Search for 'blood-stained' clothing after stabbing

Police investigating the stabbing of a woman in Leeds are searching for clothing linked to the attack.

The 26-year-old was found with multiple stab wounds at an address on Naburn Place on 8 June.

Officers believe a black rucksack, a red tartan checked shirt, tan coloured trainers and a pair of blue jeans were "discarded somewhere in the area".

Neil Wilson, 36, of Ashfield Terrace, Swarcliffe, has been charged with attempted murder.

West Yorkshire Police said: "Given the nature of the incident, it's possible the [clothing] could be blood-stained."

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    13:15: Official opening for fire station

    South Kirkby's new fire station is officially opened today, with dignitaries and local residents gathering alongside fire chiefs to celebrate.

    South Kirkby Fire Station

    The fire station, on South Kirkby Business Park, "went live" in mid-January, staffed by a total of 13 firefighters on-call 24 hours a day.

    It's a replacement for its predecessor, South Elmsall Fire Station. A part-time fire station in Hemsworth has also closed recently as a result of the relocation.

    13:00: News on the hour Corinne Wheatley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A disabled man from Wakefield says he's lost his independence after thieves stole his wheelchair from outside his mum's house.

    Listen live to the 13:00 for more details.

    12:47: Have your say Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We write all the news, sport, travel and weather updates in our newsroom here in Leeds and would like to find out your views about the service.

    12:31: Building the M62 Huddersfield Examiner

    Long before the managed motorway system, speed cameras, traffic jams and tailbacks, the M62 was just an idea — and a mammoth job for road builders.

    M62 construction work
    12:13: Heavy traffic warning

    BBC Travel News reports there's currently heavy traffic on the A638 Westgate in Heckmondwike between the B6117 Market Street junction and the Frost Hill junction.

    Drivers in the area are being warned to expect some delays.

    11:57: News on the hour Corinne Wheatley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Police say they're getting increasingly concerned about a West Yorkshire man who's been missing since Friday.

    Stephen Pollard's car - a silver Mazda - was found yesterday and officers are now searching the area nearby.

    Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

    11:45: Missing man "safe and well"

    We've just had an update on the police search for a Leeds man who we earlier reported had gone missing from his home at the weekend.

    Paul Tillotson, 45, from Horsforth, has been found "safe and well" in Scarborough, according to West Yorkshire Police.

    11:30: Mum's anger at wheelchair theft

    The mother of a 26-year-old man with cerebral palsy says she's "very angry" at thieves who stole her son's wheelchair from outside her home in Wakefield while visiting.

    The chair was taken after it was left secured outside Angela Armitage's house in Eastmoor on 23 February. She says her son, Gavin, has been left with no means of getting around.

    Mrs Armitage says: "I'm very upset. If they think it's just a piece of scrap metal, how can they do that? For something like this to happen is just horrendous."

    11:15: Missing man's car found

    Police in Wakefield are appealing for help in finding a man from Outwood who has been missing since last Friday.

    Stephen Pollard

    Stephen Pollard, 58, was reported missing from his home at Newton Lane, Outwood, by relatives on 27 February. His silver Mazda car was found in Stanley yesterday.

    He's described as white, medium build about 5ft 8ins tall, with brown eyes and grey receding hair. He was wearing jeans, a t-shirt, green coat, black shoes and glasses.

    10:59: News on the hour Corinne Wheatley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A disabled man from Wakefield says he's lost his independence after thieves stole his wheelchair from outside his mum's house.

    Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

    10:52: Recycling restrictions

    People in Leeds are being reminded that from 1 April they won't be able to use any of the eight recycling sites in the city without a permit.

    The Leeds Resident Permit is a car window sticker which will be sent along with this year's council tax statement for the year.

    Only residents who live within the Leeds boundary will be entitled to a permit. It's aimed at cutting the amount of waste coming into the city from neighbouring areas​, according to Leeds City Council.

    10:42: City 'almost there' over FA tickets

    Following complaints last week from Bradford City season ticket holders who said they'd encountered problems buying tickets for the FA Cup quarter-final match against Reading, the club's chief operating officer says the problem is now almost sorted.

    Valley Parade Stadium

    Speaking to Liz Green on BBC Radio Leeds, James Mason says the club was "caught cold" by the demand for tickets from season ticket holders. "We feel terrible about it," he says.

    "It's not been easy and it's been a long process but we think we're almost there," he adds.

    10:30: Dramatic skies over Holme Moss Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Sandie Nicholson for sending in this dramatic picture of snow clouds over Holme Moss on the West Yorkshire-Derbyshire border.

    Snowy skies at Holme Moss

    We always love to feature the best pictures you've taken of West Yorkshire. Why not email or tweet your photographs to us?

    10:20: Wheelchair theft 'sad and awful'

    More on the story mentioned in the news headlines about a Wakefield man who's appealing for the return of his specially-designed wheelchair after it was stolen.

    Gavin Armitage, 26, who has cerebral palsy, was at his mum's house in Eastmoor, Wakefield, when the chair was taken from outside the property on 23 February.

    He says it's left him very restricted: "It's my mode of transport. I can't have my independence. It's sad and it's awful. I just want to ask whoever did it how they sleep at night."

    10:09: Players' 'delight' at Dickie's balcony

    More on the news that Yorkshire County Cricket Club's president Dickie Bird is to pay out for a players' balcony at Headingley out of his own wallet following complaints from players.

    Artist's impression of new balcony

    Director of cricket Martyn Moxon says the players are "delighted": "It'll add to their comfort in preparation for performing on the field. Our current viewing gallery can get a little claustrophobic, particularly on warm days."

    The balcony will be built above the sightscreen at the Kirkstall Lane end of the ground.

    09:58: News on the hour Corinne Wheatley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A disabled man from Wakefield has pleaded for the return of his stolen wheelchair saying he's lost his independence.

    Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.

    09:50: Bird's new balcony Jake Katborg Sports Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Yorkshire County Cricket Club club president Dickie Bird says he'll pay for a new players' balcony at Headingley in response to complaints from them about the current set-up.

    Dickie Bird

    It's set to be completed in time for the start of the County Championship season, with players expected to use it for the first time at the match against Warwickshire on 26 April.

    Dickie Bird says: "These lads have given me so much pleasure over the past 12 months with their magnificent performances in the Championship and I wanted to reward them for their efforts. I want to invest in the team and give something back."

    09:41: Celebrating Beryl Burton BBC Sport

    BBC Sport is telling the story of Beryl Burton, the Leeds cyclist and housewife who set a record at the UK National Time Trial which still stands nearly 50 years later.

    Beryl Burton

    On 17 September 1967, Burton rode 277.25 miles in 12 hours along the roads and country lanes of Yorkshire, beating the men's world record that day.

    She overtook all 99 men during the race, and offered men's champion Mike McNamara a Liquorice Allsort as an energy booster as she did so.

    09:31: Appeal for missing man

    Police are appealing for help in tracing a Leeds man who's gone missing and may now be in Scarborough.

    Paul Tillotson

    Paul Tillotson, 45, was reported missing from an address in Horsforth at about 18:30 on Sunday. His cash card was used in Scarborough earlier that day. His family are "very concerned" for his welfare, police say.

    Paul's described as white, 6ft tall, with brown hair, which is going grey. He was wearing a black and white coat which buttons at the side, black shirt, blue trousers and brown leather boots.

    09:20: Pupils miss out on first choice school Yorkshire Evening Post

    More than 1,000 families have discovered their child has missed out on place at their first choice of secondary school in Leeds this year.

    09:08: Powell: 'Real energy' for Brentford trip Jake Katborg Sports Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell has hinted he'll make changes for tonight's trip to Brentford.

    Chris Powell

    Both sides go into the match on the back of defeats on Saturday. And with Town's players having two journeys to the capital in three days, Powell says he'll try to keep his squad fresh.

    "We'll approach the game with real energy and hopefully we'll do ourselves a bit more justice," he says.

    08:58: News on the hour Corinne Wheatley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    On the 30th anniversary of the end of the miner's strike, a former union official says he feels no regret.

    March 1985 saw an end to the strike, after tens of thousands of miners had walked out in protest at pit closures almost exactly a year before.

    Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.

    08:49: A winter wonder? Paul Hudson Weather Presenter and Climate Correspondent, BBC Look North

    According to provisional Met Office figures, winter has turned out to be exceptionally sunny, with the UK enjoying its sunniest winter since records began in 1929.

    Wintry view from Baildon Moor

    And contrary to the many hysterical headlines of extreme cold, winter temperatures were close to normal, with rainfall just slightly above normal across the UK.

    That's a big improvement on last winter which was the wettest on record. Read more in my latest blog.

    08:41: New candidate's 'visibility' pledge

    Labour's new general election candidate for Bradford West, who was chosen by the party yesterday evening, says she'll "work for the people" if elected.

    Naz Shah

    Labour's previous candidate, Amina Ali, withdrew her candidacy last week for family reasons, just three days after being selected. The seat is currently held by Respect Party leader George Galloway.

    Naz Shah (pictured) says: "I'll be a visible MP in Bradford West. I offer an alternative which is change and people in Bradford want change."

    08:31: Care home evacuated

    Part of a care home in Bradford was evacuated last night after a fire broke out on the first floor, West Yorkshire Fire Service says.

    Two crews were sent to the home, on St Pauls Road in Manningham, just before midnight.

    Residents on the first floor of the home were evacuated while crews dealt with the blaze but no-one was hurt.

    08:17: Slow traffic on M62

    BBC Travel News reports one lane's blocked and there's slow traffic on the M62 westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar) because of a broken down vehicle.

    Drivers in the area are warned to expect delays.

    08:07: Cold with wintry showers Clare Nasir Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be a chilly morning with the risk of ice on untreated roads and also the chance of some wintry showers, with light accumulations possible over higher ground.

    Weather forecast

    Some sunshine will come through during the day, especially towards the east with a fresh westerly wind.

    The top temperature will be about 5C (41F).

    08:00: Good morning Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

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