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Missing Lindley man is found

Missing Lindley man Andrew Taylor has now been found safe and well.

Missing Andrew Taylor
Missing Andrew Taylor

West Yorkshire Police thanked those who shared their earlier appeal.

Mr Taylor, 50, was reported missing from his home on Monday.

Burglars 'spotted hiding on roof'

Police have arrested two suspected burglars with help from the police helicopter which spotted them hiding on a roof in Lockwood.

West Yorkshire Police helicopter
West Yorkshire Police helicopter

The pair were spotted around 1pm today. The exact location hasn’t been disclosed.

* Update: West Yorkshire Police have now advised us that two youths were spotted on the roof at Sovereign Court, Lockwood Scar at around 12.30pm. Both were helped down by officers and no arrests have been made.

The incorrect information about arrests came from a posting by the NPAS Carr Gate police helicopter.

Today's most read stories

Here’s what people have been reading the most on our website today.

  • A child molester has been jailed after he was caught with a schoolgirl and wearing nothing but a dressing gown with a condom and tissues in the pockets. Read the full report from court here.
  • Two men, including one from Dewsbury, have been jailed for more than 25 years for a “truly horrific” sex attack on a woman in Blackpool. Read the full story here.
  • Television coverage of the English Football League is set for a radical overhaul as part of a new five-year deal signed with Sky Sports. See the full story here.
Sky TV have struck a new deal with the EFL
Sky TV have struck a new deal with the EFL

Efit appeal following burglary in quiet village

Police have released this efit of a suspect following a burglary in Stocksmoor.

Two males made off empty handed in a black Audi saloon after entering the property on Stocks Lane in the village last week. The car is thought to have suffered damage to the nearside wind mirror and passenger door after colliding with a vehicle at the house.

The burglary happened between Tuesday and Thursday. One of the males officers want to speak to in connection with the incident is described as aged in his late teens to early 20s with a round face. He was clean shaven and wearing a balaclava rolled up to look like a hat.

Anyone with information should contact Kirklees CID via 101.

Efit in Stocksmoor burglary
Efit in Stocksmoor burglary (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Local MPs on historic Brexit vote

All four Kirklees MPs voted against the Brexit Repeal Bill in the House of Commons last night.

Labour MPs Barry Sheerman, Thelma Walker, Paula Sherriff and Tracy Brabin each voted with the Party against the bill which shifts existing EU laws on to the UK statue book to give businesses and citizens certainty for when Britain leaves. The bill was passed with 326 votes to 290.

All Tory MPs voted in favour of David Davis’ bill, while the majority of Labour MPs voted against.

Here’s what our MPs had to say:

Service set to remember Cristiano

The funeral for Huddersfield youngster Cristiano Sousa is to be held this weekend, his family have announced.

A service will be held at the Polish church on Lord Street in Huddersfield town centre before a private crematorium service in Elland on Saturday. Full details for those who wish to attend have been given below.

Public sector pay cap lifted

The 1% cap on pay rises for public services has been lifted for police and prison workers, the government has announced this afternoon.

The controversial cap was scrapped as pay rises for certain the two sectors went above the cap.A 1.7% rise was announced for prison officers, while police are to receive a 1% rise plus a 1% bonus from existing department budgets.

(Image: Manchester Evening News)

The move on the pay cap comes after intense pressure from unions and the Labour Party for an end to the period of restraint which saw a two-year freeze when the Conservative-led coalition government came to power, followed by the 1% cap starting in 2013.

(Image: Coventry Telegraph)

CCTV released in theft appeal

Do you recognise this person? Kirklees police want to speak to them in connection with a theft.

Anyone with information is asked to contact them via 101 quoting crime reference 13170366430.

"Huddersfield? Get out of it"

We’ll have to disagree with you on this one Mr Danny Dyer! (Despite last night’s result).

Stadium redevelopment talk is cancelled

Tonight’s meeting about plans to redevelop John Smith’s Stadium has been cancelled.

Kirklees Stadium Development director Gareth Davies was due to give a talk tonight at 7.30pm the Town Hall over the £65m development although has cancelled the event as he is ill. Anyone who knows anyone due to attend is urged to let them know.

We will let you know once rearrangements are made.

Don't forget to have your say on safe standing
John Smith's Stadium

Rapist behind bars after horrific attack on woman

A man from Kirklees has been jailed for raping and sexually assaulting a woman in Blackpool.

Steven Williams, 49, from Dewsbury, carried out the sickening attack on the woman at a hotel. The woman had been raped by William Kelly in a bar in the town after meeting, before being brought back to the hotel where she was attacked by Williams.

Steven Williams, of The Combs, Dewsbury, jailed for raping a woman in Blackpool
Steven Williams, of The Combs, Dewsbury, jailed for raping a woman in Blackpool (Image: Lancashire Police)

Williams, of The Combs, denied the charges but was convicted at trial at Preston Crown Court. He was jailed for 13 years and six months, while Kelly was sentenced to 12 years after pleading guilty.

William Kelly (left) and Steven Williams (right) who have been jailed for raping and sexually assaulting a woman
William Kelly (left) and Steven Williams (right) who have been jailed for raping and sexually assaulting a woman (Image: Lancashire Police)

Police name baby and toddler killed in M62 crash

Police have confirmed the names of two infants who died in a crash on the M62.

North Yorkshire Police issued a statement this morning naming two-month-old baby Ahmadeesaa Motara and his sister, Asmaa Motara, 19 months, who were travelling in the car with their parents when they died in the crash near to Ferrybridge last weekend.

Father Maulana Mohammed Motara is an Islamic scholar and respected figure in the Batley community. He was with wife Farzana Momoniat when the crash happened last Sunday.

Police say they are still investigating the collision and are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed or who has dashcam footage. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 asking for North Yorkshire Police.

The accident between J33 (Ferrybridge) and J34 (Whitley Bridge)
The accident between J33 (Ferrybridge) and J34 (Whitley Bridge) (Image: Cameron Stockwell)

National news

A midday round up of the main stories in the headlines today...

LABOUR DIVISIONS EXPOSED AS THERESA MAY HAILS ‘HISTORIC’ BREXIT BILL VICTORY
Labour’s divisions on Europe were left exposed after a mini-rebellion in a series of votes on the Government’s flagship Brexit Bill. Theresa May headed off defeat in the crunch Commons clash and hailed results as a historic Parliamentary victory that would allow exit negotiations to move on. Jeremy Corbyn had branded the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill a ministerial “power grab” and ordered his MPs to vote against the Government.

JOHN MICHIE: DAUGHTER’S DEATH AT BESTIVAL A ‘TRAGIC ACCIDENT’
Holby City and former Coronation Street actor John Michie has said his daughter’s death at Bestival was a “tragic accident”. The 60-year-old told The Sun that the family had “lost an angel”, but that the death of 25-year-old Louella Michie was “not murder”. He told the paper: “We’ve lost our angel. It’s not murder - they were friends. It was just a tragic mistake, a tragic accident.”

UK SOLDIERS AMONG THREE CHARGED WITH TERROR OFFENCES
Three men including two British soldiers are due to appear in court charged with terror offences after being charged with membership of a banned neo-Nazi group. Mikko Vehvilainen, Mark Barrett and Alexander Deakin are accused of being part of the proscribed organisation National Action. Vehvilainen, based at Sennybridge Camp, Brecon, Powys, is also charged with possessing a document containing information likely to be useful for terrorism and publishing material which is threatening, abusive or insulting, by posting comments on a website intending to stir up racial hatred.

MPs in the House of Commons during the second reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
MPs in the House of Commons during the second reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. (Image: Press Association)

Another broken down vehicle causing congestion on the motorway

One lane closed on the M62 eastbound due to a broken down vehicle between junctions 25 for Brighouse and 26 for Chain Bar.

Traffic is reportedly coping well.

Tributes flood in for brave Cristiano

Examiner readers have been paying tribute to a nine-year-old boy who has lost his battle with a rare and aggressive tumour.

Cristiano Sousa, from Marsh, sadly passed away at the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice on Sunday. Hundreds of people have been flooding social media with their condolences for the brave youngster and his devastated family.

Cristiano painting at the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice
Cristiano painting at the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice (Image: facebook/cristianosousafundraiser)

Jenna Keating wrote: “Rip little man you will be missed by all your class mates at school and everyone else so glad I got to meet you and your family xx”

Aleksandra Kilichowska said: “We are so sorry for your loss...it should never end this way... Our thoughts are with you...cherish all good memories of Cristiano, stay strong and live for his little brother he needs you more than anything.”

Joanne Devlin said: “How devasting [sic] for such a young boy to have to battle this illness it’s so tragic may the Angels wrap you safe in their wings and soar high into paradise. Deepest condolences to all who knew such a little Soldier”.

Cancer sufferer, nine-year-old Cristiano Sousa in a school photograph taken last year.
Cancer sufferer, nine-year-old Cristiano Sousa in a school photograph taken last year.

Road onto M62 blocked

Very slow traffic on the M62 eastbound currently due to a broken down vehicle near to junction 26.

The road leading from the roundabout below the M62 and onto the motorway was partially blocked.

Between Junction 26 and 27 of the M62
Between Junction 26 and 27 of the M62 (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Paedophile was found with girl wearing only a dressing gown

A paedophile from Holmfirth has been jailed after he was caught with a schoolgirl wearing only a dressing gown.

Vile Paul Lawrence, of Whitegate Road, groomed and repeatedly molested his victim and took photos of his disgusting abuse, the Liverpool Echo reports. The 56-year-old was caught with a condom in his pocket after police raided his previous home in Southport, Merseyside.

Lawrence pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday. He also admitted two counts of taking indecent photographs of a child and was jailed for six years and nine months.

Paul Lawrence
Paul Lawrence (Image: Merseyside Police)

Have you seen missing Andrew Taylor?

Police have issued an appeal to trace a missing Huddersfield man.

Andrew Taylor, 50, was last seen at his home in Lindley yesterday morning at around 9.30am. Although he has no access to any vehicle and does not use public transport, he is known to travel long distances on foot and officers say he has links to the Calderdale and Leeds areas.

He is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall and of large build. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans. Anyone who has seen Mr Taylor or who has information about his whereabouts is asked to call 101.

Missing Andrew Taylor
Missing Andrew Taylor (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Congestion on the M62

One lane has been closed on the M62 westbound heading towards Greater Manchester due to a broken down vehicle.

The lane has since been re-opened at junction 19 but congestion is back to junction 20.

M62 between Junction 26 and 27
M62 motorway

Teenagers seriously injured in stabbing

Detectives are appealing for information after two teenagers were stabbed.

The two boys, aged 15 and 16, were taken to hospital with serious injuries after the incident on Hopwood Lane, Halifax, on Wednesday afternoon last week. Police have only just released details of the stabbing, which happened shortly after midday.

Three males have been arrested in connection with the attack and released pending further enquiries.

Det Sgt Nick Speed, of Calderdale District CID, said: “This was a serious assault where two people sustained serious injuries, but the consequences could have been much worse.” Anyone with information should contact CID via 101.

Warning over strong winds tonight

There are severe weather warnings in place for across the North tonight.

Forecasters say strong gales of up to 60mph are to be expected. Read more on this here.

Man freed from car 'wedged' under minibus

Fire services freed a man trapped in his car after a collision in Halifax last night.

The driver was freed after his Vauxhall Astra collided with a minibus on Huddersfield Road near to the Esso garage at around 7pm. Fire services from Halifax attended and said the car was “wedged” underneath the bus. The man was taken to hospital by ambulance.

What's happening on the roads?

Problems on the M62 eastbound this morning - the motorway is very slow from junction 28 back past Brighouse so expect delays if you’re commuting to Leeds.

Traffic is also slow on...

  • Lindley Moor Road in both directions
  • Huddersfield Road in Halifax
  • Huddersfield Road through Ravensthorpe
  • Halifax Road through Edgerton/Birchencliffe towards Ainley Top
  • Ovenden Road in Halifax towards the town centre
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.

A misty morning sunrise in the Holme Valley taken by Honley photographer Sandie Nicholson
A misty morning sunrise in the Holme Valley taken by Honley photographer Sandie Nicholson (Image: Sandie Nicholson)

You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notifications 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 .