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41-year-old man assaulted during robbery in Wakefield

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after four men forced entry into a home in the Hall Green.

Credit: Press Association

Police say the robbery took place in the afternoon at 2pm on Tuesday 26th January.

The four men entered the property and assaulted the victim before stealing an amount of cash.

The suspects have been described as males in their early 20's.


83-year-old seriously injured after being hit by car

Police in Wakefield are appealing for information after a car reversed into a pensioner in the city.

The incident happened last Sunday on Union Street when the car involved a Toyota Hiace, was reversing.

The pedestrian, an 83-year-old man, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Pinderfields Hospital.

I would like to appeal to anyone in the area on Sunday afternoon who may have seen the vehicle or the pedestrian prior to the incident or who may have witnessed the collision itself to come forward. Enquiries are ongoing.

– Police Constable Dave Laybourne, from West Yorkshire Police Safer Roads Unit


Man charged with Wakefield murder

Police have charged a man with the murder of 27-year-old Nicholas Williams from Stanley.

Nicholas Williams' body was found at his home in Stanley Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Aaron Swift, 33, of Trafford Apartments, Rotherham is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court later today.

Williams' body was found at his home in Bottom Boat Road in Stanley on Wednesday December 16.

Man arrested on suspicion of Wakefield murder

Police investigating the death of a 27-year-old man in Wakefield have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of murder. Nicholas Williams was found at his home in Bottom Boat Road, Stanley, on December 17th.

Nicholas Williams

Tests have revealed he died from multiple stab wounds after being assaulted on the evening of December 16th. A 33-year-old man from Rotherham is in custody.

Specially trained officers are continuing to support his family and police are appealing for information and witnesses to contact them referencing Operation Packburg, or anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity.

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