We are highlighting what the signs of modern slavery are and how you can report it as part of national Anti-Slavery Day.Read the full story ›
As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week a event is being held for people affected by - or worried about being a victim of hate crime.Read the full story ›
Almost 200 police officers and staff are in Barnsley today, to tackle issues such as anti-social behaviour and criminal damage.Read the full story ›
"I never thought I would write this headline but PokemonGo has helped fight crime in Doncaster."
South Yorkshire Police have credited PokemonGo for fighting crime in Doncaster.
The force made two arrests after a call in from a group who were using the app in the Wheatley area.
"Tonight the team have been out in Doncaster when our control room took a call from a group of friends. These friends had been in the Wheatley area of Doncaster playing #PokemonGo, looking for those pesky little creatures on their app... they travelled down a side road into an industrial and saw something suspicious in a builder's yard. Dilemma... search for Pokemon or call the cops?
Thankfully these budding search heroes called 999 to report what they had seen...
South Yorkshire Police Operational Support to the scene just in the nick of time... the offenders were just leaving the yard carrying their stolen goods. They were stealing decking, clearly wanting to enjoy the summer sunshine in luxury.
They had nowhere to go and had their collars felt. Two arrested for a commercial burglary and are currently staring at the cell walls in custody. They will be interviewed later.
The group of friends have given their statements and we wish them well on their quest to find more #Pokemon things... yes I have no idea what a Pokemon is but I am sure someone will happily educate me!"
Residents in Bedale are being invited to join North Yorkshire Police in the fight against rural crime.
The local Safer Neighbourhood Team operates a Mobile Watch scheme, which encourages residents using their own vehicles to keep an eye on rural areas, particularly after dark.
Watch members record any suspicious vehicles they come across, and pass the information to the police. If a more urgent response is required, immediate contact with the police can be made using a radio. All participants of the scheme must sign a Code of Conduct before joining, and undergo a short vetting process.
The Mobile Watch scheme currently has six active members, and we’re incredibly grateful for the support and local knowledge that they provide. We are now looking for additional members so we can roll the Watch out even further.
A Bradford man has been jailed over a plot to import 230 kilos of high purity heroin in a specially-adapted Jaguar car.Read the full story ›
Lincolnshire police were called at around 4pm to Reedings Road, Barrowby, near Grantham yesterday to deal with an incident at a house on Reedings Road. It involved a 21-year-old local man.
"At present we are unable to release any further details for operational reasons. The general public are not in any danger. The area will be cordoned off until the situation is resolved. Further information will be released when possible."
Pontefract - Vehicle made off from a local officer and in doing so crashed into five other vehicles. Suspect arrested http://t.co/HbzNnxnpsT
The A639 Front Street in Pontefract was closed northbound between the Halfpenny Lane junction and the B6134 Park Lane junction, because of this crash last night.
The father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence will give a briefing today - the 2,000th day since she disappeared.
Peter Lawrence is expected to give an update on the search, the legislative progress in Parliament including the announcement this week of Ministry of Justice consultation on Guardianship and his family's reaction to the last few months following two arrests and subsequent re-bailings.
A man has been charged in connection with the death of another man who died following an assault in the Beeston area of Leeds on Saturday evening.
David Powell, 27, from Clovelly Grove, Beeston has been charged with the manslaughter of Gerard Adeshida and is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court this morning.
Mr Adeshida, aged 37, died in hospital after being assaulted on Lady Pit Lane around 6pm on Saturday.