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Multi-vehicle crash on M621 - lane closed

There is queuing traffic on the M621 eastbound following a multi-vehicle accident.

Once lane has been closed following the collision between J3, A653 (City Centre) & J5, Tunstal Road.

Appeal after woman dragged down street by 'drive-by' robber

Police in Leeds are appealing for information after woman was dragged down the street by a 'drive-by' robber.

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The man, who was driving a black Renault Clio, grabbed the 18-year-old victim's handbag through the window of the car as she was walking along Victoria Terrace, Hyde Park, at about 5.20pm yesterday.

She had been carrying the bag in the crook of her arm and was unable to free herself and was dragged along the road scraping her knees. She collided with a parked car and fell to the ground and the man drove off with her bag in the direction of Belle Vue Road. The victim received hospital treatment for her injuries and was left badly shaken.

Detectives are linking the robbery to an attempted robbery on a 22-year-old woman which happened at about 5.15pm in Little Woodhouse Street that runs through the Leeds General Infirmary site.

The car involved had been stolen from Dewsbury Road, Beeston, at about 11.20am the same day. It has not yet been recovered.


Leeds man's death no longer treated as murder

The death of a man found with serious head injuries in Leeds on Monday night is no longer being treated as murder, say police.

Nicolai Brown died after head injuries following a fall Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Nicolai Brown, aged 27, was found by officers in Back Moorfield Terrace, Armley, after police were called at 9.21pm to reports of a man in distress in the street in neighbouring Moorfield Avenue.

A post mortem examination has now shown he died as a result of a serious skull fracture consistent with a fall.

The 43-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the incident has been released without charge.

The initial circumstances surrounding Mr Brown’s death were very suspicious and it was entirely appropriate that we treated it as a murder investigation.

As a result of comprehensive enquiries into his movements in the time leading up to his death and the results of a full forensic post mortem examination we are now satisfied that his death is not suspicious. A file is being prepared for the Coroner so that an inquest can be held.

Our sympathies are very much with Mr Brown’s family who have been informed of our findings.

– Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen
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