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Guns and ammunition seized by police
Two handguns and 13 rounds of ammunition have been seized by West Yorkshire Police in crackdown on organised crime in Leeds.
A large-scale operation targeting the organised supply of heroin and crack cocaine in Leeds has seen 27 people arrested in a series of raids in the city this week.
The operation, led by specialist officers from Leeds District Serious Organised Crime Unit and West Yorkshire Police Protective Service Crime, has seen warrants executed at more than 30 addresses, mainly in the Harehills and Chapeltown areas.
This week’s arrest phase has followed months of painstaking work to gather evidence on those suspected of being involved in several ‘ring and bring’ drug dealing phone lines behind the supply of heroin and crack cocaine on the streets of the city.
Officers recovered two handguns, 13 rounds of ammunition, a stun gun disguised as a torch, approximately two kilos of heroin, 700 individual wraps of crack cocaine, about £20,000 in cash, and equipment for processing Class A drugs. A number of vehicles were also seized.
Of the 27 arrested, 17 people have so far been charged with drugs supply offences and have been remanded to court. Other suspects remain under investigation and further charges are expected.
Photo from the scene of the Brighouse crash
Huddersfield Road closed both ways
Huddersfield Road in Brighouse is now closed in both directions.
Motorists are being advised to avoid the area.
Detectives to take to town centre over weekend in murder enquiry
Car on its side in Brighouse
A woman has been injured after a car ended on its side in Brighouse.
Police attended after the silver Mercedes was involved in the collision and rolled onto the driver’s side on Huddersfield Road at around 2.20pm.
The woman’s injuries are not believed to be serious and a police spokesperson said she was “Conscious and breathing”.
Police say the road is currently closed.
Arsonists try to set speed camera ablaze
One motorist thought they were having the last laugh when they set this speed camera alight in Linthwaite this morning.
Fire fighters were called to Manchester Road where tyres had been set alight atop the camera. But it appears that last laugh may be reserved for the council, as it transpired only minor smoke damage had been caused.
Been ticketed on Manchester Road? Keep your eyes on the post...
Men found guilty of manslaughter
Two men have been found guilty of manslaughter of Honley man Darren Moorhouse.
Dale Dwyer and Christopher Churchill were acquitted of murder but convicted of the lesser charge at Bradford Crown Court this afternoon.
Mr Moorhouse, 49, was stabbed in the chest after an argument broke out over a TV at Athol Close in Ovenden in January.
Dwyer, 26, was jailed for 15 years with extended licence period of 5 years. Churchill, 34, jailed for 16 years with extended licence period of 5 years.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs said; “We’re pleased with the verdict today and hope the family of Darren Moorhouse can take some comfort from this sentence.”
Police to give talks to hotel staff over spotting child abuse
Kirklees Police have announced they are holding a workshop in Huddersfield to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE).
Officers, alongside Barnardo’s and Kirklees Children’s Social Care, will hold the talk and invite hoteliers across the district at the John Smith Stadium om Monday. The talks aim to help hotel and B&B staff spot the signs of customers abusing children.
Police will also be carrying out visits to local business, taxi firms and takeaway outlets; there will also be a stall with officers within the Kingsgate Shopping Centre on the afternoon of Monday 9th October & Thursday 12th October 2017.
Pc Chris Birkenshaw of Kirklees Integrated Offender Management Team, said: “Over the past couple of months, we have conducted a number of operations which have been focused on tackling CSE in Dewsbury and Huddersfield. As part of Safeguarding Week we are hosting this session with a number of hoteliers and B&B owners across the District to continue to raise awareness about CSE and safeguarding vulnerable people in the area.”
Assistance dog attacked in busy town centre
Police are appealing for witnesses after an assistance dog was attacked by another dog.
The attack happened in Alexandra Street, Halifax, when a 61-year-old man was stood with his assistance dog at a bus stop.
The male suspect and his dog walked past the bus stop, and as they did so the suspect’s dog attacked the victim’s dog. The victim’s dog was left with puncture wounds to the neck and shoulder. The suspect left the scene.
The attack happened on Wednesday, September 20, at 10.50am, although police have just released details.
Police Community Support Officer Gordon Thorpe said: “Any incident where a pet is attacked is distressing for the owner. In this case, the dog attacked is an assistance dog and one that the owner relies on to support him on a daily basis and this incident has caused the victim significant distress and upset.” Anyone with inforamtion should call 101.
Pictured: Botched attempt to steal cash machine from Tesco
Looks like ATM thieves struck again in Kirklees today.
This picture was taken at the Tesco Express store on Wakefield Road, Dewsbury, after criminals tried to yank it from the wall. A police spokesperson has confirmed the force were called to the store at 1.20am and are investigating.
CCTV appeal in burglary investigation
Recognise this man? Police want to trace him in connection with a burglary.
The burglary happened on Westfield Road, Horbury, on September 1, although police have only just released details.
The suspects broke into the property and stole items including a mobile phone and cash.
Detective Inspector Dave Watts of Wakefield District CID, said: “Enquiries have been ongoing into this offence and we would like to speak with the man pictured in connection with what took place. Anyone who can identify this man or who has information about the offence should contact Wakefield District CID on 101 referencing crime number 13170404063.”
Here’s a round up of the main headlines today...
GROWING NUMBER OF TORIES BACK CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP, CLAIMS SHAPPS
Former Tory Party chairman Grant Shapps has said there is growing support among MPs for a leadership contest following Theresa May’s chaotic conference speech. Mr Shapps, who has been revealed as one of the ringleaders of the plot to oust the Prime Minister, said there is a “broad spread” of opinion among Conservative MPs who believe they cannot carry on as they were.
ANTI-NUCLEAR WEAPON CAMPAIGNERS WIN NOBEL PEACE PRIZE AMID RISING WORLD TENSIONS
A campaign group for the abolition of nuclear weapons has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize amid rising tensions over North Korea’s expanding weapons programme. The International Campaign To Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican) was praised by the Norwegian Nobel Committee for its work to eradicate the weapons of mass destruction. The award was given at a time of escalating tensions over North Korea’s nuclear tests and major advances in its missile technology while US president Donald Trump has threatened to use all means necessary against the Pyongyang regime.
FATHER LOSES CLAIM AGAINST IVF CLINIC OVER DAUGHTER’S CONCEPTION
A father has lost his High Court action against a London IVF clinic over the conception of his daughter by his ex-partner after their split. The man, who can only be identified as ARB, had sued IVF Hammersmith Ltd. He said that his ex, R, had tricked doctors into impregnating her with a frozen egg fertilised by his sperm in October 2010, and claimed damages for the cost of the upkeep of the child, born the following summer.
"Make it as hard to get a gun as it is to get an abortion"
Here is our weekend commentary piece reflecting on the horrific events in Las Vegas earlier this week.
Written by yours truly. Check it out here.
Flowers left outside McDonald's after death of Graham Bell
A floral tribute has been left outside McDonalds in Huddersfield town centre this morning after a man attacked outside died of his injuries yesterday.
The single bunch of flowers was seen outside the restaurant on Kirkgate addressed to 37-year-old Graham Bell.
Man who had sex with horse fails to convince court he isn't dangerous
A horse-molesting “deviant” who forced himself on a virgin mare called Honey in her own stable has failed to persuade top judges that he is not “dangerous.”
Julian Mark Ridgeway, 54, “groomed” the seven-year-old horse at a farm in Netherton, near Wakefield, who a court heard had “never been covered by a stallion”. He was jailed in February for four years for his crime. His lawyers have been in court again this week to argue for a shorter sentence.
The appeal has been rejected.
Woman knocked down by car in Lindley
Reports of a woman being knocked down in Lindley at the pedestrian crossing by the Liberal Club.
Clr Gemma Wilson said she had been at the church setting up ahead of this weekend’s Scarecrow Festival when she saw the ambulance outside.
She said: “Someone told me a pedestrian had been hit. The ambulance left soon after with the blue lights.”
St Stephen’s Church in Lindley have posted on Facebook to say: “Please pray for Angela - knocked down on the crossing outside Sainsbury’s half an hour ago. Give thanks for the wonderful people who stopped to help her, the care of the paramedic team and our wonderful NHS now caring for her.”
The latest doorstep scam doing the rounds
Police have warned of another doorstep scam in Huddersfield.
A man called at a lady’s house stating he was a plumber working next door and needed to check water pressure. He and another man acting as his colleague were allowed in before items were stolen from the bedroom as the resident was kept talking in the kitchen.
Officers have warned people to always check for ID and, if in doubt, not to open the door.
Last night's Harvest Moon
Did anyone spot last night’s glorious Harvest Moon?
Its bright appearance last night signalled the end of summer. We’d love to see your pictures of it above Huddersfield! Here’s a few taken from around the country...
Did you catch a snap? Send in your pictures to email@example.com or message us via our Facebook page.
A dry and bright day on the cards for us today, with some cloud later.
Temperatures will be a little chilly with tops of 13 degrees, but an otherwise crisp and glorious day.
Liz Dawn's funeral to be held today
The funeral for Coronation Street star Liz Dawn will be held today.
Liz, known for her role as Vera Duckworth, sadly passed away last week aged 77. A service commemorating her life will be held at Salford Cathedral in Manchester today, and is due to be attended by the cast of the soap.
Liz was from and grew up in Leeds and spent 34 years on the cobbles as one of Corrie’s best loved characters.
Tributes paid to woman who died of ultra rare condition
A woman suffering from a rare medical condition that affected just three people in the world has died.
Emma Beal, from Halifax, had a progressive mitochondrial disease - a condition that affects cell function. Her illness was so rare that only two other people in the world, a pair of siblings in Finland, had been diagnosed with it.
Read more on this story and about the condition here.
Here is our front page this morning - leading on the news that police yesterday launched a murder inquiry after the man attacked outside McDonald’s last weekend has now sadly died of his injuries.
Tributes have also been paid to Graham Bell, 37, after he tragically succumbed to his injuries.
Arsonists start blaze at derelict mill
Fire fighters attended a blaze at Pepperoyd Mill in Dewsbury last night.
The middle floor of the derelict mill was set alight deliberately shortly before midnight and two fire engines from Dewsbury Fire Station attended. Nobody was at the scene when fire services arrived at around midnight.
There have been several fires at the mill in the past year.
Slow traffic due to accident on the M62
A lot of congestion on the M62 eastbound due to an accident this morning.
The collision was between a car and vanbetween junctions 24 and 25 (Ainley Top and Brighouse). All lanes have just now been reopened and the vehicles moved onto the hard shoulder.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .