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Local News:

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is asking anyone concerned or affected by hate crime or hate incidents to report them to the police.


Mark Burns-Williamson, speaking after concerns were raised locally and nationally around hate crime incidents, said that hatred, violence and intolerance in any form would not be tolerated.

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson

He said: “We need to recognise that the recent local, national and international events impact our communities, but I want to offer reassurance that myself and the Temporary Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, Dee Collins, are committed to working together to tackle these issues head on.


“To that end we have an ongoing awareness raising campaign “Hate Hurts. Report it, Sort it, Say No to Hate Crime” and at the very heart of that campaign is the message that:


“Everyone has a right to feel safe and no one should ever be a victim of hate crime because of their disability, gender, identity, race, religion, sexual orientation or because of how they choose to dress.”

Travel:

Slow traffic due to earlier broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island), congestion on M62 to J21 A640 (Milnrow).


All lanes have been re-opened. Towards Manchester.

Local News:

Police investigating a robbery near a Huddersfield nightclub have released pictures of two people they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Suspect one
Suspect one

It happened at 4.20am in an alleyway at the rear of the Tokyo nightclub on Queen Street on Monday, May 30.


Two men in their 20s, were inside the nightclub when an altercation took place with a group of men described as Asian.

Suspect two
Suspect two

Both parties were then escorted out of the club and one of the two men was hit.


The two men were then escorted to the rear of the building at which point two people from the other party entered the alleyway. The victims were then assaulted and a mobile phone, cash and a watch were taken.


Det Con Kris Roberts of Huddersfield CID, said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident and in particular anyone who recognises the two males pictured to get in contact.” Call police on 101 quoting the reference 13160230512

Travel:

Midgley Road, Mytholmroyd, in both directions re-opened, a collapsed wall near Sunny Bank.


This closure was a result of the severe flooding on Boxing Day.

Local News:

A Polish man who went missing more than 10 days ago has turned up safe and well.


Sebastian Michalak, a 31 year-old farm labourer, who was working in Denby Dale was last seen on the morning of Friday, June 17, in Ochrewell Avenue, Deighton.

Police in new appeal over missing Huddersfield man Sebastian Michalak
Police in new appeal over missing Huddersfield man Sebastian Michalak

Police had said they had a “growing concern” for his safety earlier this week but Det Insp Mark Colman of Kirklees CID told the Examiner on Thursday afternoon that he was “fit and well”.


His family who had been contacted by detectives said they were “mystified” by his disappearance.

Travel:

One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island).
Towards Manchester.

Travel:

A629 Calderdale Way Westbound busy but moving between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road/ B6112 Stainland Road.

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Local news

The police have informed us that Sebastian Michalak, who was reported missing in Huddersfield, has now been found safe and well.

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Police appeal


Police investigating a robbery in Huddersfield on Monday 30 May have released pictures of two people they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

The incident happened at around 4.20am in an alleyway at the rear of the Tokyo nightclub.

Two men - aged in their 20s - were inside the nightclub when an altercation took place with a group of males described as Asian. Both parties were then escorted out of the club and one of the two men was then hit.


Police wish to speak to this man following a robbery in Huddersfield
Police wish to speak to this man following a robbery in Huddersfield (Image: West Yorkshire Police)



The two men were then escorted to the rear of the building at which point two people from the other party entered the alleyway.

The two men were then assaulted and a mobile phone, cash and a watch were taken.


Police have appealed for help to find this man in connection with their investigations into a robbery in Huddersfield
Police have appealed for help to find this man in connection with their investigations into a robbery in Huddersfield


Detective Constable Kris Roberts of Huddersfield CID, said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident and in particular anyone who recognises the two males pictured to get in contact.”

Call police on 101 quoting the reference 13160230512


M62 breakdown

One lane is closed and traffic is moving slowly due to a broken down vehicle on the M621 Eastbound between J2 A643 (Elland Road) and J3 A653 (Leeds City Centre). Lane one (of three) is closed heading into Leeds from the M62.

Horsebox removed

Traffic is easing and the entry slip road has re-opened after a broken down horsebox was removed from the M62 Westbound at J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).

Tory leadership

Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of a bid for the Tory leadership - but Michael Gove who previously said he would not stand has decided to do so.


Boris Johnson holds a press conference at Brexit HQ in Westminster, London, after David Cameron has announced he will quit as Prime Minister by October
Boris Johnson holds a press conference at Brexit HQ in Westminster, London, after David Cameron has announced he will quit as Prime Minister by October

Police appeal

Police investigating a firearms discharge in Bradford are appealing for information about a van which was seen shortly before the incident.

The van, which is described as a white Ford Transit-style vehicle, was seen in Shetcliffe Lane at the junction of Bierley Lane minutes before the discharge in Bierley Lane, which happened at about 11.18pm on Monday, 27 June.

A 21-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences, has been released on bail and enquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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Traffic

There are problems on the M62 near Huddersfield due to a broken down horsebox.

There is heavy traffic with the entry slip road closed westbound at junction 23 (Huddersfield).
It’s affecting traffic heading down to the motorway from the roundabout.

The slip road remains closed while the horses are being moved.

News

Who will be the next Batley and Spen MP?

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has downplayed rumours after former MPs Ed Balls and David Miliband were both suggested by several political commentators on Twitter.


Huddersfield Labour MP Barry Sheerman pays tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox in the House of Commons
Huddersfield Labour MP Barry Sheerman pays tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox in the House of Commons


Mr Sheerman said he had no idea who would run. You can see more here.

News

A man suffered terrible injuries when he was attacked by a Japanese Akita. The pet, called Ice, escaped from its compound in Dewsbury Moor and savaged Gary Haigh’s arm.


Kirklees Magistrates' Court, Huddersfield.
Kirklees Magistrates' Court, Huddersfield.


He was left out of work following the attack on April 6 this year. Now the dog’s owner has received a suspended jail term at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court. There is more here.

News

Police have admitted there is “growing concern” for the safety of a Huddersfield man.


Police in new appeal over missing Huddersfield man Sebastian Michalak
Police in new appeal over missing Huddersfield man Sebastian Michalak


Detectives trying to find Sebastian Michalak have issued a new photo of him as they become increasingly concerned for his welfare. There is more here.

News

Victim Support is holding a drop in session today to support anyone affected by the tragic events of June 16 when MP Jo Cox was killed in Birstall.



Support workers and volunteers will be at Birstall Methodist Church on Chapel Lane, Birstall, between 10am and 4pm to offer emotional and practical support.

Those who would like support who cannot make it can call the Victim Support helpline on 0300 303 1971 to get support over the phone or arrange a face to face appointment.

Traffic

There is still heavy traffic on the roads in some parts.

It’s very busy on the A629 Calderdale Way in Elland.

But happily traffic has eased on the M62, particularly eastbound around junction 26 (Chain Bar) where there had been congestion.

News

Health workers in neighbouring hospital trusts have slammed a plan which could close Huddersfield’s A&E as poorly designed and dangerous.


Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Accident & Emergency Dept. Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Accident & Emergency Dept. Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.


Unison surveyed members working for trusts in Leeds, Bradford, Barnsley, Wakefield and Greater Manchester for their thoughts on the Right Care Right Time Right Place (RCRTRP) proposal. You can see more here.

News

Five people have been injured in a two-car crash on a moorland road.


Head-on collision on Holmfirth Road, Greenfield
Head-on collision on Holmfirth Road, Greenfield


Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to Holmfirth Road, Greenfield, to reports of a head-on crash involving a Vauxhall Astra and a grey hatchback. The full story is here.

News

Arsonists pushed an old mattress up against a front garden fence of a house in Fartown and set fire to both.

Firefighters were called to the property in Abbey Road, just after midnight this morning.

They quickly dealt with the fire, which had caused some damage to the fence.

Traffic

Very busy in both directions on the M62 from Huddersfield this morning.

For those heading west towards Manchester there is congestion around junction 19 (Heywood).



And there is also very heavy traffic heading east around the M1 interchange at junction 29.

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