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Traffic: Vehicle 'strikes bridge'

There are possible delays on First Transpennine Express tonight due to a ‘road vehicle’ hitting a bridge between Huddersfield and Leeds.

This is what TransPennine Express is saying: “Due to a road vehicle colliding with a bridge between Huddersfield and Leeds trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines.

“Train services running through these stations may be delayed. Disruption is expected until 8pm today.”

M62 very slow westbound

* Traffic is very slow on the M62 westbound at junction 27, Gildersome, due to an accident.

* The A629 Halifax Road out of town is busy but moving from Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery) to A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top). Travel time is seven minutes.

Do you know this man?

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with an assault in a Huddersfield pub.

A photo released by police after an attack in the Plumbers Arms
A photo released by police after an attack in the Plumbers Arms

The incident occurred in the Plumbers Arms in Huddersfield town centre around 8.30pm on Sunday June 11, when a man in his 50s was attacked.

Officers are appealing to anyone who can identify the man pictured or who has any information about the incident to come forward.

Information can be passed to DC Jabczynski at Kirklees CID via 101 quoting 13170265841. Information can also be given anonymously to the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Arrests after Brighouse machete attack

Detectives say they have arrested two men following an incident in Brighouse on Sunday afternoon when a man was seriously injured with a machete.

St John Street, Rastrick, where violence flared on Sunday afternoon
St John Street, Rastrick, where violence flared on Sunday afternoon (Image: Robert Sutcliffe)

Congestion on the M1 northbound

One lane is currently closed on the M1 northbound on the exit slip road onto the M62 at junction 42 - this is causing a bit of congestion so a little heads up if you’re in the area.

The M1 motorway
The M1 motorway

Man taken to hospital after violent disorder in Brighouse

Police have issued a statement following a violent brawl in Brighouse yesterday.

Officers were called to St John Street at around 2pm after a man in his thirties was seriously injured. Police say he sustained a slash wound in the incident.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment for serious injuries. He remains in hospital in a stable condition. A short time later, officers conducted arrest enquiries in the Wyke and Brighouse areas in relation to the assault.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and has been released pending further enquiries. A 25-year-old man has been arrested today in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

St John Street, Rastrick, where violence flared on Sunday afternoon
St John Street, where violence flared on Sunday afternoon (Image: Robert Sutcliffe)

Today's most read stories

Here’s what people have been reading the most on our website so far today...

  • Incidents involving travellers pitching up at sites in Kirklees has prompted strong reactions from Examiner readers. See what people had to say here.
  • Huddersfield Town legend Andy Booth sees similarities between Town’s weekend hero Steve Mounie and Chelsea great Didier Drogba. Read more here.
  • Yesterday’s report after two people were injured in a head-on smash involving two cars on a notorious country road. See more here.
Police close Liley Lane in Upper Hopton following a head-on car smash
Police close Liley Lane in Upper Hopton following a head-on car smash (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Figures show vast number of people who used airport in last month

Numbers have revealed that more than three million people passed through Manchester Airport in July.

It sees the airport’s annual rolling total reach 27.2m people, a year-on-year increase of 12%. The rise in numbers coincides with the busiest day in the airport’s 79-year history. The last month has seen work commence on the airport’s £1bn transformation programme, which is set to see Terminal Two increase by 140%.

Collette Roche, interim MD of Manchester Airport, said: “We hope that the start of the £1bn works help build excitement among all of our passengers about the future of Manchester Airport, with the vast majority of the improvements being delivered as early as 2019.”

Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport (Image: Manchester Evening News)

National news

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

MAN, 23, CHARGED WITH NORFOLK MURDER OF DOG-WALKING OAP
A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a grandfather who was attacked as he walked his dogs. Peter Wrighton, 83, from The Moor, Banham, Norfolk, was repeatedly stabbed in the neck and head. His body was found in woodland near the village of East Harling on August 5.

MAN ACCUSED OF DEADLY ATTACK AT CHARLOTTESVILLE PROTEST ‘IDOLISED HITLER’
James Fields, the young man accused of ploughing a car into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters in Virginia, was fascinated with Nazism, idolised Adolf Hitler, and had been singled out by at school for his “deeply held, radical” convictions on race, one of his former teachers has said. Fields also confided that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was younger and had been prescribed an anti-psychotic medication, Derek Weimer said.

AT LEAST 17 KILLED AS GUNMEN TARGET BURKINA FASO RESTAURANT
Suspected Islamic extremists have attacked a Turkish restaurant popular with foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, killing at least 17 people.
It is the second such attack on a restaurant in the last two years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, which continued into the early hours of Monday with yet another heavy exchange of gunfire overheard by witnesses.

A makeshift memorial of flowers and a photo of victim, Heather Heyer, sits in Charlottesville, Va.
A makeshift memorial of flowers and a photo of victim, Heather Heyer, sits in Charlottesville, Va. (Image: AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Goats seen walking along Manchester Road

Have you herd the news?

Flying ants invade Huddersfield!

Lots of people have been complaining about an influx of flying ants last night.

The insects are abundant in warm weather, with swarms seen in Holmfirth, Lindley as well as along Leeds Road. Here’s some video reporter Andrew Robinson took of the bugs in Honley.

Flying ant day
Flying ant day (Image: Flickr/Paige Shoemaker)

Decision not to summon pupils in Ann Maguire inquest upheld

The family of teacher Ann Maguire have lost their High Court challenge against a coroner’s decision not to call evidence from pupils who had contact with her schoolboy killer immediately before the murder.

The decision was made not to call students to give evidence in an inquest into the Leeds schoolteacher’s death. The family of Mrs Maguire took this to the High Court in a bid to hear from pupils who both knew teenager killer Will Cornick and witnessed the murder in the classroom at Corpus Christi School in April 2014. The decision was upheld at the High Court this morning.

Ann Maguire
Ann Maguire

Police are looking for Dean Wharam

Have you seen Dean Wharam? He is currently on Kirklees Police’s Most Wanted list.

The 31-year-old is wanted over six burglaries. He’s described as 5ft 9 tall, brown eyes he has a tattoo of ‘Lacie 10-07-11’ on his left arm, and ‘Lewis’ on his right arm. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police via 101.

Dean Wharam
Dean Wharam (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Police launch campaign to help anyone running away

Police have launched a campaign to support people planning on running away from home.

Officers are using the campaign to urge anyone who is unhappy to talk to somebody, highlighting the risks of running away.

People leaving home could face being injured, falling ill from bad weather or hunger, sleeping rough or at risk of being the victim of a crime.police have set up this page where you can find out more information. It includes a button where you can quickly get rid of it if you don’t want someone walking in to see.

File photo dated 18/03/16 of Lucas, a homeless man, holding a sign reading 'Please help, homeless and hungry' in Victoria, London, as ministers were accused of ignoring the plight of the homeless as new figures showed a sharp rise in the number of people sleeping rough on the streets of England. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday January 25, 2017. Local authorities estimated on a single night in autumn 2016 there were 4,134 rough sleepers compared to 3,569 the previous year Ð an increase of 16% Ð according to figures compiled by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). See PA story POLITICS Homeless. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Rabbits found abandoned on dance hall roof

Mystery surrounds how a cruel pet owner abandoned two rabbits on the roof of The Ritz in Brighouse.

The bunnies were discovered yesterday on the roof of the venue which closed again last month. One has since had to be put to sleep as he was suffering with myxomatosis, while there are concerns over whether the other will pull through.

The girl who discovered the rabbits says the surviving one is currently being looked after in a loving home. Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA.

Rabbits discovered abandoned on the roof of the Ritz venue in Brighouse
Rabbits discovered abandoned on the roof of the Ritz venue in Brighouse (Image: Ellie James)
Rabbits discovered abandoned on the roof of the Ritz venue in Brighouse
Rabbits discovered abandoned on the roof of the Ritz venue in Brighouse (Image: Ellie James)

Car mounts another after 'swerving to miss cat'

A car ended up nearly on top of another after apparently swerving to miss a cat and ending up on two wheels.

This nasty-looking collision happened on Cliff Road in Holmfirth yesterday when the driver was startled by the creature. Luckily nobody was injured and the cat maintained all of its nine lives.

Police have confirmed the accident was damage only and nobody was hurt.

Two car collision on Cliff Road, Holmfirth
Two car collision on Cliff Road, Holmfirth
Two car collision on Cliff Road, Holmfirth
Two car collision on Cliff Road, Holmfirth (Image: Kirklees Rural Police)

Today's weather

A fairly uneventful day in store for Huddersfield today. Expect to see very little sky with heavy cloud throughout tha day.

There is also a chance we’ll see some showers later on in the evening. Temperatures of up to 19 degrees.

Photographer captures meteor strike over Castle Hill

Check out this incredible shot of this weekend’s Perseid meteor strike!

It was captured and sent in to us by photographer Andrew Paul. You can see more pictures of Saturday night’s phenomena over Yorkshire here.

Perseid meteor strike captured over Castle Hill
Perseid meteor strike captured over Castle Hill (Image: Andrew Paul)

Roadworks in Bailiff Bridge

Roadworks on Wakefield Road in Bailiff Bridge, near Brighouse, this morning:

Traffic news

Nothing to report in the way of traffic incidents on the motorways this morning, so you’re safe for now. Here’s what’s happening on the local roads...

  • 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

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.

Lion in St George's Square - Amy Woodward
Lion in St George's Square - Amy Woodward

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 .