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M62 update

Some traffic between Gildersome and Cleckheaton:

One lane closed and slow traffic due to accident on M62 Westbound between J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).
Lane three (of three) is closed. Affecting traffic from Morley heading towards Brighouse. Awaiting further details.

Good luck everyone!

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Orchard Energy, which opened a call centre creating 30 jobs at its head office in Elland in July, is looking to recruit more staff to meet rising demand for smart meters in homes.

We’ve got the details here

Traffic M1 northbound

There’s traffic on the M1 northbound between junctions 37 for Barnsley and 38 for Huddersfield due to a broken down vehicle. Traffic is reportedly coping well.

The M1 motorway
The M1 motorway

Canine nine nine!

Poor Mable! This mucky pup had to be rescued from a ditch after falling in on Wessenden Moor.

Her owner Philip Leonard, from Shepley, had to call rescue crews after she fell down the hole.

The pooch had got stuck about five feet underground in an old peat drainage channel and crews took over an hour to dig a large hole about four feet deep.

Luckily it all ended well!

Traffic in Langsett

There are reports of traffic at The Flouch Inn in Langsett.

There’s queueing traffic on the A616, which is partially blocked due to a broken down lorry between The Flouch roundabout and Manchester Road.

Denis Law

Here is the full report from earlier on Denis Law:

Hutherfeild!

This is fascinating!

Supermarket donates to local food bank

Every little helps...

Teen attacked in violent robbery

A teenager was knocked unconscious in a violent robbery after asking a group of men for directions.

The 19-year-old was walking down Trinity Street on Friday evening when he approached the group.

They offered him a lift home and walked him down an alleyway onto Queen Elizabeth Gardens where they demanded money and his phone - he refused and they assaulted him.

Police, police car, stock, policeman
Police, police car, stock, policeman

The 19-year-old victim was kicked and punched and fell unconscious.

The suspects stole his belongings, including an IPhone 5, 50 Euros and £200 plus a wallet and bank cards and fled the scene.

If anyone has any information on this horrific attack, please call Huddersfield CID, on 01484 436 745 quoting reference 13160358180, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

M62 slip road closed

Reports the M62 Westbound entry slip road at junction 19 is closed due to a broken down vehicle. Traffic is reportedly coping well.

M62 sign
M62 sign

Appeal for woman in distress

Police are appealing to get in touch with a woman seen in distress in Ravensthorpe in the early hours of Friday morning.

The woman was seen showing clear signs of distress and arguing with three male occupants of a dark-coloured saloon car on Huddersfield Road, near the Ravensthorpe Gyratory.

Officers are now keen to get in touch to make sure she is okay.

The woman was called ‘Safina’ by one of the men and left with them in the vehicle.

Police
Police

She was described as 5ft 5ins tall, slim and as having red/brown hair, wearing a blue Adidas jacket, blue jeans and white sandals.

DI Mark Colman of Huddersfield CID, said: “We have been conducting enquiries into this report today and would like to speak to this lady to make sure she is alright.

“We do believe parties in the car where known to each other and I would ask this lady or anyone who can help identify her to contact Kirklees CID on 101 referencing log number 178 of 19 August.”

If anyone has any information, you can also call Crimstoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Family of David Ellam release moving tribute

The family of dog attack victim David Ellam have paid tribute to him in a moving statement.

Below is the statement in full.

“David was born in Huddersfield and so proud of the town.

“He was also very proud of Imogen, Henry and Martin his niece and nephews and loved spending time with them and teasing them a lot.

“Throughout his work life he had various jobs including working in a bakery, working at Ellis furniture, running pubs and clubs and more recently working as a lollypop man - a job that he really loved doing.

“In his spare time, he has been doing volunteering with both the Royal Voluntary Service and Carers Count. He loved doing this. He was also an integral part of the walking football at the zone which he had been going to since it first started four years ago.

“He had a quirky sense of humour and family called him the gadget man because he loved his electronic toys.

“His biggest passion was Huddersfield Town who he had followed all his life and was a season ticket holder. He had been all over the country supporting them and looked forward to all their games.

“As a family we would like to thank the staff at HRI who did everything in their power to save David. We would also like to thank the police officers who were by our sides on Monday and keeping us up-to-date on what was happening.

“We would like to ask the media to leave us in peace, and give us time to grieve and come to terms with what has happened.”

Undated West Yorkshire Police handout photo of David Ellam
Undated West Yorkshire Police handout photo of David Ellam

Tizzi in a tizz

Have you seen our heartwarming story about Tizzi the pub cat?

Find out what happened after found herself stuck in an unfortunate location after her owners had to evacuate the building following the Lockwood Hunter Group fire.

Read the full story here.

Man arrested after Cambridge Road funfair incident

We have some more information on the incident at Cambridge Road fair yesterday.

Police have said they were called to the fair following reports of a large disturbance.

A spokesperson said: “Officers attended - by which time any disturbance had ended.

“They spoke to various people at the site and took a further report that a handgun had been discharged.

“Armed officers then attended to carry out enquiries.

“After carrying out further enquiries officers were satisfied that no gun had been discharged.

“A 20 year old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and assault and released on bail.”

Eyewitness accounts reported that members of the public feared a man was carrying a gun, resulting in a mass panic to escape.

Security battled to keep things under control and organisers of the fair are reassuring customers that this was an isolated incident at an otherwise safe and family-orientated event.

We will be bringing you more details on this in a full story later.

Denis Law recovering after being rushed to hospital

Former Town player Denis Law is recovering after being rushed to hospital after collapsing on a plane at Manchester Airport.

The 76-year-old former striker and CBE played for Town in the 1950s before later playing for Manchester United.

Former Huddersfield Town football great Denis Law holds his CBE medal that was presented to him by the Duke of Cambridge at an Investiture ceremony in Buckingham Palace.
Former Huddersfield Town football great Denis Law holds his CBE medal that was presented to him by the Duke of Cambridge at an Investiture ceremony in Buckingham Palace. (Image: John Stillwell/PA Wire)

He told The Sun newspaper how he had felt ill before collapsing.

Doctors reportedly diagnosed the problem as ­a possible vasovagal attack - a sudden fainting episode caused by a number of different triggers.

The father-of-five recovered from prostate cancer in 2003, is a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK and a patron for the charity Meningitis Now.

Reports of incident at Cambridge Road funfair

We’ve had several messages from readers about an incident at the Mega Value Funfair on Cambridge Road yesterday afternoon.

There are claims of a “mass brawl” and that people were trying to escape the fair, with some saying armed police were present.

Funfair at Cambridge Road, Huddersfield.
Funfair at Cambridge Road, Huddersfield.

Just to let you all know we have made several calls to police about this and we are waiting for them to get back to us with information.

A call was made to police yesterday afternoon, but we were told they had no record of any incident.

We will update you with any news when we get it. Were you at the fair? Get in touch if you experienced any trouble and if you have any pictures/video.

Drone fraud warning

Huddersfield police have issued a warning over frauds selling non-existent drones on the internet.

Online shopping websites are advertising the flying devices for low prices.

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool pre season friendly - drone above the pitch.
Huddersfield Town v Liverpool pre season friendly - drone above the pitch.

After victims agree to purchase the drone, the fraudsters request payment to be paid via bank transfer saying that it will quicken the delivery process. After transferring the money the buyers never receive the drone and the fraudster blocks the victim to prevent further conversation.

Police have said to always double check the legitimacy of anyone selling over the internet, and to avoid paying by bank transfer using PayPal, if you can.

M62 is clear

All traffic on the M62 has now returned to normal.

M62 motorway over the Peninnes, splits at Stott Hall Farm 'Little House', near Junction 22.
M62 motorway over the Peninnes, splits at Stott Hall Farm 'Little House', near Junction 22.

More animals on the roads

Dogs on the M62 now sheep on the A629. Maybe Noah’s waiting in his ark somewhere...

Drive safe if you’re heading in the Keighley direction.

Eastbound traffic easing

Looks like things will soon get moving again on the M62 eastbound around Chain Bar.

Meanwhile queues have built up between the A644 in Brighouse and A643 Clifton Road due to motorists queuing to get onto the motorway.

Mutts on the motorway!

It’s a ruff start to the week on the M62.

If anyone’s seen this, tweet us any pictures @Examiner! (Although please don’t use your phone at the wheel!)

M62: Recovery on the scenes

M62 chaos

Here’s a shot of the traffic on the M62 westbound this morning near Ainley Top. Two lanes have been closed near Rishworth followiong an accident.

We’ll bring you any updates on the ongoing incident as we get them.

M62 congestion eastbound 22/08/16 following an accident at junction 23
M62 congestion eastbound 22/08/16 following an accident at junction 23 (Image: Motorway Cameras)

MP to complain over Times article

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has revealed he will be complaining to press regulating body IPSO following an article in the Sunday Times this weekend.

The piece, written by journalist Tom Harper, referenced the horrific dog attack which killed David Ellam, and described Sheepridge as an area “used to violence”.

You can read more on the piece and Mr Sheerman’s response here.

Flood alerts for Brighouse

There are flood alerts for the River Calder as it continues to rain this morning around Brighouse and Todmorden.

The Environment Agency have said: “Several bands of rain will pass through the Upper River Calder this evening and into tomorrow morning.

“Current forecasts indicate a moderate response to river levels but we will continue to monitor the situation.”

Welcome to August, everyone. Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 137351 to get more information.

A fast flowing River Calder at Brighouse which is at risk of flooding
A fast flowing River Calder at Brighouse which is at risk of flooding

M62

Good morning, Huddersfield! Lots of complications on the M62 this morning.

There has been an accident involving a car and a lorry westbound meaning two lanes closed and congestion between junctions 23 and 25. This is currently strecthing right back to Ainley Top, so expect delays if you’re heading in the Manchester direction this morning.

There is also traffic eastbound between Brighouse and Chain Bar due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane.

M62 motorway junction 25 near Brighouse.
M62 motorway junction 25 near Brighouse.

Welcome to Monday's live blog

Good morning and welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news live blog for today.

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