Robbery gang who terrorised families and businesses in Leeds jailed for over 90 years

A gang of four dangerous 'cowardly' criminals who terrorised families in their own homes and targeted business in Leeds have been handed jail terms totalling more than 96 years.

The gang pictured on CCTV robbing the Tesco petrol station in Seacroft

Young family's terrifying ordeal at hands of armed gang

A family were left traumatised after armed robbers broke into their home in a quiet village near Leeds.

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The cases were heard at Harrogate Magistrates Court.

Court: Latest decisions from Harrogate Magistrates Court

The following were dealt with at Harrogate Magistrates Court on January 31:

Irfan Wahid

UPDATED: Tributes pour in to stabbed Leeds teenager as 16-year-old is arrested on suspicion of murder

POLICE have named the boy who was stabbed to death in Harehills on Friday afternoon as 16-year-old Irfan Wahid.

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Professional thieves jailed after stealing thousands of pounds worth of goods from Ripon shops

Two prolific shoplifters have been jailed after stealing more than £3,000 of goods during a six-month crime spree.

The cases were heard at Harrogate Magistrates Court.

Man attempted to steal large amount of champagne from Morrisons: Latest decisions from Harrogate Magistrates Court

The following were dealt with at Harrogate Magistrates Court on January 26:

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Police issue warning to residents after spate of burglaries across Ripon

Police have warned Ripon residents to stay vigilant and secure their properties after a spate of thefts across the city.

Fish sold to the Harrogate pensioner

Scam warning as Harrogate pensioner tricked into buying almost £300 worth of fish

A Harrogate pensioner said he was left feeling foolish after being conned into buying almost £300 worth of fish from a rogue trader.

The problem is causing a danger to users of the Nidderdale Greenway paths including walkers and cyclists.

'Dangerous' and illegal motorcyclists in Harrogate targeted by police campaign

Motorbike drivers who ride illegally through public places are being targeted in a joint campaign to protect pedestrians and cyclists in Harrogate.

Patricia Bullough and Maureen Brewer B.E.M of The Wetherby District Crime Prevention Panel along with Wetherby Ward Officer Steve Atkinson present a cheque to Matthew Jameson of Macmillan Cancer Support to the value of 430.45

Wetherby crime prevention panel closes after 40 years

A longstanding chairman of the Wetherby crime prevention panel has warned 'apathy could set in' as a lack of support has forced the group to fold.

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Tractor stopped in Ripley - image by Insp Chris Galley

15-year-old escorts drunk friends home in tractor before being stopped by police in Ripley

A memorable taxi ride home for two underage drinkers and their 15-year-old was cut short when their tractor was pulled over by police.

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St Mary's Church

Volunteers devastated as vandals attack Pateley Bridge beauty spot

Volunteers at a historical Pateley Bridge beauty spot have been left devastated after vandals broke in and caused extensive damage.

The cases were heard at Harrogate Magistrates Court.

Harrogate Magistrates Court: Latest decisions

The following were dealt with at Harrogate Magistrates Court on January 24:

Michael Hawkswell

Jailed: Man found with sheep, hens, pigeons and turkeys in car despite animal ban

A man who was banned from keeping animals has been sent to jail after being stopped in North Yorkshire with a sheep, two hens, two pigeons and four dead turkeys in his vehicle.

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Michael Andrew Hawkswell (s)

Man described as a "danger to animals" jailed for breaching disqualification order

A man who was described by police as a "danger to animals" has been jailed for breaching his animal disqualification order.

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Search continues for three men seen jumping from lorry at Wetherby A1 services

Police are continuing to search for three men who were seen jumping off the back of a lorry at the A1 services in Wetherby yesterday.

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Three Syrian men seen jumping from back of lorry at Wetherby A1 services

Police are searching for three men of "Syrian ethnicity" who were seen jumping from the back of a lorry at Wetherby services this morning.
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Child allegedly slapped across the face by man in Knaresborough car park

A child was left upset and scared when a man allegedly slapped him across the face in a Knaresborough car park on Thursday.

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Harrogate man and woman charged with intent to supply Class A drugs

A man and woman from Harrogate have been arrested on suspicion of possessing classing A drugs with intent to supply.

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Starbeck drunk driver wrestles with two police officers before his arrest

A Starbeck drunk driver was involved in an early-morning wrestly with two police officers before finally being arrested.
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