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Rail update

Normal service has resumed on First Transpennine Express between Dewsbury and Huddersfield following earlier trespassers on the railway.

Witness appeal

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a collision in Honley which left a cyclist with serious injuries.

The incident occurred around 10.36 on Sunday 3/7 on Huddersfield Road, near the junction of Magdale when a silver Mercedes was involved in a collision with a cyclist.

PC Peter Doyle, of the Safer Roads and Neighbourhoods Support Team West, said; “We are continuing to appeal for anyone who may have been in the area yesterday morning, and may have seen either the cyclist, or the Mercedes prior to the incident, or who witnessed the collision itself to come forward. In particular, we believe there may have been a red Vauxhall Corsa at the junction of Magdale, turning in to Huddersfield Road towards Honley, and would appeal to the driver to come forward as it is possible they may hold vital information. Enquiries are continuing.

The cyclist, a 68-year-old-man remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Peter Doyle via 101, quoting 597 of July 3.


Traffic news

Traffic is busy but moving on the A629 Calderdale Way Westbound between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road at Elland and on the A641 Huddersfield Road outbound at Bethel Street / Bradford Road, Brighouse

Appeal for missing girls

Anais O’Callaghan, 15 and Patricia Keleman 16, were both last seen on Sunday evening around 7.30pm in Clayton West.


Anais O'Callaghan
Anais O'Callaghan


Anais is described as a white female, 5”10”,of slim build with very long brown hair. She was last seen wearing blue skinny jeans, white t-shirt with motif on front, navy blue bomber jacket.


patricia keleman
patricia keleman


Patricia is described as a white female, 4ft 8, slim build, very long black hair. She was last seen wearing black skinny jeans, white trainers, red and white hair band, black satin bomber jacket with colourful flowers on.

Officers are growing concerned for both girls safety, and believe that they are together in the Huddersfield area. Any one who has seen or heard from either Anais or Patricia is asked to contact police via 101 quoting 1709 of 3/7.

M62 update

Reports of one lane blocked due to a broken down vehicle on the M62 Eastbound after J19 A6046 at Heywood, Greater Manchester. The third lane is reported blocked but traffic is coping well

Mobile phone thefts

Police are appealing for information after three mobile phones were stolen from teenagers in Birstall.

Kirklees District CID would like to speak to anyone who witnessed or has information about the robbery which took place in the Birstall area on Sunday.

It took place between 1.30am and 1.40am on Sunday July 3 after three local 16-year-old males were approached by two men in their 20’s, while they were waiting for a taxi.


Smartphone, mobile phone,
Smartphone, mobile phone,


One of the men asked for a cigarette and then threatened the teenagers with a knife and demanded their phones.

The other man also produced a knife and threatened them. Both men then walked off with three phones taken from the victims.

One of the suspects was white, 5ft 9ins to 6ft tall and muscular with a round stomach. He was wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up, a black scarf covering his face and dark coloured jogging bottoms.

The other was white, 6ft tall, then and wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up, a black scarf covering his face and black shorts.

DC Andy Clayton of Huddersfield CID, said: “Enquiries are ongoing into this robbery which was clearly a very frightening experience for these three teenagers.

“I would ask anyone who has information or who perhaps identify these suspects to contact the Kirklees Reactive CID on 101.

“Information can also be given to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”


Hand over

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Wimbledon sun

The weather’s looking good for the second week of Wimbledon.

Disruptions almost every day last week forced organisers to schedule play for middle Sunday - dubbed People’s Sunday - for just the fourth time in the tournament’s 130-year history.


Sun to shine on Andy Murray
Sun to shine on Andy Murray


But the forecast for the Championships’ second week looks good, with tennis fans likely to have rain-free uninterrupted play.

Grahame Madge, from the Met Office, said: “The forecast for Wimbledon this week looks very good, certainly in terms of rain. There is no significant rainfall forecast at all, with low probabilities of any rain.”

Today is expected to be dry in the afternoon and evening, with cloud overhead broken by sunny spells and temperatures reaching around 21C (69.8F).

The forecast means the roof above Centre Court will likely be rolled back for Andy Murray’s fourth-round clash with Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios.


Quackers, us?

If you’ve got a minute while you’re having your lunch have a look at our duck cam. Yes, you read it right.


Holmfirth Duck Race
Holmfirth Duck Race


We attached our Go Pro video camera to a rubber duck and launched it at Holmfirth’s duck race yesterday. The results are hilarious. Watch here.


Second machete attack

Police are investigating a second machete attack in Huddersfield.

A 17-year-old boy suffered serious hand injuries in Arnold Street, Birkby, on Saturday afternoon and yesterday a 32-year-old man received a serious head injury after being attacked with a machete at the Spa Car Wash on Manchester Road in Thornton Lodge.

Police were called at 2.40pm when the victim attended Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. The victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Anyone with information should contact DC Paul Morrison at Kirklees CID via 101, quoting 959 of 3/7 or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Dalek homeless?

Why does Kirklees Council need to close three of the district’s museums? The obvious answer is - money, or lack of it.

But we’ve posed a series of questions to the council officer in charge. Read her answers here.


Dalek at Tolson Museum
Dalek at Tolson Museum


Tolson Museum in Huddersfield is one in the firing line and, yes, it has a dalek among the exhibits! Exterminate.


Turf legend's 'depression'

Top jockey Kieren Fallon, who announced his retirement from racing this morning, has been suffering with depression for “the best part of three years.”

The Irish Turf Club’s chief medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick revealed the 51-year-old’s illness had gone unnoticed when he was riding in England and America.


Kieren Fallon
Kieren Fallon


County Clare-born Fallon has returned to his homeland this season, and has now sought medical advice to help combat “quite profound depression.”

Dr McGoldrick said: “I first became aware of it when he came to see me for his licence earlier this year and he was obviously very significantly depressed. “Kieren’s had quite significant depression ongoing for the best part of three years which has gone undiagnosed in England and America.

“It got worse and I met with him on Sunday and have arranged to have it managed. He went to see a specialist in America and nobody picked up on it.

“It’s quite profound depression. As soon as I can get a bed organised for him, he’ll be going to hospital here in Ireland. Hopefully we can get him managed and get him ready for the next stage of his life.”


Police appeal

Detectives have renewed an appeal for information after a car was smashed up by a gang in Fartown yesterday.

Police received a number of calls shortly after midnight reporting that a group of men had smashed the window of a blue Renault Scenic parked up in Alder Street and attacked several people in the vehicle. The Renault then drove off and struck two parked vehicles in Blacker Road.


Alder Street, Fartown - scene of gang attack on man in car
Alder Street, Fartown - scene of gang attack on man in car


The reported victims of the assault have not come forward and police want them to get in touch.

Det Insp Ian Mottershaw, of Kirklees CID, said: “While we have spoken to a number of witnesses, we have not yet had any contact from the reported victims and therefore have not been able to confirm the level of injuries they sustained and whether they are okay. We would urge these people to come forward as a matter of urgency.


“We are also keen to speak to anyone else who has witnessed any part of this incident, including the events building up to or following the assault or subsequent collisions.

“Anyone with information is asked to call Kirklees District CID via 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”


Brother's tribute

The brother of Caroline Aherne has paid a moving tribute to the comedy star.

The 52-year-old actress and writer died alone at her home after her condition suddenly deteriorated.


Caroline Aherne
Caroline Aherne (Image: PA)


In a statement today, her brother Patrick said: “My heart is broken as I loved her so much. But she is now in a better place and most of all she has no pain. I have lost a beautiful sister and the world has lost an amazing talent.”


Farage quits

Nigel Farage has stepped down as leader of Ukip following last month’s vote to leave the European Union, saying he had achieved the aim for which he came into politics.

Mr Farage, 52, has had two stints as leader of the Eurosceptic party since 2006, and announced he was quitting the post after failing to win a Commons seat in the 2015 general election, only to change his mind days later.


I'm out: Nigel Farage
I'm out: Nigel Farage (Image: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)


In a speech in London setting out Ukip’s strategy for the post-referendum period, Mr Farage said: “During the referendum campaign, I said I want my country back. What I’m saying today is I want my life back, and it begins right now.”


Two live blogs

Hello everybody. Martin here. Robert’s running a separate live blog on the M62 smash, so keep following him for the latest news as we get it.


Hand Over:

Well, that’s all from me. Handing over to Martin.

Travel:

Reports of queueing traffic due to multi-vehicle accident and debris on road on M62 in both directions at J21 A640 (Milnrow), congestion on M62 to J20 A627(M) Rochdale.


Reports suggest seven vehicles have been involved in an accident affecting both sides of the carriageway. Awaiting confirmation and further details.

Travel:

Traffic easing and traffic returned to normal on A58 Leeds Road Westbound between Leeds Road and A644 Brighouse Road.

Local News:

A substantial fire on Coole Royd, Dalton, gutted much of the house. Appliances from Huddersfield and Mirfield attended the scene for two hours.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

No-one was injured and it is thought the cause was accidental.

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.

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

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.


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.”

Travel:

Queueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A58 Leeds Road Westbound between Leeds Road and A644 Brighouse Road, congestion to A58 Leeds Road and on A644 Denholme Gate Road to Northedge Lane and on A644 BrighouseRoad to Barfield Road.

National News:

Andy Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, faces Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round this afternoon.

Andy Murray on day seven of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 3, 2016. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Steve Paston/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the AELTC. Still image use only - no moving images to emulate broadcast. No superimposing or removal of sponsor/ad logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Andy Murray on day seven of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 3, 2016. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Steve Paston/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the AELTC. Still image use only - no moving images to emulate broadcast. No superimposing or removal of sponsor/ad logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

His chances of winning the tournament have been greatly improved since Novak Djokovic’s surprise exit but Kyrgios is full of confidence and unlikely to be a pushover.


And there’s a certain Roger Federer waiting in the wings too...

Travel:

Slow traffic on M62 Eastbound between J23 A640/A643 (Huddersfield) and J25 A644 (Brighouse).

National News:

Twenty-seven years after she last performed on a British stage, Carole King, 74 returned to the UK stage to play her classic album Tapestry in full.

Carole King performing at the British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 3, 2016. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
Carole King performing at the British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 3, 2016. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Some 65,000 fans attended the sold-out concert, with tickets costing £249 and which was part of the BST festival in London’s Hyde Park.


It was their first chance to see King play the UK since her City Streets tour reached the Albert Hall in 1989.

Travel:

Very slow traffic on A629 Calderdale Way Westbound between Wistons Lane/Calderdale Way and A6026 Wakefield Road/B6112 Stainland Road.

Local News:

Police are appealing for help after a 17-year-old youth was seriously injured in a knife attack in Huddersfield on Saturday.


The victim received a serious injury to his hand when he was assaulted by a man armed with a machete-type weapon near to Arnold Street, in Birkby.


Police were alerted at about 6.30pm when the victim attended Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

He remains in hospital in a stable condition. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.


Det Con Paul Morrison, of Kirklees District CID, said: “This was a very serious assault with a weapon and the victim could be left with life-changing injuries. We are investigating the incident as a wounding with intent and we would like to hear from any witnesses.


“We believe the area would have been busy at the time and we would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who has any information that could assist the investigation.”

Local News:

Newsome Community Forum Limited will hold its mid-summer meeting on July 14 at the community rooms of Newsome High School at 6pm.


Buffet at 5.45pm.

Travel:

A644 Brighouse Road in both directions re-opened, earlier fire at a nearby farm between A647 Sand Beds (Queensbury) and A6036 Halifax Road (Shelf).


Affecting traffic between Hipperholme and Denholme Gate. The road has been closed since 12.45pm Sunday and will remain closed for some time.