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Mystery of 'meeting on hard-shoulder'

I’ve just spoken to West Yorkshire Police about this - but there’s scant info. Police were alerted to this at 4.44pm today. The cars had gathered on the hard shoulder for some reason. They had left by 4.53pm. They then headed towards Manchester.

Let us know if you saw them. What were they doing?

Driver attacked in 'robbery attempt'

Police are appealing for information following a report of an attempted robbery in Dewsbury.

Kirklees District CID would like to speak to anyone who witnessed or has information about the alleged incident which involved two vehicles and took place at about 7pm on July 10 on Savile Road.

It occurred after a blue people carrier vehicle came to a stop on Savile Road, just before the first mini roundabout that leads to Station Road and Thornhill Road, blocking in a white van.

The two vehicles had been involved in a minor collision just prior to the incident.

On stopping, three men got out of the people carrier, opened the white van’s door and assaulted the driver.

All then made off after hearing a siren, leaving the man with superficial injuries to his body.

The three suspects were described as two Asian men and a white man who had short ginger hair. All three were in their late 20s to early 30s.

Call police on 101 referencing crime number 13170315698.

Thousands of illegal cigarettes seized by Huddersfield police in weekend operation

Police say they have seized more than 60,000 illicit cigarettes from Huddersfield’s streets over the weekend.

A raid on six shops on Saturday resulted in 62,860 illegal cigarettes seized, along with 26kg of hand rolling tobacco and 219 illegal tobacco products - that’s more than 10,000 cigarettes per shop. Nearly £13,000 of cash was also seized from the premises searched. If the cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco was genuine, it would be valued at in excess of £50,000.

Pc Steve Nicholls of Kirklees District Police, who lead the Operation, said: “The items which were seized at market value came to several thousand pounds and we were able to make the streets of Huddersfield safer by taking illegal and illicit cigarettes and counterfeit goods from the shelves.”

Raid on Huddersfield shops to seize illegal cigarettes
Raid on Huddersfield shops to seize illegal cigarettes

Policeman and nephew first to complete round canoe trip of Britain's coast

A Huddersfield police officer and his nephew have completed a 2,500 mile trip around the British coast - in a canoe.

Colin Skeath carried out the journey in aid of Forget Me Not children’s hospice with David Gould-Duff after setting off from Scotland in April. They are the first team ever to circumnavigate the country in a canoe.

It’s taken them nine weeks in their open canoe and the pair have covered a total of 2,500 miles clockwise around the country. So far they’ve raised more than £2,000 for the Hospice. You can donate to their page here.

Colin Skeath on his canoe trip around Great Britain - at the White Cliffs of Dover
Colin Skeath on his canoe trip around Great Britain - at the White Cliffs of Dover (Image: Colin Skeath)

Vandals strike at children's play area

Watch out - there appears to be an idiot about in Linthwaite.

Vandals have struck at a children’s play area at the park on Broad Oak. Residents say muck has been thrown about over the climbing frame and on the slide, rendering it unusable. The incident has been reported to the council.

Just think - the time spent carefully doing this could have been spent doing something actually productive...

Vandals target play area at Broad Oak park, Linthwaite
Vandals target play area at Broad Oak park, Linthwaite (Image: Leanne Ellam)
Vandals target play area at Broad Oak park, Linthwaite
Vandals target play area at Broad Oak park, Linthwaite (Image: Leanne Ellam)

Three in hospital after telegraph pole crash

Three people were taken to hospital after a car collided with a telegraph pole last night, it’s been revealed.

The crash occurred in Halifax at 11.40pm. Rescue services were called to the junction of Hopwood Lane and Vickerman Street opposite the McVities plant. Two people were injured and and a woman needed to be cut free. All three were taken to hospital for treatment.

Vickerman Street, Halifax
Vickerman Street, Halifax

Detectives investigating THIRD report of gunshots in two days

Police say they have been dealing with another firearms incident, this time in Fixby.

Seemingly the third in two days, armed officers were called to the Ghyll yesterday morning after a firearms discharge at a house the night before. Occupants reported damage to the door of their house believed to have been caused by a gun the night before.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time or who has CCTV footage which was running from 11pm to 12am on Sunday.

Detective Inspector Jaz Kahn of the Firearms Prevent Team, said: “Specialist firearms officers are working with colleagues in Kirklees to investigate this firearms discharge, in which no-one was injured.”

The Ghyll, Fixby
The Ghyll, Fixby

Today's most read stories

Here are the stories you lot have been mostly reading so far today...

  • Police cordon off road in Deighton following reports of gun shots being fired. See our live updates here.
  • Armed robbers struck at a Huddersfield convenience store earlier this morning (Tuesday).Thousands of pounds were stolen as the knife-wielding robbers raided the Moldgreen store’s safe at 6.15am. Read the full story here.
  • Organisers of Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017 have revealed a feast of tasty treats from around the world which will be served up in St George’s Square next month. Check out the full list of more than 100 stalls lined up for next month’s festival here.
Day two of the Food and drink Festival, St George's Square, Huddersfield
Day two of the Food and drink Festival, St George's Square, Huddersfield

Former MP has passed away

Former MP Gary Waller has sadly died aged 72, it has been announced.

Mr Waller was MP for the old Brighouse and Spenborough constituency from 1979 to 1983. He was later elected as representative in Keighley before losing the seat in 1997. More recently he has worked as a councillor for Epping Forest District Council in Essex.

Councillor David Stallan Chairman of Epping Forest District Council said: “It is with deep sorrow that I announce the death of my friend and colleague Gary Waller. We are all stunned by his sudden death. I worked with Gary on the cabinet for many years. He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Safer, Greener and Transport Portfolio he represented. He had a wicked sense of humour and always stood up for what he believed in, even if it was unpopular. We have lost a great councillor who will be sorely missed.”

Gary Waller, former MP for Brighouse and Spenborough
Gary Waller, former MP for Brighouse and Spenborough

One Stop 'working with police' following armed robbery

One Stop have provided us with a comment following an armed robbery at their Moldgreen store this morning.

A spokesperson said:

I can confirm there was an incident at our store at Moldgreen in Huddersfield this morning. We are working, as always, closely with the police aiding them in their investigation on the matter.

Police incident on Broad Lane in Moldgreen
Police incident on Broad Lane in Moldgreen

Sally Wainwright discusses sexism in the TV industry

Huddersfield screenwriter Sally Wainwright has claimed she has been a victim of TV sexism.

The BAFTA winner, who penned Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax, says she had to wait for the honour of a South Bank Show profile much longer than male writers do. Sally said women have to “prove they’re going to be good” in the industry while men are “trusted more”.

The South Bank Show is a TV show on Sky Arts focusing on the arts, and features interviews with writers and actors. It returned last night featuring an interview with Sally, who is currently producing a drama called Gentleman Jack based at Shibden Hall featuring Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones. She has received a Melvyn Bragg film award on the show.

She said: “When I started out, it didn’t occur to me that I would ever be discriminated against. But later in life I experienced the difference between how men and women are perceived.”

Sally Wainwright
Sally Wainwright

National news

Here are some of the main headlines this morning...

JUDGE WHO OVERSAW CHARLIE GARD LEGAL DISPUTE HOPES LESSONS CAN BE LEARNED
A High Court judge who oversaw the legal dispute about treatment for terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard says he hopes that lessons can be learned from the “tragic” case. Mr Justice Francis has suggested that parents and hospital bosses who disagree over life-or-death treatment for children should be forced to mediate in a bid to avoid litigation. The judge, who analysed Charlie’s case at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court, said almost all family court proceedings are subject to compulsory “dispute resolution hearings”.

POST-BREXIT DEALS COULD UNDERMINE UK ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS - PEERS
Animal welfare standards could be undermined if post-Brexit trade deals leave British farmers competing against less-regulated foreign rivals, peers have warned. The Government’s desire to secure trade deals after leaving the European Union could result in a “race to the bottom” on welfare as British producers are forced to cut costs, members of the the cross-party House of Lords EU Committee said.

The intervention came as International Trade Secretary Liam Fox became involved in a controversy over whether chlorine-washed chickens would be allowed into the British market under any post-Brexit UK-US trade deal as he held economic talks in Washington.

BORIS JOHNSON: PUBLIC WANTS END TO ‘POLITICAL KERFUFFLE’
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said the general election “did not evolve entirely in the way the Government had hoped”, as he dismissed speculation about a leadership bid. Mr Johnson said the British public did not have an appetite for “any more political kerfuffle”, adding people wanted to see the Government get on with the job of Brexit.He was speaking during a press conference at New Zealand’s parliament buildings in Wellington, during a two-day trip designed to strengthen ties with the Commonwealth state as the UK seeks new trading links after leaving the European Union.

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated family handout file photo of Charlie Gard. His parents have said their baby son's life-support will be switched off today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday June 29, 2017. See PA story HEALTH Charlie . Photo credit should read: Family handout/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
The judge in the Charlie Gard case hopes lessons can be learned

Robbers stole thousands in shop robbery this morning

Police have confirmed that the Moldgreen One Stop was targeted by armed robbers last night who stole thousands of pounds from a safe.

It happened at 6.15am this morning and detectives are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area or may have been driving past.

A spokesperson said: “Two suspects entered the premises from the rear of the property and stole several thousand pounds from a safe before fleeing the scene.

“The suspects are believed to have been carrying a knife; they are described as Asian males, around 6ft tall, one stocky build and one of slim build, wearing tracksuit bottoms and hoodys. A scene is in place and enquiries are ongoing.”

Police scene in place at Moldgreen convenience store

We’re also hearing there has been a police incident in Moldgreen.

Officers have attended the One Stop shop on Broad Lane. That’s all the information we have at the moment and any updates on this we’ll let you know pronto.

Police incident at Broad Lane in Moldgreen
Police incident at Broad Lane in Moldgreen

Deighton incident - separate live updates

We are running a separate live blog for the incident on Riddings Road in Deighton.

A reporter is at the scene. Tune in to our live updates here.

Today's weather

Another mild and uneventful forecast for Huddersfield today.

Cloudy skies with temperature highs of 19 degrees - but less than 5% chance of rain.

Man taken to hospital after HGV crash

A man was injured in a collision with a lorry last night.

The Ford Focus driver was taken to hospital after colliding with the back of the HGV on Wakefield Road near to the Flush Snooker Club in Heckmondwike. Fire services attended and treated the man at the roadside before paramedics arrived on scene. The lorry driver was unhurt.

The man was taken to hospital although his injuries are not life threatening.

Wakefield Road, Heckmondwike
Wakefield Road, Heckmondwike

Lane closure causing congestion on M62

One lane closed and slow traffic due to a broken down van and recovery work on the M62 westbound between junction 20 and 19 heading across the Pennines.

Stock Pics: M62 motorway junction 23.
(Image: Simon Morley)

Reports of gunshots on Riddings Road

A few people in Deighton saying the incident last night involved gun shots - we’ll keep you informed.

Serious police incident in Deighton

Hearing news this morning of a police incident in Deighton last night.

Residents say that police cordons went up on Riddings Road shortly after 9pm last night. One resident says no cars were allowed to move.

We’ve put in a call to police and will let you know as soon as there is an update. There is no indication the road is still closed but residents say officers are still present at the scene.

Police cordon on Riddings Road
Police cordon on Riddings Road

What's happening on the roads this morning

All running smoothly on the motorways this morning with no incidents to warn you about. Here’s what’s happening on the local roads...

  • Heavy traffic on New North Road coming up to the ring road
  • Slow on Huddersfield Road through Ravensthorpe
  • Busy as ever at Cooper Bridge from all directions
New proposals would aim to reduce rush hour traffic on Halifax Road, Huddersfield

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.

John Smiths Stadium
John Smiths Stadium (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

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 .