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Robber pushed elderly woman to ground before snatching her handbag
A robber pushed an elderly woman to the ground before snatching her handbag.
The 81-year-old woman was walking along Harehill Street, Todmorden, at around noon on Wednesday 1 November, when she was pushed to the ground from behind.
The suspect then yanked the handbag from the victim before running off towards Pennine Care Home Gardens.
Police would like to speak to two potential witnesses who were walking along Burnley Road, near Jack’s House pub, around the time of the robbery.
Det Con Joanne Nichols, of Calderdale CID, said: “This has clearly been a traumatic experience for the victim, who is understandably very distressed following the incident. Thankfully she was not seriously injured.
“I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the incident to think back to if they saw anything suspicious, or someone running away from the area.”
Anyone with information should call Calderdale CID via 101 and quoting 13170508785
Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Southbound M1 slow due to break down
One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M1 Southbound between J40 A638 (Ossett / Wakefield) and J39 A636 (Wakefield / Durkar).
Lane one (of four) is closed.
Vehicle changing tyre causing M62 delays
One lane closed and slow traffic due to vehicle tyre change on M62 eastbound between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23 A640 / A643 (Outlane).
Armed robbers raid Co-op supermarket
Masked robbers threatened supermarket staff with a knife and hammer before stealing cash, savings stamps and cigarettes.
The raid took place at a Co-op store, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, on Saturday, at around 11pm.
Police would particularly like to hear from any witness using the outside cashpoint at around that time.
After the shop had closed two suspects entered and threatened one male and two female staff, demanding cash.
One of the males was described as of a very skinny build wearing a balaclava and a military style camouflage jacket with a logo on the left sleeve. He was also wearing bright blue skinny jeans.
The other male was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up and tied to obscure his face. He was wearing a black coat, possibly North Face, light grey Adidas jogging bottoms and grey Adidas trainers.
Anyone who can help with the enquiry should contact Kirklees District CID on 101 referencing crime number 13170515258.
Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Town NOT relegation favourites with the bookies
Turf accountants Coral have shorter odds for Swansea and Crystal Palace.
Valiant lorry driver fails at attempt to beat laws of physics
But who would win in a fight between a lorry and a low bridge? There’s only one way to find out...
Volunteers thanked for cleaning up Bonfire Night mess
Police are going to start filming us at the wheel - from unmarked lorries
Watch out - because if you’re not watching the road, police may be watching you.
WYP have announced that from today they will be hunting careless and dangerous drivers on the motorway from unmarked HGVs. The force will be using the lorries to film other drivers during a five-day operation named Operation Tramline.
Sergeant Steve Suggitt, of West Yorkshire Police’s Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Team, said: “Being in a HGV means we can not only see the car driver checking the latest message on their mobile, but we are also on the same level as other HGV drivers and can see if their attention is diverted from the road.”
Rate of attacks on fire services revealed
West Yorkshire fire fighters were attacked a staggering 18 times this week alone, it has been revealed.
The concerning figures were released by the service today, in spite of what they say was a relatively quiet bonfire night. Whilst some attacks were aimed at firefighters in fire engines, other attacks were directed towards ‘fire cars’ which are police vehicles containing a co-responding police officer and fire officer.
Services last night were attacked with fireworks by a mob of “at least 100” youths as they attended an incident in Thornton Lodge. meanwhile, this picture shows riot police turning up at a street in Leeds last night after some people threw fireworks at buildings and cars.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dave Walton said: “It is only through good fortune that we have not had a firefighter injured by this incredibly foolish behaviour on what has been a very busy night for us. We hope that by raising public awareness of these attacks we will see a public stance against attacks on firefighters and a change in legislation which will help safeguard our crews in the future.”
Man denies murder of Tyron Charles
A man charged with murdering a man from West Yorkshire has pleaded not guilty.
The body of the 29-year-old Bradford man was found by police about five weeks after he was reported missing by his family.
An inquest last month was told that Mr Charles had died from a single gunshot to the head and his body was found on land at Hillhouse Edge Lane, Oxenhope near Keighley, on October 11. James Sutcliffe, 28, is charged with Tyron’s murder.
During a hearing before Judge Neil Davey QC Sutcliffe, of Hillcrest Road, entered his not guilty plea to the murder charge and it was confirmed that his trial had been fixed to start on March 12 next year.
The judge said a further pre-trial hearing would take place on January 15.
Crews attend building fire in Calderdale
Fire fighters were called to a fire at a business park in Mytholmroyd this morning.
The blaze, at a furniture manufacturers on Moderna Business Park, started after a dust extractor set alight. High powered fans were used to put out the fire, which was attended by crews from Mytholmroyd, Halifax, Illingworth, Todmorden and Rastrick.
Nobody was injured.
Train delays ease after lorry hits wall
All back to normal on the trains:
Here’s a round up of today’s main headlines...
TEXAS CHURCH SHOOTING THAT KILLED 26 ‘ISN’T A GUNS SITUATION’, TRUMP SAYS
Donald Trump has said the mass shooting at a Texas church “isn’t a guns situation,” but is a “mental health problem at the highest level”.
The president spoke after a man killed 26 people and wounded at least 16 others in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history. Devin Kelley, the man authorities have identified as the gunman, was discharged from the Air Force several years ago for allegedly assaulting his spouse and a child.
FIRMS AND INDIVIDUALS SHOULD PAY TAX DUE, SAYS MAY AFTER ‘PARADISE PAPERS’ LEAK
Theresa May has said individuals and businesses should “pay the tax that is due” in response to the “Paradise Papers” leak of secret documents laying bare the financial affairs of the global elite. The Prime Minister refused to commit to introducing a public register of who owns offshore companies and trusts in British tax havens or opening a public inquiry into tax avoidance. She was responding to the disclosure of 13.4 million documents which reportedly tie major companies and political figures to secretive overseas arrangements. It includes claims that the Queen has £10 million of her personal fortune invested in an offshore tax haven.
HUGE FIREWORK USED IN ‘TARGETED’ ARSON ATTACK THAT LEFT MAN FIGHTING FOR LIFE
A 200-shot firework was used in an arson attack which left a man fighting for his life and a woman with serious injuries, detectives have revealed. West Midlands Police said the firework was planted and ignited inside the victims’ property in Tile Cross, Birmingham, after the front door was forced open. A 56-year-old man remains in an induced coma in hospital after being rescued from the semi-detached house by fire crews on Thursday.
Main road for M62 junction to close for roadworks
Overnight closures are scheduled for Wakefield Road, Brighouse to allow for essential maintenance.
Calderdale Council is to carry out work between the M62 junction 25 roundabout and the entrance to the Huddersfield North Premier Inn. The work is due to start on Tuesday 14 November and involves the planing and resurfacing of the carriageway surface. The work has been planned and coordinated around work taking place in Kirklees and is due to be complete by Tuesday 21 November.
To ensure the safety of road users and the workforce, it will be necessary to close the road to vehicular traffic from 9pm to 5am, Monday to Friday nights for the duration of the works.
Access for emergency vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times. Through traffic will be diverted via A644 Wakefield Road, A641 Huddersfield Road, A641 Bradford Road, A6107 Bradley Road, A62 Cooper Bridge Road and A644 Wakefield Road.
Disruption on trains between Dewsbury and Leeds
A lorry has collided with a bridge between Leeds and Dewsbury, causing delays of up to 25 minutes to trains between the stations.
Delays are expected until 11:45.
Fears for rough sleepers in care home blaze
Here is the full story on the fire at Sunnyside Care Home in Dewsbury last night.
Plans unveiled for multi-million facelift of Leeds Station
This may excite you if you work or regularly visit Leeds - £500m plans to transform the city’s main and make room for HS2 have been unveiled.
These CGI show how the station would look with a new central common concourse, new platforms, new public space, a new roof, a new footbridge, external landscaping and the creation of a surrounding station campus for commercial, residential and leisure developments.
Plans include three million square feet of new commercial development around the station and would see the dark arches transformed into new retail and leisure spaces.
The city centre’s road network would be remodelled with nearby streets and those under the station being pedestrianised, with the dark arches being transformed into new retail and leisure spaces.
Bus company announce free travel for armed forces
First West Yorkshire have announced free bus travel for serving troops, veterans and cadets on Remembrance Sunday this year.
The company say any member of the armed forces will be able to get free rides between 10am and 12pm on Sunday, November 12, to attende Remembrance Sunday events. Anyone who is in uniform or can display valid ID or badge will not be charged.
Will Pearson, Operations Director at First West Yorkshire and formed member of the armed forces, comments: “Remembrance Day is an incredibly important occasion for many people to show their support, or remember family members, friends and others who have been lost in military service. We support the Royal British Legion every year, as a significant number of our team come from a military background.”
After an extremely nippy start to the day, here’s how the rest of it is looking...
Temperatures are to stay low but the day is to be sunny and bright. Some cloud later in the afternoon but an otherwise dry day.
MP joins fire service on Bonfire Night
Holly Lynch spent last night shadowing fire services as they set to work on the busiest night of their year.
The Halifax MP has been leading the Protect the Protectors campaign against attacks on emergency services. The campaign has just last week seen a Private Member’s Bill passed proposing tougher penalties for those who attack police, fire services and ambulance workers.
Read about the latest string of attacks on the fire service last night here.
Attempted murder investigation after man stabbed in city centre
Detectives have launched an investigation after a young man was stabbed in Leeds city centre over the weekend.
The victim, a 20-year-old man, is in hospital with serious injuries after he was attacked near the Corn Exchange at around 3.45am on Sunday morning. He is currently in a stable condition and his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Detective Inspector James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said: “The victim has received a number of serious stab and slash injuries and while he is now in a stable condition in hospital, the consequences could clearly have been much worse and we are treating this incident as attempted murder.
“Our enquiries are at an early stage and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident in which the victim was stabbed, which has occurred somewhere between the Corn Exchange and the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Lower Briggate at about 3.45am to 4am.”
Anyone who saw the incident or who has any information is urged to contact police on 101 quoting crime number 13170515555.
Here is a look at this morning’s front page hot off the press.
Our lead story today is a big one - proposals to move more services from HRI to Calderdale Royal Hospital.
Gang of "at least 100 youths" launch fireworks at fire service
Fire fighters reported a generally quiet night across Huddersfield and wider Kirklees last night, although there were three incidents of fireworks being thrown at crews.
Huddersfield fire station were called to Rashcliff Hill Road in Thornton Lodge last night to a fire in the open when a crowd of young people threw fireworks at the fire engine. The attack was so aggressive with so many people that the crew were unable to even leave the fire engine and had to turn around.
Crew Commander Shane Byrne said: “Some of these people need to remember what fire engines are for and that they might actually need one one day.”
Halifax fire fighters also experienced similar attacks in the Park Ward area. The crew were called to two separate incidents of bonfires getting out of control when fireworks were thrown. The first attack on Parkinson Lane involved the fireworks being thrown at crew members, while the second involved them being launched at the fire engine itself on Hanson Lane as the crew were heading to an incident.
There were also reports of firework being thrown at crews in Bradford last night. Here’s firefighter James Hudson last week discussing attacks on fire fighters.
Fire fighters attend care home fire in Dewsbury
Fire services were called to a former care home last night after a fire started.
Four fire engines from Dewsbury, Ossett, Cleckheaton and Mirfield were at the scene at the now shut down Sunnyside Care Home on Oxford Road at 9.10pm after the blaze started on the ground floor. Police and ambulance were also called for fear there may have been rough sleepers inside.
Luckily, a search of the building found there was nobody inside the building at the time, so no reported injuries.
Watch Commander Craig Hill, of Dewsbury fire station, said crews were there for two and a half hours putting out the fire, which wreaked severe fire and smoke damage to the ground floor.
The care home is currently disused, but mattresses were found inside suggesting it was being used by rough sleepers.
What's happening on the roads?
Very icy this morning so do take care on the roads as well as de-icing your car - police have warned that leaving your car unattended to thaw can attract thieves.
Here’s what’s happening on the local roads this morning:
- M62 is busy eastbound at both the Ainley Top and Chain Bar areas, as well as westbound at Milnrow if you’re heading over the Manchester side
- 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
Congestion on the M62
One lane blocked and very slow traffic on the M62 eastbound near Castleford this morning. This is due to a broken down vehicle near junction 31.
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 .