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Police investigating drainpipe fall incident

Police have confirmed they are investigating an incident in which a man was injured falling from a drainpipe.

Helicopter paramedics were scrambled to help the man in his twenties after he fell from the building on Serpentine Road, Cleckheaton, at around 3.25pm.

It is believed he suffered back injuries in the fall.

It is yet unknown why the man was climbing the drainpipe on the street next to Cleckheaton Tesco but police have confirmed they are investigating the incident.

An air ambulance landed in the Tesco car park but the man was ferried to hospital by a normal ambulance.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance lands in Tesco carpark, Cleckheaton
Yorkshire Air Ambulance lands in Tesco carpark, Cleckheaton (Image: Andy Cowburn)

Occupational hazards of the rural police officer

MP challenges Government on schools cuts

The Dewsbury MP said school budgets in her constituency had already been ‘cut to the bone’.

Air Ambulance scrambled after man falls from drainpipe

Helicopter paramedics were scrambled to help a man who had fallen from a drainpipe.

The man, in his twenties, is thought to have suffered a broken pelvis after falling from a drainpipe, on Serpentine Road, Cleckheaton, this morning.

It is yet unknown why the man was climbing the drainpipe on the street next to Cleckheaton Tesco.

An air ambulance landed in the Tesco car park but the man was ferried to hospital by a normal ambulance.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance lands in Tesco carpark, Cleckheaton
Yorkshire Air Ambulance lands in Tesco carpark, Cleckheaton (Image: Andy Cowburn)

Air Ambulance lands in Cleckheaton

Men taken to hospital after convertible crash

Two men were seriously injured after the MGF convertible they were travelling in crashed into a wall last night, police have said.

Emergency services were called at 3am yesterday to Bradford Road at Oakenshaw, near Cleckheaton, when the silver vehicle was involved in a collision. The men were cut free by fire services and taken to hospital. Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen the collision or the vehicle shortly beforehand.

Stock picture of ambulance

Happy birthday, Sir Patrick Stewart!

Today is Mirfield acting legend Sir Patrick Stewart’s 77th birthday!

To celebrate, here’s a video of the man himself drinking champagne from a shoe. You’re welcome.

Huddersfield Town fan Sir Patrick Stewart
Huddersfield Town fan Sir Patrick Stewart

Plans to build new school in Edgerton get the green light

The council have approved plans to build a new school on playing fields at Edgerton.

The proposal was agreed unanimously at the planning meeting this afternoon. The school is set to open in September 2018.

Kachunga and Lowe sign new deals at HTAFC

Elias Kachunga and Chris Lowe have both signed new deals with Huddersfield Town.

The German duo have been described as integral to the club’s promotion. You can read more on this here.

Huddersfield Town duo Chris Lowe and Elias Kachunga have been rewarded with new deals.
Huddersfield Town duo Chris Lowe and Elias Kachunga have been rewarded with new deals.

Hero PCs welcomed to Parliament

The two officers who arrested Jo Cox’s murder Thomas Mair have been welcomed to Parliament today.

PCs Craig Nicholls and Jonathan Wright detained Mair unarmed after he shot and stabbed the MP to death in Birstall last year. The officers have been at the House of Commons this afternoon where Deputy Speaker Eleanor Laing thanked them for their services.

The two have also previously won a national police bravery award for their work in arresting Mair.

Kirklees based police constables, Craig Nicholls and Jonathan Wright, are the winners of this year’s Police Bravery Award after they tackled Thomas Mair, who moments earlier had murdered MP Jo Cox
Kirklees based police constables, Craig Nicholls and Jonathan Wright (Image: WYP)

WATCH: Artist releases short film to promote HRI campaign

A Huddersfield-born photographer has released a short film with local celebrities to promote the HRI Love Stories exhibition.

Olivia Hemingway released the video today after collaborating with locally-based The SHARP Agency on the campaign. It comes after Olivia opened the exhibition at The Corner at Mallinson’s Brewery Taphouse on Market Walk last month, which is a series of portrait photos of names such as Lena Headey, Sir Patrick Stewart and Joanne Harris, along with their stories and sentiments about Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Olivia has had the support of Massive Attack, who have kindly agreed to let her use their hit Teardrop for the short film. You can watch it below.

Decision day on plans to build school on playing fields

A meeting is being held this afternoon which will decide whether plans to build a new school on sports pitches at Edgerton get the green light.

Kirklees Council plan to build a £10m school at Clare Hill to accommodate 420 pupils, which would ease pressure off surrounding local schools.

Read more on the proposals here.

Clare Hill playing fields, Highfields, Huddersfield.
Clare Hill playing fields, Highfields, Huddersfield.

National news

Here’s what’s in the headlines this lunchtime...

THERESA MAY SUGGESTS SHE WANTS TO STAY PM FOR ‘NEXT FEW YEARS’ TO DELIVER BREXIT
Under-pressure Prime Minister Theresa May has suggested she wants to stay in the job for the “next few years” to deliver Brexit.
Mrs May has found her authority diminished since a disastrous General Election which she called to get a mandate for Brexit but ended having lost the Tories’ House of Commons majority.

PARENTS OF TERMINALLY-ILL CHARLIE GARD PREPARE FOR FRESH LEGAL BATTLE

The parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard are facing another legal battle with doctors at the UK’s most famous children’s hospital. Chris Gard and Connie Yates are at the High Court again today and want a judge to rule that 11-month-old Charlie, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, should be allowed to undergo a therapy trial in the United States. It’s just been reported in the last few minutes that Charlie’s parents have walked out of the hearing.

GRENFELL TOWER ‘STAY PUT’ FIRE SAFETY PROTOCOL ‘DITCHED AFTER TWO HOURS’
The safety protocol which encouraged residents to “stay put” inside the burning Grenfell Tower was ditched nearly two hours after the blaze took hold, it has been claimed.
Many victims had their fate sealed by heeding the building’s policy to remain in their flats in the event of a fire as the 24-storey building turned into a pyre on June 14, on the basis that the individual units were designed to withstand any threat to life.
But the BBC said residents were subsequently told to overrule the advice - if they could - and try to leave the burning building as fire crews struggled to reach the most vulnerable.

Conservative leader, Theresa May at Thornhill Cricket Club.
Theresa May has vowed to stay in Number 10 for the 'next few years' to oversee Brexit negotiations

WATCH: Incredible street dancers in town centre

We love these street entertainers who wowed shoppers on New Street this morning. So colourful!

Lindley councillor Gemma Wilson posted a clip of the dancers. Great outfits - not practical for sitting on packed buses, though.

Pictured: Delays on M1 due to horse in the road

Here’s what’s happening on the M1 at the moment - motorists are being diverted off at junction 42 (Lofthouse) due to a distressed horse in the road.

This is in both directions and may have a knock on effect on traffic on the M62 around junction 29, which meets the M1 here.

Man targeted by robbers 'armed with knife' in Paddock

Detectives are appealing for knife-wielding robbers who robbed a man in broad daylight in Paddock.

The victim, a 24-year-old man, was walking through Heaton Gardens alone on Saturday when he was approached by a group of men with their faces covered. One of the men is thought to have had a knife.

The victim handed over cash before the men fled. Anyone with information on the incident, which took place at around 12.45pm, is asked to contact Pc Holly Crawford via 101.

Heaton Gardens, Paddock
Heaton Gardens, Paddock

M1 shut both ways due to horse in the road

The M1 is currently closed in both directions at the Lofthouse junction (42) due to a distressed horse on the road.

Fly-tipper finally snared after resident catches him on camera

A persistent fly-tipper has been jailed after being caught on camera dumping waste and identified.

Repeat offender Malcolm Alan Pinder was prosecuted after being photographed fly-tipping on Angel Road, in Halifax.

A man of Pinder’s description was reported to Calderdale Council numerous times previously but was never caught due to a lack of evidence. That is, until recently when photographs were taken of him in the act.

Pinder, of Halifax, has been given three months in jail and a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order after admitting to fly-tipping at Bradford Magistrates’ Court.

Cllr Barry Collins, said: “This case shows the level of punishment that fly-tippers run the risk of facing. It also shows the tenacity of Council officers in making every effort to identify this repeat offender.”

Bradford Magistrates Court
Bradford Magistrates Court (Image: Google Maps)

Caller rings 999 with ludicrous complaint

Someone called 999 - to complain about their gym.

It seems the concept of “sometimes you still have to pay for stuff even if you’re not using it”, and others such as, “don’t ring 999 unless it’s a genuine emergency”, have yet to reach some West Yorkshire residents.

Seriously though, don’t ring 999 unless it’s serious. And maybe cancel your gym membership, too, if you’re not going. We’ve all been there...

Attempted murder arrests following Paddock machete attack

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the machete attack in Paddock on Tuesday.

Police last night arrested three men aged 27, 34 and 37, all from Huddersfield, and they remain in police custody this morning.

Both victims, a 30-year-old male and 23-year-old woman remain in hospital at this time. Enquires are still ongoing.

Detective Inspector Mark Atkinson, of Kirklees CID, said: “I would like to continue to appeal to anyone who may have seen a white vehicle on Larch Road between 11pm-11:30pm on 11 July on Larch Road to come forward to the police.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Kirklees CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13170317685.

Police cordon on Larch Road, Paddock after a double stabbing.
Police cordon on Larch Road, Paddock after a double stabbing.

Bar which police tried to close over crime spate is hit by arson attack

Detectives are investigating an arson attack at a bar in the early hours of this morning.

Le Choix bar in Batley - which police earlier this year tried to shut down due to a spate of violent disorder incidents - was hit by a suspicious fire. Fire fighters were called at around 1.30am to tackle the small blaze.

A police spokesperson added: “Police are investigating following a report of criminal damage at a bar in Batley. Officers were called at 1:43am this morning (13 July) to Le Choix on Bradford Road.

“This incident is being treated as arson and enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting crime reference 13170319581.”

Le Choix Bar, Bradford Road, Batley.
Le Choix Bar, Bradford Road, Batley.

Question mark over why man sadly took his own life

Coroners have said they still don’t know why a man was found hanged in a bathroom at HRI.

Stefan Rychter, a 33-year-old drug addict, of Leeds Road, Huddersfield, was sadly found dead by a shocked healthcare assistant on Ward 17 in the early hours of November 25, 2016. But an inquest held at Bradford Coroner’s Court yesterday (Wed) found the reason for his action will never be known.

Read the full report from the hearing here.

West Yorkshire Coroner's Office
West Yorkshire Coroner's Office

Today's weather

The weather is looking like a bit of a mixed bag today. A forecast of sunshine, cloud and a chance of light showers at lunchtime. In other words a typical British day.

Changes to bus times

There are changes to the bus times if you catch the 901 or 902 to Huddersfield from Hebden Bridge.

This is due to roadworks in Stainland. You can see more details in the link in the tweet below:

Masked thugs try to attack men in 'targeted attack'

Police are appealing this morning after a group of masked thugs tried to attack three men in a car park.

It happened on Tuesday night at the car park on Healey Lane, Batley, between 6.30 and 7pm. After avoiding the attack, the victims fled into a nearby convenience store on Healey Road and blocked the door. The suspects attempted to get in and caused damage to the door before leaving the scene. Luckily, no one was injured.

DC Nicole Rubio- Senior who is investigating the incident, said: “We are investigating this incident and would like to speak to anyone who saw this group of six masked men attack three males in the car park, or who saw the group causing damage to the front of the shop. It is believed the attack on the men was a targeted offence and it must be stressed that such behaviour will absolutely not be tolerated in our communities.”

Anyone who has information is asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101 referencing crime number 13170315482.

Healey Lane, Batley
Healey Lane, Batley

Rush hour round up

Very slow traffic on the M62 eastbound on the approach to junction 27 this morning, so expect delays there.

There’s also been a serious accident on Bradford Road in Oakenshaw at around 4am - two men were cut free from a convertible after a collision and were taken to hospital - this is continuing to affect traffic approaching the M62 at junction 26.

Here’s the usual areas of congestion on some of 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
Commuting times have been creeping up in West Yorkshire

Morning, Huddersfield

Welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news service.

Stay with us throughout the day to be the first to know everything that’s happening across Huddersfield and the rest of West Yorkshire.

We’ll be bringing you updates on crime, health, sport, politics, education and more live from the Examiner team.

And remember to check back before you travel as during peak times we’ll provide you with all of the latest traffic updates on the M62 and roads around the region.

View from Golcar
View from Golcar (Image: Michael Podger)

You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notification for the latest breaking stories here .

If there’s something you’ve noticed and want us to check out then please feel free to get in touch - you can call us on 01484 437712, email editorial@examiner.co.uk or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .