This week, West Yorkshire Police reminded the public of the dangers of swimming in open water. Concern follows a serious incident in a Keighley reservoir. Police have also issued serveral appeals for information.
Wednesday 16 June 2021 | Update, Serious Incident in Ponden Reservoir, Keighley
Enquiries remain ongoing following a serious incident at a reservoir near Keighley.
Police were called to Ponden Reservoir at Scar Top by the ambulance service at about 5.50pm on Tuesday, June 15. They responded to a report that a man had been seen getting into difficulty while swimming in water there.
A full emergency services response was conducted. Both the police, fire service, National Police Air Service and specialist police divers carried out full searches.
Sadly, the body of a man was recovered just before 10pm on Tuesday (15 June).
The victim was identified as a 27-year-old man who is from outside the West Yorkshire area.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Farrell of Bradford District Police, said: “We are continuing to investigate today following a major search at the reservoir last night, which sadly resulted in divers recovering the body of a man.
“This has been a tragic incident in which a man has lost his life and I would like to remind all residents in and visitors to West Yorkshire of the extreme dangers posed by swimming in or entering open water not designated for such use.
“Such water can be very cold, even in the summer months, and people suddenly entering cold water are susceptible to hyperventilation, which could result in the body going into seizure.
“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and officers are working to support them as our enquiries continue.”
Friday 18 June 2021 | Appeal for Information Following Serious Assault, Huddersfield
Officers are appealing for information following an assault in Huddersfield town centre.
A 44-year-old man was walking on New Street between midnight and 2am on Monday 31 May 2021 when three unknown males began shouting at him.
It was reported that one male assaulted the victim, punching him in the face.
The victim suffered serious facial injuries and required hospital treatment following the incident.
It is believed one suspect fled the scene on foot and the two other suspects left in a vehicle.
The suspects are described as Asian males and one is described as having a beard.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, saw a vehicle prior to or after the incident or saw anyone running on foot around New Street or Market Place between midnight and 2am, is asked to contact 101 quoting crime reference number 13210269466.
Monday, June 21, 2021 | Youth Due In Court Charged Over Man Stabbed at Pudsey Bus Station, Leeds.
A youth is due to appear in court today charged over an incident in Leeds where a man was stabbed and seriously injured.
The 17-year-old male, who cannot be named due to his age, has been charged with Section 18 wounding with intent and possession of a knife in a public place. The charge concerns an incident at Pudsey bus station on Friday night, where a 29-year-old man was stabbed.
He is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court today.
The victim remains in hospital in stable condition.
Monday 21 June 2021 | Appeal to Identify Man Following Incident, Leeds
Police in Leeds have issued a picture of a man they would like to identify following an incident yesterday.
At around 11.40pm on Sunday (20 June) a 31-year-old male was brought into Leeds General Infirmary with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
CCTV captured the man believed to have assisted the injured male. He was believed to be driving a dark coloured hatchback vehicle.
Officers are investigating how the man came to be injured and are asking for this man to come forward and assist with their enquiries.
Anyone who recognises this man is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 1951 of 20/6.