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Slow traffic on M62

Stop-start traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M62 westbound at J23 A640 / A643 (Outlane).

Conman posing as tax inspector tries to fleece £6,000 from pensioner

A conman pretending to be from the ‘income tax’ office attempted to steal £6,000 from a Huddersfield pensioner.

The woman, in her 70s, was called by an anonymous man claiming to be from HMRC.

The caller claimed the woman owed £6,000 in income tax and that the police were involved.

The woman withdraw some money from her bank but the bank where she attempted to deposit the money blocked the transaction and alerted the police.

Three incidents of a similar nature has been reported to police in the past 24 hours.

Anyone with any information or concerns is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting crime reference number 13170377507 or alternatively information can be passed to Action Fraud.

Around 3.5 million Britons have fallen victim to telephone fraud since 2010
Around 3.5 million Britons have fallen victim to telephone fraud since 2010

Detectives hunt 'very slim' knife robberies suspect

Detectives are searching for a ‘very slim’ suspect armed with a knife who is thought to be responsible for a robbery and attempted robbery.

Both offences took place on Wakefield Road, near the junction with Colne Street at Aspley, on Monday - the first unsuccessful attempt before 10pm and the second at around 10.20pm.

The suspect was described as mixed race, aged 15 to 17, approximately 5ft 9in and of very slim build.

He had unkempt facial hair and spoke with a Huddersfield accent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101 quoting crime reference 13170374713.

Rapist behind bars after horrific attack

A vile rapist has been jailed for ten-and-a-half years for a violent attack on a woman.

Lennox Selby, from Horbury, is behind bars after carrying out the attack in Wakefield earlier this year. The 25-year-old admitted an offence of rape, sexual assault and common assault against a female victim and a meticulous investigation was carried out to bring Selby to justice. He was jailed at Leeds Crown Court after admitting the offences on Tuesday, police revealed this afternoon.

Detective Inspector Vanessa Rolfe of the Wakefield District Adult Safeguarding Unit, said: “We are very pleased by the substantial custodial sentence given to Selby which reflects the seriousness of his offending.

“He conducted some truly awful and very violent offences against his victim who showed real bravery in supporting a prosecution to see him rightfully brought to justice.

Lennox Selby
Lennox Selby

False alarm as smoke seen rising from the motorway

Crews from Dewsbury Fire Station attended this scene on the M621 near Birstall Retail Park earlier after a huge plume of smoke was seen rising from the side of the road.

West Yorkshire Fire have said the incident turned out not to be a fire, and was instead believed to be smoke left from a blown engine.

Smoke plume seen on the motorway
Smoke plume seen on the motorway (Image: BBC Radio Leeds)

Clampdown on car crime in full swing

Police in Huddersfield are clamping down on car crime across town today.

Operation Trancepark is in full force, and despite sounding like the opening of a new club, those who are part of it will find themselves having anything but fun (more of a long walk home and a hefty fine).

Officers are on the lookout for cars which are uninsured, untaxed, no MOT, or that are speeding or found to be driven under the influence. This BMW was seized earlier today and police posted a photo on Facebook as a warning.

Car seized as part of police's 'Operation Trancepark'
Car seized as part of police's 'Operation Trancepark' (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

National news

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

POLICE PROBE INTO EXAM PAPERS LEAK SEES SOME STUDENTS HAVE RESULTS WITHHELD

A “small number” of A-level students have had their exam results withheld amid a criminal investigation into a possible paper leak. Some students are believed to have accessed an internet forum containing crucial information about the tests hours before sitting end-of-year maths and economics papers. Sharon Hague, senior vice president of Pearson, which runs the Edexcel exam board, said she was “confident” those students who accessed the leaked documents had been identified, and their results withheld. It is believed fewer than 15 students are involved.

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ‘CONFIDENT’ OF BREXIT TRADE TALKS IN AUTUMN
UK Government officials remain “confident” they will make sufficient progress by October to ensure Brexit trade talks begin, amid reports Cabinet ministers believe they could be delayed. The Department for Exiting the European Union added Brexit Secretary David Davis also expects both the UK and EU to have a “dynamic and flexible approach” to each round of the negotiations.

TERROR HOTLINE TIP-OFFS RISE 600% IN SIX MONTHS AFTER WAVE OF UK ATTACKS
Counter-terror agencies have registered a dramatic surge in tip-offs after Britain was hit by an unprecedented wave of attacks, new figures reveal.
Calls to a dedicated police hotline rocketed by more than 600% in just six months as thousands of potential leads poured in.
Statistics obtained by the Press Association indicate the flurry of incidents this year, in which dozens of victims were killed or injured, prompted a spike in the volume of information passed to authorities by members of the public.

People stand around flower tributes for the victims of Monday's bombing at St Ann's Square in central Manchester, Britain, Friday, May 26 2017. British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing arrested a ninth man while continuing to search addresses associated with the bomber. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Terror hotlines have reported a sixfold increase in calls since terror attacks in the UK this year (Image: AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Thelma Walker visits The Welcome Centre

The Colne Valley MP has been chatting to the volunteers who run the food bank on Lord Street.

Man in a stable condition after fall at Huddersfield Station

A man from Huddersfield remains seriously injured but in a stable condition after falling onto the platform in front of a moving train at the station yesterday.

The 54-year-old was airlifted to LGI yesterday morning after falling onto platform 8 and sustaining a head injury. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

Emergency services outside Huddersfield Station
Emergency services outside Huddersfield Station

Accused found guilty of killing West Yorkshire teenager

A teenager has been found guilty of the manslaughter of teenager Irfan Wahid.

Irfan was killed in Leeds earlier this year. The 17-year-old charged with his murder has been acquitted of the charge at leeds Crown Court but found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Murder victim Irfan Wahid
Irfan Wahid (Image: Police handout)

Flood defences in West Yorkshire 'have improved'

The county’s flood warning systems have vastly improved, the Environment Agency has revealed.

Millions of pounds have been invested in defences and strategies in Calderdale and parts of Kirklees following the devastating floods in December 2015.

The Environment Agency remove a disused footbridge, destroyed in the Boxing Day floods, from the river Calder at Sowerby Bridge.
The Environment Agency remove a disused footbridge, destroyed in the Boxing Day floods, from the river Calder at Sowerby Bridge.

Man in court over violence in Brighouse

A man has been in court charged with a series of offences following violent disorder in Brighouse at the weekend.

Aron Barton, 27, is charged with GBH, affray, assault and two counts of possessing an offensive weapon. The charges relate to an incident on Sunday when a man in his thirties was taken to hospital with serious injuries following an altercation on St John Street, Rastrick.

Barton, of Angus Avenue, Wyke, was released on conditional bail and is to appear at crown court next month.

St John Street, Rastrick, where violence flared on Sunday afternoon
St John Street, Rastrick, where violence flared on Sunday afternoon (Image: Robert Sutcliffe)

Police 'delighted' after 'Tardis' box restored

Huddersfield police have say they are delighted to see Almondbury’s Tardis reinstated.

The old police box was put back after it was removed and restored from its home on Northgate this week. Police boxes were used by officers on the beat to report to headquarters; but they were also be used by the public to call for assistance in an emergency.

Kirklees District Commander Steve Cotter, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to restore this iconic police box in Kirklees to its former glory - the community in Almondbury care a great deal about the police box and now its back where it’s meant to be.

“The police box is no longer fit for operational purpose as our officers are deployed centrally from our main police stations in the District and use partner and commercial premises to drop in and local contact points within our communities.”

Almondbury Police Box back in situ on Northgate, Almondbury
Almondbury Police Box back in situ on Northgate, Almondbury

Rowley Lane closed for resurfacing

The main road through Lepton is currently undergoing resurfacing work so watch out for this today...

Today's weather

It may be hard to believe looking out of the window right now, but Huddersfield is to be graced with some lovely weather later today.

Sunshine is forecast with temperatures of up to 21 degrees - we just have to wait for this grey sky to disappear first!

'Massive bang' heard in town

Anyone else hear this last night?

Rush hour round up

No major incidents to let you know about on the motorways this morning. 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
  • 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
  • Busy on Whitehall Road, Wyke, heading towards the M62
New proposals would aim to reduce rush hour traffic on Halifax Road, Huddersfield
Rush hour traffic on Halifax Road, Huddersfield

Good 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 also 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.

"Autumn on the canal" taken near Brighouse - Bob Haigh
Calder Hebble Navigation Canal at Brighouse - Bob Haigh

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