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Showing 1 - 10 of 31 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Yorkshire and Humberside"

Callous thieves found guilty of murder of vulnerable man

Two Kirklees men were sentenced earlier this week (14 December) for the murder of a vulnerable Batley man at Leeds Crown Court.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Susan Howell murder: Bradford man Dale Tarbox sentenced to life

Dale Tarbox from Bradford has been found guilty of the murder of 51-year-old Susan Howells in February 2019, and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 16 years at Leeds Crown Court today.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

North Yorkshire man sentenced to life for murdering his former girlfriend

A Catterick man has today been sentenced to life and ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years for kidnapping and murdering his ex-girlfriend.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Doncaster man found guilty of toddler’s murder

Martin Currie (36) has been found guilty today at Sheffield Crown Court of the murder of his partner’s two year old son, Keigan O’Brien. The child’s mother, Sarah O’Brien (33) was found guilty of causing or allowing her son’s death at the hands of Currie. They were also both found guilty of cruelty to a child.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

York man jailed for life for 2007 murder

David Roustoby (45) has today been sentenced to life at Leeds Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum of 19 years for the murder of David Clarke thirteen years ago.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Gunman jailed for attempted murder of 12-year-old in drive-by shooting

A Sheffield gang member who seriously injured a 12-year-old boy in a drive-by shooting has today been jailed (7 October 2020) for attempted murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Gunman found guilty of attempted murder of 12-year-old in drive-by shooting

Sheffield gang member Stephen Dunford was today found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court of the attempted murder of a 12-year-old boy in a shooting incident on Northern Avenue, Arbourthorne, Sheffield on 12 January 2020.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Huddersfield teenagers sentenced for brutal murder of night-shift supervisor

Kiyran Earnshaw and Luke Gaukroger were sentenced today at Leeds Crown Court for the murder of 53-year-old Robert Wilson, who was employed at pharmaceutical manufacturer Thornton Ross in Linthwaite, Huddersfield.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Sweet factory worker convicted of attempted murder of six co-workers

Cleckheaton sweet factory worker Andrew Wrigglesworth (50) has today (26 August) at Leeds Crown Court been convicted of the attempted murder of six men, after a punch-up at a Christmas party at Moorlands Working Men’s Club in Cleckheaton in the early hours of 22 December 2019.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Young mother sentenced to six years for manslaughter of partner

Sally Godwin (29) was sentenced to six years' imprisonment at Hull Crown Court for the manslaughter of her partner Ronald Portz.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

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