West Yorkshire Police

Boy, 15, Arrested After Teenager Stabbed To Death In Leeds

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

A 15-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenager was stabbed in Leeds. A 16-year-old boy was found with a stab wound after poli...

The Bizarre Real Life Tale Of 'Missing' Shannon Matthews Behind New BBC Drama

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK

A controversial new BBC drama series which aired for the first time on Tuesday is examining the tragic real-life tale of the hoax abduction of Shannon...

Yassar Yaqub's Father Says Police 'Unlawfully Killed' His Son

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK

The father of a man shot dead by police during a pre-planned operation on a motorway slip road has said he believes his son was “killed unlawfully...

Man Dies After Being Shot By Police During Operation Near M62 In Huddersfield

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK

A firearm has been found in the vehicle a man had been travelling in before he was shot dead by police, investigators have confirmed. Yassar Yaqub, 28...

Thomas Mair Charged With The Murder Of Labour MP Jo Cox

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK

Thomas Mair has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox, police said on Saturday. The 52-year-old man is due to a...

Woman Pushing Pram Attacked In Double Stabbing

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.03.2016 | UK

A woman has been charged with grievous bodily harm after two women were stabbed within minutes of each other in two separate attacks, West Yorkshire P...

West Yorkshire Police Refers Itself To Police Regulator Over 1985 Bradford City Fire

PA | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK

West Yorkshire Police has voluntarily referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) in relation to the Bradford City fire dis...

Video Shows Shocking Moment Woman Is Dragged From Bus Stop And Attacked

PA | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

WARNING: Some Viewers May Find This Footage Distressing. Discretion Is Advised Detectives investigating the attempted murder and serious sexual a...

'Lovely' Family Of Four Found Dead In Suspected Murder Suicide

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

A father is believed to have murdered his wife and two teenage daughters before killing himself in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Jatindra Lad, 49, his ...

Video Shows David Cameron Being 'Shoved' By Man In Leeds

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons & Jack Sommers | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron was shoved by a man dressed in black on the streets of Leeds on Monday. But it quickly became apparent that, rather than attempting ...

Equality? Diversity? What's the Reality?

James Christie | Posted 24.09.2014 | 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 03.08.2014 | 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 ...