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Theft suspect held taking items from flood-hit Mytholmroyd home

Flooding in Mytholmroyd Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Parts of Mytholmroyd were flooded when the River Calder bursts its banks on Boxing Day

A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing from a flood-damaged property in West Yorkshire.

The 40-year-old man, from Dewsbury, was arrested at about 07:30 GMT after police received reports of a man in a white van taking items from a property in Mytholmroyd.

West Yorkshire Police said the man is being held in police custody.

Parts of Mytholmroyd were flooded when the River Calder bursts its banks on Boxing Day.

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