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A stabbed man collapsed outside a Huddersfield polling station.

Police say the attack happened in Greenhead Park before the victim collapsed near the Waverley Road polling station.

The victim was a man believed to have serious but not life threatening injuries.

The polling station has reopened.

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VIDEO: Greenhead Park, where the stabbing is believed to have happened

Witness: 'Gang ran in different directions'

Company director Graeme Howard came across the scene shortly after it had happened.

“There were armed police on the scene,” he said. “After the stabbing gang members split up in different directions and two ran toward town. Police gave chase on foot and arrested two individuals.”

Three men came to victim's aid

Awitness has said that three young men applied pressure to the wound to help the victim and said they are Kamar Khan, Zoheb Khan and Anaiq Khan.

Waverley Road cordoned off

Attackers 'no older than 17'

West Yorkshire Police statement

Police were called to reports of man with a stab wound collapsed in the street in the Waverley Road area of Huddersfield at 5.15pm.

Officers attended and found a man who had suffered what are believed to be serious but not life threatening injuries.

This incident is not linked to the European referendum and it is believed the incident took place in Greenhead Park and the victim has then walked to the Waverley Road area.

The police are appealing for anyone who has information about the incident to contact police on 101 quoting log 1338 of Thursday 23 June.

The polling station was closed for ½ hour to contain a crime scene but is now open again.

One man aged 19 has been arrested in connection with the incident.

There's been an arrest

Police have arrested a 19-year-old man following today’s stabbing.


WATCH: Police in Waverley Road after stabbed man collapsed by polling station

Not linked to EU referendum

Stabbing happened in Greenhead Park

Police have updated us - the stabbing is believed to have happened in Greenhead Park.

The victim left the park but collapsed in the street outside the polling station

VIDEO: The scene in Waverley Road

Our reporter has arrived at the scene

Our reporter Andrew Robinson is outside the polling station now, and confirmed it has reopened.

He said there was a large police cordon and a lot of officers still at the scene.

The polling station is Waverley United Reform Church.


The polling station has reopened

So if Waverley Road is your polling station, you can go cast your vote in the EU referendum now.


More pictures from the scene

Stabbing outside polling station on Waverley Road in Huddersfield
Stabbing outside polling station on Waverley Road in Huddersfield (Image: Graeme Howard)
Stabbing outside polling station on Waverley Road in Huddersfield
Stabbing outside polling station on Waverley Road in Huddersfield (Image: Graeme Howard)
Stabbing outside polling station outside Waverley Road polling station
Stabbing outside polling station outside Waverley Road polling station (Image: Twitter/@JordanCallumA)
Stabbing outside polling station on Waverley Road in Huddersfield
Stabbing outside polling station on Waverley Road in Huddersfield (Image: Graeme Howard)
Stabbing outside polling station on Waverley Road in Huddersfield
Stabbing outside polling station on Waverley Road in Huddersfield (Image: Graeme Howard)

Police are trying to find an alternative venue for voters

Picture from the scene

The scene near Waverley Street polling station
The scene near Waverley Street polling station

Polling station stabbing - what we know so far

A man was stabbed around 5.15pm at Waverley Road polling station, police have confirmed.

The polling station has been closed- police are working to an an alternative venue

The victim was a man believed to have serious but not life threatening injuries

Police spokesman said not believed to be linked to referendum.

Pictures coming soon.

Breaking: Stabbing reported outside Huddersfield polling station

We’ve had a report that someone has been stabbed outside Waverley Road polling station.

We’ll bring you more as we get it

Goodbye

That’s all from me for now. Have a good evening

Giants at home

Huddersfield Giants v Wakefield Wildcats Rugby match at The John Smith’s Stadium.


Refurbished pitch at John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.
Refurbished pitch at John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.


Kick off at 20:00. Expect extra traffic on Leeds Road, St Andrew’s Road and Southgate. Until 22:30 on 23rd June.

Glastonbury tribute to Jo Cox

Thousands of voices rang out across Glastonbury festival as campers joined in song to pay tribute toBatley and Spen MP Jo Cox.

Singer Billy Bragg ledmusic fans in a solemn version of We Shall Overcome as people spilled around the sides of the packed Park Stage to celebrate her life. Brigid McConville, a former colleague of Ms Cox at Oxfam, who had organised Glastonbury’s More In Common event, said she would “never forget” the moment she heard the mother of two had been shot. She said: “That was only a week ago and since then there has been a massive outpouring of grief and love because it feels like the attack on Jo was an attack on all of us.”


Batley & Spen Labour MP Jo Cox.
Batley & Spen Labour MP Jo Cox.


Explaining Ms Cox’s work on maternal health, that had seen the issue raised by the G8 and UN, a cheer surged through the crowd. “The number women dying in childbirth is down by half, so that is an extraordinary contribution of Jo’s,” she said.#

A minute’s silence was then held for the Labour MP, who was killed on June 16. The crowd joined in a march to The Sisterhood, the first women-only venue at the festival, which was officially opened in Ms Cox’s memory.

M62 latest

Very slow traffic and delays due to earlier broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J20 A627(M) Rochdale and J19 A6046 (Heywood), congestion on A627(M) to J2 (Middleton Turn Off) and on M62 to J21 A640 (Milnrow). In the roadworks area. All lanes have been re-opened.

Lane three (of three) was closed until around 17:10. On the route from Leeds towards Manchester

Supplies restored

Engineers have restored electricity supplies to some customers in the HD7 and HX4 postcode areas and are working tor fix the problem for all customers

M62 accident

Reports of accident onthe M62 Westbound between J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

Traffic coping well past the scene. Affecting traffic heading towards Brighouse from Lofthouse

Power cuts

Northern Powergrid engineers are tackling power cuts reported in the HD7 postcode area covering Slaithwaite, Linthwaite and Marsden and the HX4 postcode area covering Barkisland, Greetland, Holywell Green and Stainland

Heavy traffic

Traffic is heavier than normal and moving very slowly on the A644 Wakefield Road Westbound between A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout) and M62 J25 (Brighouse). The same applies for the A629 Halifax Road in both directions between A643 Lindley Moor Road (Ainley Top Roundabout) and A62 Castlegate

Police incident

The A58 Burdock Way in Halifax is blocked in both directions with very slow traffic due to police incident between King Cross Street and Burdock Way.

There’s traffic congestion on the A58 Halifax Road to A58 Leeds Road.

Callers report that there is a road block in place, close to the incident. Near the Orange Street Roundabout.

Traffic update

Slow traffic due to police incident on A58 Burdock Way in both directions between King Cross Street and Burdock Way, Halifax.

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