West Yorkshire Police

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...

Thieves Steal Cerebral Palsy Girl's Walking Frame

PA | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK

A six-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has been left unable to walk after "heartless" burglars stole her made-to-measure walking frame. Tyla Angui...

Horses Killed On Motorway After Escaping Enclosure

PA | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK

Two horses died when they were hit by a vehicle on the M1 on Saturday. Six horses got out of a nearby field and on to the motorway's southbound car...

M1 Chaos As Car Transporter Sheds Its Load.. Of Cars

PA | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Drivers using a motorway had a lucky escape when a car transporter lorry flipped over leaving wrecked vehicles dotted across the carriageway. One o...

Hillsborough Policeman Norman Bettison Resigns

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

West Yorkshire chief constable Sir Norman Bettison, who is at the centre of criticism over the Hillsborough disaster, has resigned, his police authori...

Top Cop 'Should Quit' Over Hillsborough

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison should stand down now, according to the man who chaired his police authority until a fortnight ago....

Hit And Run Kills 12-Year-Old Boy

PA | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK

Police have named a 12-year-old boy who was killed when he was hit by a car speeding away from a police stop. Bilal Raffey Khizar was on a crossing...

Hillsborough Families 'Pleased' But Disappointed Bettison Will Get Full Pension

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK

The families of Hillsborough victims have welcomed the resignation of a top police officer who criticised Liverpool fans in the wake of the tragedy bu...