Clerk Appleyard in court after befriending two children and assaulting them when they went to his Mirfield flat

The 52-year-old was described as a loner who would make friends with youngsters by offering them alcohol and cigarettes

David Silkstone called nursery children 'terrorists' and threatened to chop their heads off

Silkstone admitted threatening behaviour at Ravensthorpe Community Centre when he appeared at Kirklees magistrates' court

Man who sparked a four-hour armed siege in Lowerhouses escapes jail

Gareth Cowie was sentenced at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Lockwood man Russell Bland jailed for beating girlfriend Victoria Coduri

He also pleaded guilty to two other charges at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Slow-motion police chase as getaway driver's van weighed down by stolen road roller

Having loaded the heavy roller into a Ford Transit, Johnathon McCormack was caught after the van struggled to move


Convicted double murderer Mark Nash guilty of two further murders 18 years ago

Nash, who lived in Bradley, Huddersfield and attended All Saints College, is likely to end his life in jail

Boots The Chemist

Crosland Moor man Erwin Tomaszewicz banned from every Boots branch in West Yorkshire

Admits stealing almost £400 worth of perfume from King Street branch

Man admits death-crash charge

The victim was Alistair Duncan who was knocked down in Dalton in May last year

Ian Barraclough in court after going to Dalton Junior and Infant School armed with a hammer and a kitchen knife

A terrified caretaker was forced to run into the building and lock the door when he saw the 63-year-old

Tesco worker Kyle Hoodless caught stealing from the store by its 'smart' tills

The 19-year-old admitted five charges of theft by employee at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Forensic evidence will prove double murder accused Mark Nash's innocence, court told

Man accused of double murders should be acquitted claims barrister as jury retires to consider its verdict

Double murder accused Mark Nash hears final summing up in Ireland trial

Mr Nash has pleaded not guilty to the murders of Sylvia Shields, 60, and Mary Callanan, 61,

Crosland Moor woman Angela Waddington committed benefit fraud after failing to declare savings of £50,000

The 57-year-old inherited the cash from her mother, who died after suffering from Alzheimer's disease

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Suspended jail terms for teenage Elland burglars

Footprint clues helped solve crime

Albanian who had only been in UK three days involved in machete attack outside Cleopatra's lap dancing club

The 19-year-old pleaded guilty to charges of threatening behaviour and possession of a bladed article and will be sentenced by a crown court judge

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
Bradford Crown Court

Anthony Burbridge escapes jail over cannabis farm

Raid uncovers cannabis and amphetamines

Tricia Cooper in court after claiming £18,000 in benefits despite her disability improving

The New Mill woman was caught after swapping an office job for a more active role in a shop which included stacking shelves

Mirfield men Chris Forgie and Stephen Kenny in court after burgling a Dewsbury card factory twice

The men were jailed after causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to UK Greetings Ltd

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

David Foleher jailed after inviting a 14-year-old boy into his house and giving him drugs

Kirklees magistrates heard that the Crosland Moor man twice breached a sexual offences prevention order banning him from having contact with children


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