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Woman in distress appeal

Police are appealing for information following reports of a women in distress near Gotts Park near Stanningley road in Leeds shortly before 9pm on New Year's Eve.

The woman is described as having light coloured hair. 

She was with a man who was described as olive skinned possibly an Asian male wearing a dark coloured hooded top. 

Calls for tougher sentences to curb assaults on police officers in Yorkshire

The MP for Halifax Holly Lynch is calling for tougher prison sentences to stop the rising number of assaults on police officers.

There were 23,000 recorded attacks between March 2015 and 2016, with 991 in West Yorkshire, more than almost anywhere else in the country.

Holly Lynch says too often, suspended sentences and fines are handed down to people convicted of attacking officers, which is sending out the wrong message.

Our Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt reports.

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Driver, 86, hit by moving car after crashing into parked vehicle in Leeds

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An elderly driver was injured after crashing off a parked car into the path of another vehicle in Leeds.

The 86-year-old woman was in a Skoda Fabia that hit a parked Volkswagen Golf in Garth Road, Meanwood, at about 1.20pm yesterday. It then collided with a Toyota Prius which was travelling towards Stonegate Road.

The woman was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment and remains under observations.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call PC Martyn Burns at Carr Gate police headquarters via 101.

Mark Burns-Williamson re-elected as West Yorkshire PCC

Labour candidate Mark Burns-Williamson has been re-elected as West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

The contest against the Conservative candidate Allan Doherty went to a second count.

Horsing around...Breeze has that Friday feeling

West Yorkshire Police horse Breeze has certainly got that Friday feeling judging by a tweet from the team. He's making the most of the spring weather by enjoying a good roll in his field.

Meanwhile his pal Clifton is preparing for a busy weekend of work.

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