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News

She played her part in World War Two, so the sound of sirens is nothing new to centenarian Phyllis Pape.

But Phyllis, who turned 100 in March, was still a little startled when she pressed the button to test the public warning sirens at Huddersfield chemical giant Syngenta’s base at the firm’s manufacturing centre on Leeds Road.

As the sirens sounded through the town, she said: “Oh my goodness, have I just made that noise?”

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News

They have spent £500,000 on refurbishing waiting room facilities at Huddersfield Railway Station.

And, fittingly, the station’s most famous personality hasn’t been forgotten.

There is a special luxury cat basket for Felix, the station’s much-loved cat who attracts attention from across the world.

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News

Mirfield born Patrick Stewart has started a campaign to get assisted dying made legal in Britain. Here’s his thoughts.

News

If you want a nice day out for that fire truck crazy young tot in your life you’ll want to get to this.

Sport

Any Halifax Town fans out there? This is for you.

Travel

If you’re expecting someone on the train from Wakey they might be later than planned.

Bizarre news

Here’s one from our sister papers in Wales...a seagull turned bright orange after falling in a vat of chicken tikka masala

Vets said they felt sorry for him but he made them feel hungry at the same time.

Handout photo issued by Vale Wildlife Hospital of a seagull who turned bright orange after he plunged into a vat of chicken tikka masala
Handout photo issued by Vale Wildlife Hospital of a seagull who turned bright orange after he plunged into a vat of chicken tikka masala (Image: Vale Wildlife Hospital/PA Wire\n)

Here's the full story

Traffic is easing in the area and the road has been cleared.

Here’s the full story

That’s all from us on the Honley crash for now, but stay tuned for more Huddersfield breaking news and traffic updates on this blog.


Serous assault

CCTV Appeal: Serious Assault, Cross Church Street, Huddersfield https://t.co/Bx5o8Pb #police

— WestYorkshire Police (@WestYorksPolice) June 9, 2016

Detectives investigating a serious assault outside a bar in Huddersfield town centre have released CCTV images of two men they are trying to identify as part of their continued enquiries.

The assault happened at around 2.40am on Sunday, 8 May, near Five Bar on Cross Church Street. The 25-year-old victim was involved in an altercation with two men who had just left the bar. The victim lost consciousness and sustained a fractured cheekbone and eye socket as a result of the assault.

Det Con Kris Roberts, of Kirklees District CID, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who was out in Huddersfield that night who witnessed this offence or saw the two men pictured in these CCTV images. We would like to speak to these men as part of our ongoing enquiries and would ask anyone with information about their identities, or indeed the man themselves, to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Kirklees District CID via 101 or pass details to independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


We've been told all the roads are now open

Good news if you’re driving through Honley any time soon!

Bus delays

Arriva is reporting delays of up to 30 minuts for 202 and 203 buses due to roadworks in Huddersfield town centre

Traffic easing around New Mill Road and Station Road

...but it’s still slow on Woodhead Road, where the crash happened:

Traffic easing around New Mill Road and Station Road
Traffic easing around New Mill Road and Station Road

Here's the statement from West Yorkshire Police:

Police are investigating following a collision in Honley this morning.

Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle travelling along Woodhead Road, which failed to stop when requested to do so.

The vehicle, a silver Hyundai estate then collided with a red Ford Bmax at the junction of Woodhead Road, Station Road and Eastgate around 10.30am.

The driver of the Hyndai a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Burglary and was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

A 77-year-old woman, who was the passenger in the Ford Bmax was also treated by paramedics for minor injuries and taken to hospital. The driver of the Bmax, a 79-year-old suffered minor injuries.

Enquiries are at an early stage and are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Huddersfield Police via 101 quoting 460

Here's a recap of what we know so far

  • A suspect was dragged from a car through the window after a high-speed chase in Honley
  • The chase — which West Yorkshire Police say was not an official ‘pursuit’ — is believed to have begun in Newsome around 10,30am, and involved a silver Hyundai 4x4
  • Police followed the car along Woodhead Road and chase ended when the speeding suspect vehicle struck a Ford people carrier at the junction
  • The suspect was laid in the road and checked over by a paramedic before he was led into the ambulance in handcuffs
  • An elderly couple in the Ford were also taken to hospital, although it is not thought their injuries were serious
  • Witnesses have said the Hyundai was travelling at high speed and was on two wheels at one point
  • We’re still waiting for a statement from West Yorkshire Police

Sounds like buses are being diverted?

Traffic is still slow around the crash site

Here’s the latest traffic map:

Traffic slow in Honley after crash
Traffic slow in Honley after crash

Police statement on the way

We’re hoping to have an statement from West Yorkshire Police soon — our reporter Dave Himelfield has spoken to them.

Hyundai was being followed by police, not 'pursued'

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said the Hyundai involved was being followed by police, but was not part of an official police pursuit.

Police have blocked Station Road, at its junction with New Mill Road

Police in Station Road, Honley
Police in Station Road, Honley

Traffic's building up around New Mill Road/ Station Road

For reference, the crash happened on Woodhead Road, near Domino’s Pizza:

The Honley crash has caused traffic to build up
The Honley crash has caused traffic to build up

The Hyundai is being recovered

Hyundai being recovered in Woodhead Road
Hyundai being recovered in Woodhead Road

Speeding car 'was on two wheels'

One witness said:

He’d gone at full speed on Woodhead Road and was on two wheels. He came through the lights at such a speed he hit another vehicle and spun it around. The police tried to get him to open the doors then they tried to get him out through the window.”

Suspect hit people carrier at junction, say witnesses

Here’s what our reporter, Dave Himelfield has heard from witnesses in Honley:

The chase ended when the speeding suspect vehicle struck a Ford people carrier at the junction with a red Ford people carrier.
It is thought police dragged the suspect from the vehicle after he locked himself in.
The suspect was laid in the road and checked over by a paramedic before he was led into the ambulance in handcuffs.
An elderly couple in the Ford were also taken to hospital, although it is not thought their injuries were serious.

Hyundai could have been stolen, witnesses claim

Witnesses claim the chase began in Newsome and that the silver Hyundai 4x4 involved in the case could have been stolen

VIDEO: Police divert traffic in Honley

Here's what one witness saw

“We heard a loud bang and we thought someone had had an accident.”We went to the window and there were two cars at the traffic lights. I think police had forced him stop.”

“Police couldn’t open the doors of the car so I think they pulled him out of the window and laid him in the road.”

Here's what we know so far:

A suspect was pulled out of the window of a car by police following a chase through Honley.

The incident, which is still ongoing, began at approximately 10.30am.

Witnesses say a silver Hyundai 4x4 was pursued by police cars along Woodhead Road.

It is thought the chase began in Newsome.It is not known if the suspect vehicle crashed or was forced to stop by police vehicles - but witnesses reported hearing a loud bang.

The suspect was checked by paramedics and taken into the ambulance in handcuffs.

Video coming soon

We’ve just been sent video from the scene - we’ll post it here asap.

If you’re just catching up, a police chase in Honley resulted in a suspect being pulled out of a car through the window - and it’s still ongoing