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Helicopter hunts trespassers

The police helicopter - NPAS Carr Gate on Twitter - has been looking for railway trespassers in Huddersfield tonight. The police dogs have been out too.

Traffic: Ainley Top

The traffic is now easing on Lindley Moor Road a the Ainley Top roundabout. We had reports of serious congestion in the town centre but we are not sure what has caused it.

Biker hurt on Bradford Road

A motorcyclist has been injured this afternoon in a collision involving a Ford Transit van.

It happened at around 4.30pm near to Mumbai Spice on Bradford Road.

A police spokesman said the man’s injuries were thought to be serious but not life threatening.

Police and ambulance have been at the scene.

Traffic: Ainley Top 'slow'

There are reports of very slow traffic on A629 Halifax Road at A643 Lindley Moor Road (Ainley Top Roundabout).

Statement for Bernard Carter-Kenny, who was wounded intervening

A statement from Bernard Carter Kenny, who was wounded as he came to Jo’s aide. He said he was taking his wife to the library where she wanted to drop off a book.

He has told the court how he heard a bang and saw Jo - who he recognised as his MP - fall to the ground, and went to help.

He said: “He turned around, he saw me and he shoved the knife in me. It hit me in the stomach. I saw the blood and thought ‘Oh my God’.”

Bernard says he was pulled into a nearby shop and claims he saw Mair “going beserk with the knife” and continue to attack Jo before running off. Bernard was treated in hospital for his stab wound after his liver was damaged, and later gave a statement to police.

The court has now adjourned for the day and will resume tomorrow at 10.30am.

Bernard Kenny, the have a go hero, who was also attacked in the incident.
Bernard Kenny, the have a go hero, who was also attacked in the incident.

Court hears Jo pleaded to colleagues not to risk their safety defending Mair

Sandra has told the court Mair said something similar to “British independence” or “keep Britain independent” while attacking Jo.

She added that Jo said to her and Fazila “let him hurt me, don’t let him hurt you two”.

Colleague tells court Mair "attacked Jo" and said "Britain first"

Ms Aswat has told the jury about Jo’s attack. She says Mair approached them with a knife and begun to attack the MP.

She says she shouted at Jo to run, to which the MP replied “I can’t - I’m hurt”. Fazila says she swung at Mair with her handbag.

The court has heard how Mair went back for a second attack on Jo, “swinging his knife” to get Fazila to back away.

She heard two gunshots. She adds: “At the very end he stood up and said ‘Britain First. This is for Britain. Britain will always be first’.”

Fazila claims Mair then fled the scene down the hill away from the library, as she held Jo waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

The defence says they have no issue with Fazila’s statement, and she has now been given permission to leave the witness box.

The jury will next hear from Jo’s other colleague Sandra Major.

Jo's manager Fazila Aswat gives evidence

Jo’s manager Fazila Aswat is now giving evidence. Fazila gave evidence both in person and in a written statement on the day Jo was killed.

She says Jo had spent the morning visiting Hightown School in Liversedge, a local care home as well as a local business, Angloco.

She said: “I think Jo got out first, then Sandra. I got out of the car and I was still on the roadside. Jo had already walked over to the side of the pavement and my colleague, Sandra, had already walked a few steps up. In that instant our lives changed forever.”

Fazila Aswat, the assistant to Labour MP Jo Cox, looks at floral tributes left in Birstall, West Yorkshire, as the man charged with her murder gave his name as "Death to traitors, freedom for Britain" during his first court appearance. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 18, 2016. Mrs Cox, 41, died after being shot and stabbed in the street outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds, on Thursday. See PA story COURTS MP. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Fazila Aswat, the assistant to Labour MP Jo Cox

Jury shown CCTV of Jo Cox arriving in Birstall

The jury at the Old Bailey is now being shown CCTV footage of a silver Vauxhall Astra, in which Jo was travelling, pull up outside Birstall library.

The footage shows Mair approached the car before hesitating, then walking back towards the vehicle carrying a bag as the passengers get out.

Missing Huddersfield student

In the meantime, can you help with information on a missing Huddersfield student? Josef (Jo) Thompson was last seen on Friday when he caught a train from Liverpool to Huddersfield, where he studies at the University.

Family have launched an appeal to find him and say he hasn’t been in touch with them or with his friends since Friday, and that he hasn’t been to University.

Anyone with information is urged to contact his mum here or his father here on Facebook. They are extremely worried about him and want to know he is safe.

Missing Jo Thompson
Missing Jo Thompson (Image: Facebook)

Trial to hear from Jo Cox's colleagues

Back to the Thomas Mair trial - the jury has been shown further CCTV and images of the Market Place in Birstall. The court is taking a short break before they hear from witnesses Fazila Aswat and Sandra Major, who were with Jo Cox when she arrived outside Birstall library shortly before 1pm.

Teen arrested over group fight outside nightclub

Just some brief Huddersfield news away from the trial - police arrested a teenager last night after a group fight broke out near the Camel Club in town.

A police spokesman said today: “Police were called at about 20.36 to a report of a group of people fighting in John William Street, Huddersfield.

“Officers attended the location and following enquiries, arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of affray.

“He remains in custody today as enquiries continue into what took place.”

The scene outside the club was cordoned off for a short period and subsequently re-opened. This was the scene below at 9pm.

Police outside Camel Club following a fight
Police outside Camel Club following a fight (Image: Andrew Robinson)

Court shown CCTV of Mair walking to Market Place

CCTV footage shown to the court show that Mair then left the shop and returned to his home at 10.40am. He left again shortly later at 11.30am and made his way towards the Market Place in the centre of Birstall, where he arrived at midday.

CCTV then shows him hovering outside the Vape Lounge.

Mair seen reading newspaper on morning of Jo's murder

The court has returned to the statement given before lunch from Mair’s neighbour David Thomas, who gave his account of the morning of Jo’s killing.

CCTV has been shown of Mair near his home in Birstall. The court have also heard the statement from a bus passenger called Julia Nelson, who was on a bus nearby when she saw Mair walk past that morning, who she knew from living across the street.

Julia saw Mair outside the Pheasant Pub just along the road from the Birstall Retail Park. Mair was seen going into the WHSmith store at the retail park. He was directed to the newspaper section and opened one newspaper to look inside.

Birstall Retail Park
Birstall Retail Park

Police found clothing with traces of blood in nearby garden

The jury have been shown images taken of an overgrown garden in John Nelson Close, near to where the suspect was arrested. The photos showed a white baseball cap and a grey jacket on the grass, which tests later showed had traces of blood on.

Court resumes in Thomas Mair trial

Court has new resumed in the trial of Thomas Mair and the jury are hearing from senior crime scene investigator Mark Ware, who attended the scene where a man thought to be Thomas Mair was arrested following the shooting and stabbing of Jo Cox.

Firefighters' hose run for Children in Need

Something to pop along to if you’re supporting Children in Need!

Meeting to discuss hospital shake up plans

In other news today, a meeting will be held at 3pm today by the joint scrutiny comittee for Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield CCGs to discuss proposals to downgrade HRI and close the A&E department.

The issue may at somepoint be referred to Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt although no decision is expected to be reached today. We will bring you the latest from the meeting when we have it, so keep today’s live blog open as a tab!

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Lindley
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Lindley

Mair a "quiet man" with "few friends", neighbour claims

The court is also hearing from a resident of Lowood Lane, Birstall. Resident David Thomas said Mair was known as a “quiet man” with “few friends”.

He has told the court he would often see Mair come and go and saw him leave on the morning of Jo’s killing carrying a shopping bag, although he isn’t sure there was anything in it.

The court has now adjourned for lunch and will resume at 2pm.

Jury shown footage of Mair at Birstall library

The prosecution is now moving on to events on June 15, the day before Jo was killed. The jury have been showed CCTV footage of Mair visiting Birstall library in the afternoon, shortly before 5pm.

The footage show Mair approach the desk, then go to sit at a computer where he sat for almost an hour before leaving shortly before 6pm.

Thomas Mair
Thomas Mair (Image: West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire)

Detectives found EU referendum leaflets in suspect's bag

The court has heard that inspection of the suspect’s black sports bag found it contained leaflets on the EU referendum as well as a library card and a Kirklees College card. with the suspect’s name and picture.

Other items included a dagger and sheath, a black wallet and a glove, it has been said.

PC finishes giving evidence

PC Marston has been cross-examined and asked about what he used to carry out forensic examinations. He has now finished giving evidence.

Up next is a statement being read out in court by a senior crime scene investigator who was at the scene in Risedale Avenue.

Accused had bag of bullets with "fresh blood" on it, court hears

PC Marston says upon arriving at Risedale Avenue he saw the bag on the floor which had a plastic carrier bag inside with “fresh, wet blood” on it which contained ammunition and the end of what he claims was a rifle. The scene was then shutdown as a crime scene and the weapon and items in the bag were examined by forensics.

Firearms officer to give evidence

The next witness to give evidence is PC Ben Marston, a firearms officer, who attended the scene at Risedale Avenue where the man was arrested.

PCs pictured at court

Here are the police officers PC Craig Nicholls (left) and PC Jonathon Wright (right) as they arrived at court to give evidence this morning.

Witnesses PC Craig Nicholls (left) and PC Jonathan Wright arrive at the Old Bailey in London for the trial of Thomas Mair who is accused of the murder of Jo Cox MP.
Witnesses PC Craig Nicholls (left) and PC Jonathan Wright arrive at the Old Bailey in London for the trial of Thomas Mair who is accused of the murder of Jo Cox MP. (Image: Victoria Jones/PA )

Court adjourns

Court has adjourned for ten minute break.

Second PC is being cross-examined by defence

PC Wright says he cuffed the man and went to look inside the black bag he had dropped, in which he found a pistol. Both officers then attended to an injury on the back of the suspect’s head.

PC Wright is now being cross-examined by the defence, who has asked about the radio activity in the police car as they arrived on Risedale Avenue.

It is being suggested again that the man did not say “it’s me”, and that the noise from the police radio obscured the officer’s hearing. PC Wright stands by his statement he heard the suspect say this.

PCs "ran towards the man" despite being afraid

PC Wright is giving his account of the arrest and says how he shouted at the man in the street to drop what his bag. He has told the court how the man put his arms out and said: “It’s me”.

He tells how he and his colleague ran as fast as they could towards him and saw him move his hands towards his shirt which made them “fearful” as they pulled him to the ground.

"Man detained is Thomas Mair" - prosecution

The jury have been shown footage of part of the man’s arrest filmed by a resident on Risedale Avenue.

The prosecution says there is no dispute the man is Thomas Mair.

PC Nicholls finishes giving evidence

PC Nicholls has finished being cross-examined after being asked whether the suspect had any injuries other than the one to his head.

His colleague, PC Jonathon Wright, is now taking the stand and being sworn in.