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Huddersfield has joined a long list of English towns and cities where the same grim story has emerged of the sexual exploitation of teenage girls on a shocking scale.The stories of the victims in the Huddersfield prosecution are almost identical to those told in Rochdale, Rotherham, Newcastle, Oxford, Aylesbury, Telford…
A gang of men who embarked on a "campaign of rape and other sexual abuse" against vulnerable teenage girls in Huddersfield has been given lengthy jail sentences, it can now be reported.Ringleader Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 35, was jailed for life earlier this year and told he must serve a minimum…
A Slovakian gang who made a family business from trafficking workers to the UK and forcing them to work for as little as £5 a day have been jailed. Members of the Cisar family were told to think about the humiliation they caused to the people they exploited, some of…
A teacher who manipulated people around the world to sexually abuse children in their care was branded a "malign puppet master" by a judge as he was jailed. Richard Clark (pictured) used a series of false identities in order to "manipulate" victims into committing sexual abuse on children, recording the…
Twelve men have appeared in court charged with offences relating to the alleged sexual exploitation of children in Huddersfield. The hearings at the West Yorkshire town's magistrates court (pictured) on Thursday follow the appearance of 18 people on Wednesday, who were arrested as part of the same police investigation. For…
Seventeen men and a woman have appeared in court charged with offences relating to the alleged sexual exploitation of children in Huddersfield. More than 20 police were on duty outside the West Yorkshire town's magistrates' court as the defendants appeared before District Judge Michael Fanning in small batches. A small…
The father of a 35-year-old man who took his own life less than 48 hours after nurses discharged him from hospital has pleaded for lessons to be learned about the care of people with mental health problems. Andrew Bellerby was taken to A&E at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital in July…
A heavily pregnant woman's life was saved when a blood clot was removed from her brain within three hours of her suffering a stroke using a pioneering procedure. Jana Smith, 29, is only the third pregnant woman in the UK to undergo the method of physically removing the clot using…
Detectives have charged 31 people with offences including rape and trafficking after an investigation into sexual offences against children in the Huddersfield area. West Yorkshire Police said the five alleged victims were girls aged between 12 and 18, with the offences said to have occurred between 2005 and 2012. Thirty…
Sexual abuse at two leading Catholic schools over four decades was likely to be "considerably" more widespread than conviction figures reflect, a report has found. Monks at Ampleforth in North Yorkshire and Downside in Somerset hid allegations of "appalling sexual abuse" against pupils as young as seven to protect the…
A police officer who sent "inappropriate and unprofessional" messages to a 14-year-old girl in a children's home has been sacked. Pc Ian Bell was dismissed without notice from West Yorkshire Police on Tuesday after a career understood to have lasted more than 20 years. A panel found Bell's behaviour amounted…
A number of children were among people hurt when a man stormed through a children's play centre, attacking customers, before jumping from a balcony. The owner of The Alphabet Zoo, in Bradford, said none of his customers who were caught up in the incident on Tuesday afternoon needed hospital treatment…
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