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West Yorkshire Police slammed over 'disgraceful' tweet

The tweet, which has since been deleted.

West Yorkshire Police has come under fire after tweeting a picture of an apparently homeless couple shortly after seizing the car they were living in, because it had no insurance. They added to the tweet the hashtag '#luggagewalkofshame .

The tweet has attracted fierce criticism on social media where it was branded 'cruel', 'disgraceful' and 'horrible'. There are even calls for the couple to be found and to get their insurance paid through crowdfunding.

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In response, West Yorkshire Police has issued a statement about the tweet:

"This is clearly an inappropriate tweet which we have immediately removed from our Twitter account, and we are looking into the circumstances as to why it has been posted.

"Regardless of any offences people have committed they still deserve their human dignity and we would apologise for the offence this has caused."

– West Yorkshire Police, spokesperson


Police seek VW Golf driver after patrol car is rammed

At about 11pm last night (16/7/15) officers from the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support unit were on patrol in a marked police car when a Volkswagen Golf drove off at speed on seeing them.

The Golf drove into Princeville Road and parked at the side of the road. The officers parked alongside the vehicle to prevent it driving off but it mounted the kerb and then reversed ramming a second police vehicle which was blocking its path.

An officer got out of the first police car to approach the Golf which drove into him knocking him over before making off from the scene.

He was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary for treatment before being released.

The Golf was later found unattended in nearby Northside Terrace and has been recovered for forensic examination.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace the driver.

– West Yorkshire Police

Renault Pedal car goes for £1,350

Credit: Sheffield Auction Gallery

An early 20th Century French Renault pedal car topped the prices at Sheffield Auction Galleries toy sale on June the 4th. The Devillaine Brothers machine was in a remarkably complete condition for its age and, although showing signs of wear, still raced away to £1,350 hammer price between two telephone bidders, against a £500-800 pre-sale estimate.

“This car travelled all the way from France for the sale and despite the condition it shows how genuine rarity holds it's value. I am delighted with the result.”

– Specialist Valuer and Auctioneer, John Morgan.

Woman dies in Driffield car crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at about 1630hrs on Monday 27 October on the B1249 close to the Octon roundabout, on the Driffield side in East Yorkshire.

The collision involved two vehicles, a dark coloured Kia Sorento and a grey Peugeot 308, which were travelling in opposite directions.

The two people in the Peugeot, a 75-year-old man and a 71-year-old woman, both fromScarborough, and the male driver, who was the only occupant of the Kia, were all taken to hospital.

The woman from the Peugeot, who was travelling in the front passenger seat, subsequently died due to injuries received.

The Peugeot driver suffered non life threatening injuries and the Kia driver sustained a number of fractures.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle prior to the collision.

Anyone with information should contact Humberside Police on telephone 101 referring to log 475 of 27 October 2014.


Man arrested after woman found seriously injured in a car

Police are appealing for information after a woman was found with serious injuries in a car in Mexborough Grove in Leeds.

The ambulance service called in detectives after the 51-year-old woman was found in a car parked in Chapeltown.

She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where she is critically ill.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the area. Anyone with any information is asked to contact North East Leeds CID via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 53-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in custody.

Man dies in Gunby crash

A 28-year-old man has died following a car crash on Station Road, Gunby near Spilsby. It happened yesterday morning when a grey Seat Leon left the road and collided with a tree.

Police were called to the scene at around 8.30am, though say it could have happened 'a considerable time' before they were alerted.

Anyone who witnessed the accident, or who may have driven past the crashed car after it happened, is asked to call Lincolnshire Police via the non emergency 101 number, quoting incident number 92 of February

Child critical after being hit by car

A nine-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after a crash in Rotherham. The child was hit by a black Peugeot car yesterday evening near to the junction with Sopewell Road.

The child, from Kimberworth, suffered head injuries and multiple fractures, and was taken to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The 56-year-old driver was not hurt.

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