One landmark has gone and the second will soon follow.

Demolition men have moved in to start knocking down the Ibbotson Flats in Southgate, Huddersfield.

The move comes after they completed the demolition of the adjacent Lonsbrough Flats.

Both were named after Huddersfield sporting heroes - Anita Lonsbrough and Derek Ibbotson.

Huddersfield legends Anita Lonsbrough and Derek Ibbotson

The demolition is part of the contract to clear the former Huddersfield Sports Centre site.

The contractors are using a giant mechanical claw named Messiah to demolish the flats piece by piece.

Much of the rubble is being recycled.

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The site has been cordoned off while the destruction takes place, with a special scaffolding platform erected near Southgate to prevent debris falling onto the pavement or road.

People have been seen standing by the ring road, filming the drama on their phones.

The demolition is the latest stage of a huge contract to clear the Southgate site where the former Huddersfield Sports Centre once stood.

South Yorkshire firm Demex have already flattened the sports centre and other industrial building on the Old Leeds Road part of the site.