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‘Missed opportunities’ to save Poppy from her ‘blighted’ life

A RAFT of “missed opportunities” to better protect a four-year-old girl who was allowed to eat drugs for months before her death have been identified in a review of agencies’ involvement in her life.

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A still image of the footage issued by Humberside Police.

VIDEO: Footage of suspect in arson attack on pensioner's flat

Detectives investigating an arson attack on a pensioner's flat have released CCTV footage.

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VIDEO: Murder victim died from stab wound to the chest

Detectives investigating the murder of Darren Moorhouse in Halifax have confirmed he died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.

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Shelley Taylor

Cleaner who stole from dementia patient to buy her kids a horse is spared jail

A cleaner stole thousands of pounds from an 87-year-old dementia sufferer, to buy a horse for her children, a court heard.

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Fraud and cyber-crime are the new volume crimes of the 21st century, it was claimed today.

Fraud is the new burglary as crime rates rise across Yorkshire

Fraud and cyber-crime have replaced burglary and car theft as the ‘volume crimes’ of the 21st century, a leading expert has said, after the offences were included in the annual crime statistics for the first time.

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Ena, a Cocker Spaniel puppy, was stolen in Leeds at the weekend.

Spaniels stolen from farm and dog handler’s van

A dog was stolen from a farm near Leeds by burglars who ransacked a number of sheds under cover of darkness.

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Stock pic: A South Yorkshire Police sergeant who called a colleague 'sweetcheeks', amongst other smutty remarks, has been allowed to keep his job

South Yorkshire police officer who called colleague ‘sweetcheeks’ keeps his job

A police officer who bombarded a female officer with questions about her underwear has kept his job - despite being found guilty of gross misconduct.

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Vulnerable man has cheek fractured in Leeds street robbery

Vulnerable man has cheek fractured in Leeds street robbery

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify in connection with a street robbery in Leeds.

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Dr Andrew Platten

Drug-driver admits running down Leeds academic while fleeing police

A drug-using driver today admitted causing the death of a respected Leeds academic who was killed after being struck by a car which was being pursued by police.

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Shoppers pictured in Briggate, where giant 'planters' have been installed to stop heavy vehicles entering.

Revealed: Bollards in Leeds city centre to stop Nice-style terror attack

Truck-stopping bollards have been installed around busy shopping areas of Leeds city centre to prevent a repeat of the terror attacks that left dozens dead in Berlin and Nice.

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Poppy Widdison

13 years for Grimsby drug dealers who let four-year-old girl eat heroin

Two drug dealers who allowed a four-year-old girl to eat heroin, diazepam, methadone and ketamine for months before her death have each been jailed for 13 years by a judge in Hull, who said it was a case of “almost unremitting degradation”.

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Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after death in Halifax

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after death in Halifax

Police have launched a murder investigation in Halifax after a man died in Ovenden.

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Susan Ashworth. PIC: SWNS

Tragic Leeds wife was stabbed to death after telling husband she wanted divorce

A WIFE who suffered 25 years of emotional abuse was stabbed to death after finding the “strength and will” to leave her controlling husband, an inquest heard.

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Dr Alan Billings

South Yorkshire crime commissioner faces taxing dilemma

The crime commissioner for South Yorkshire fears his beleaguered force will not get any further financial help from the Government if he does not increase his share of council tax by the maximum amount possible.

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Police keep watch of the Leeds fans by the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road. Picture by Tony Johnson

More ‘spotters’ at West Yorkshire football grounds to tackle high cost of policing

Extra ‘spotters’ are being deployed at football grounds around West Yorkshire this season in a bid to reduce the cost to taxpayers of policing matches in the county.

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Katie Rough.  Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Life will never be same again, says mother of tragic Katie Rough

THE MOTHER of schoolgirl Katie Rough has paid tribute to her “beautiful, sassy and kind” daughter in her first post on social media since the seven-year-old died.

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Lewis Parkin

Thieves raid Sheffield boy's home as he lies unconscious after crash

'DESPICABLE' thieves burgled a Sheffield boy's home as he lay unconscious in hospital battling to recover from a crash.

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Dog shot dead by police after biting man and 'becoming aggressive'

Dog shot dead by police after biting man and 'becoming aggressive'

A dog was shot dead by police after it bit someone and became aggressive towards officers.

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Peter Lawrence, father of missing Claudia Lawrence,  at a  Police press briefing at York Police Station , Fulford , York.

Disappointed and depressed: Father’s agony as Claudia Lawrence probe is scaled down

The father of Claudia Lawrence has been left “hugely disappointed and depressed” by the lack of a breakthrough in his daughter’s case as police announced the three-year investigation was to be scaled down.

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Peter Lawrence, father of missing Claudia Lawrence,  at a  Police press briefing at York Police Station , Fulford , York.

Disappointed and depressed: Father’s agony as Claudia Lawrence probe is scaled down

The father of Claudia Lawrence has been left “hugely disappointed and depressed” by the lack of a breakthrough in his daughter’s case as police announced the three-year investigation was to be scaled down.

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