Surjit Singh Sidhu and Nicola Bedford murdered Martin Ackroyd

They killed for kicks: Murderers of Newsome dad Martin Ackroyd jailed for minimum of 21 years each

The judge said Nicola Bedford and Surjit Sidhu were “drug addicts killing for kicks” when the attack on father-of-three Martin Ackroyd turned into murder

Robert Lyn

Facebook killer Robert Lyn gets 26 years for "butchering" Daniel Campbell as he slept after finding out on social network that victim had slept with his girlfriend

He committed the terrible crime within hours of seeing a Facebook message which suggested that his girlfriend had cheated on him

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

Scissett woman Katy Stiff £4,000 benefit fraud after landing Yorkshire Ambulance Service job

Stiff, from Scissett, pleaded guilty to benefit fraud at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Surjit Singh Sidhu and Nicola Bedford murdered Martin Ackroyd

Faces of Huddersfield killers who tortured Newsome dad revealed after murder verdict

Nicola Bedford convicted of brutal murder of Martin Ackroyd - Surjit Singh Sidhu had already confessed

Nicholas Broughan in court after pet - a banned Pit Bull Terrier he bought for £12.50 - escaped and injured nine-year-old

At Kirklees Magistrates’ Court it transpired that the dog had attacked people previously

Kirklees Council

Private hire taxi operator John Beaumont of Milnsbridge's JRT Private Hire fined for licensing offences

Court hears that only a licensed private hire driver can drive a licensed private hire vehicle

Bernard Hallas

Bernard Hallas: Litany of errors by care authorities revealed in watchdog's report about care of OAP who disappeared and was found dead

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A serious case review has given a damning verdict of the actions of health and social care workers at Kirklees Council and mental health teams from South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

Birthday girl punched in face trying break up brawl at own 21st party

Gordon Christopher Kilty admitted assault of India Banford at her 21st party

Leeds Crown Court

Andrew Gregory caught red-handed burgling Cleckheaton premises

Gregory pleaded guilty to burgling a business complex on Cartwright Street

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

Jamie Letremy, of Marsh was found with drugs in his sock during a police search

The 31-year-old was jailed at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

The scene of police investigations on Ashenhurst Rise and (inset) Martin Ackroyd

Damien Francis jailed for 15 years after brutal machete attack on former friend in Huddersfield

Damien Francis, 31, was convicted by a jury at Leeds Crown Court last week of wounding Conrad Smith

The scene of police investigations on Ashenhurst Rise and (inset) Martin Ackroyd
The scene of the accident on Victoria Avenue

Jamal Malik in court for kicking police car after finding out about friend killed in fatal crash

The 19-year-old's brother was injured in the smash near to the Fox's Biscuits factory last month

Nigel Carroll

Tights fetish burglar Nigel Carroll who tried to rape pensioner faces life in jail

The court heard that back 2000 Carroll was jailed for 15 years for a series of offences, including outraging public decency and indecent assault, but that sentence was later reduced to 10 years by the Court of Appeal

The scene of police investigations on Ashenhurst Rise and (inset) Martin Ackroyd

Martin Ackroyd murder trial: Woman accused of killing said 'I was threatened too'

Woman tells court of murder in Huddersfield flat

The scene of police investigations on Ashenhurst Rise and (inset) Martin Ackroyd

Martin Ackroyd murder trial: Woman accused of killing Newsome man 'confessed' to fellow prisoner, court told

Drug addict Nicola Bedford is said to have told a fellow jail inmate that Martin Ackroyd’s ordeal lasted a couple of days and that she had put a plastic bag over his head

The scene of police investigations on Ashenhurst Rise and (inset) Martin Ackroyd

Martin Ackroyd murder trial: Newsome victim changed after starting relationship with woman accused of his murder, court hears

Details of Nicola Bedford’s background emerged as her barrister questioned one of Mr Ackroyd’s three sons about his knowledge of the defendant’s life

The scene of police investigations on Ashenhurst Rise and (inset) Martin Ackroyd

Newsome dad Martin Ackroyd was beaten, tied to bed then strangled, murder trial jury told

Court hears horrific evidence as Dewsbury prostitute denies murdering Mr Ackroyd

The scene of police investigations on Ashenhurst Rise and (inset) Martin Ackroyd

UPDATED: Dewsbury prostitute Nicola Bedford appears in court charged with murdering Newsome dad Martin Ackroyd

Nicola Louise Bedford, 30, denies the murder of 50-year-old Martin Ackroyd, found dead at his flat in Ashenhurst Rise on May 2 this year

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