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All lanes now open on the M62
Overturned car recovered from M62
The overturned car on the M62 has been recovered. But two lanes remain closed.
Wanted man arrested in Thornton Lodge
Recovery vehicles have arrived at M62 crash
The overturned car on the M62 is being recovered
Overturned car on M62 at Ainley Top
An overturned car has closed two lanes of the M62 eastbound at junction 24, Ainley Top
Queues on M62 - in both directions
A broken down vehicle has led to queuing traffic on the M62 eastbound before junction 27, Gildersome. One lane is closed.
A separate broken down vehicle is causing problems on the westbound M62 at junction 28, Tingley. One lane is closed.
Woman conned out of £3,720
Police are warning residents of bogus workmen following a report of an elderly lady being defrauded of over £3,000.
The incident happened on 1 October, where the victim a lady in her 80s was approached by two men who asked if she needed work doing on the roof of her house.
They requested £3,720 from the victim, which was paid but no work had been carried out at the property in Bromley Road, Batley.
The first suspect is described as a white male, late 20s, 5ft 5”, slim build, short hair and spoke with a Yorkshire accent. He stated he lived in Soothill.
The second male suspect was described as white, late 50s, 5ft 10”, medium build, short hair, no facial hair and told the victim he worked from home in Bradford. Both of the suspects were casually dressed.
Detective Inspector Mark Catney of Kirklees CID, said: “These men targeted a vulnerable elderly lady and requested a large sum of money to carry out some work at her address. The work was not carried out and they have not been contactable since.
“We have been working closely with the victim to provide her with reassurance and assistance with crime prevention and are continuing enquiries to establish if others have also been targeted.
“We would advise people to be cautious when answering the door to anyone they are not expecting. Genuine callers should carry some form of identification and will not mind waiting while you check their details.
“If you are still not sure, do not let them in and report it to the police via 101.”
Anyone with any information about this incident or has experienced something similar is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting crime reference number 13170484301
West Yorkshire Police has launched a campaign to raise awareness about doorstep crimes, which includes preventable measures which can be taken to combat this crime. For more information, please visit https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/doorstep-crime-0
Russell Brand drops in to local recovery centre
The famous comedian has been in town today!
Russell Brand dropped in at The Basement Project at Union Bank in town while up to do a show in Bradford and has been speaking to Larry Eve, project developer at the centre which helps people recovering from addiction.
Russell called the centre “amazing”, adding they were doing “some fantastic work”.
He said: “You come somewhere like Huddersfield and you don’t immediately associate it with advanced thinking, advanced community building, advanced opportunities.”
Not sure about the advanced thinking, Russ, but welcome to Huddersfield!
CCTV appeal after shop theft
Do you recognise this man? Kirklees police have released this picture after a theft from a shop.
The offence happened on August 23, although police have just released the image. Anyone with information should contact police via 101 quoting crime reference 13170389397.
Body found on moors confirmed as Tyron Charles
A man’s body found on moorland in West Yorkshire has been confirmed as that of a missing man.
The body was found on moors above Oxenhope last week and police have today confirmed it to be Tyron Charles. A post mortem revealed Tyron died from a gunshot wound.
James Sutcliffe, aged 28, of Hill Crest View, has been charged with Tyron’s murder and remains in custody. A 60-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman have been released under investigation.
Appeal to find man who racially abused passenger at train station
Police have released this image after a man was racially abused in a train station.
The man, in his thirties, was on the concourse at Leeds Station when he was approached by another man who racially abused and threatened to assault him, before making of. The perpetrator’s aggressive behaviour left the man feeling threatened and frightened.
Today, images of a man are being released in connection to the investigation. Officers believe he may have travelled from Huddersfield or elsewhere and might have vital information which could help them investigate.
Car breaks down on M62....facing wrong direction
Not quite sure how they managed this one!
Here’s a round up of today’s main headlines:
SPANISH PM CALLS CABINET MEETING AFTER REJECTING CATALAN INDEPENDENCE THREAT
Spain’s government has rejected a threat by Catalonia’s leader to declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the region’s semi-autonomous powers. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s warning came in a letter to Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy with minutes to spare before the expiry of a deadline set by the Madrid government for him to backtrack on his calls for secession.
RISE IN VIOLENT CRIME PUSHES RECORDED OFFENCES PAST FIVE MILLION MARK
A surge in violent crime has helped push the number of offences recorded by police past the five million mark for the first time in a decade, official figures reveal. Forces in England and Wales registered a total of 5.2 million offences in the year to the end of June - a 13% rise on the previous 12 months. This included 1.2 million “violence against the person” crimes - a broad category including murder, assault, harassment and stalking - which was up by a fifth (19%).
NO BREXIT BREAKTHROUGH ON THE CARDS AT EU SUMMIT, SAYS PRIME MINISTER
Prime Minister Theresa May has made clear that she is not expecting a Brexit breakthrough at this week’s summit of EU leaders, describing it as an opportunity to “take stock” of progress so far. Mrs May said she would be setting out “ambitious plans” for further negotiations in the weeks ahead, and said she wanted to inject a new “urgency” into discussions on the post-Brexit rights of EU citizens living in the UK and Britons on the continent.
Crime in West Yorkshire has gone up
West Yorkshire Police have revealed crime in the county rose by 17.6% for the second quarter of the year.
The force estimate that 5% of this is an increased risk of crime itself, and that the rest is an increase in people reporting crimes.
West Yorkshire Police Deputy Chief Constable John Robins said: “The risk of becoming a victim of crime in our county remains low – much of the rise in recorded crime is still due to our ongoing work to improve our recording practices. However reduced resources and increasing demand mean it is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain current performance.
“West Yorkshire Police is recognised by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary as a ‘Good’ Force. But we face varied and complex demands going forward, such as increases in cyber enabled crime, more people going missing each day and night, increased investigations into child sexual exploitation and abuse, human trafficking in our communities, combatting the devastating effects of organised crime and of course preventing and investigation acts of terrorism.”
Uranus to be visible from Huddersfield tonight
Oh yes, very mature...
But the planet is to glow a blue-green colour and be visible in tonight’s night sky, according to scientists. It’s because the planet is reaching its closest proximity to earth during its orbit, and NASA say it will be easily visible through binoculars or even the naked eye.
Huddersfield student praised by Stephen Hawking after fixing his machine
Even a genius sometimes needs a little helping hand in fixing something...
And that honour was given to one Huddersfield student who got to visit one of his heroes - and fix the machine he relies on in communicating his ideas.
Paweł Woźniak was invited to the Cambridge home of the world’s most famous scientist Professor Stephen Hawking tasked with checking his machine to make sure he keeps his equally-famous synthesised voice. Professor Hawking was full of praise for Paweł, an engineering student at the University of Huddersfield, after he also fixed his blink sensor.
Paweł said: “I love projects that help people improve their lives. It’s amazing to know that technology has allowed the Professor to continue writing books and make discoveries even after he lost almost all his movement.”
Potential delays as traffic lights out
Looks like the traffic lights on Huddersfield Road at the junction with Stafford Road, Halifax, are currently out.
This could present some delays.
Kitten rescued after being thrown from moving car on M62
Who could do a thing like this? This little moggy must have had the fright of his life when cruel motorists threw him from a moving car.
The black and white cat was rescued after workmen saw the horrific incident on the M62 at junction 18, at Simister Island, on Tuesday afternoon. Luckily he wasn’t badly hurt.
North West Motorway Police are now appealing far and wide to find the person responsible.
Fatal crash being dealt with by coroners
A fatal crash in Shelley earlier this week has now been passed over to the coroners.
A 55-year-old man died after the collision on Huddersfield Road in the village on Monday evening when a black Volkswagen crashed into a lamppost. Pub goers who witnessed the crash tried desperately but in vain to save the man.
West Yorkshire Police confirmed this morning that a file had been passed to the coroners. A spokesperson for Bradford Coroners said an opening date was yet to be confirmed and that the gentleman’s name could not be released until an inquest was due to open.
Yellow weather warnings are in place today for heavy fog - although this should soon lift.
There’s a 90% chance of rain later in the afternoon, so don’t forget your brollies, either! Temperatures of around 12-13 degrees.
Storm Brian is expected to hit at the weekend, so be prepared. Forecasters are closely monitoring the storm which is set to hit the country early Saturday morning. There are mounting fears that it could be named Brian - the next storm name of the season.
A Met Office spokesperson said: “A spell of strong southwesterly winds is expected. Some coastal routes and communities are likely to be affected by large waves, with potential for flooding of properties.
“Some transport disruption is likely across the warning area, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport. Short term loss of power and other services is also possible.”
Here is your front page this morning. Our leading story today is the jailing of “vile thug” Branden Sedgwick-Boyle, who was convicted of attacking his pregnant girlfiend.
Sedgwick-Boyle kicked his 18-year-old girlfriend so hard she lost the baby after she confronted him for cheating on her. The 18-year-old “lied through his teeth” yesterday at Kirklees Magistrates Court, and was jailed for 23 weeks.
Have you seen missing Paul Stephens?
Police are concerned for the welfare of a man not seen or heard from in 24 hours.
Paul Stephens, 36, was reported missing yesterday morning after he was last seen in Morley. He’s believed to have links to the Brighouse area.
Paul, from Leeds, is described as white, around 6ft tall, of average build, with short dark brown hair and blue eyes. When he was last seen, Paul was wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt. Anyone with any information should contact police via 101.
Police seize car from uninsured driver
A hard lesson learned for this motorist!
Nothing major to report on the roads this morning. Just the usual traffic in the usual spots so far:
- 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
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 email@example.com or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .