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BMW banger with no insurance seized
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Gritters have been out on Huddersfield roads in 30 degree heat and here’s why.
Broken down vehicle causing delays on M62
One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar) and J25 A644 (Brighouse).
Lane one (of four) is closed.
Teen rescued following tumble into ravine
Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team rescued a teenager who had fallen approximately 10 metres (30ft) down a ravine next to Hanging Heaton Golf Club, Dewsbury.
Eight mountain rescue team members worked alongside ambulance personnel, hazardous area response teams and firefighters to rescue the girl.
Boy hurt in road accident
Police are appealing for witnesses after a small boy was seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Harehills.
The Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Team (SRANS) would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident on Avenue Crescent, at about 2.40pm on Saturday June 17 in which a silver Citroen C1 was in collision with a small boy.
They are particularly keen to speak with two men who stopped to assist the four year-old boy immediately after the collision.
The four year-old is believed to have had been riding on a small pedal cycle when the incident took place.
He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he is in a serious but stable condition.
Areas cordoned off by police in Dewsbury
We’re hearing reports of areas cordoned off by police in Dewsbury.
An area at Caulms Wood and nearby Bennett Lane is reportedly cordoned off with a police presence. We’re currently waiting to hear news from police.
Council's condolences for terror attack victims
Calderdale Council have been flying the town hall flag at half mast today, and have issued this statement in response to the terror attack in London.
“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with everyone affected by last night’s shocking events. We pray for the people who have been injured and their loved ones. We stand together in solidarity and totally condemn this devastating and senseless attack.
“This is understandably a difficult time, but once again, our communities are coming together in joint support and we are determined that we will not be divided. Our thanks go out to everyone in the emergency services for their relentless hard work, strength and courage.
“The Union Flag is flying at half mast today at Halifax Town Hall as a mark of respect.”
Eorl hosts assemply for Meltham pupils
Eorl Crabtree has been visiting Meltham CE School this morning alongside the NSPCC.
The former Giants player delivered an assembly alongside the charity which raised awareness of abuse and how to report it.
Trains to be hit by bus replacement services
Trains between Huddersfield and Manchester Victoria are to be hit by disruption, Northern Rail have announced.
The service will only run as far as Stalybridge before passengers will have to use a bus replacement service from July 8. The disruption is due to a £1bn railway upgrade project in the North and will continue until July 30.
Police chief says force are reviewing anti-terrorism strategies
Police’s Chief Constable Dee Collins has issued a statement following the appalling terror attack in London this morning.
She said: “Our thoughts are with those affected by the terrible events outside the Finsbury Park Mosque. This is a disgraceful attack on people who were simply practising their faith. These events will create concerns among our own local communities and we have this morning reviewed our operational and engagement plans across the county.
“The public’s safety remains our top priority and we are increasing patrols of highly visible officers across West Yorkshire to provide reassurance. I would urge our communities to come together and show our strength in unity.
“If you have any concerns or see anything suspicious I would urge you to report it immediately to the Confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321. In an emergency always dial 999.”
Kirklees website back up
Looks like the council website is back up and running - the issue appears to have been fixed.
Car passenger attacked by thugs with knife in Birkby
Police are appealing after a man was seriously assaulted by knife-wielding thugs while in a car in Birkby.
The victim was in the car with a female driver who had pulled up at the junction between Clement Street and Tanfield Road when three men smashed the passenger side window with a knife before opening the door and assaulting him.
The man, in his 20s, suffered a stab wound to his arm and back and was treated in hospital. He has since been released. The woman was unhurt in the attack.
Inspector Chris Hughes, of Kirklees Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This was an extremely terrifying incident for the victims. One of the victims sustained a serious injury in this assault, but it could have been much worse. Our enquiries remain ongoing and our patrols have been stepped up in the area.”
The attack happened on June 13, although police have just released information.
Police hold one minute's silence for Grenfell victims
West Yorkshire Police held a minute’s silence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy at their HQ in Wakefield.
People across the UK partook in the silence at 11am this morning. Police have now confirmed that the number of people who have died or who are still missing has risen to 79, adding that some victims may not be identified.
Council confirm "technical issue" with website
An update on the issues regarding the council website from this morning - the site still appears to be down. A spokesperson has confirmed this is “due to a technical issue” and that they are working to fix the problem as soon as possible.
Kirklees send out the gritters - because it's too hot!
The Council have said it’s so hot they’re sending out the GRITTERS.
It turns out gritters are used for both snow and sunshine, as intense heat causes tarmac to soften.
A spokesperson said: “Drivers can keep themselves, passengers and pedestrians safe by driving a little slower and avoiding heavy breaking in affected areas.”
Man subjected to violent robbery while in his garden
Detectives are investigating after a man was subjected to a terrifying robbery while enjoying the sun this weekend.
The 23-year-old victim was in the back garden at his home on Church Lane, Heckmondwike, on Saturday evening when three men assaulted him and forced him into his living room. One restrained him while the other two searched the house, stealing cash, iPhones and a laptop.
Det Con Simon Thomas said: “This was clearly a very serious offence in which the victim was assaulted and robbed in his own home. It is fortunate he was not seriously injured and we would like to speak to anyone who has information about what took place”.
Holocaust survivor to receive British Empire Medal
A Holocaust survivor from West Yorkshire is to receive an honorary British Empire Medal.
Iby Knill, who has given talks at the University of Huddersfield where she last year received an honorary degree, has spoken to some 50,000 young people about the horrors of the genocide of six million Jews.
Iby, now 93, escaped what was then Czechoslovakia to Hungary in 1942. She was later taken to Auschwitz Birkenau until it was liberated by American troops. Her father was killed in the gas chambers. She currently lives in Leeds.
No arrests yet into racist abuse incident
Police say enquiries are “still ongoing” after a woman was filmed hurling racial abuse at a man in Huddersfield town centre.
The woman was caught on camera shouting aggressively at the Pakistani man yelling “I’ll stab your face” and “I’ll s*** in your face you P*** b******”.
A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police confirmed there have been no arrests and enquiries into the incident, which is being classed as a hate crime, are still continuing.
If you recognise the woman, please contact police via 101.
Council website down
Kirklees are working to fix problems with their website this morning.
The site appears to be be down and the homepage isn’t appearing. We’ll let you know once this gets sorted.
CCTV appeal after theft from shop
Do you recognise this man? Kirklees police have released this picture and want to speak to him following a theft from a shop on Thursday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact them via 101, quoting reference 13170272504.
M62 clears following traffic incidents
Congestion has cleared on the M62 between Huddersfield and Manchester following heavy traffic earlier this morning. It’s all looking fairly problem-free on the motorway so far.
MPs' reactions to Finsbury Park attack
Local MPs have condemned what appears to be another horrific terror attack in London last night.
A 48-year-old man has been arrested after a van hit a crowd of Muslims near to Finsbury Park Mosque in North London where people had been breaking the fast for Ramadan.
WYP Chief Dee Collins has echoed the messages of support.
Today to be "hottest day of year so far"
It’s set to be another scorcher today! Temperatures are to hit a high of 28 degrees according to the Met Office, which, if true, will make it the hottest day pf the year so far.
Pity it’s a Monday.
The pollen count is also very high, so make sure you’ve got what you need if you’re heading out into the sun.
Fans queue down at the Stadium for season tickets
There have been long queues down at the Stadium this morning as season tickets are put back on sale.
Heavy traffic on M62 around junction 20
Reports of very slow traffic on the M62 westbound this morning at junction 20. One lane was closed due to a broken down vehicle and has now been re-opened, although traffic is still heavy.
Passengers facing long queues at Manchester Airport
If you’re off on your jollies or travelling anywhere this morning, be aware that long delays are expected for passengers at Manchester Airport.
The queues are affecting passengers travelling from Terminal 1, with some people concerned they may miss their flights. A spokesperson for the airport said extra staff were being brought in to meet the high number of passengers.
Missing woman found safe and well
A missing woman for whom police said they were “extremely concerned” has been found.
Paula Pickles was reported missing last week after leaving her home in the Idle area of Bradford. Police searched fields in the area and appealed for help from the public.
The force said over the weekend that Ms Pickles was found on Saturday evening and was now safe and well.
Fire services attend blaze at Halifax pub
Firefighters attended a fire at the Bow Legged With Brass pub on George Street in Halifax last night.
Rubbish dumped in the pub’s cellar had set alight, possibly caused by a discarded cigarette, although nobody was hurt. Four fire engines attended from Halifax, Rastrick and Illingworth after being called at 9.10pm .
Rush hour round-up
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
Very slow on the M62
Heavy traffic on the roads this morning. The M62 is currently very slow westbound between junction 27 and Hartshead services. It’s similarly congested eastbound between Brighouse and Chain Bar.
Those travelling between Leeds and Huddersfield may experience delays this morning.