The past week has seen several incidents throughout West Yorkshire, including speeding fines, sentencings and assault.
Monday, 10th May 2021 | Man Jailed for giving false information to police to avoid speeding fines
A Bradford man who gave police false information to avoid fines has been sent to jail.
Jean Claude Iyoma, age 54, told officers that three different people had been behind the wheel of his vehicles when they were caught speeding on separate occasions between 2017 and 2019.
Police have made extra attempts to trace the people named, all of whom Iyoma claimed to be foreign nationals. Not a single record of their existence could be found.
After further questioning, Iyoma could not provide an account of how or why they had been behind the wheel of his vehicles.
Iyoma did admit that he perverted the court of justice at an earlier hearing and was jailed for eight months at Bradford Crown Court today.
Rachel Wainwright from West Yorkshire Police’s Prosecutions and Casualty Prevention Unit said: “Iyoma provided false information to police in the hope he could get away with it.
“The sentence reflects the fact we will not tolerate people trying to evade prosecution for poor driving on our roads.
“It shows the seriousness of Iyoma’s offending and I hope this serves as a deterrent to other people who think they can disobey the law.”
Tuesday, 11th May 2021 | Bradford Man Jailed for 19 Years for Child Sexual Abuse
A Bradford man has been jailed for 19 years after being found guilty of sexual offences against children.
Khalil Ayub (39) from the Bradford area was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court on Friday 7th May after being found guilty of 12 different sexual offences against three female child victims in Bradford.
The 39-year-old has been found guilty of offences including rape and sexual assault in a unanimous verdict by a jury following a trial at Bradford Crown Court.
These offences have taken place between 2013 and 2019.
Ayub will have to serve two-thirds of the sentence before he can be considered for release and sign on the sex offender’s register.
DC Alaine Stocks of the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit said: “We welcome this significant sentence imposed by the court against Ayub.
“He committed some dreadful offences against child victims who were in no position to defend themselves and I wish to pay tribute to their bravery in coming forwards and helping us convict a clearly very dangerous man.
“Sexual predators such as Ayub need to be taken off our streets and we can promise that all reports of sexual abuse will be investigated both thoroughly and sympathetically.
“The needs of victims are always put at the heart of our investigations and we encourage those who have suffered abuse to come forward and make reports to allow us to seek justice for them.”
A man from Bradford has been jailed for child sex offences. Khalil Ayub, who's 39, has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. The offences took place between 2013 and 2019. #HeartNews pic.twitter.com/DProiM0iCk
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Friday, 14th May 2021 | Arrests Over Gun Fired at House, House, Wood Mount, Beeston, Leeds
Police arrested a male on Friday over an incident in Leeds where a gun was fired at a house.
The 21-year-old man was arrested early on Friday morning (14/05/21) when firearms officers executed at two addresses in Belle Isle. Scenes remain on at those addresses pending searches.
The operation is part of an ongoing investigation by West Yorkshire Police Firearms Investigation and Prevent Team following an incident at a house in Beeston on Saturday, 1st May.
Three other men, aged 21, 24 and 29, have previously been arrested in relation to the investigation and released on bail.
The man arrested this morning (14/05/21) remains in custody on suspicion of firearms offences and enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Chief Inspector Fiona Gaffney, of West Yorkshire Police Firearms Investigation and Prevent Team, said:
“We always treat the criminal use of firearms on our streets extremely seriously and will use every available means to relentlessly pursue all those responsible for offences such as this.”
Monday, 17th May 2021 | Appeal: Man, Seriously Injured after Being Driven at By Car, Heckmondwike
Police are appealing for witnesses after a male received serious leg injuries after being assaulted in Heckmondwike.
Kirklees CID would like to speak to anyone who saw or has information about the incident, which took place at approximately 8pm on Friday 14th May on Church Lane in Heckmondwike.
It occurred after the victim, a 61-year-old man, was struck by a red Seat Arona and suffered serious leg injuries.
He was then taken to the hospital for treatment of the injuries, which are not life-threatening.
The male, who had been driving a silver Peugeot Partner box van, had been involved in a dispute and physical confrontation with the driver of the red Seat Arona over driving matters just prior to the incident. It is believed that passers-by witnessed the altercation.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault and released on police bail.