A father from Yorkshire whose daughter was murdered by an ex-boyfriend has welcomed a law allowing access to a partner's background.
Police are stepping up their search for missing Aamir 'Eric' Qudeer as they grow increasingly concerned for his welfare.
The search is on for a man in Leeds after a series of reports of sex attacks in the city.
A campaigning father from West Yorkshire whose daughter was killed by her ex-boyfriend says he is delighted that a new law to let women know their partner's violent past, is today being rolled-out across the country. Michael Billington reports.
A new law which allows you to find out if your partner has a violent past has come into force today. The domestic violence disclosure scheme - also known as Clare's Law - aims to stop men and women from becoming victims of domestic abuse.
It allows the police to give out information about any previous violent offending of a partner where it could help protect them from harm.
The law comes following a campaign by the father of West Yorkshire mother Clare Wood who was killed by her partner in 2009.
To make a request for information under the Disclosure Scheme contact 101 or click here to find out more.
A female police officer has been injured after her car was rammed as she investigated reports of two burglaries at shops in Leeds. It happened at 1.30 am when police were responding to reports of a ram raid at the co-op supermarket on Langbar Road in Swarcliffe in Leeds.
Officers searching the area came across a dark coloured Ford Galaxy on Whitelaithe Approach where a second burglary was taking place. The getaway car drove at the police car but missed.
It then rammed a second police car which was stationary on Red Hall Lane, leaving the female officer injured. As it escaped it was in collision with the original police car following it, causing it to crash into the front wall of a house, landing in a garden.
– Detective Inspector Phillip Jackson, from Leeds District CID
"An 18-year-old man was arrested from the Ford Galaxy on suspicion of three counts of burglary. Two other male suspects fled the scene on foot. The 38-year-old female officer was taken to hospital with bruising and whiplash but later returned to complete her shift. The occupants who in the house at the time of the collision were fortunately uninjured."
Police appealing for information after a grandmother was threatened at knifepoint during a burglary in Morley near Leeds.
It happened on Thursday March 6 when two men wearing dark coloured clothing and high visibility jackets entered the house on Wide Lane after saying they were police officers and had news about a relative.
As they went inside the 54-year-old woman noticed one of the men had duct tape and a screwdriver.
They then grabbed the victim and threatened her with a knife and made threats about the safety of her four-year-old granddaughter if she did not co-operate.
They were described as white, in their 20s. One had particularly pale skin and blue eyes. They escaped with a substantial amount of cash and jewellery.
"This is a serious offence in which a woman has been threatened with a knife and restrained in her own home, leaving her fortunately uninjured but understandably also deeply upset.
I am appealing for anyone who recognises the man pictured, saw two men outside the property with high vis jackets or who saw the suspect vehicle shortly after the incident .
This was an unusual incident for the Morley area and we believe this was a targeted rather than a random attack."
Detective Inspector Mark Swift, West Yorkshire Police
Refuge's Isobel Shirlaw has told ITV news that the domestic violence charity has "grave concerns" over Clare's Law.
Shirlaw said that, while some people may "possibly" be saved from abuse by the law, "it doesn't really do anything to address the huge problem of domestic violence in this country".
A Scheme to protect part of Wakefield from flooding has won an award.
The Ings Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme won the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire and Humber Centenary Award which is awarded annually to the best infrastructure project in the region.
The serious flooding in Wakefield in 2007 prompted Ings Beck to be included in the National Priority Programme.
The scheme will provide the city with defences against a likelihood of flooding once in every hundred years, protecting 715 homes and 59 businesses as well as the A638 major trunk road. It is a scheme that cost £14.8m, involving building defences at nine sites, spread over 11.8km of watercourse.
– Damian Kilburn, judge
The judges were impressed by the enthusiasm of the project team in delivering a complex multi-site project which has achieved considerable public benefit. Working closely with the community, in residential and congested city-centre locations, the team demonstrated their commitment to safety and ingenuity across multiple elements of the project.
Clare's Law was created after 36-year-old Clare Wood was murdered by a man who became known as the "Facebook fugitive".
In the days after her brutal killing, detectives issued a warning that her ex-boyfriend George Appleton might attempt to communicate with other women via the internet
Unbeknown to Miss Wood, Appleton had a history of violence towards women and was known to prowl online dating websites and Facebook in search of partners, often using different aliases.
The mother-of-one's body was discovered in the bedroom of her home in Salford, Greater Manchester, in February 2009. She had been strangled and set on fire.
Police watchdogs concluded afterwards that she had been badly let down by ''individual and systemic'' failures by Greater Manchester Police.
Today's national roll-out of 'Clare's Law' has been chose by the Home Secretary as it also coincided with International Women's Day and the launch of Domestic Violence Protection Orders.
DVPOs will enable police and magistrates' courts to provide protection to victims in the immediate aftermath of a domestic violence incident.
Mrs May said: "Domestic abuse shatters lives and this Government is working hard to provide police and local authorities with the tools they need to keep women and girls safe.
"Clare's Law and DVPOs are just two of a raft of measures we have introduced to hand control back to the victim by ensuring they can make informed decisions about their relationship and escape if necessary.
"Protection for victims is improving but sadly there are still too many cases where vulnerable people are let down."