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Man arrested at Mirfield railway station

A man has been arrested on a train at Mirfield on suspicion of a public order offence.

 Mirfield Railway Station
Mirfield Railway Station

Northern train services were affected as British Transport Police, backed by West Yorkshire Police, attended the station shortly after 6pm.

A BTP spokesman said the incident had led to trains being delayed.

“A man has been taken off the train. He was arrested for a minor public order offence.”

The nature of the incident has not been disclosed. It is not known if anyone was injured.

One of today's most read

The cost of dying in Kirklees is set to soar over the next five years.

The Cabinet is to consider a report tomorrow (Tues) setting out proposed charges over a five year period starting from November 1.

Huddersfield Crematorium, Fixby, Huddersfield.
Huddersfield Crematorium, Fixby, Huddersfield.

Car seized in crackdown on uninsured cars

Night M62 closures begin tonight

The M62 eastbound will be closed for roadworks during the night between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar).
The carriageway will close every night from 8pm to 6am from 8pm tonight until 6am next Monday.

Skateboarder taken to hospital

An update on the skater knocked over by a bus in the town centre earlier...

A police spokesperson said the main in his twenties has been taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

His injuries are not believed to be serious.

Stock picture of ambulance

Car used by masked robbers in bank raid found abandoned

The car used in a terrifying bank robbery last week has been recovered, police have said this afternoon.

The grey Audi SQ5, which had been reported stolen earlier this month in South Yorkshire, was used in the raid at Lloyds Bank on Queen Street in Morley on Wednesday. It was found abandoned on Old Lane in the Beeston area of Leeds on Saturday afternoon after a member of the public reported it as suspicious.

Detective Inspector Susan MacLachlan, of Leeds District CID, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw anyone leaving the vehicle there at any point between Wednesday lunchtime when the robbery occurred and Saturday afternoon when it was reported to police.”

Getaway vehicle used by masked robbers at Lloyds bank in Morley
Getaway vehicle used by masked robbers at Lloyds bank in Morley (Image: WYP)

Jewellery and coins burgled from home

Huddersfield detectives are appealing after burglars struck at a house in Fixby.

The thieves broke into the house on Dorchester Road while the owners were away between Wednesday last week and yesterday. The burglars searched the entire house and stole a safe containing a large amount of high value jewellery and coins.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Bonnie Bore in Huddersfield CID via 101.

Dorchester Road, Fixby
Dorchester Road, Fixby

Skateboarder hit by bus outside Huddersfield bus station

Police say a skateboarder has been hit by a bus in the town centre.

Officers were called to Upperhead Row outside the bus station at around 1.30 follow reports of a collision between the skater and a bus. The man, in his twenties, is not believed to be seriously injured.

Huddersfield Bus Station, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield.
Huddersfield Bus Station, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Buses are currently being diverted and police are still at the scene.

Woman in 80s 'in serious condition' after bus crash

An elderly lady injured in a bus crash earlier this month has seen her condition deteriorate.

The woman, in her eighties, was on the bus in Sowerby Bridge when it crashed into a van before careering across the road into a tree and a Land Rover Discovery. Police are appealing for anyone who may have been on the bus or who saw the crash on September 4, as it’s revealed today she is now in a serious condition in hospital.

The collision happened on Milton Avenue at around 12.40pm.

Milton Avenue, Sowerby Bridge
Milton Avenue, Sowerby Bridge

National news

Here’s a round up of the main headlines this lunchtime...

TWO MEN ‘FOSTERED BY SAME COUPLE’ QUESTIONED OVER PARSONS GREEN BOMBING
Two men who were fostered by the same British couple are being questioned by police investigating the Parsons Green bombing, it has been claimed. An 18-year-old, understood to be suspected of planting the device on a tube train, and a 21-year-old were both arrested under the Terrorism Act following Friday’s blast. Both are believed to have spent time in the care of Penelope and Ronald Jones, aged 71 and 88 respectively, who previously received MBEs for services to children and families.

BORIS JOHNSON AND THERESA MAY TO HOLD BREXIT PLAN CRUNCH TALKS AFTER ARTICLE ROW
Boris Johnson is preparing for crunch talks with Theresa May amid recriminations over the Brexit blueprint that left him clashing with officials and facing criticism from colleagues. The Foreign Secretary will head to New York for a meeting of the United Nations but he is now expected to have discussions during the visit with the Prime Minister about Britain’s EU exit strategy. Mr Johnson was accused of being a “back seat driver” after releasing a 4,000-word article setting out his vision for the UK’s future outside the European Union just six days before Mrs May is due to give a major speech on Brexit in Florence.

CYCLIST WHO KILLED MOTHER-OF-TWO JAILED FOR 18 MONTHS

A former courier who knocked over and killed a mother-of-two while riding an illegal Olympic-style racing bike for the “thrill” has been locked up for 18 months. Charlie Alliston, then 18, was travelling at 18mph on a fixed-wheel track bike with no front brakes before he crashed into 44-year-old Kim Briggs as she crossed Old Street in east London, in February last year. Following a trial at the Old Bailey, Alliston was cleared of manslaughter but found guilty of causing bodily harm by “wanton and furious driving”.

Charlie Alliston, 20, arrives for sentencing at the Old Bailey after knocking down and killing a 44-year-old woman in east London last year.
Charlie Alliston, 20, arrives for sentencing at the Old Bailey after knocking down and killing a 44-year-old woman in east London last year. (Image: Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Congestion on the M62 heading towards Huddersfield

There’s a lane closed on the exit slip road on the M62 eastbound at junction 20.

This is due to broken down vehicle blocking a lane.

Traffic on the M62 passes near Scammonden.
Traffic on the M62 passes near Scammonden.

Teen cautioned after police find cannabis farm

More news of cannabis farms being found in the local area.

You can read what happened when police found 100 cannabis plants at a home in Batley Carr here.

MP's dog entered into national competition

He loves walks on the beach and cuddles - just don’t ask him about his pawlicies on Brexit...

This political hound has been entered into the Westminster Dog of the Year competition by owner and Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin.

Chocolate Labrador Rocky is hoping constituents will support him on his campaign tail for the annual contest, which has previously been won by former Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell’s pup Cosmo. The competition is run every year by the Kennel Club as a way of highlighting responsible dog ownership.

MP for Batley & Spen Tracy Brabin with her dog Rocky
MP for Batley & Spen Tracy Brabin with her dog Rocky

Student's death not thought to be suspicious

The death of a student whose body was found in the street is not being treated as suspicious, police have said this morning.

Leeds student Harry Loker, 21, was found in the garden of an address in the Hyde Park area on Friday morning. The Leeds Beckett University student had been out the night before and was staying at a friend’s house.

Harry Loker, found dead in Leeds with unexplained injuries
Harry Loker, found dead in Leeds with unexplained injuries

A post mortem revealed a number of injuries that could not be accounted for.

Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan, of West Yorkshire Police Protective Services Crime, said: “His death is being treated as unexplained and a file is being prepared for the Coroner so that an inquest can be held in due course.”

"No serious injuries" in crash

Update on the collision on Wakefield Road...

Police say nobody has been seriously injured. Officers were called at 10.11am after three vehicles were involved in the collision. The drivers’ injuries are “not believed to be serious”, a spokesperson said.

The vehicles involved were a white Mercedes van, a black BMW and a black Ford.

Car accident in Ravensknowle

Police have been called to the scene after a road collision on Wakefield Road at Ravensknowle this morning.

More information on this accident as we get it.

Road collision on Wakefield Road, Huddersfield
Road collision on Wakefield Road, Huddersfield (Image: Simon Morley)

Woman carried for 1.5miles on a stretcher after falling on moors

Rescue volunteers saved a woman who had fallen and dislocated her shoulder on the moors.

Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team posted detailing the rescue up at Thornton Moor yesterday morning, where the woman had fallen while walking near the reservoir. Some 22 volunteers were at the scene within 12 minutes and the woman was found and stretchered for 1.5miles off the moors.

Doctors relocated her shoulder before she was taken to hospital.

Woman is stretchered off moors after dislocating her shoulder
Woman is stretchered off moors after dislocating her shoulder (Image: Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team)

Police to ensure students stay crime savvy during Huddersfield freshers'

As thousands of students prepare to descend on our town, Huddersfield police say they plan to work with freshers to prevent and reduce crime.

Officers say there will be high visibility patrols across the town, around the universities and colleges as well as near student accommodation and pubs and clubs.

Inspector James Kitchen, of Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We want students coming to Huddersfield to enjoy their time and to start as they mean to go on.

“By making the students security aware, we can prevent them from becoming easy targets for opportunist criminals. It’s likely that many of them will be bringing high value items such as laptops, mobile phones and other items that are attractive to thieves. By using their common sense and following our advice they can dramatically cut their chances of being a victim.”

New Oastler building at the University of Huddersfield
New Oastler building at the University of Huddersfield (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Today's weather

A chance of light showers later on this afternoon but the day is to remain mainly mild and overcast.

Fairly chilly too, with temperatures peaking at only 13 degrees in Huddersfield.

Swans on the road!

Watch out for this if you’re in the area this morning...

Congestion on the M62 westbound

One lane closed on the entry slip road at junction 26 of the M62 westbound which is causing some congestion.

This is due to a broken down vehicle blocking a lane.

M62 between Junction 26 and 27
M62 between Junction 26 and 27

£85k worth of cannabis seized from Kirklees home

Officers saw green when they discovered this ‘extensive and sophisticated’ cannabis farm.

Around 100 plants were seized from the home in Batley Carr, and police have estimated the drugs would have had a street value of £85,000.

A man was arrested at the scene.

Police stumbled across this cannabis factory at a house in Batley Carr
Police stumbled across this cannabis factory at a house in Batley Carr (Image: West Yorkshire Police)
Police stumbled across this cannabis factory at a house in Batley Carr
Police stumbled across this cannabis factory at a house in Batley Carr (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Security at stations to stay ramped up today

Enhanced patrols will remain in place at all main train stations today following the incident at Parsons Green on Friday, transport police have said.

Since the increase on Friday night, extra officers from British Transport Police have been highly visible both on board trains and at key stations nationally. Specialist counter terrorism officers have been working closely with police forces in order to deter and disrupt further terrorist atrocities. The UK terror threat has been lowered from critical to severe, meaning an attack in ‘highly likely’.

Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith from British Transport Police, said: “In the coming days, we will be maintaining this enhanced level of visibility throughout the country. This means that those members of the public travelling to work can feel at ease knowing we’re out there keeping them safe.”

Two men remain in custody being questioned by police over Friday’s attack.

A forensics officer on the platform at Parsons Green station in west London after Scotland Yard declared a terrorist incident following a blast which sent a "fireball" and a "wall of flame" through a packed London Underground train.
A forensics officer on the platform at Parsons Green station (Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Clarke Carlisle "very unwell but safe in hospital"

The wife of Clarke Carlisle has said he is ‘very unwell’ after he turned up following being reported missing over the weekend.

The former footballer, who has spoken publicly about his battle with depression, was reported missing on Friday after he was last seen in Manchester city centre. Police later confirmed he had been found in Liverpool.

Ous wishes are with Clarke and his family - let’s hope he gets the full support he needs and makes a recovery. If you yourself are struggling, here is a guide to helplines you can call for advice and support.

Today's front page

Here is our front page today - our main story today is teacher Claire Thomas who has spoken out after she was almost paralysed in a motorbike accident at a ‘dangerous’ junction in Slaithwaite.

Claire has spoken out about that accident in March after a man was hurt at the same junction on Friday. You can read the full story here.

What's happening on the roads?

Usual hold ups on the M62 this morning but no major incidents to report - traffic is busy westbound heading towards Greater Manchester around junction 21 and eastbound heading towards Leeds at junction 26 for Chain Bar.

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

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.

Eastergate Bridge in Marsden pic by Gary Stevenson
Eastergate Bridge in Marsden pic by Gary Stevenson

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 .