TWO people arrested in a clampdown on suspected bogus charity collectors in Huddersfield have been released on police bail.

They were detained in a joint police and Kirklees Council operation on Halifax Road in Birchencliffe last Friday morning.

The operation by the police and Kirklees Licensing led to the swoop to target a group suspected of carrying out an illegal door-to-door charity collections.

In all three were arrested, but a 23-year-old man was later released without charge.

The other two – a 21-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man – were released on police bail until October pending further inquiries.

They both come from the East Bowling area of Bradford.

The action came after Kirklees Licensing had been contacted by several people who had been leafleted by a group in the Birchencliffe, Salendine Nook and Lindley areas about a collection reckoning to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Checks had revealed that there had been no application for a collection licence and the charity had not given agreement for the collection to be carried out in its name.