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That’s all for today folks. Join us tomorrow for live updates on today’s election results.

M62

Fairly quiet on the M62 this evening although traffic heavier than normal going Eastbound between J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley) and J30 A642 (Rothwell).

Crime

British Transport Police have released CCTV after a man with a dog threatened staff at Halifax Station.

The man became aggressive towards a male cashier after his card declined buying a train ticket, leaving the staff member fearing for his safety.

PC Craig Virco said: “The man, who had a light brown dog with him became abusive towards ticket office staff after his card was declined whilst attempting to purchase a ticket.
“He then singled out a male member of staff and threatened him with violence, leaving him extremely shaken and fearing for his safety. The man then left the station.”

Suspect pictured on CCTV at Halifax train station
Suspect pictured on CCTV at Halifax train station (Image: British Transport Police)

The incident took place on Monday, 4 April at 11.15am.

PC Virco added: “I believe this man will have vital information which could greatly assist our investigation. If you know him please get in touch. This type of abusive and threatening behaviour towards members of staff who are simply doing their job is not acceptable.”

If you recognise the man pictured, or have any information about the incident, please call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference 236 of 5/5.


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Local news

Our top story this afternoon: shocking pictures of the injuries suffered by one woman who was attacked by pitbulls.

Katarzyna Urban was walking her dog in Crosland Moor when the five unleashed dogs flew at her. Katarzyna says the owners stood back and did nothing.

Warning: graphic images.

Read the full story here.

The junction of Mill Street and Row Street, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield.
The junction of Mill Street and Row Street, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield.

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Council election

Kirklees Council has confirmed that a complaint of electoral fraud has been reported to West Yorkshire Police as voters go to the polls today

Water supplies

Water supplies have been restored to 18 properties at Sigott Street, Longwood, reports Yorkshire Water.



Town centre roadworks

Gas maains replacement work at Kirkgate in Hudersfield has been extended until Monday May 9, Metro has announced - meaning buses using the route will continue to be diverted

Knife find

Police have appealed for people to contact the police to dispose of knives safely after a large knife was discovered discarded in woodland at Paddock

Hello, Henryk here


Kirklees Council is keen to get the voters out!


Busy day? There’s still time for you to vote. Polls are open until 10pm.https://t.co/Xw6fbNKGp8#kirkleesvote pic.twitter.com/0bS13u9RCP

— Kirklees Council (@KirkleesCouncil) May 5, 2016


News

If you use Halifax train station you might be able to help police trace this man.

Travel

Bad news if you were planning to drive to the Yorkshire coast...the A64 is closed just beyond York.

There’s a serious incident, which I presume is some kind of accident.

It’s between the B1248 and the A169 near Malton and is affecting traffic gonig to Scarborough and the North Yorkshire coastal areas.
Police are diverting traffic via local routes and any motorists should allow extra travelling time to complete any journeys through this area

News

If you live in Longwood there appears to be a problem with the water supply. Details below.

News

West Yorkshire Police have a new horse and they are asking their Twitter followers to help name it. He looks like a cheeky mare!

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That’s all on the blog from me. Nick will be with you shortly.

News

A woman has been detained under the mental health act after being brought down from a bridge over the M62.

Police were called to an address in Lockwood on Wednesday night because of concerns over the woman’s safety.

As part of their enquiries they then found the woman, who is aged in her 20s, on a bridge at Scammonden, over the motorway, which was closed in both directions for more than an hour.

The woman was brought down from the bridge, and has been detained under the mental health act.

The M62 was reopened at about 1am on Thursday.

News

A war of words has broken out as drivers at Elland-based paving products group Marshalls plc begin voting on industrial action.


Marshalls PLC sign
Marshalls PLC sign


A total of 110 drivers, members of Unite, the country’s largest union, are voting on whether to take strike action or industrial action short of a strike in a dispute about overtime pay. The ballot closes on Tuesday, May 17. You can see more here.

Voting today?

News

People are heading to the polls across Kirklees this morning.



The Kirklees Council elections are being held today, as well as the vote for West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. You can see more here.

News

It’s been six years since Last of the Summer Wine came to an end - and Nora Batty’s cottage has been up for sale for years.


Bill Owen as Compo
Bill Owen as Compo


It might seem forgotten, but the show is the longest running sitcom in the world - and is still watched in 25 countries today. You can see more here.

News

The Kirklees Council elections are being held today, as well as the vote for West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.


A polling station
A polling station (Image: Rui Vieira/PA Wire)


The polling stations across Kirklees are open until 10pm — with the results expected on Friday around lunchtime. You can see more here.

Traffic

Happily, the broken down lorry that was causing problems on the M62 has now been moved.

It was stranded in the middle lane westbound between junction 27 (Gildersome) and junction 26 (Chain Bar), affecting traffic heading towards Huddersfield from Leeds.

All lanes have now re-opened and traffic has returned to normal.

News

A major retailer is set to quit Huddersfield town centre – leaving a big hole in the town’s Kingsgate complex.


Kingsgate Shopping Centre, King Street, Huddersfield
Kingsgate Shopping Centre, King Street, Huddersfield


Dixons Carphone is to close its Currys Digital store at Kingsgate on Sunday, May 15, as part of a “store development programme” which will see it consolidate its Huddersfield business at the Currys PC World store at Great Northern Retail Park. You can see more here.

Traffic

Spoke too soon about the motorway. Reports are coming in of an incident on the M62 affecting traffic heading towards Huddersfield from Leeds.

One lane is blocked and there is slow traffic due to a broken down lorry westbound between junction 27 (Gildersome) and junction 26 (Chain Bar).

The lorry is apparently stranded in the middle lane.

Traffic

Things seem fairly steady out on the roads this morning.

No obvious problems on the M62 so far.

In Brighouse the A641 Huddersfield Road outbound is busy but moving at Bethel Street/Bradford Road.

And in Elland, the A629 Calderdale Way westbound is busy but moving between the A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road/B6112 Stainland Road.

Weather

It’s a beautiful morning out there, and things could be warming up nicely.

This weekend could see Huddersfield weather match Madrid.


Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain (Image: Flickr/Gacabo)


But the advice from Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens for people looking forward to a bit of sun was: Take a brolly.

He expects the rise in temepratures to 20°C to be accompanied by showers and the chance of thunderstorms by the weekend. You can see more here.

News

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of Polish national Marcin Siarczylski, whose body was found in Low Mill Lane, Ravensthorpe in March.


Marcin Siarczylski
Marcin Siarczylski


Three men have been arrested in connection with the enquiry. Two of the men aged 25 and 20 have been arrested on suspicion of murder, while a 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All three men are from the Ravensthorpe area.

Det Ch Insp Mark Swift, of the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team, said: “We would like to thank the public for their response to our appeal last week for information about Mr Siarczylski’s lifestyle or his movements prior to his death.

“As a result new information has come to light which suggests that Mr Siarczylski may have been murdered.

“Three men have been arrested in connection with this inquiry and remain in custody.”


Police incident - Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal, Low Mill Lane, Ravensthorpe
Police incident - Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal, Low Mill Lane, Ravensthorpe


The body was found in a wooded area close to the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal

Anyone else who may have information which may assist the investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101. Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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