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Traffic update

The roads are pretty clear this afternoon.

  • But there is heavy traffic on A640 Elizabeth Way around M62 junction 21.
  • Usual congestion on A629 Halifax Road out of town from Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery) to A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top). Travel time is nine minutes.
  • And for those using public transport in the Colne Valley...


Young women sexually assaulted and robbed in Leeds


Detectives are appealing for information following two sexual assaults and a robbery on young women in Leeds.

At 2.35am on Tuesday, a 21-year-old woman was walking home after a night out along Woodhouse Lane across Woodhouse Moor when she was approached by a man.

He grabbed her by the wrists and pushed her against a bus stop. The victim struggled free and walked away. As she continued towards home, the man approached her again near to the junction of Delph Lane and Woodhouse Street and grabbed her again by the wrists and pushed her against a building.

He pulled at her clothing but the victim shouted for help and the man walked away a short time later. The victim flagged down a passing taxi driver who took her home.

The suspect was described as a mixed race male aged in his late twenties, medium build and about 5ft 8ins tall. He was wearing a light grey oversized puffer-type jacket, with a large triangular hood that he wore up, and baggy jeans.

An e-fit image has been produced for the suspect in this offence.

At about 3am on the same day, a different 21-year-old woman was walking home from a night out when she became aware of a man following her along Delph Lane.

As she was on the doorstep of her home in Burchett Grove, Woodhouse, the man approached her and tried to force his way in. The victim managed to shut the door on him and the man left the scene.

He was described as a tall, dark-skinned male, of medium build. He was wearing a dark green coat with a fur-trimmed hood and blue jeans.

Officers are looking at whether either of these offences could be linked to a robbery which happened at about 4.30am on September 19.

A 21-year-old woman was returning to her home in Blenheim Terrace, Woodhouse, after a night out when she was approached on the doorstep by a man who pulled her to the floor. After a brief struggle he stole the victim’s mobile phone and ran off in the direction of Blackman Lane.

He was described as black, aged 25 to 30, average height and of strong build.

None of the victims were physically injured.

Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime number 13170444718 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Concern grows for vulnerable Cathryn Holdsworth who went missing almost three weeks ago


Detectives are still appealing for information about a 72-year-old woman from Halifax who went missing almost three weeks ago.

They have released a video as they continue to seek the public’s help in locating her.

The last confirmed sighting of Cathryn Holdsworth was at Calderdale Royal Hospital three weeks ago on Friday, September 8.

Police already released a CCTV image that is believed to be of her on the following day from the Tesco store in Halifax town centre at approximately 5.20pm.

It is believed she travelled home to Mixenden by bus that evening.

Missing woman Cathryn Holdsworth(Image: WYP)

She was reported missing by neighbours in the Holdsworth Road area of Illingworth on Tuesday, 19 September.

Officers are increasingly concerned for Cathryn’s welfare and she is described as being vulnerable.

When she was last seen she was wearing distinctive pink earmuffs, a dark coloured coat, pink gloves and using her walking frame. She is around 5”2” tall and of medium build. She has very short speckled grey hair and dark glasses.

Missing Cathryn Holdsworth(Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Man in 30s stabbed to death in Halifax

We’re running a separate live blog about the Halifax murder here.

Missing West Yorkshire man


Police are appealing for anyone who sees a missing Otley man to get in touch.

Brian Locke, 65, was last seen this morning at 8.23am.

He is described as white, with grey hair (bald on top), clean shaven and wearing dark glasses, a black fleece, a maroon/deep pink polo shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Sergeant Mikaela Reid, said: “I would appeal to anyone who sees Brian or has information about his whereabouts to call police immediately.”

Call police on 101 quoting log 399 of today.

Our reporter Robert on the scene in Halifax

Today's front page

This is the front page of today’s newspaper.

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner's front page - September 29, 2017.(Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Read the main story here.

Murder investigation launched in Halifax

A murder investigation has been launched in Halifax after a man died yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to Mixenden Road shortly after 5.20pm yesterday, following reports a man had been stabbed.

Officers attended and found a man in his 30s with serious injuries. He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

Two men, aged 23 and 28, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Weather update

Weather forecast. September 29, 2017.(Image: Met Office)

It’s expected to be a light shower day.

Temperatures will reach highs of 16°C.

Traffic update

The traffic is looking pretty good this morning - nothing major to report.

  • Very slow traffic on A58 Whitehall Road at A641 Huddersfield Road (Hellfire Crossroads).



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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.


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 .

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