A teenager has been stabbed in the chest this afternoon.

The 16-year-old boy suffered a wound to his chest and a nick to his left arm in the assault which took place between Fartown Green Road and Red Doles Road at around 3.05pm.

Two youths were arrested and are to be questioned today.

The injured boy was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary although his wounds are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack.

Det Insp Steph Wiseman, of Kirklees CID, said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed something to get in touch by phoning 101 and asking for Huddersfield CID.

“Two juveniles are in custody and we are waiting to question them.”
The victim’s parents have been informed.

Full story on the stabbing

Here’s what we can tell you so far about the stabbing this afternoon. We’ll try for an update in the morning.

Thanks for staying with us.

Map of the area

Fartown Green Lane and Red Doles Lane
Fartown Green Lane and Red Doles Lane (Image: Google)

The incident is reported to have taken place in the area of these two streets in Fartown

Two youths in custody after teenager attacked with blade near school

Two youths are currently in custody on suspicion of attacking a teenager with a blade.

The 16-year-old boy suffered a wound to his chest and a nick to his left arm in the assault which took place near North Huddersfield Trust School, at around 3.05pm.

The injured boy was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary although his wounds are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack which took place around Fartown Green Road and Red Doles Lane.

Det Insp Steph Wiseman, of Kirklees CID, said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed something to get in touch by phoning 101 and asking for Huddersfield CID.

“Two juveniles are in custody and we are waiting to question them.”

The victim’s parents have been informed.

Photo of scene where teenager was stabbed

Fartown Green Road
Fartown Green Road (Image: Google)

'Teenage boy' taken to hospital following serious incident near school

A teenager has been taken to hospital after he was reportedly attacked near a school.

The incident happened on Fartown Green Road, near North Huddersfield Trust School, at around 3pm.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service confirmed they had responded to incident on Fartown Green Road and had taken a patient to hospital.

An eyewitness saw a boy taken into an ambulance.

We have contacted police for further details.

Rush Hour Round-up

Slow traffic on the following roads:

  • A644 Wakefield Road from M62 junction 25 (Brighouse) in both directions
  • A629 Huddersfield Road / Halifax Road towards Ainley Top in both directions
  • Bog Green Lane towards the A62 Leeds Road

M62 slow westbound between junction 28 (Tingley) and 23 (Outlane).

Examiner Save HRI A&E Battle Bus journey to Calderdale Royal Hospital - traffic queueing on Calderdale Way.

Slow traffic on M62

Very slow traffic on the westbound M62 between junctions 25 (Brighouse) and 24 (Ainley Top).

An accident has been reported but it hasn’t been verified yet.

Firefighters put out burning Range Rover

Firefighters extinguished a blaze which gutted this Range Rover.

The fire broke out in the 4x4 which was towing a caravan on New Hey Road, Outlane, this afternoon.

The caravan suffered heat damage from the blaze in which nobody was hurt.

Car fire, New Hey Road, Outlane
Car fire, New Hey Road, Outlane (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Japanese 'penis festival' is apparently a serious religious affair

This happened in Japan on Sunday. It happens every year and it’s an ancient Shinto tradition.

Kanamara Matsuri meaning ‘Festival of the Steel Phallus’ took place in Kawasaki featuring themed illustrations, candy, carved vegetables, decorations, and a float parade.

The festival celebrating fertility and marital harmony is actually quite a serious deal.

But you can imagine what it looked like - there are plenty of photos of it on The Independent website - but we’re a family newspaper so you’ll have to use your imagination.

Paula Sherriff returns from Nazi death camp

Two years ago I went on the same trip and it was well worth doing.

Huddersfield MP blasts PM's attack on children's services

Travel

Reports of slow traffic in Heckmondwike due to accident on Union Street Southbound around Regent Street.

Assault 'at Colne Valley High'

We have asked West Yorkshire Police to provide us with more information about this incident at Colne Valley High.

Lee Rigby Killer moved from high security Wakefield prison to psychiatric hospital

The man who killed soldier Lee Rigby is being moved to Broadmoor from Wakefield prison.

Michael Adebowale, 25, has been in HMP Wakefield since September 2015 after he and Michael Adebolajo hacked the 22-year-old fusilier to death near his London barracks in May 2013, the London Evening Standard reports.

Fusilier Rigby was married to Southowram girl Rebecca Metcalfe and the couple had a son Jack before they split.

Last year his mum talked of the constant pain she head suffered since his death in 2013.

Fusilier Lee Rigby
Fusilier Lee Rigby

Fake currency in Huddersfield

Watch out for these fake £20 notes in Huddersfield

Police warning over road cameras scam

Be careful if you get a police email asking for details about your car - it might be fake.

West Yorkshire Police have warned a scam email claiming to be from them is circulating - and could give criminals access to your computer.

A copy of the email scam
A copy of the email scam (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

The email states the recipient has committed a road traffic offence and must provide details of your vehicle.

But West Yorkshire Police say the email, and a number of variants of it, are fake and must be ignored.

“This email is fraudulent and if you receive it please delete it immediately and do not do anything else with it, including clicking on any links. It potentially has damaging malware contained within it that could harm your computer and give criminals access to it. It may also ask for your personal information.

West Yorkshire Police would never correspond via email requesting such information.”

Det Chief Insp Vanessa Smith of the West Yorkshire Cyber Crime Unit and the Regional Cyber Crime Unit, said:

“I would urge people to remain vigilant when receiving emails and to have the most up to date security software on their computer.”

If you receive this email you can report it to action fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk

Warning after house fire

A reminder to be careful where you place mirrors following a house fire on Saturday.

Here is our story on the fire

Can you help trace this old trophy?

The daughter of a Huddersfield long-distance swimmer has appealed for help in tracing a missing trophy awarded in her father’s name 50 years ago.

Newpaper cutting showing the Philip Kaye Trophy
Newpaper cutting showing the Philip Kaye Trophy

Helen Kaye-Wyatt, whose father Philip Kaye died in January, has only just discovered that a trophy was named in his honour to commemorate him swimming the English Channel in 1966.

To read the full story click here


Library work underway

A new library is to open six days a week.

Work is progressing on the new Central Library and Archive in Halifax, which is due to open in summer 2017 and is being wholly funded by Calderdale Council.

Once completed it will be the flagship library service for the Council, providing a modern, digital space for the borough.

The new opening times will be:

Monday 9.30am to 6.30pm

Tuesday 9.30am to 6.30pm

Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Thursday 9.30am to 6.30pm

Friday 9.30am to 6.30pm

Saturday 9.30am to 4.00pm

Sunday CLOSED



Work on site is entering its final phase and the scaffolding which surrounded the new Central Library & Archive has been removed to reveal the steel and glass exterior of the new building. The solar panels are now visible on the library roof. These will save energy and provide a CO2 reduction of approximately 20% compared to a similar, standard building.


Local studies will be on the lower ground of the new library, adjacent to the West Yorkshire Archives. At ground level there will be a reception area, the children’s library and the Visitor Information Centre. The first floor will accommodate adult fiction and an area for 13 to 16-year-olds, alongside a digital media area. The second floor will hold the adult non-fiction collections, areas for quiet study, and an IT section for use by individuals or groups.

Carnival's back!

Huddersfield Carnival is back - hurrah!

The vibrant festival, organised by Huddersfield African Caribbean Cultural Trust (HACCT),celebrates African and Caribbean traditions through parades, performances and a whole lot of partying.

Here’s our guide to all you need to know:

http://www.examiner.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/huddersfield-carnival-2017-everything-you-12845532

The 2015 Huddersfield Carnival procession
The 2015 Huddersfield Carnival procession

Huddersfield church: let's talk about sex

A Huddersfield church will this afternoon hold a talk about sex.

It’s not normally the topic of discussion at Huddersfield Parish Church, but today (Weds) at 3pm the church will be actively encouraged to listen to and talk about gender, sexuality and the Bible.

In recent weeks Jeffrey John, the Dean of St Albans’ Cathedral was denied being appointed bishop because of his sexuality, and Philip North withdrew from becoming bishop of Sheffield because of the reaction of many people around the country about his views that it is wrong for women to be ordained to the priesthood.

All these issues, and more, will be broached by Rev’d Maggie McLean, Vicar of Christ the King in Battyeford, who will take an enlightened look at what the bible says about these things, talk about misconceptions then debate and get reaction from the audience.

Rev Simon Crook, curate at Huddersfield said: “This is the last of the 2017 series of Lent Talks at the Parish Church and the University... the people of Huddersfield have been stimulated and challenged by all the talks so far and this last talk will be a fitting finale to the season, encouraging us to engage with a topic that often divides the church, yet is rarely openly discussed.”

The 3pm talk at the Church is repeated in the Faith Centre at 5.30pm, and both are free.

Rev Simon Crook
Rev Simon Crook

Motorway update

The M62 has now clearer, but there are delays further afield.

One lane of the M621 is blocked and slow traffic due to multi-vehicle accident on M621 Eastbound at J1 A6110 (Beeston/Farnley).
Lane one (of two) is blocked.

Scam warning

Scammers are now acting as West Yorkshire Police.

Police are advising anyone who has received an email like this to delete it & not act on it.

MP on Syria

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has condemned a suspected chemical weapons strike in Syria.

It’s reported to have killed dozens of people and left others gasping for breath and convulsing in the streets and overcrowded hospitals.

Today a major aid-pledging conference for Syria is taking place in Brussels and the United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting to discuss reports from Idlib of chemical attacks, at the request of the UK and France.

Rush-hour traffic round-up

As well as the slow traffic on the M62 at Ainley Top there are other slow spots on our roads.

1) Very slow traffic on A637 at Flockton - Barnsley Road in both directions between Haigh Lane and Doctor Lane.

Due to temporary traffic lights causing delays in the roadworks area.

2) Heavy traffic on A58 Halifax Road in both directions at A644 Brighouse Road.

3) Heavy traffic on A644 Wakefield Road in both directions at A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).

4) Heavy traffic on A629 Huddersfield Road Northbound at A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road.

Accident report on the M62

We’re now being told the earlier incident on the M62 was actually an accident.

It’s not thought to be serious.

One lane is closed Westbound at J24 A629 (Ainley Top). Traffic is coping well.
Lane one (of four) is closed.

Here’s the scene at the moment:

M62
M62

M62 alert

One lane of the M62 is closed due to broken down car.

It’s affecting the Westbound traffic at J24 A629 (Ainley Top).

Lane one (of four) was closed at 7.24am and traffic is coping well.

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Sunrise over Castle Hill taken from Beaumont Park
Sunrise over Castle Hill taken from Beaumont Park

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