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Picture of alleged attacker circulating on social media

Picture circulating on social media of alleged attacker
Picture circulating on social media of alleged attacker

This picture has been circulating on social media, claiming to be the moment the man suspected of attacking Jo Cox MP was arrested.
These are unconfirmed reports.
West Yorkshire Police said a man aged 52 has been arrested.

We're moving news about Jo Cox shooting to a dedicated live blog

Follow it here

Jo Cox confirmed as victim

Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox has been confirmed as the victim.

Reports that Spen MP Jo Cox is victim

We’ve heard that Spen MP Jo Cox has been shot during her constituency surgery at Birstall Library.

'Two shot and stabbed'

Media is reporting that two people and have been shot and stabbed in an incident outside Birstall Library.

This is as yet unverified and we’re waiting for official information from police.

Woman 'shot and stabbed'

We’re hearing that a woman has been shot and stabbed outside Birstall Library and that the assailant is on the loose.

Heavy police presence including for the air

First photo from 'shooting' scene, Birstall

First photo from the scene.

Social media reports that two people have been shot.

Birstall 'shooting'

Breaking: Reports of shooting

Police are investigating reports of a shooting in Birstall.

More to follow.

Hand over

That’s all on the blog from me. One of my colleagues will be with you shortly.

News

Councillors in Kirklees have hit out at the “idiotic” suggestion that they need a code of conduct over paying their bills.


Kirklees Labour member,Clr Shabir Pandor
Clr Shabir Pandor


Following the Ratesgate scandal that revealed six councillors have been sent court summons over non-payment of council tax, Labour leader Clr Shabir Pandor, revealed his plan. You can see more here.

Weather

Communities are being warned to prepare for the risk of flash flooding in awareness campaigns launched as more heavy rain is forecast.


Heavy rain in Thongsbridge, creates hazards to the traffic.
Heavy rain in Thongsbridge, creates hazards to the traffic.


And some in Huddersfield have already seen the problems.

Councils across England and Wales are highlighting the danger to residents and businesses of flash floods, which can see local areas swamped in minutes after deluges. You can see more here.

Rugby

Reaction still flooding in to the news that Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson and assistant coach Kieron Purtill have been stood down with immediate effect.



Football

Excitement grows with less than two hours to kick off in the England v Wales match.



Rugby

It looks like Paul Anderson’s sacking is dividing opinion among fans.


Huddersfield Giants' Head Coach Paul Anderson
Huddersfield Giants' Head Coach Paul Anderson


You can see more here.

News

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was beaten with a hammer and had a mobile phone stolen in Dewsbury.

The incident happened at 8.15pm last night as the victim was walking along the Spen Valley Greenway when he was approached from behind by two men.

One of them demanded the victim’s phone, and he was then pushed to the floor by both men who then kicked him before one of them then hit him with a hammer in the chin and chest.

They then took the mobile phone before the victim ran away. He required hospital treatment as a result of the incident.

The first man is aged 20 to 22, 5ft 5in, of a small build and white. He was wearing a red rain coat with a hood that covered his head. He spoke with a local accent.

The second is also described as aged 20 to 22 and 5ft 5in. He is slim and was wearing a black hooded rain coat and dark blue jeans.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact DC Divek Singh Ubhi of Huddersfield CID on 101.

Rugby

We’re running a live blog on the announcement this morning that Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson and assistant coach Kieron Purtill have been stood down with immediate effect.


Huddersfield Giants' Head Coach Paul Anderson
Huddersfield Giants' Head Coach Paul Anderson


You can keep up with all the latest here.

Rugby

Reaction is starting to come in to the decision to stand down Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson and assistant coach Kieron Purtill.


\ glum looking Huddersfield Giants' Head Coach Paul Anderson and Assistant Coach Kieron Purtill watch the latter part of the game First Utility Super League XXI Widnes v Huddersfield 29/05/16 (Pic by John Rushworth)
Huddersfield Giants' Head Coach Paul Anderson and Assistant Coach Kieron Purtill


You can see more here.

Rugby

Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson and assistant coach Kieron Purtill have been stood down with immediate effect and head of youth Andy Kelly will take immediate charge of all first team matters.


Huddersfield Giants' Head Coach Paul Anderson
Huddersfield Giants' Head Coach Paul Anderson


Chairman Ken Davy said: “It is with great sadness that we make this change involving two individuals who have previously taken the club to its greatest achievements since the “Team of All Talents”.

“Unfortunately the simple fact is that the results this year have not been satisfactory and the Giants are not performing to the level that anyone associated with the Club expects.”

We’ll bring you more as we get it.

News

Pupils can get a kick start to their day thanks to a new breakfast club.


Janet Hoyle, wife of Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle, with children at Huddersfield Town Foundation Kickstart Breakfast Club at Beech Primary School, Golcar.
Janet Hoyle, wife of Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle, with children at Huddersfield Town Foundation Kickstart Breakfast Club at Beech Primary School, Golcar.


Twenty-nine pupils at Beech Primary School in Golcar were treated to free cereal, fruit and crumpets on the first day of the new initiative, made possible by the Huddersfield Town Foundation. There is more on this here.

Weather

Don’t get too excited just yet, but it seems that summer could be just around the corner.


Sunshine in Huddersfield
Sunshine in Huddersfield


Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens has predicted a good weekend and the chance of warmer weather returning by next week. You can see more here.

News

One of the biggest scaffolding constructions ever seen in Huddersfield is under way.


Scaffolding for roof repairs at Huddersfield Town Hall.
Scaffolding for roof repairs at Huddersfield Town Hall.


Contractors are erecting a giant shroud of steel and wood around Huddersfield Town Hall.

It’s to enable essential repair work to get under way on the roof of the historic building, particularly above the concert hall. You can see more here.

Travel

Happily the signalling problems which were causing disruption to train services have now been resolved.



The issue had been affecting trains between Huddersfield and Stalybridge, but all lines have now reopened.

Some services will face delays of up to 15 minutes as things return to normal.

Travel

The signalling problems are causing disruption to many train services.

A number of trains are being cancelled or delayed because of the issue between Huddersfield and Stalybridge.

National Rail says staff are working to resolve the issue and has apologised to anyone affected.



Travel

There are problems with some train services this morning.

There are delays of up to 30 minutes on Northern between Huddersfield and Stalybridge due to signalling problems.



All lines are currently closed, and trains running between the stations may be revised or cancelled. The problem is also also affecting First TransPennine Express services.

Football

And staying with football, the big news for Huddersfield Town fans is that head coach David Wagner has put pen to paper on a new contract - and pledged to push the club forward on and off the pitch.


Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner
Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner


The 44-year-old former USA international striker and Borussia Dortmund II coach and his right-hand man and fellow German Christoph Buhler, have both agreed new deals. You can see more here.

Football

Big day for England and Wales today with the two sides meeting in the Euros.

Nerves will be building ahead of the clash which kicks off at 2pm.

You can see more on how the competition is unfolding here.

Traffic

So far so good out on the roads this morning.

There are reports of minor congestion on the M62 in both directions heading over towards Leeds.

Elsewhere things seem fairly steady at the moment.

Good morning

Hello, and welcome to Thursday’s live blog. Stay with us for all the latest news, travel and weather.