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Appeal to find missing Bradford pensioner

A major search is taking place right now for a 71-year-old woman who has been missing from home in Bradford for six hours.

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Police say they're very concerned for the safety of Glynis Kennedy who's vanished while out walking her golden retriever dog. Her disappearance is completely out of character.

She set off from her home in Deanwood Avenue in Allerton at half past four this afternoon and her normal route is around Chellow Dean Woods, quarry and reservoirs.

She was wearing a light blue fleece jacket, black Reebok tracksuit bottoms and grey and blue walking shoes. Mrs Kennedy was only supposed to be out for a short time. Detectives are asking for anyone who's seen Mrs Kennedy, or her dog which hasn't been found to contact them.

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Convicted sex offender brought back from Australia

A man who fled to the other side of the world to escape justice is now in custody in West Yorkshire.

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Steven Allison, 37, from Bradford failed to turn up at court in February last year when he was due to be sentenced for two sexual assaults.

Allison, formerly of New Street in Idle, was sentenced to 30 months in his absence.

The offences occurred against two women at licensed premises in Yeadon, Leeds in June 2013.

Enquiries made by Bradford District's Public Protection Unit and Interpol traced him to Australia, where he had been working on construction sites.

He was located in January this year and subsequently held in a detention centre. He was brought back to England today and is expected to attend court before being transferred to prison.

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Public warned not to approach absconded murderer

Police are urgently appealing for assistance in locating a convicted murderer who is wanted for emergency recall to prison, after he breached his release licence.

Police have warned the public not to approach William Kerr, 53, who was jailed in 1998 and released on licence in January 2015.

Police have warned the public not to approach William Kerr, 53, who was jailed in 1998 and released on licence in January 2015.

The National Offender Management Service contacted North Yorkshire Police for assistance after Kerr absconded from approved premises in Hull.

Police say they do no know where he is, however he is known to have links to the Humberside, West Yorkshire and London areas. Officers are currently conducting extensive enquiries to find him as a matter of urgency.

To assist our already extensive efforts to trace William Kerr, I am urging people to keep an eye out for the man in the photographs. We ask that you do not approach Kerr, as he is considered dangerous. You should contact the police straight away on 999 and officers will be despatched to arrest him or investigate the sighting.

– Detective Inspector Eamonn Clarke, of North Yorkshire Police

Police investigating attempted abduction release e-fit

Police investigating an attempted abduction of two boys in Mirfield have released an e-fit image of the man involved.

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The incident happened on Friday afternoon when a man approached the boys who were aged nine and ten at around 3:30pm.

He grabbed one of the boys arm as they were walking down a ginnel which connects Nab Lane to Priory Way.

Anyone with information about the man has been asked to contact the police

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