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Police and university join forces to fight doorstep crime

West Yorkshire Police teamed up with students from Huddersfield University to come up with ideas on how to combat doorstep crime.

Prototypes were created by Product Design students and were aimed at preventing bogus doorstep callers from targeting vulnerable members of the public.

The ideas included; a discreet detachable handrail, which would make it harder for doorstep criminals to spot a potential target, a visitor reminder device, which would remind and prompt a vulnerable adult when family, friends and carers are due to visit, as well as a range of door-chain alternatives and automatic / keyless door locking systems.

Paedophile pair jailed for historic sex abuse

Two men have been jailed for more than 14 years for a string of historic child sex abuse offences.

Andrew Bristow, 48, and Michael Peters, 71, were today jailed for eight-and-a-half years and six years respectively for offences committed in West Yorkshire between 2004 and 2006.

Bristow admitted two counts of rape against a female under 13 years old, while Peters admitting taking indecent images of the same victim and possession of a large number of child abuse images at the most serious level.

Peters, from Halifax, and Bristow, from Normanton, both previously of Surrey, also admitted two counts of sexually touching two children.

Searching Peters’ home, police found images of Bristow sexually abusing an unknown girl.

Police reassembled more than 300 images, found shredded in a bag, some showing Peters abusing a child.

Det Insp Allan Raw, of Calderdale Police, urged anyone who had been a victim of Bristow and Peters to come forward.

He said: “There may still be victims in both the West Yorkshire and Surrey areas, who Peters and Bristow sexually abused, but who we have not identified.

“I would encourage those victims to speak to the police by contacting their local Police Force via the non-emergency telephone number 101. Their allegations will be treated sensitively and seriously.”

Andrew Bristow
Andrew Bristow (Photo: WYP)
Michael Peters
Michael Peters (Photo: WYP)

Photo of the Day

This pic of Town fans watching last night’s Championship playoff was taken by the Examiner’s Nick Lavigueur.

Sunset as Town fans watch Championship play-off
Sunset as Town fans watch Championship play-off (Photo: TM)

Tories 'not previously interested' in Halifax

Halifax Labour candidate and former MP Holly Lynch asks where the Conservatives were when the town’s hospital was under threat.

WATCH: Protesters heckle Tory battle bus as it leaves Halifax

This is the moment the Conservative Party’s battle bus was heckled by protesters as it left Halifax this morning.

The Prime Minister and colleagues including foreign secretary Boris Johnson and chancellor Phillip Hammond, left in a convoy of vehicles as protesters yelled “Tory scum”.

Those on the picket line earlier today included Union members and campaigners from the Hands Off HRI Ltd splinter group.

CCTV released of man in glasses following theft from shop

Recognise this spectacled chap? West Yorkshire Police this afternoon have released a CCTV image and want to speak to him in relation to a theft from a shop in the Calderdale area.

The theft was reported on Monday, May 8.

Missing found found safe

Horbury man John Slaughter who was subject of a missing person’s appeal yesterday has now been found safe and well, police have informed us.

Police stock
Police stock

Fire fighter nominated for Examiner Community Awards

Meet Rastrick fire fighter Gavin, who is nominated for our Community Awards!

Find out why here.

Ian Brady's body released

We are seeing reports that Ian Brady’s body has now been released.

The child killer died on Monday evening at Ashworth high security hospital in Merseyside. Sefton Coroner’s Office has told the media that Brady’s body is now the property of his lawyer and executor.

His lawyer has said that Brady’s ashes will not be scattered on Saddleworth Moor.

Poignant image of Saddleworth Moor where missing Ian Brady victim Keith Bennett is thought to be buried. Photo by Roger Kinder @rogerkinder
Poignant image of Saddleworth Moor where missing Ian Brady victim Keith Bennett is thought to be buried. Photo by Roger Kinder @rogerkinder

Brighouse campaign reaches the Vatican

A Brighouse woman raising awareness of a genetic disease has seen one of her felt creations make its way to the Vatican today.

Jackie Harrison has made 500 little felt dogs as part of her Hounds for Huntingdon’s campaign, with each travelling to various corners of the world to spread the word about the disease.

Did Sybil the felt hound get to meet the Pope, I wonder?

WATCH: Fans react as Town win in last night's penalty shoot-offs

Watch the fantastic moment Town supporters learned the club were heading to Wembley as they watched on tenterhooks at Canalside last night.

Now that’s one heck of a cheer!

Multi-million pound facelift announced for University building

A £6million facelift has been announced for the Joseph Priestley building at the University.

The 1960s building which is currently used by the School of Applied Sciences will undergo the work this year and should be completed by the end of 2017.

The building is named after the Birstall-born scientist who is credited for the discovery of oxygen. The University’s Director of Estates and Facilities, Colin Blair, said:

“This allows the School of Applied Sciences to grow and from next year its students will have better facilities than ever.”

Joseph Priestley building, University of Huddersfield
Joseph Priestley building, University of Huddersfield (Photo: University of Huddersfield)

Barry Sheerman's plea for young people to register to vote

Barry Sheerman has posted another video pleading for young people to register to vote.

It comes after he held a meeting with young constituents at the Media Centre last night to discuss what their issues were ahead of the upcoming election.

You can register to vote before next Tuesday here.

"Slight injury" for motorist in M1 accident

Police have posted these pictures showing the accident on the M1 near the Huddersfield junction earlier which blocked three lanes.

It’s reported that the person in the car received a slight injury after the vehicle became wedged under a barrier.

Lane one is now open but the other two remain shut.

Overturned car on M1 northbound
(Photo: West Yorkshire Police)
Overturned car on M1 northbound
Overturned car on M1 northbound (Photo: West Yorkshire Police)

Delays on M1 after car overturns bloking three lanes

There are currently three lanes blocked on the M1 northbound between junction 38 for Huddersfield and 39 for Denby Dale.

This is reportedly due to an overturned car. Drivers are said to be using the hard shoulder. Do avoid the M1 for now if possible.

Here’s the scene around junction 38...

Separate live blog for Tories' visit to Halifax

Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Calderdale this morning as the Tories publicly launch their manifesto.

You can follow our live updates on our separate live blog here.

Britain's new Prime Minister, Theresa May
Theresa May

Uninsured driver told to walk home after car is seized

Hope this driver’s got a comfortable pair of walking shoes on this morning...

Your questions answered on upcoming Wembley play-offs

How can I get tickets for Wembley? When is the play-off final? How do I get there?

All the questions you need answering are right here.

We're on the way, we're on the way!!
We're on the way, we're on the way!!

Owls' express disappointment as Carvalhal backs decision not to take a penalty

Any Owls fans disappointed this morning? Fans in Sheffield have been talking about Wednesday’s defeat this morning.

One fan told the BBC he was “very, very disappointed”, “not just that they lost but the way they lost and the way they were set up to lose”.

It comes after coach Carlos Carvalhal said it didn’t bother him that an expensive player like Jordan Rhodes with an excellent track record did not take a penalty in the shoot-out. He said:

“The worst attack a coach can do is to force a player to take a penalty when he’s not confident...it’s the worst you can do to a player.”

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal was left dejected after his side's defeat to Huddersfield Town.
Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal was left dejected after his side's defeat to Huddersfield Town.

WATCH: Moment fans welcome our boys back at Canalside

We captured footage last night of Town’s arrival back at Canalside following the victorious news they’ll be playing Reading in the play-offs at Wembley.

Watch the moment they were given a roaring welcome home as fans gathered at the grounds. That’s what I call team spirit!

Fourth person arrested in Sinead murder investigation

Police say they are still questioning three people over the murder of Sinead Wooding this morning, after arresting a fourth.

Officers arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with the murder in Leeds on Sunday.

Two men aged 26 and 20, and a 27-year-old woman remain in custody on suspicion of the 26-year-old’s murder. A number of scenes are still in place, including at the woods, and enquiries are ongoing.

The body of Sinead Wooding, 26, was found by joggers in woods in Alwoodley on May 14.
The body of Sinead Wooding, 26, was found by joggers in woods in Alwoodley on May 14. (Photo: West Yorkshire Police)

Road closed due to roadworks

Almondbury Bank is currently closed due to roadworks.

Feeling worse for wear?

A few sore heads in the Examiner newsroom this morning. You know who you are.

Cows blocking the road in Holmfirth

The latest traffic update we’ve herd down the bovine...

Tories launching manifesto in West Yorkshire

The Tories will be following suit this morning by officially launching their manifesto right here in West Yorkshire.

The Party will be here later this morning to present their promises to the public ahead of next month’s election. The document itself was published last night.

It comes after Labour visited Bradford and Huddersfield earlier this week to present their manifesto.

Prime Minister Theresa May during a visit to York Barbican while on the election campaign trail
Prime Minister Theresa May (Photo: PA)

Your Examiner

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the Examiner this morning! We have all the lowdown from Hillsborough last night.

Good morning, Huddersfield!

Good morning, all! What a great morning it is, too. Still recovering from celebrations last night? Let’s bring you back to normality with some traffic updates.

The M1 is very busy heading northbound this morning following an accident between two lorries earlier around junction 40. All lanes have now been re-opened.

Here’s what’s happening on the local roads...


  • Slow traffic on Halifax Road heading into Huddersfield town centre from Ainley Top
  • Queues on Halifax Road in Hipperholme heading in both directions
  • Busy but moving on the Huddersfield ring road by the old Tech college
  • Heavy traffic on Wakefield Road through Mirfield
  • Also very busy heading towards Cooper Bridge on Wakefield Road from Brighouse/the M62
  • Slow on Ovenden Road in Halifax
  • Crawling traffic on Huddersfield Road at Salterhebble, Halifax
  • Busy on Whitehall Road, Wyke, heading towards the M62