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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.

Attempted abduction in Mirfield

A 12-year-old girl was the target of an attempted abduction in Mirfield, according to police.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

Kirklees CID are appealing for anyone who might have seen a man in a car on Greenside Road approach the girl at around 8.20pm on April 12.

The driver is described as an Asian male in his 30’s or 40’s. He has short hair cropped on the sides and a short black beard and side burns.

The vehicle is described as a grey or dark silver five door hatch back.


Horse meat scandal: West Yorkshire men in court

Peter Boddy (centre) Credit: Justin Tallis/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Two men from West Yorkshire appeared in court today facing charges over the traceability of meat, following last year’s investigation into the horse meat scandal.

Peter Boddy, who owns an abattoir in Todmorden, and David Moss, his manager, are accused of breaching food regulations that say meat should be traceable from field to fork.

They were sent to Southwark Crown Court - their next appearance is on April 28. Unconditional bail was renewed.

Police appeal after pizza shop armed robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pizza shop with robbed at gun point. It happened around 9.13pm at the shop on Huddersfield Road in Honley near Holmfirth. A man entered the shop and threatened a member of staff with what is thought to be a handgun. He escaped with money.

"This is clearly a distressing experience for the staff member, who was thankfully uninjured during the incident. The suspect who was wearing dark clothing and of mixed race, left the takeaway on foot, but it is not clear if he entered a vehicle. I am particularly interested in hearing from any customers or passers by who may have seen a man fitting this description prior to the incident. "

– Det Constable Mark Willetts, West Yorkshire Police

Heroin seized on flights from Pakistan

Border Force officers arrested three people from West Yorkshire after seizing heroin weighing more than 30kg in a single day at Manchester Airport.

The first discovery came on Monday as officers searched luggage that had arrived off a flight from Islamabad in Pakistan, via Abu Dhabi.

Approximately 16kg of the drug was found in the side panels and base of a suitcase and inside the cover of a photo album.

A 25-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, both from Bradford, were arrested along with a 27-year-old man from Oldham. All three were bailed.

Later that day officers were carrying out customs checks on luggage from a flight from Lahore in Pakistan, via Abu Dhabi, when they discovered just over 16kg of heroin inside a suitcase.

A 47-year-old man from the Batley was arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

These are two excellent seizures by our officers and they have ensured that harmful drugs with a street value of many millions of pounds have been kept off our streets.

We will continue to work hard to keep our borders safe and crack down on drug smuggling.

– Phil Shields, Assistant Director for Border Force


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 search for missing teen

Humberside Police are appealing for help in finding a 15 year old girl from North East Lincolnshire.

Charlie Eaves has gone missing from her home in Scunthorpe
Charlie Eaves has gone missing from her home in Scunthorpe

Charlie (Charley) Eaves was reported missing after failing to return to her home in Scunthorpe. She was last seen when she left on Sunday afternoon.

Charlie is believed to have travelled to West Yorkshire area to meet 18 year old Shrewsbury man Brandon John Prichard. They are believed to be together and may be travelling on the rail network in and around Yorkshire.

Charlie is described as a white, 5ft 3ins tall with a slim build. She has a long coloured red hair with a pale complexion. It is not know what she is wearing but is believed to be wearing a dark coloured skirt, a denim jacket and possibly zig zag patterned top and a hat.

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