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Report into Savile's police links

A West Yorkshire Police report into its contact with Jimmy Savile says there is "no evidence" he was protected from arrest or prosecution.

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Police search for missing teen

Police are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of missing teenager Keane Robinson.

Keane Robinson
Keane Robinson

The 15 year old from Lidget Street, Lindley was last seen at around 12:45pm on Monday in Huddersfield Town Centre. He is described as white, around 5’7" tall, of medium build, with short brown hair and a thin moustache.

Keane was last seen wearing a light blue jumper, grey bottoms with a dark blue jacket.


Police investigate Ed Balls' driving

Police have launched an investigation into how shadow chancellor Ed Balls drove off after colliding with a parked car without informing the owner.

Ed Balls
Ed Balls Credit: Press Association

The Labour MP for Morley and Outwood has since apologised to the vehicle's owner following the incident in his constituency earlier this month, and stressed he did not know any damage had been caused to the black Peugeot 306.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed officers were making inquiries into a "fail to stop collision" on April 5.

In a statement, Mr Balls said: "Ten days ago, I turned our car round in a tight spot in the private drive beside the Labour rooms in Morley.

"There was a stationary car parked close by.

"The turn took five or seven points and I was aware that at one point the bumpers of the two cars touched.

"I park there all the time in what is a relatively narrow drive.

"But until I was contacted the following Wednesday, I had no awareness at all that there had been any damage to the other car.

"As soon as I was made aware of what had happened, I took full responsibility for any damage caused.

"I have written to the owner of the other car to say I was terribly sorry and to reimburse the owner concerned for the necessary repair.

"I have contacted our insurance company in the usual way."

According to a report in the Yorkshire Post, the collision was caught on CCTV camera and Mr Balls' registration number was traced after the Peugeot's driver noticed damage the following day.

Enquiries are continuing.

Two arrested after chemicals discovery in Dewsbury

Two men have been arrested after police found chemicals, suspected fire arms and other items described as suspicious at a house in Dewsbury.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

Police searched an address on Halifax Road in Dewsbury in connection with suspected drugs offences and found chemicals. More suspicious items including chemicals and suspected fire arms were found at another property on Penn Drive in Liversedge.

A 43 year old man from Liversedge has been arrested on suspicion of Conspiracy to Produce Class A Drugs, offences under the Explosives Act and Firearms offences.

A 42 year old man from Dewsbury has been arrested on suspicion of Conspiracy to Produce Class A Drugs and offences under the Explosives Act.

Both men remain in custody.

The North East Counter Terrorism Unit are leading this investigation supported by West Yorkshire Police.

Police confirm investigation into allegation of theft at Leeds United

West Yorkshire Police says it is investigating allegations of theft at Leeds United. It is understood the allegations centre on the installation of surveillance equipment in the stadium's boardroom and toilets.

We can confirm that police are investigating an allegation of theft relating to Leeds United Football Club following a report made by the club made on April 9. The investigation relates to an allegation of club funds being misappropriated for the purchase of technical equipment. Inquiries are at an early stage and we are not in a position to give any further information about the nature of the allegation."

– Detective Superintendent Pat Twigg, West Yorkshire Police


Alfie the police dog recovering after tail operation

One of West Yorkshire Police's dogs is recovering after an operation to remove his tail.


Not the usual side you see of PD Alfie, but unfortunately he has damaged his tail and has had to go to the vets. http://t.co/UcAg0ec74r


Due to the nature and frequency of Alfies injury and that his type of work will aggravate the injury, he is going to have his tail removed.


PD Alfie is struggling to get to grips with his new headgear at dinner time. http://t.co/NNa1Po0wGs


Thieves in high-vis jackets carry out daylight robbery

A group of thieves in high-visibility jackets made off with thousands of pounds worth of seating from a heritage railway line in West Yorkshire.

A total of six benches were stolen from the Ingrow West Station on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway line.

CCTV caught the thieves in action as they lifted one of the benches into a van:

Sergeant Diane Collins said: "As part of the enquiries we are keen to trace the driver of a white coloured Mercedes Sprinter Van which was seen at the location."

Police tweet picture of Wetherby crash

West Yorkshire Police's Road Policing Unit have tweeted this picture of the aftermath of a crash on the A1 near Wetherby.

Amazingly, no one was injured in the crash which happened earlier today.


Earlier collision A1 at Wetherby. Thanks to @nyorksrpg for assistance. Unbelievably no one injured. Enquires cont.. http://t.co/UeNbeFcxDK

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