walker was jailed for 8 years in March 2010 after being found guilty of conspiring to supply Class A and B drugs.

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