West Yorkshire Police

Equality? Diversity? What's the Reality?

James Christie | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
James Christie

It's often the smaller nuggets of news that make it onto the blogger's beat. I'd wondered why the spectre of Scottish independence was making me sick,...

Jack Sommers

Double Standards? A Tale Of Two Police Racism Complaints

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK

One police officer was accused of calling a man "a black bastard". Another was accused of racially abusing a black woman. The first was let off whe...

The Friends of Jimmy Savile

Matt Carr | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK
Matt Carr

It is now clear that the freakish peroxide conman Jimmy Savile was one of the nastiest and most vicious paedophiles in British history. At present, according to new research commissioned from the NSPCC by BBC Panorama, there are more than 500 reports of abuse against him, and that figure is almost certainly an understatement, given the almost complete freedom that Savile enjoyed to do whatever he liked to whomever he liked.

Complaining To Police About Racism? Forget It, Unless You're An Officer...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

Three of Britain's largest police forces have been criticised for "poor" handling of discrimination complaints, and being far more sympathetic to thos...

Daughter Of Stabbed Teacher Revealed To Be Royal Ballet Star

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

READ MORE: 'Quiet, Very Bright' Boy Who Stabbed Teacher To Death ‘Had Grudge Against Her' Tributes have continued to pour in for the beloved tea...

Prime Minister Condemns 'Appalling' Death Of Stabbed Teacher

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

READ MORE: 'Quiet, Very Bright' Boy Who Stabbed Teacher To Death ‘Had Grudge Against Her' The prime minister has expressed his horror at the dea...

Huge Blaze At Leeds Chemical Storage Building

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

Firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a building used for storing chemicals. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was called out at about 2....

Girl, Two, Dies After Being Found In Street

PA | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

A two-year-old girl has died after she was found unconscious in a street, police said. A woman who was found with her is fighting for life in hospi...

Woman Dies After Dog Attack

PA | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK

A 27-year-old woman has died after she was attacked by dogs, police said. Emma Bennett died yesterday evening after suffering serious bite injuries...

Second Baby's Body Found At Waste Site

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

The body of a newborn has been found at a waste management plant, just two years after a similar discovery at the same site. West Yorkshire Police ...

Ex-Cop Norman Bettison Investigated Over Stephen Lawrence Smear Claims

PA | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

Former West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission today fears officer...

Retired Teacher Named As Shipley Murder Victim

PA | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A retired 84-year-old teacher who was found stabbed to death in her home has been described as a "lovely lady" and "everybody's grandma" as police lin...

Arrest After Pensioner Murder And Skate Park Stabbing Of 9-Year-Old Boy

PA | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an 84-year-old woman and the attempted murder of a nine-year-old boy who was stabbed...

Nine-Year-Old Airlifted To Hospital After Skate Park Stabbing

PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

A nine-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after he was stabbed in a skate park. West Yorkshire Police said the incident happened at around...

Runaway Police Van 'Rolls Over Pensioner', Killing Him

PA | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK

An elderly man has died after being hit by a runaway police van. Officers were called to reports of a disturbance in Pudsey Park, between Bradford ...

'Missed Opportunities' To Catch Savile

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

A report which concluded there is no evidence Jimmy Savile was protected by police officers reveals "yet more potential missed opportunities" to catch...

Jimmy Savile Report 'Doesn't Add Up' Claims Victims' Lawyer

PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

A lawyer for victims of Jimmy Savile has said that a report which concluded there is no evidence he was protected by police officers "doesn't add up"....

'No Evidence' West Yorkshire Police Protected Savile

PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

A review into a police force's contacts with Jimmy Savile has concluded that there is no evidence its officers protected him from arrest or prosecutio...

Vigil For Student Nurse Killed In Motorway Crash

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

A vigil has been held to remember an 18-year-old woman who died in a horrific motorway crash which left eight other women from a hen party seriously i...

Family Of M62 Crash Victim Say Teenager 'Will Never Be Forgotten'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK

The family of a woman killed in a crash as she travelled to a hen party have said she will never be forgotten. Bethany Jones, 18, was killed and ei...

Motorway Pileup Injures 19 People

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

One woman has died in a collision between a lorry and a minibus on its way to a hen party on the M62 in West Yorkshire. A lorry driver has been arr...

As Sexual Offences in West Yorkshire Rise By 21% Is Victim-Blaming Banter The Issue?

Alice Booth | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Booth

Rape jokes are a serious issue when they undermine the victim's self-confidence, prevent the reporting of sexual assault and lead to the blaming of victims for being too 'sexily' dressed, too drunk or just making the age-old mistake of being too female.

Former Top Cop 'Tried To Protect His Own Position' Over Hillsborough Probe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

A former chief constable has a case to answer for gross misconduct in the wake of the Hillsborough revelations - but he will avoid disciplinary procee...

'Corrupt' Detectives Made Thousands By Selling Seized Drugs

PA | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

A "corrupt" detective stole massive amounts of seized drugs and conspired to sell them with his brother in a plot that made the pair at least £600,00...

Casualties 'Seriously Injured' At Hotel After Balcony Collapses

PA | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

Five people have been hurt, some badly, after a restaurant balcony collapsed. The incident happened at the Casa hotel and restaurant on Elland Road...