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A HUDDERSFIELD street mugging victim was knifed in the chest by a 16-year-old youth – even as he had handed over property worth just £110.
The six-inch blade used by Troy Hudson narrowly missed 19-year-old Koerie Willsdon’s heart, but he later collapsed with a punctured lung as a result of Hudson’s gratuitous attack on him during a late-night confrontation in Colne Road, Huddersfield.
A DRIVER has told how he narrowly escaped serious injury after his car cleared a hedge and flew 8ft in the air before landing in a field near Castle Hill.
Darren Pearce, 23, was driving his Vauxhall Astra at Stirley Hill, Almondbury on Monday night when he ploughed off the road into a farmer’s field.
The crash happened near to Ashes Lane where 54-year-old Diane Lodge was killed in head-on-crash in December.
AN INDIAN takeaway was petrol bombed last night.
A worker at Zam Zam in Kirkburton managed to escape the building after a petrol bomb was believed to have been thrown through the doorway.
Crews from both Huddersfield and Skelmanthorpe went to the fire.
DOG-LOVING councillors last night backed a crackdown on inconsiderate owners.
Kirklees Council’s Cabinet yesterday supported a controversial plan to ban canines from school fields and children’s play areas.
Officers have also proposed that council officials have the power to request people to put their dogs on leads in the five parks in the district, including Greenhead Park.
KIRKWOOD Hospice is to close its doors for a year to make way for a £3m revamp.
Plans were unveiled last night to give the 16-bed in-patient unit a major facelift to equip rooms for modern cancer care.
But it means patients will be relocated to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary while the work is ongoing as part of the hospice’s plan to continue running the service – using its own staff – from Ward 11.