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Police warning after woman attacked and attempted rape in Hull cemetery

Police are warning people to be vigilant in the area of Spring Bank West after a 36 year-old Hull woman was attacked in the cemetery just before 7pm yesterday Saturday 9 September. They are concerned the man may attack again.

She was approached by a man, described as white, 5’7” tall, in his 20s; he was slim with short fair hair and spoke with an eastern European accent. He is alleged to have assaulted and attempted to rape her. She managed to break free and escape.

The woman has minor injuries to her face and arms and is badly shaken say officers.

"We are issuing an appeal for witnesses to the incident and for anyone who saw a man acting suspiciously in the area at the time.

We are also warning others to take care when walking in this area at night. Until we can identify this man and bring him into custody we are concerned he may try this again."

– Humberside Police


Police HQ goes up for sale

Following a decision by Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan to move the North Yorkshire Police headquarters to central Northallerton, she has confirmed that the current Newby Wiske headquarters site is up for sale.

The new police headquarters will be Alverton Court in Northallerton, the former Rural Payments Agency building.

Chief Con Dave Jones and Police & Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Newby Wiske Hall, The Grade II-listed country home, has served as North Yorkshire Police’s headquarters for nearly 40 years. Prior to its current use, Newby Wiske served as a training centre for the old North Riding Constabulary from 1954.

The police are due to move to their new building in autumn 2017, and will accept interest on the current site from all interested parties.

One of the first commitments I made on taking up office was to move North Yorkshire Police out of the expensive and largely unsuitable Newby Wiske site into more accessible accommodation, better suited to a modern police service."

– Julia Mulligan, North Yorks Police and Crime Commissioner

Biker dies after crash with police car and tractor

Lincolnshire Police say a motorcycle rider died yesterday afternoon after an accident involving a police car, a tractor and his motorbike. It happened at around 1pm yesterday on the A52 at Old Leake near the junction with School Lane.

The rider of the motorcycle, a local man in his 60s, died from his injuries later in hospital.

The investigation is in the early stages and the police have referred the incident to the IPCC. Officers are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area or witnessed the collision to contact the police through 101 or the witness hotline which his 01522 558855.

Police 'concerned' for injured men

West Yorkshire Police says concern is growing for two men who police believe were seriously injured after a car crashed into a house in Doncaster yesterday (Tuesday 25 August).

Witnesses have reported seeing the men leave the scene of the crash, which happened at around 12.50pm in Poppyfields Way. Reports suggest that at least one of them had serious injuries and had lost a significant amount of blood.

Despite extensive enquiries carried out by police to find them, they have not yet been located.

“From the witness accounts we have so far, one of the men had a terrible leg injury, which we believe was caused by the fire. People have told us the men were seriously injured and we believe they need urgent medical attention due to the impact of the crash and also the fire.

“No one has presented themselves at hospital with these injuries or at our local GPs, so the likelihood is that these men are still suffering with serious injuries, which could be life-threatening and have terrible consequences. I urge them to come forward to get the treatment they need.

“Also, I urge anyone who knows were these men are to come forward and tell us what you know so that we can ensure they are safe and well.”

– Inspector Steve Askham, from the Serious Collisions Unit

Two other men inside the car died at the scene. Another man, who was also inside the car, is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Police are currently unable to confirm who was sitting where inside the car. Work is ongoing to formally identify the two deceased men.

One woman was inside the house at the time of the collision. She was not injured.

A police presence will continue in the area today while officers speak to local residents and review CCTV.

West Yorkshire Police slammed over 'disgraceful' tweet

The tweet, which has since been deleted.

West Yorkshire Police has come under fire after tweeting a picture of an apparently homeless couple shortly after seizing the car they were living in, because it had no insurance. They added to the tweet the hashtag '#luggagewalkofshame .

The tweet has attracted fierce criticism on social media where it was branded 'cruel', 'disgraceful' and 'horrible'. There are even calls for the couple to be found and to get their insurance paid through crowdfunding.

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In response, West Yorkshire Police has issued a statement about the tweet:

"This is clearly an inappropriate tweet which we have immediately removed from our Twitter account, and we are looking into the circumstances as to why it has been posted.

"Regardless of any offences people have committed they still deserve their human dignity and we would apologise for the offence this has caused."

– West Yorkshire Police, spokesperson
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