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Funeral for two-year-old Issac Brocklehurst

Service for Issac

The funeral has taken place today of a toddler who died after a collision with a tipper truck.

Two-year-old Issac Brocklehurst was killed in the incident on Valley Road in Shipley in February. The local community raised thousands of pounds to show their support for his family and to help pay for his funeral.

Issac Brocklehurst

The service at St Paul's Church in Shipley was led by the Rev Malcolm Hendry, who said Issac's death had touched the whole community and beyond.

What a tragedy for everybody. This little lad has touched so many people in and around Shipley as you will see today by the number of people who come. Any death is a tragedy but of someone so young it just compounds that.

– Rev Malcolm Hendry, St Paul's Church


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.

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