31/10/2014

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Body Found During Missing Man Search, Yorkshire

A body has been found by West Yorkshire Police during searches for missing Denby Dale man William Dunk.

At about 23:50 last night, British Transport police contacted local officers after a man's body was seen in an area just north of Denby Dale station.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and Mr Dunk's family have been informed, although no formal identification has taken place.

74-year-old William Dunk was last seen leaving his house at 10.30 on the morning of 28 October.

He is described as a white male, 5ft 3" tall, medium build and speaks with a Scottish accent.

West Midlands Police Appeal Over Coventry Hit-And-Run

West Midlands Police investigating a Coventry hit-and-run that left a child in hospital have appealed for information to assist their hunt for a silver car believed to have been involved.

Officers were called to Cheveral Avenue in Radford on Monday 20 October around 19:10 following reports of an 11-year-old in collision with a car.

The car hit the child and then drove away from the scene. The boy was taken to hospital with multiple injuries but was released a few days later and is recovering at home.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is urged to call the Traffic department based at Chelmsley Wood on 101. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.

Five Arrested Over operation Kervella

Five people from across the north of England have been arrested as part of Operation Kervella, an investigation into a multi-million pounds drugs conspiracy involving the transport of illegal drugs throughout the UK.

Search warrants were executed in Workington in Cumbria, Berwick Hills in Middlesbrough, Teesside, and Bangor, Anglesey and Pentraeth in North Wales.

One man was arrested in Cumbria, one in Teesside and two in North Wales, while a fifth was arrested at a prison in Cumbria.

The latest arrests follow nine made on Thursday 16 October 2014 and three made on Wednesday the 22 October as part of the same investigation.

Bury Mayor's Chains Stolen

The Mayor of Bury’s ceremonial chains have been stolen during a "violent robbery" in Radcliffe.

At about 22:15 on 30 October, the Mayor’s driver was placing a briefcase containing the Mayor and Mayoress’ ceremonial gold chains into the boot of a car in the Stand Lane area of Radcliffe.

A man in a balaclava approached him from behind and struck him on the shoulder with a hammer, before grabbing the briefcase from the boot.

The victim suffered muscle damage in his shoulder and was treated at the scene.

The attacker then got into the passenger seat of a green-coloured VW Polo, which was waiting nearby, and drove off.

Greater Manchester Police has asked anyone with information to call officers on 101 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 55 111.

(IT/MH)

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