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Police appeal for witnesses to racial abuse incident on train.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with an incident in which two woman were racially abused on a train from Leeds to Sheffield.

The incident happened on board the 7.06pm Northern service on Saturday 14 October.

A passenger on the train witnessed a man racially abusing two women sat opposite him.
The two women, who were wearing headscarves, did not report this incident to police but the witness reported it to British Transport Police by texting BTP’s discreet reporting service via 61016.
Officers have now released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak in connection to this incident.

BTP would like to hear from the two woman who were racially abused or anyone who recognises this man.

Information can be sent to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 560 of 14/10/17.

Alternatively information can be sent anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an incident in which two woman were racially abused.
Police want to speak to this man in connection with an incident in which two woman were racially abused. (Image: BTP)

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Inmate in court accused of murdering baby killer in prison

An inmate has appeared before magistrates accused of murdering a baby killer.

Serving prisoner John Westland, 28, appeared before Leeds Magistrates today accused of murdering fellow inmate Liam Deane at HMP Leeds.

Deane, who was found dead in his cell on Sunday, had last month been jailed for murdering his newborn daughter Luna, in July.

More here.

Child killer Liam Deane
Child killer Liam Deane (Image: WYP)

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt to visit Huddersfield

MP Barry Sheerman said Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health, will visit our town to discuss Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Latest updates on sudden death at Dewsbury property

Another live blog has been launched for further updates.

Major police incident on country lane near Dewsbury

Police, paramedics and firefighters are dealing with a major incident on a country lane near Dewsbury.

Emergency services were called to Jackson’s Lane at Thornhill Edge.

Around 10 police vehicles, along with three or four ambulance crews and a fire engine from Dewsbury Fire Station, have attended the scene.

A full statement is still awaited from West Yorkshire Police but a spokesman said there were reports of a “sudden death”.

West Yorkshire Fire Service confirmed a crew had been dispatched to the scene but details remain sketchy.

National news headlines

Fitbit recording steps walks in a day
Fitbit recording steps walks in a day

Politics - DEBATE ON BREXIT BILL RESUMES AFTER DAVIS ANNOUNCES MPS WILL VOTE ON FINAL DEAL - Key Brexit legislation returns to Parliament on Tuesday after David Davis announced that MPs would be given a take it or leave it vote on any withdrawal agreement in an apparent concession to Tory rebels. The Brexit Secretary said any deal on citizens’ rights, the so-called divorce bill and a transition period will only hold if MPs and peers approve a new piece of legislation to put it into British law.

Health - NHS TO GIVE OUT FITBIT-STYLE GADGETS IN BID TO CUT DIABETES - Thousands of people are to be given gadgets to help them track how active they are as the NHS hopes to drive down levels of diabetes. More than 5,000 people are to test apps, gadgets and wristbands similar to Fitbits which will track sleep and their activities as part of a 12-month trial. Public Health England said the pilot scheme - which will run in eight areas of the country - is “the next logical step in diabetes prevention”.

US - REPUBLICAN ROY MOORE DENIES NEW SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATION - A new accuser has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Roy Moore in a locked car when she was a teenager in the 1970s, further rocking the Alabama Republican’s race for an open Senate seat. The allegation came on the day Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said Mr Moore should quit the contest, while Mr Moore fired back that it is Mr McConnell who should step down.

Former Examiner journalist passes away

Steve Catchpool
Steve Catchpool

A former Examiner journalist has died aged 69 following a short illness.

Steve Catchpool laid claim to being the youngest newspaper editor in the country during his days working on the Holmfirth Express.

He joined the Examiner in the mid-1970s and worked here up to his retirement in 2013.

Steve, who lived at Birdsedge, has a wife, Carol, and a sister, Diane. He also has a younger brother, Andrew, who is one of the Examiner’s photographers.

A funeral service will be held at 1.15pm on November 22 at Huddersfield crematorium followed by a wake at Wortley Hall, Wortley, near Penistone.

Read Andrew’s lovely tribute to his brother here.

Highways England got jokes

Highways England, the government company responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads, tweeted this in response to a sarcastic Twitter user’s question about the M62, M60 and M6 motorways.

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/930378478381424640

And no, manned flights to Pluto aren’t happening yet and no, I totally didn’t Google it to be sure...

Ex-West Yorkshire chief loses legal battle with police and crime commissioner

Mark Gilmore (left), chief constable of West Yorkshire Police, and Mark Burns-Williamson, police and crime commissioner for West Yorkshire
Mark Gilmore (left), chief constable of West Yorkshire Police, and Mark Burns-Williamson, police and crime commissioner for West Yorkshire

A retired police chief has lost a High Court fight with a police and crime commissioner.

Mark Gilmore, former chief constable of the West Yorkshire force, complained that West Yorkshire police commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson had unfairly failed to decide whether he had a “case to answer” after misconduct allegations were made.

He asked a judge to order Mr Burns-Williamson to “make a case-to-answer decision”.

Mr Burns-Williamson said Mr Gilmore’s claim was “disingenuous”.

Mr Justice Supperstone, who recently analysed rival arguments at a High Court hearing in London, dismissed his claim on Tuesday.

More on this soon.

More traffic and travel

There’s traffic around Huddersfield and in the town centre.

  • Queueing traffic on A629 Salterhebble Hill and Huddersfield Road at the roadworks near the hospital by A646 Dryclough Lane. Travel time is 13 minutes.
  • Very slow traffic on A62 Castlegate at A640 Trinity Street traffic lights.

Weather forecast

It will be overcast and cloudy today.

Weather forecast. November 14, 2017.
Weather forecast. November 14, 2017. (Image: Met Office)

Temperatures are expected to reach highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C.

Today's front page

Back to normal updates now that the M62 is clearing up...

This is the front page of today’s newspaper.

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner's front page - November 14, 2017.
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner's front page - November 14, 2017. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Read the main story here.

Young man killed in prison

A man is due to appear in court today charged with the murder of a prisoner at HM Prison Leeds.

John Westland, who is a serving prisoner at the prison, has been charged with the murder of a 22-year-old man who was found dead in his cell on Sunday.

The 28-year-old is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court this morning.

More frustrated motorists

Broken down vehicle on M62 causes lane closure

Uh-oh...Just when we thought things were looking up.

M62 around 9am on November 14, 2017.
M62 around 9am on November 14, 2017. (Image: Motorway Cameras)

One lane is closed and there’s very slow traffic due to a broken down vehicle on the M62 westbound at junction 27 for Gildersome.

The congestion goes back to junction 29 for the M1 Lofthouse.

Delays continue on opposite carriageway

Traffic on the M62 westbound between junctions 29 and 28 - opposite where the accident happened - is not expected until between 9.30am and 9.45am.

The current scene on the M62

M62 eastbound around 8.40am on November 14, 2017.
M62 eastbound around 8.40am on November 14, 2017. (Image: Motorway Cameras)
M62 eastbound around 8.40am on November 14, 2017.
M62 eastbound around 8.40am on November 14, 2017. (Image: Motorway Cameras)
M62 eastbound around 8.40am on November 14, 2017.
M62 eastbound around 8.40am on November 14, 2017. (Image: Motorway Cameras)
M62 eastbound around 8.40am on November 14, 2017.
M62 eastbound around 8.40am on November 14, 2017. (Image: Motorway Cameras)

Other traffic and travel

There’s also slow traffic on the M62 westbound between junction 27 and 26 due to motorists slowing down to look at the accident on the other side.

Variable speed limits are in place.

The congestion goes back to junction 28 for Tingley.

And for commuters using public transport...

There are delays of up to 20 minutes on the Transpennine Express between Leeds and York due to signalling problem at Cross Gates.

Frustrated motorists

Not the best start to the morning, I’ll give them that...

The scene on the M62 this morning

Here’s what it looks like for motorists.

Crash on M62 eastbound

There’s queuing traffic after a multi-vehicle crash on the M62 eastbound.

It happened between junction 26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar) and junction 27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

A black Mini and a silver car were badly damaged and are now on the hard shoulder.

All lanes have been re-opened, but the congestion goes back to junction 24 for Ainley Top.

There’s also congestion at the junction 28 eastbound exit.

Happy Tuesday!

Good morning, Huddersfield!

Welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news service.

Stay with us throughout the day to be the first to know everything that’s happening across Huddersfield and the rest of West Yorkshire.

We’ll also be bringing you updates on crime, health, sport, politics, education and more live from the Examiner team.

And remember to check back before you travel as during peak times we’ll provide you with all of the latest traffic updates on the M62 and roads around the region.

Winter sunrise, Armitage Bridge - by Dale Oakes
Winter sunrise, Armitage Bridge - by Dale Oakes

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