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Three-vehicle accident causes M62 delays
Very slow traffic due to accident, Lorry and two cars involved on M62 Westbound between J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).
Traffic was briefly held at around 17:40 to aid with recovery.
Police release image of boy who died in roof fall.
A picture of a boy who died falling through the roof of a disused building has been released by his family.
Myles Johnstone, 14, from Bramley, was a pupil at West Leeds Academy.
The teenager, known as Mylo, had been exploring a derelict industrial building in Kirkstall when the accident happened.
Paramedics tried to revive him but he died at the scene.
Det Insp Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID, said: “This is the third incident of this nature in recent months, although sadly on this occasion it has proven fatal. In the other two cases, young boys have received very serious injuries that will have lasting consequences for them.
“We fully appreciate that young people can find sites such as this interesting and want to explore them. While we would never seek to blame the young people involved in these recent incidents for what has happened we do need to remind young people of the potential dangers of entering abandoned buildings and other places, such as building sites, and we hope parents will assist us by reinforcing that message to their children.”
Nuisance 4x4 seized
Police have seized a 4x4 after it was spotted driving through fields in Carlinghow, Batley.
The owner of the Nissan Terrano is yet to be identified.
If you have any information relating to the vehicle, please contact PC Phil Miller on 101.
One-third of Kirklees social workers went on strike this week.
A Kirklees Council Spokesperson said: “During the strike action on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 July 2017, 82 members of staff chose to go on strike, this is out of a total of 241 permanent employees which is 34% of the staff.
“The council would like to thank all the staff that came into work and continued to deliver these essential services for local families over this period.
“We continue to be open to discussions with the unions around their concerns.
“What is most important now, is that we all continue to work together on our improvement journey and ensure that children remain at the heart of everything we do.”
Man arrested at airport in connection with Manchester Arena bombing
Police have arrested a man at John Lennon Airport, Liverpool, in connection with the attack at the Manchester Arena.
The 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act and remains in custody.
A property in Fallowfield, Manchester, is currently being searched as part of the investigation.
As it stands 23 people have now been arrested in connection with this investigation, of which two were quickly de-arrested, and 20 were released without charge.
One person remains in custody.
Elderly man seriously hurt in crash outside hospital
An elderly man has been seriously injured after his white Suzuki car hit a wall close to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Police say the accident occurred at 2.45pm at the junction of Union Street, Victoria Street and Acre Street.
Firefighters from Huddersfield extricated him from the vehicle which ended up on its side.
He was taken to hospital, just a few yards away, by ambulance. A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said the driver was “conscious and breathing”.
It’s not clear what led the driver to lose control.
'Serious collision' outside HRI
We are receiving reports of a serious incident outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Police, fire and ambulance are at the scene and it’s reported that a person has been trapped in a collision and a car is on its roof. We will let you know when we have updates on this.
Police to release data on force used by officers
West Yorkshire Police are to publish statistics on the use of force by officers under a new transparency drive across the country.
Forces in England and Wales have been compiling the data as part of a large-scale project, with constabularies due to start releasing the findings in the coming weeks. They will present the most comprehensive picture yet of how often different types of force are deployed during arrests, detentions or public order operations.
Commander Matt Twist, the National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Use of Force Data Collection, said: “The data we are now capturing will provide greater transparency than ever before into how and why force is used.”
WATCH: Detective warns young people about the dangers of disused buildings
The detective investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy in Leeds last night has issued this warning to children against playing around disused building.
Det Insp Phil Jackson reveals that Mylo Johnstone fell after stepping on a tile on the roof of an industrial building near to the Leeds Liverpool Canal. He says the buildings are “deathtraps” and, while interesting, are not for playing around.
If you have kids who like to play outside, it might be a good idea if you sat down together and watched this.
WYP nominated for its diversity of officers
West Yorkshire Police has been shortlisted in this year’s National Diversity Awards.
The annual awards celebrate the best of British diversity and those who have devoted time to enhancing equality, inclusion and diversity in today’s society.
The Force has been nominated in the Diverse Company of the Year category, having shown commitment in increasing the number of officers and staff from under-represented groups of all sexualities, races and religions.
Here’s a round up of the main headlines this lunchtime...
TRUMP AND PUTIN MEET AT G20 SUMMIT
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met for the first time at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. The two are to hold a meeting today in a bid to mend ties following the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the US Elections last year.
TWELFTH ANNIVERSARY OF 7/7 BOMBINGS MARKED
Today marks 12 years since 52 people died in the 7/7 terror attack in London. Germaine Lindsay, from Dalton, was one of the four bombers who carried out the atrocities on the city’s public transport system during the London morning rush hour. A memorial service has been held at Hyde Park this morning attended by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Met Police Chief Cressida Dick.
GRENFELL INQUIRY JUDGE FACES ANGRY RESIDENTS
The retired judge poised to lead the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire was met with furious residents in a meeting last night. The three-hour meeting was attended by survivors of the fire, who were told by judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick that the investigation would be entirely impartial.
GALLERY: Town players get back down to training at Canalside
Town players have been back on the pitch this lunchtime for the first training session of the Premier League 2017 - 2018 season.
Have a look at some of the pictures we took down at Canalside earlier!
Construction vehicles for second Emley Mast leave residents disgruntled
Looks like residents in Emley aren’t all too happy about the construction work happening up at the Mast...
Work is getting underway to erect a second, temporary mast, which needs to be built while vital work is carried out on the broadcasting technology on the original landmark structure.
Appeal for relatives of man with connections in Huddersfield
Coroners are appealing for relatives of a Calderdale man who is thought to have connections in Huddersfield.
Graham Holberry, 50, from Halifax, died in Calderdale Royal Hospital yesterday (Thursday, 6 July). He is believed to have lived in the Huddersfield and Halifax areas and may have relatives or friends living in Leeds. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
Any relatives are asked to call Coroners in Bradford on 01274 471438.
Boy, 14, dies in fall at disused building
Police say a 14-year-old boy has died after falling through the roof of a disused building in Leeds.
The teenager is believed to have been with friends when he fell at the industrial premises in the Armley area. Officers gave first aid to the boy before ambulance staff arrived on scene to give emergency treatment, but tragically he died at the scene.
Forensics are underway at the scene today and police are liaising with the Health and Safety Executive and the local council. Police say it is the third incident of teenagers falling at disused buildings in the area in recent months - two other boys were injured in falls - and want parents to be aware of the dangers.
Det Insp Phil Jackson said: “While we are still carrying out enquiries into this incident, every indication is that this has been a tragedy with no suspicious circumstances.
“We are obviously coming up the school holidays and clearly there is potential for young people to be tempted to try to explore abandoned sites. We would ask that they think very carefully about the dangers this involves, as has been starkly illustrated by these incidents, and that they consider the consequences that could have on their lives and the lives of their families.”
Man has sadly died after Brighouse road collision
A man has died in a road accident in Brighouse yesterday, police have said this morning.
The 57-year-old pedestrian was hit by a white Mercedes on Bradford Road shortly before 5pm. The driver was heading in the direction of Bailiff Bridge and remained at the scene.
The man was taken to hospital but sadly later died from his injuries.
Sergeant Ann Drury, of the Major Collision and Enquiry Team, said: “Our enquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances of the collision and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident to please get in touch with police.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 and quoting log number 1396 of 22 June.
Reminder: M62 to close tonight
A reminder that the M62 will be closed tonight for overhead electric works from 8pm.
Closures are in both directions between junctions 24 and 22 (Ainley Top to Rishworth Moor). This will affect anyone on a late-night or early-morning airport run, as well as Rugby League fans as the Giants play Widnes away.
Here are some alternative routes you can take to avoid the closures.
Police step up patrols to prevent transphobic hate crimes ahead of Sparkle Weekend
Police say they are providing extra patrols on late night trains between Huddersfield and Manchester for a transgender event.
Sparkle Weekend is holding its 12th annual festival in Manchester this weekend, and British Transport Police say they are stepping up patrols on TransPennine Express services to prevent hate crime. Chief Inspector Andrea Graham said:
“Our officers will be on the lookout for anyone who engages in hate crime or prejudicial behaviour and will take appropriate steps to deal with offenders. Your safety is our priority and we want everyone to enjoy this spectacular weekend.”
WATCH: New water feature revealed at Piece Hall
The spectacular new water feature at Halifax’s Piece Hall has been unveiled.
Calderdale Council have revealed this footage of the wonderful feature as the Hall gets ready to open to the public once more later this summer.
What do you think?
Happy World Chocolate Day
Today is World Chocolate Day! Take our quiz to see if you can recognise the chocolate bar without the wrapper.
Town sign Zanka for undisclosed fee
Huddersfield Town have signed FC Copenhagen centre-back Mathias Jorgensen for an undisclosed fee.
Jorgensen - known as “Zanka” - becomes Town’s ninth capture of the summer transfer window after completing a medical on Thursday afternoon. Read more here.
Pictured: Resident 'grasses' up delinquant sheep to police
This is shear disregard for the rules from one of Marsden’s woolier residents.
The sheep was spotted flouting the keep-off-the-grass rule in the village and the picture, taken by resident Natalie Parish, has been shared online by Kirklees Rural Police.
Let’s hope it doesn’t end up behind baas... (thanks, I’m here till next week).
Bus diversions as Lindley Road closes
Access to Lindley Road is closed this morning due to emergency sewer works - this means the 343 bus will be diverted.
The bus from Halifax will be diverted to Elsinore Avenue then right along Victoria Road, Briggate, Huddersfield Road, Calderdale Way to Ainley Top then continue on the normal route.
Concerns for missing teenage boy
Police are searching for a missing Calderdale teenager.
Ethan Wallace, 14, was last seen in Halifax at 8pm on Sunday, July 2,. He was reported missing later in the day.
Ethan is described as white, 5ft 6in tall, with a fair complexion, short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing an all grey tracksuit and dark trainers. Anyone who has information about Ethan’s whereabouts is asked to contact Calderdale Police on 101 referencing log 0241 of July 2.
Elland branch of Barclays closes today
Barclays’ Elland branch is set to close today, one month before the town’s Halifax branch also closes.
The bank has been shutting local branches in small towns and villages, with its branch in Batley also closing two weeks ago.
Happy Friday everyone. Looking steady on the motorways this morning with no traffic incidents to warn you about. Here’s what’s happening on the local roads...
- Slow traffic on Halifax Road heading into Huddersfield town centre from Ainley Top
- Busy but moving on the Huddersfield ring road by the old Tech college
- Slow on Ovenden Road in Halifax
- Busy on Whitehall Road, Wyke, heading towards the M62