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Missing man found

The police helicopter and police on the ground located a missing man at Scammonden tonight.

A tweet by the police helicopter - NPAS Carr Gate - said the man and his car had been located in a car park.

Morons with mobiles...

Time-wasting calls to West Yorkshire Police are a big problem.

Here’s a reminder of how bad it has got.

Update: Boat owner 'fine'

The fire service has now traced the boat we mentioned earlier which was said to be filled with fumes and trapped on the canal between Ossett and Thornhill Lees.

It turns out that the owner did not require assistance as they had already sorted out the fumes problem.

Concern over 'fume-filled' boat

We are hearing reports that the emergency services have been called to the canal between Healey Road, Ossett, and Hall Lane at Thornhill Lees, to reports of a boat trapped between two locks and “filled with fumes.”

West Yorkshire Fire Service say police, fire and ambulance crews have been sent out but have yet to locate the boat.

Teams are said to be setting out on foot along the towpath.

More as we get it.

'Massive disruption' fire fears

Fire crews at the former Kirklees College buildings
Fire crews at the former Kirklees College buildings

A major fire at the former Kirklees College site would bring massive disruption to Huddersfield ring road and town centre.

Clr Judith Hughes, chairman of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority, is worried for the safety of firefighters who have dealt with four fire at the premises since Thursday, October 27.

She said: “I fear that serious injury, or worse, may occur if this problem is not tackled quickly and effectively.

“I would also stress that no-one should underestimate the disruption to Huddersfield town centre that would arise if a major fire occurs in such close proximity to the ring road.”

Clr Masood Ahmed, of the Kirklees Community Safety Partnership, said: “I have significant concerns for the safety of the local community and those that have to respond to these incidents if this sequence of fires is not halted immediately.”

Breaking: Sam Hunter firm's licence revoked

The Environment Agency have officially revoked Sam Hunter’s company’s licence following the ongoing saga at former Hunter Group tip site in Lockwood.

Mr Hunter appeared at Huddersfield County Court last month due to an injunction hearing.

A fire at the Queens Mill Road site set alight in August and a huge clean up operation is set to take place.

The Environment Agency said today that Mr Hunter’s company, now called Sam H Services, has a “history of failing to comply with conditions”.

More on this on our website soon.

Sam Hunter arriving at Huddersfield County Court
Sam Hunter arriving at Huddersfield County Court

Congestion on M62 westbound

One lane closed on the M62 westbound right now due to a broken vehicle.

This is affecting traffic between Chain Bar and Brighouse.

M62 motorway junction 25 near Brighouse.
M62 motorway junction 25 near Brighouse.

Rise in theft from cars in Colne Valley

Kirklees Rural Police say they have received a rise in reports of thefts from cars recently, particularly in the Colne Valley area.

Officers are warning local motorists not to leave shopping bags in the car as crimes rise in the winter due to people leaving Christmas shopping in view.

Remember to keep valuables out of sight and always keep windows and doors locked...


Autumn colours in Huddersfield

Some beautiful autumnal pictures sent to us on Twitter here!

Update on Sports Centre evacuation

Update on the evacuation at Huddersfield Leisure Centre - panic over. Apparently it was just a drill.

This was activated at 11am.

A spokesperson for Kirklees Active Leisure, who run the sports centre, said they carry out the drill four times a year and aren’t allowed to tell the public when.

The spokesperson added: “We apologise for any inconvenience to people using the Leisure Centre.”

Leeds train cancelled

More cancellations to the trains this afternoon - plus technical issues at the station:

Swimmers evacuated in their swimsuits

Alan Amin sent us this picture from the car park outside the Sports Centre where people have been evacuated.

It seems people have been evacuated while still in their swimsuits and have been given safety blankets.

Members of the public outside Huddersfield Leisure Centre following an evacuation
Members of the public outside Huddersfield Leisure Centre following an evacuation (Image: Alan Amin)

Sports centre evacuated

We’re hearing news that Huddersfield Leisure Centre on the ring road has been evacuated.

This appears to be a fire alarm but any further news and we’ll let you know.

Huddersfield Leisure Centre
Huddersfield Leisure Centre

Road closures & delays

Temporary traffic lights are still in place at Vicarage Road in Longwood today. Bradford Road heading out of Brighouse is closed in both directions between Wyke Lane and Chain Bar heading towards the M62 - diversions are in place.

Washer Lane in Halifax and Hoults Lane in Greetland are also both still closed due to repair works going on - diversions in place there, too.

Sheffield trains cancelled

Bad news if you’re travelling to or from Sheffield this afternoon. The service from platform 2 just after 1pm is cancelled due to an accident near the lines.

Lightcliffe Academy re-opens after chemical "scare"

Lightcliffe Academy is re-opening this morning after pupils were evacuated due to “potentially unsafe chemicals” being found in the science lab.

The Hipperholme school closed yesterday lunchtime due to possible risks to pupils. Principal Tom Rothwell has told the media that pupils responded in a calm and safe manner.

Lightcliffe Academy in Hipperholme
Lightcliffe Academy in Hipperholme

Olszewski get 18 years for murder

Krysztof Olszewski has been jailed for 18 years for murdering his housemate Marcin Siarczynski in Ravensthorpe earlier this year.

He was found guilty by a jury yesterday at Leeds Crown Court, where a judge today sentenced him.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Swift, of West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “Marcin Siarczynski’s death was the result of a completely unnecessary act of violence, and losing him in such sudden circumstances has had an understandably devastating effect on his family.

“That trauma was compounded by the fact that Krysztof Olszewski tried to cover his tracks by dumping Marcin’s body and hiding it, where it lay undiscovered for some considerable time.

“This presented us with some challenging circumstances, but as a result of a comprehensive investigation we were able to identify the victim and link the suspect to him. We hope it will provide some degree of comfort and reassurance to the family to know that Olszewski has now had to answer for his actions.”

Krzysztof Olszewski, 21, guilty of the murder of Marcin Siarczynski
Krzysztof Olszewski, 21, guilty of the murder of Marcin Siarczynski

Weird trick or treating gifts

Did any of you lot receive any weird and wonderful treats on the doorstep last night? Examiner reporter Andrew reckons his mum’s offerings are weird, but I think I have the trump card when my own mother handed out Fisherman’s Friends one year. Definitely more of a trick than a treat.

If you think you’ve seen weirder, email me at susie.beever@trinitymirror.com.

Radio Leeds making series on M62

BBC Radio Leeds are making a documentary series on the M62 to mark its 40th birthday. Well it is one that fills us with intrigue...

Producers have been meeting and chatting with farmer Paul Thorp who is the current occupant at Stott Hall Farm in the middle of the motorway. Reporters have also been Outlane Golf Course this morning as part of the series.

We certainly look forward to seeing this...

The house in the middle of the M62 - as you've never seen it before!
The house in the middle of the M62 - as you've never seen it before!

Film night to remember fallen heroes

It’s that time of year again when coats are ablaze with poppies to remember our fallen heroes. This year, Dewsbury Minster are holding a film night showing a film actually made on the front line during the Battle of the Somme.

This year marks a full century since the start of WWI’s bloodiest event which claimed the lives of hundreds of men from Huddersfield and Dewsbury. The film night will be hosted next Wednesday evening, November 9 at 7.00pm.

Soldiers in World War One
Soldiers in World War One

Unlicensed driver drove "like a missile"

This car was stopped and seized by the road policing unit in Ripponden overnight, and the roads may well be a safer place for it.

Is this Huddersfield's most spook-tacular home?

Top marks for getting into the Halloween spirit (pun unintentional) go to Dawn and Andy Garside, from Rawthorpe.

The couple put on a real show for trick or treaters with a skeleton being examined by his skeleton friend, while another was peeking out of the lawn. These pictures were sent to us by their daughter, Charlotte.

Nothing says welcome to our home like fake blood dripping down the front door! Fantastic effort.

Impressive Halloween decorations at Dawn and Andy Garside's home in Rawthorpe
Impressive Halloween decorations at Dawn and Andy Garside's home in Rawthorpe (Image: Charlotte Garside)
Dawn and Andy Garside's Halloween display
Dawn and Andy Garside's Halloween display (Image: Charlotte Garside)

Restaurant business still booming in West Yorkshire

A survey published today shows that 70 more restaurants and cafés have opened in West Yorkshire in the last year.

Figures showed the region currently has 1,595 eateries - up from 1,525 last year. The number of establishments has increased by 53% since 2011.

The figures don’t take into account any restaurant closures - but good news for local business owners which shows the industry is clearly still thriving!

Among the new names on the Huddersfield eating scene this year are Ugarit in town and Pax Burger in Lindley.

Eric Paxman prepares to open Huddersfield's first gourmet burger restaurant, PAX Burger in Lindley.
Eric Paxman prepares to open Huddersfield's first gourmet burger restaurant, PAX Burger in Lindley.

Stolen Volvo crashed into parked cars

Officers were called to Bull Green Road in Longwood earlier this morning after a car crashed into four parked cars before the driver fled the scene.

The black Volvo was later found to be stolen from Golcar earlier overnight and enquiries are ongoing to trace those responsible.

Stolen car collision in Longwood
Stolen car collision in Longwood (Image: Kirklees Rural Police)

Fires in Marsh and Lockwood

Firefighters were putting out blazes all over the place last night.

There was a garage fire on Luck Lane in Marsh which set alight after a bin was set on fire at around 9pm. Fire crews said the fire could have potentially been started by a firework. Luckily no damage was caused to the car inside.

A man and his dog had to escape their Lockwood home after a kitchen fire at Burbeary Road shortly before 11pm, while police were called after firefighters extinguished a car fire involving a blue Astra on Yews Hill Road, Lockwood, which was thought to have been deliberately started.

Traffic updates further afield

Further afield, we have big problems on the M60 going anticlockwise at the moment if you’re heading in the Manchester direction. Two lanes have been causing huge disruption between junctions 16 and 15.

The M1 is also looking pretty slow this morning heading south - the 50mph speed limit has caused a bit of congestion which is affecting traffic between junctions 35 and 36 around Sheffield and Barnsley.

What's going on with the traffic this morning?

Good morning Huddersfield - first day of November and it’s a busy one on the roads. M62 busy in both directions but very congested as usual eastbound between Ainley Top going all the way to Chain Bar.

Stock pic: M62 Junction 24 to 25 section, Ainley Top area.
Stock pic: M62 Junction 24 to 25 section, Ainley Top area. (Image: Stock picture)