West Yorkshire Police

  1. Hundreds stopped for drink and drug-driving over Christmas

    More than 340 drivers were arrested for drink or drug-driving during West Yorkshire Police’s Christmas crackdown, it's been revealed.

    Motorist being stopped

    During the month-long campaign in December, a total of 164 motorists were arrested for drink-driving and 156 people were arrested for drug-driving, the force confirmed.

    The age of drivers arrested ranged from 16 to 81 years old, officers said.

    Meanwhile, in North Yorkshire, 143 motorists were arrested during a police Christmas campaign.

    One man arrested in Ryedale was almost four times over the drink-drive limit, police said.

    He was banned from driving until Summer 2023, given a curfew and ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid work, according to the North Yorkshire force.

    Meanwhile, a man in Scarborough was arrested twice in the same week on suspicion of drug-driving and a delivery driver was charged with driving while almost three times over the alcohol limit, police added.

  2. Police give out boxes of food in Kirklees

    Boxloads of food and drink are being given to those in need across the Kirklees district after officers made hundreds of donations to a foodbank appeal.

    Officer with goods

    In the run-up to Christmas, staff at Kirklees police have been donating items for the collection, resulting in seven boxloads of goods being collected at Huddersfield Police station.

    Insp Graham Dyson said: “This year has been really difficult for all and it was fantastic to see all our colleagues wanting to do something for those needed that little extra support.

    "We understand how hard it can be for some, especially this year and at this time of year, and we wanted to show our support for all those voluntary groups who give so much at all times to help others.”