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Trains cancelled due to flooding between Shipley and Leeds

There are delays and cancellations on Northern Rail services between Shipley and Leeds due to flooding. The line is closed from Shipley/Guiseley to Leeds. Passengers will be able to travel to Bradford Forster Square and transfer to Bradford interchange for services to Leeds. Journey times between Shipley/Leeds are extended by approx 45 mins.


Man attacked in front of family members in West Yorkshire

Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked in front of family members while walking along the canal tow path between Shipley and Keighley on Boxing Day.

The offence happened between 2.30pm and 2.45pm as the 48-year-old victim was walking with members of his family and their dogs near Saltaire car park. It is reported that another dog started to chase one of the dogs being walked by the victim. The man walking that dog attempted to kick the victim's dog but slipped and fell to the ground. On getting to his feet, the man punched the victim to the face causing facial injuries.

The man is described as white, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, of slender build, with close cropped hair. He was wearing a dark or olive green trench coat and was clean shaven.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area and saw a man matching the suspect's description.


Overturned car on rail line causes delays

An overturned car on a rail line near Shipley caused severe delays this morning.

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Northern Rail confirmed it was told about the incident at 9.15am.

Two people are reported to have been in the vehicle.

A spokesperson for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said one person had been taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary with head injuries.

Police tracing white van involved in 'suspicious incident'

Police have appealed for help in tracing a white van involved in a suspicious incident on Monday.

An 11-year-old girl was asked to get into a white VW Transporter-type van on Leeds Road, Shipley. The girl declined and walked away and the van left without further incident.

The vehicle involved in Monday's incident was said to contain two men.

The passenger who spoke to the girl was described as wearing a black balaclava and gloves, with a blue hooded top and black jogging bottoms. The driver was also believed to be wearing a black balaclava.

Man jailed for abusing boys in Czech Republic

A man from West Yorkshire has been jailed for ten years after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting young boys and sharing images of the abuse on the internet. Dusan Juran, who's 25, and from Bradford Road, Shipley, was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court after admitting four charges.

Dusan Juran: jailed for 10 years

Juran was arrested when officers from West Yorkshire Police’s Abusive Images Unit carried out a search warrant of his home in November last year, after receiving information about the online distribution of indecent images and movies.

Following an investigation, Juran, a Czech national, admitted that he had abused a 10-year-old child while on holiday in the Czech Republic.

Evidence of this was found on the computer along with naked photographs of another young boy, who was believed to be about six years old.

Speaking after sentence, Detective Constable John Higgins, of West Yorkshire Police’s Abusive Images Unit, said:

"The term of imprisonment passed down today reflects the severity of these offences. The victims were young boys who do not live in the UK. This case demonstrates that West Yorkshire Police will robustly investigate any offences committed against vulnerable children in our society, not just in the UK, but anywhere in the world."

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