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One of today's most read stories

A 25-year-old man who set up bogus test drives so he could “car-jack” vehicles has been jailed for more than three years.

After seeing a £9,000 Audi A3 for sale on the website, Gumtree, Shezan Shabir arranged a test drive in Dewsbury, but when he came back the next day he tricked the owner into looking at a mark on the roof and drove off in his car.

Shezan Shabir, of Old Mill View, Thornhill, Dewsbury, jailed for more than three years for theft and attempted robbery.
Shezan Shabir, of Old Mill View, Thornhill, Dewsbury, jailed for more than three years for theft and attempted robbery.

Police donate goods to The Welcome Centre

A lovely gesture for our local food bank.

Problems on the M62

One lane is closed causing slow traffic on the M62 heading towards Huddersfield this afternoon.

This is around junction 30 and due to emergency repairs as workers sort out a damaged manhole cover. Congestion is back to the next junction.

M62 Motorway stock pic: Between Junction 26 and 27

Road over Holme Moss closed

Holme Moss Road is currently closed due to snow and ice.

Woodhead Pass has now re-opened after earlier closures for the same reason.

Snow at Holme Moss Summit. A gritting wagon passes the Holme Moss Transmitting station.
Snow at Holme Moss Summit. A gritting wagon passes the Holme Moss Transmitting station.

CCTV released in theft appeal

Do you recognise this woman? Kirklees police are looking for her in connection with a theft from a person last week.

The offence occurred on Friday. Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 with crime reference number 13170573276.

Man acquitted on child sex charges

More breaking news from the courts this afternoon.

Gritter crashes at Hade Edge

Someone has sent us this picture of a gritter that crashed up on the tops above Holmfirth.

Looks like it’s skidded on the ice. If only...oh, wait.

Gritter gets stuck in ditch after skidding on ice at Hade Edge
Gritter gets stuck in ditch after skidding on ice at Hade Edge

Two jailed for armed burglary

Reporter Stephanie Finnegan is at Leeds Crown Court.

The full story will be on our website later.

National news

Here’s a round up of today’s main headlines...

CHARLES AND CAMILLA, WILLIAM, KATE AND HARRY ATTEND GRENFELL MEMORIAL SERVICE
The royal family has shown solidarity with families whose relatives died in the Grenfell Tower fire by attending a national memorial service. Survivors, bereaved families, the local community and first responders were joined by the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at the event at St Paul’s Cathedral in central London. Prime Minister Theresa May, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn were among the politicians accompanying more than 1,500 guests for the 11am service.

BANK OF ENGLAND SAYS INFLATION NEARING ‘PEAK’ AS RATES KEPT ON HOLD AT 0.5%
The Bank of England has said Brexit-fuelled inflation is “close to its peak” as it kept interest rates on hold after the first hike for a decade last month. Minutes of the latest decision showed policymakers are expecting an end-of-year dip in economic growth, with signs pointing to fourth quarter expansion being “somewhat below” the 0.4% seen in the third quarter.

PM HEADING TO BRUSSELS AFTER LATEST BREXIT BLOW

Theresa May will travel to a critical European Union summit with her authority diminished after Tory rebels inflicted a humiliating House of Commons defeat on the Government in a major Brexit vote. Leaders begin arriving around 1215 UK time; working session on defence and migration 1545; Theresa May to address leaders from 1800.

People gather on the steps at St Paul's Cathedral in London for service to mark the six month anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire
People gather on the steps at St Paul's Cathedral in London for service to mark the six month anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire (Image: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Man left with broken jaw after unprovoked town centre attack

A man was punched in a vicious, unprovoked attack in the town centre, police say.

The 23-year-old victim was walking along Cross Church Street in the early hours of Saturday morning when he was approached by a man and attacked. The victim needed hospital treatment for a broken jaw.

Police say the suspect is a white male, around 19-20-years-old, 5ft 10”, slim build, with mousey brown/brown hair. He was clean shaven with no visible tattoos. Anyone with any information about this incident or witnessed the assault is asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13170575209.

Cross Church Street, Huddersfield.
Cross Church Street, Huddersfield.

Travellers move on from Dalton

Travellers settling at disused mill site in Dalton have now left.

The Jarmain’s site had been occupied by a number of caravans over the past two weeks, and legal action was launched to evict them. More on this story later.

Concerns for missing teenager

Have you seen missing Tyler Burton?

The 16-year-old is missing from her home in Leeds and police are looking for her. Tyler, from the Horsforth area, was last seen on Monday and was reported missing on Tuesday. She is described as white, 5ft 2in, thin build, with a fair complexion and long blonde hair that is normally worn in a ponytail.

Detective Inspector Fiona Gaffney, of Leeds District CID, said: “We are concerned for Tyler’s welfare and need to find her and check that she is okay. We urgently need to hear from anyone who has seen her or who knows her current whereabouts.

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries to trace her and we would like to hear from anyone with any information that could assist in tracing her.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers via 101 quoting log number 606 of December 12.

Missing Tyler Burton
Missing Tyler Burton

Update on the snow and ice on the roads

Looks like the Woodhead Pass is an absolute no-go this morning due to last night’s weather...

And here’s what it currently looks like driving on Manchester Road between Oldham and Marsden...

The ambulance service have also warned about people slipping on ice so do take extra care.

Man detained in Almondbury raid charged

A man arrested in Almondbury during an armed police raid following a shooting in Lancashire has been charged with attempted murder.

Tanaka Mutambirwa, 25, has been charged in connection with the shooting of a woman in Morecambe, Lancashire, on December 2. He is to appear before a crown court judge next month.

Armed police swoop on house in Highlands Avenue, Almondbury
Armed police swoop on house in Highlands Avenue, Almondbury (Image: Facebook/Dick Turpin)

Three people arrested in Huddersfield on suspicion of assisting an offender have been released under investigation. They were also arrested by armed police during an operation in the Southfield Road and Highlands Avenue area of Almondbury on Saturday.

Police officers leap from their vehicles during an operation in Southfield Road, Almondbury
Police officers leap from their vehicles during an operation in Southfield Road, Almondbury

WATCH: Video shows moment firework launched at fire fighter

Shocking video shows the moment yobs launch a firework which misses a fire fighter by the skin of his teeth.

The footage, recorded near Cleckheaton on Bonfire Night last month, was released by West Yorkshire Police in a bid to highlight attacks on public services. It shows crew member Jack Furbisher, from Cleckheaton Fire Station, standing in the road as a firework is thrown, and brushes just past him narrowly missing his chest.

Police say they are “standing shoulder to shoulder” with the fire service after they were targeted in a wave of attacks last month, and yesterday signed an agreement to work closely with them to target perpetrators.

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Dee Collins said: “The emergency services risk their lives to protect the public and it is totally unacceptable that they should be subject to assault and attack.

Cleckheaton fire fighter Jack Furbisher narrowly misses being struck by firework
Cleckheaton fire fighter Jack Furbisher narrowly misses being struck by firework (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Broken down HGV on Woodhead Pass

This may cause some delays this morning...

Today's Examiner

Here’s our front page today - leading on the story of Mohammed Awan, who was convicted yesterday of three terror charges.

The grisly details of what Awan had planned have been revealed in court.

Examiner front page 14/12/17

Traffic round up

Here’s a run down of what’s happening on the roads this morning...

  • Salterhebble Hill near to Calderdale Hospital is busy as usual
  • Ovenden Road is Halifax is busy but moving okay
  • Huddersfield Road in Diggle is very hazardous and traffic is heavy due to overnight snow
  • M1 northbound is is slow as one lane is blocked due to a broken down van around junction 40 if you’re heading towards Leeds
Commuting times have been creeping up in West Yorkshire

Update on the roads

Slow traffic in both directions on the M62 at Rishworth Moor this morning...

Also the roads are extremely icy and slippery this morning so take extra care if you’re driving and avoid the more rural and hazardous roads if you can.

The Woodhead Pass at Langsett is very busy this morning by the Flouch Roundabout due to people slowing down because of the ice.

A vehicle on the ice-covered Broadstone Road above High Flatts near Ingbirchworth.
A vehicle on the ice-covered Broadstone Road above High Flatts near Ingbirchworth.

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.

Holme Moss from Snailsden - by Andy Booth
Holme Moss from Snailsden - by Andy Booth

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 .