Mirfield; Bradford Crown Court heard how, after a £3,500 drugs deal, John Waters, of Idle, Bradford, was arrested from the driver’s seat of his Range Rover Sport vehicle while Adam Ashton, also in the car, made a run for it, but was tackled to the ground by an off-duty police officer. Armed Police officers who stopped John Waters’ Range Rover as he drove along Huddersfield Road towards Mirfield then searched Ashton and found him in possession of a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun. Both went to jail.
Huddersfield; A Range Rover was stolen after burglars got into the owner’s house in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield and stole the keys. Police want to speak to witnesses who saw four men acting suspiciously before the incident. A police spokesman said, 'At around 4pm four men were seen to be acting suspiciously around a footpath close to a sub-station overlooking the property. They wore jogging bottoms and hooded tops and had their faces covered.' Officers want to speak to anyone who was using the footpath and saw the group. Call Pc Nicola Holdsworth at Huddersfield CID on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Wishaw; Police are on the hunt for car thieves after a green Range Rover, valued at £5000, was stolen from Park Road in Shotts between 10pm on Thursday, June 17, and 10am the next morning. Call Constable Chung at Shotts Police Office on (01501) 820506 about the Range Rover.
Iron Acton: Crimewatch appeal over Barry Rubery murder. Mr Rubery's murder shocked the small village of Iron Acton. The BBC's Crimewatch programme has featured a reconstruction of the murder of a pensioner who was tied up and battered to death. Barry Rubery, was found dead at his cottage in Latteridge Road, Iron Acton. Police believe he was murdered during a botched burglary, but despite a £10,000 reward they still have no firm leads. They want information about a dark Land Rover Defender seen outside the property on 28 April, the day before Mr Rubery's body was discovered. A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death to be head injuries from a 'significant and sustained' physical assault. Detective Chief Inspector Garry Reeves, who is leading the investigation, said, 'We know that Latteridge Road is a very, very busy road at all times of day and night. Witnesses have spoken about a dark Land Rover Defender, a LWB, twin-cab vehicle, with either a hard or canvas covering at the back. People have told us that a vehicle such as that was parked outside the cottage at 10.30pm [on 28 April].'