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Flasher exposed himself to pensioner
A e-fit of a suspect wanted in connection with a series of indecent exposures has been released by police.
The Pontefract Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to speak with anyone who can identify the man or has information about the latest incident which took place at about noon on July 20 on North Baileygate.
The suspect indecently exposed himself to a 72-year-old woman while she was in her back garden.
He ran off after a few seconds when challenged by the victim.
The incident was one of several indecent exposure offences at the address, believed to involve the same suspect.
PC Ian Heaslip of the Pontefract NPT, said: “Enquiries remain ongoing regarding these serious, repeat offences and we would like to speak to anyone who can help us identify a suspect.
“The victim has been caused understandable distress and it is important we identify and catch this individual.”
Anyone who can identify him or who has information should contact myself, PC Ian Heaslip on 101 referencing crime number 13170337816.
Information can also be given in complete anonymity to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
Emoji film starring Patrick Stewart as a POO rated one of the WORST movies ever
Critics and audiences haven’t warmed to Emoji The Movie in which Sir Patrick aptly plays a poo emoticon.
Is this an 'identity fraudster' or just bizarre?
Identity fraudsters may have struck in Mirfield as this CCTV footage shows a man rifling through bins.
The incident was captured at around 3am last night in Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield.
But the footage shows the suspect has come equipped for the job, using his phone as a torch before checking out paper documents, then leaving the owner’s rotting waste spread out across the street.
Police have been informed and anyone with information should contact 101.
House demolition to make way for flood defences
A flood alleviation scheme in Mytholmroyd is underway starting with the demolishing of three houses in Burnley Road to help us construct sound flood defences.
Contractors currently have nine people working on the site, some inside and others outside on scaffolding, from 7.30am until 5.30pm. We also have traffic spotters to monitor queues and relay information to the lights controller.
The Environment Agency said care needs to be taken doing this work to avoid rubble falling into and polluting the river or spilling on to the road putting road users at risk of injury or damage which could result in highway being closed.
The Government’s Flood Minister Therese Coffey visted Calderdale in February to see the plans for the scheme that is designed to better protect nearly 400 homes and businesses in the village from future flooding.
It is part of the £50 million of government cash to provide better flood protection to 1,600 properties across Calderdale by 2021.
Could you help victims of modern day slavery?
A helpline designed to help victims of trafficking has been supported by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson.
Mr Burns Williamson is promoting the helpline across West Yorkshire and is urging anyone with suspicions about someone they know being exploited or trafficked to call the UK Modern Slavery helpline on 0800 0121 700.
Launched in 2016, the helpline has so far received 1,799 calls and made 1,051 referrals with more than 2,000 potential modern slavery victims indicated.
Feeling generous with your time?
As we’ve seen from the ‘getting ready photos’ putting on Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival is a huge undertaking.
So if you think you’d like to offer some last minute support, follow this twitter link to find out how.
Could drive-thru Greggs come to Huddersfield?
Sausage roll fans listen up! Bakery chain Greggs has announced it is to open more drive-thru outlets after a successful trial.
Following a successful month, chief executive Roger Whiteside said there is clearly an appetite for more such shops to meet convenience demands from customers.
He said: “We opened our first ‘Drive-Thru’ shop at Irlam, Greater Manchester, in June and have been encouraged by its popularity, indicating a demand for further drive-thru locations.
“We are very excited by it – it’s got off to a flying start. It’s been interesting and exciting to see how well customers have taken to it.
“We are actively looking for more sites but we will be competing against others looking for more sites. It’s something that’s become more and more prevalent – you’ve even got coffee shops now involved in drive-thrus.”
Do you recognise this man?
Police would like to speak to the man captured on CCTV after an incident on a train between Mytholmroyd and Bradford interchange.
The incident happened at around 7.20pm on Saturday 14 July.
Police are investigating whether the man allegedly touched himself inappropriately on the train, in front of a man and a woman.
He then left the service at Bradford Interchange and ran out of the station.
Officers would like to speak to the man shown in the CCTV images as he may have information which could help the investigation.
If you know him, please call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text information to 61016, quoting reference number 570 14/7/17.
Looking for a new start?
Calderdale Council is on the look out to fill the following roles:
Patients lounge unveiled at HRI
A NEW patients waiting lounge has opened at HRI.
The Libby and Bertie Lounge at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary aims to create a positive experience for patients when they are leaving hospital.
It has been supported by Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees and the idea behind its name is that people are leaving hospital and re-gaining their ‘liberty’ (Libby-Bertie).
Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival launches tomorrow!
It’s almost time to sample some great cuisine at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival and we’ve put together a handy guide on some of those who will be at the event.
Preparations are in their final stages today, ahead of the first day of the event tomorrow. Organisers are setting up hundreds of metal chairs, thousands of scaffolding poles plus acres of tarpaulin and miles of cables.
There will be almost 100 food and drink stalls - plus a main stage for bands and singers, a kids’ zone, three street artist pads and more.
The event kicks off tomorrow at 11am and runs until Sunday.
For the guide follow this link.
Police could be trained to give out antidote to 'super strength heroin'
West Yorkshire police have linked SIXTEEN deaths to a drug which is 100 times more potent than heroin.
Police fear that dealers are deliberately contaminating Class A drugs with the substances Fentanyl and Carfentanyl, with potentially deadly consequences.
West Yorkshire Police Det Supt Twigg continued: “We are keen to work with colleagues in other services to make sure everyone is aware of this drug and the impact it can have.
“We are making sure paramedics in particular have a supply of a drug which is an antidote and we are looking at whether we can train front-line police in delivering those antidotes to widen the availability of it.
Asda sales drop as Lidl gobbles up market share
Leeds-based supermarket Asda has laid bare a disastrous 2016 in which sales and profits collapsed as the firm came out worse for wear in Britain’s supermarket wars.
The Walmart-owned firm saw sales drop 3.2% to £21.7 billion in the year to December 31, while pre-tax profits crashed almost 19% to £791.7 million.
All of the so-called Big Four supermarkets, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, have suffered as German discounters Aldi and Lidl have gobbled up market share.
And they may be more pressure locally as two new Lidl stores are being created in Mirfield and Brighouse.
The multi-million-pound store at Mirfield is nearing completion and will feature an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing facilities, customer toilets, baby-changing facilities and a glass-fronted facade.
It will open next Thursday (August 10).
Police get ready for Gay pride event in Leeds
West Yorkshire Police are once again this year supporting Leeds LGBT Pride - Yorkshire’s Biggest celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ life.
The event is on Sunday featuring a parade, over 8 hours of free entertainment and more.
Gas works cause headache for motorists
Motorists face disruption as roads are being dug up to make way for a £350k upgrade to ageing gas pipes in Huddersfield. The project began at the end of last month in Birkby and has been timed to co-incide with the school holidays when the roads are traditionally quieter. Four-way temporary traffic signals were introduced on the junction of St John’s Road, Blacker Road and Wheathouse Road and will be inplace until Sunday September 10.
Re-trial for Honley murder-accused
Two men accused of murdering Honley man Darren Moorhouse during a disturbance at a property in Halifax are to face a retrial after a jury failed to reach any verdicts.
The 49-year-old died after suffering a single stab wound to the heart during a violent incident at a property in Athol Close, Ovenden, in January.
A jury at Bradford Crown Court was told that 26-year-old Buxton man Dale Dwyer was responsible for the fatal stabbing, but both he and his co-accused Christopher Churchill, 34, denied the murder charge during a two-week trial.
Do you know what your kids are watching?
West Yorkshire Police are urging parents to ensure parental controls are in place on tablets and other devices to help keep them safe this summer.
Holiday makers slow start at EU check-ins
Airport passengers have queued for up to four hours at airports this week, with some EU states criticised for not bringing in extra staff.
The new rules have been introduced following terror attacks in Paris and Brussels.
EU countries have to carry out more stringent checks on passengers who are entering or leaving the Schengen area, which lets people move through much of the bloc passport-free.
Travellers’ details now have to be run through databases to see if they pose a threat.
ACETA, the association of Spanish air transport companies, said that, since 24 July, around 1,000 passengers had missed their flights.
Student poll reveals trends are changing
Would-be university students today are more likely to see themselves spending time in the library rather than the bar, according to a poll.
While almost three in 10 (29%) of sixth-formers are most looking forward to studying a subject they are passionate about, less than one in 10 (9.1%) said the thing they are most excited about at university is the nightlife.
The poll, by Leeds Beckett University, also shows around a fifth (19.6%) say the thing they are most looking forward to at university is progressing their career. Students in England now pay up to £9,250 per year in tuition fees, and there have been some suggestions that undergraduates are becoming more focused on the benefits of having a good degree, as well as gaining value for money from their university experience.
Greenhead Park’s newest inhabitant!
Looks like Greenhead Park has a new attraction for younger visitors!
This horse was spotted at the park this morning, enjoying the plentiful grass the park has to offer.
No doubt it will be escorted from the park at some point this morning when the animals owner is located.
Huddersfield Fire fighters were called to a car fire in Milnsbridge last night.
The car was parked on the side of the road on Royd Street and caught alight shortly before midnight.
Fire crews used hoses to tackle the blaze. No-one was injured.
Good morning, reporter Louise here bringing you the latest news, weather and travel. I’ve just spoken to Huddersfield fire station who had a call out to Milnsbridge last night. I’ll update you more in a few moments.
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