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Rush Hour Round-up

Slow traffic at the following locations:

  • A644 Wakefield Road, off the M62 at junction 25 heading towards the Three Nuns roundabout and into Brighouse
  • A638 High Street/Wakefield Road through Heckmondwike towards the A62 Leeds Road/Huddersfield Road
  • B6118 Colnebridge Road towards the A62 Leeds Road
  • A635 Penistone Road at the Sovereign Crossroad, New Mill heading north.

M62 OK, except very slow eastbound between junction 31 and 28 following an earlier accident.

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

Sir Pat show drama students how it's done

M62 reopens following crash

Police warn against approaching assault suspect

The public have been warned not to approach a man wanted in connection with an assault in Huddersfield town centre.

Connor Aiden Lyons, 22, is wanted in connection with an incident on Cross Church Street, on on Saturday 23 July, in which another male was assaulted.

Lyons is described as a white, 5ft 10in, of medium build and with blue eyes, short brown hair. He has a local accent.

The public are urged not to approach him but to call police immediately.

DC Craig Foulkes, of Huddersfield CID, said: “Officers have been conducting a number of enquiries to trace Connor Lyons and I would like to speak to anyone who has seen him recently and can help us locate him.

“Members of the public are asked not to approach him but instead call the police via 101 quoting crime reference 13160315800 or alternatively information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Connor Aiden Lyons
Connor Aiden Lyons (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

And it was all yellow

Apologies for the Coldplay reference.

Yellow is the colour we associate most with Easter and Elland-based sweet manufacturer Joseph Dobson is getting ready.

Photo of the Day

Perhaps God supports Huddersfield Town.

As the Terriers defeated Norwich City 3-0 a beautiful red sunset developed over John Smith’s Stadium - and it was captured by Lynne Knight.

Sunset over John Smith's Stadium as Huddersfield Town beat Norwich City 3-0
Sunset over John Smith's Stadium as Huddersfield Town beat Norwich City 3-0 (Image: Lynne Knight)

Two escape with minor injuries after being crushed in van crash

Two motorists had a lucky escape after being crushed in this van near Shibden Park in Halifax earlier.

The van was sandwiched in a three-vehicle collision at Stump Cross at lunchtime. The driver and passenger were rescued by fire services.

Luckily all escaped with minor injuries.

Van crushed in three-vehicle collision at Stump Cross, Halifax
Van crushed in three-vehicle collision at Stump Cross, Halifax (Image: West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service)
Van crushed in three-vehicle collision at Stump Cross, Halifax
Van crushed in three-vehicle collision at Stump Cross, Halifax (Image: West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service)

New documentary on Karen Matthews to air tonight

A new documentary on Karen Matthews will air on Channel 5 tonight.

The shamed Dewsbury mum will feature in yet another programme as former friend Julie Bushby explores her possible motives for plotting the kidnap of her own daughter. She reveals how she urged Karen to take a lie detector test to prove whether others were in on the crime.

Shannon Matthews: The Mother’s Story airs tonight at 10pm.

Blackpool train service cancelled

The 4.42 Northern Rail service arriving in Huddersfield no won’t be calling.

City centre road re-opens following police incident

Chester Street has re-opened in Bradford city centre following police investigations there earlier this morning.

Enquiries are continuing and the public have been thanked for their patience.

Who knew motorway resurfacing could be so interesting...

Reports of 100 double decker buses on the M621 - luckily there’s not too much of a hold-up...

Man tried to rob woman in graveyard

Detectives are appealing today after a man tried to rob a woman in a graveyard.

The victim, in her 50s, was at the Christ Church cemetery on Staincliffe Hall Road in Staincliffe, near Batley, when she was approached by a man who tried to grab her bag from her arm on Monday afternoon.

The woman resisted his efforts and he made off empty-handed. The suspect is described as a white male aged around 25 with brown hair and was wearing a blue sweatshirt with a white checked shirt underneath.

Information can be passed to Kirklees CID on 101 by quoting crime reference 13170153083 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Cemetery on Staincliffe Hall Road, Batley
Cemetery on Staincliffe Hall Road, Batley

Anger over cash reserved for flood-hit communities

Halifax MP Holly Lynch has written to Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy over concerns about a funding pot reserved for flood-hit communities.

The £2.5m cash was held in the wake of the Boxing Day floods, but reports claim the cash - which was secured from the EU - has been spent to pay off a longstanding debt back to them.

Holly’s letter says: “Despite a number of specific written questions requesting further transparency on the recent application you have repeatedly failed to provide me with the information I have requested.”

The Calder river floods at Elland
The Calder river floods at Elland (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Slow traffic in Hipperholme

Reports of slow traffic in Hipperholme on Leeds Road currently following an accident earlier.

The road was closed but subsequently re-opened at 11.45. Traffic is slow but moving.

Parents told stabbing near school is "isolated incident"

Parents at North Huddersfield Trust School are being reassured the school is a safe place after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed yesterday.

A man with links to the school who didn’t want to be named, said: “I know the victim. He was a nice lad, a bit gobby sometimes and loud but a lovely lad with a very likeable personality.”

North Huddersfield Trust School, Fartown.
North Huddersfield Trust School, Fartown.

Concerns for missing 12-year-old girl

Police are appealing for information to help trace a vulnerable 12-year-old from Calderdale.

Izabela Vorosova was last seen at her home address around 7.30am on Wednesday morning in the Pellon area of Halifax. Her disappearance has been described as “very out of character”.

If you see Izabela or have any information on her whereabouts, please contact police as soon as possible on 101 quoting 1933 of April 5.

Izabela Vorosova
Izabela Vorosova (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Cat café is coming to West Yorkshire

Love cats? Love cake? A new café has announced it will be hitting West Yorkshire that combines the two!

Kitty Café already has a branch in Nottingham and has just announced it plans to open another in Leeds city centre this summer.

The coffee shop also acts as a refuge for fostered cats and helps to rehome them, so you can enjoy the company of a menagerie while you sit back and enjoy your ca-purr-ccino and Black Forest Gato - I mean gateaux.

Take a look at the video which will give you a taster!

Police close city centre road while they investigate crime scene

Commuting to Bradford? Police have closed a road in the city centre this morning while they investigate a suspicious incident.

Chester Street has been closed after report of a 24-year-old man receiving a head injury at 3.12am on Morley Street. It’s believed the incident involved a Volkswagen Golf which drove off towards Great Horton Road

The road is set to remain closed until early afternoon. Diversions are in place. Anyone who can assist this investigation is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101, quoting log 151 of today.

A boy has been injured in a road traffic collision in Mirfield town centre

CCTV appeal after making off without payment

Do you recognise this guy in his shades? Kirklees police have released a picture and want to speak to him following a crime of making off without payment from a petrol station on Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact them via 101.

(Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Defence begins today for couple accused of moors murder

Defence arguments will begin for a Huddersfield couple on trial for murdering a man on the moors near Holmfirth today.

Shiraz Bashir and Leonie Mason are on trial at Sheffield Crown Court after Craig Preston’s body was found near the Woodhead Pass. It is thought he died of head injuries.

A jury have heard so far that Mr Preston had been romantically involved with Miss Mason, with a “love triangle” between him and the two defendants.

Mashir, 42, and Mason, 23, both of Holme Park Court, Berry Brow, deny murder. Three teenage boys have also denied the charge.

Murder victim Craig Nelson (AKA Preston)
Murder victim Craig Nelson (AKA Preston) (Image: South Yorkshire Police)

Surgeon's hopes for more hand transplants after Greetland man's success

The West Yorkshire surgeon who carried out the country’s first hand transplant on a Greetland man says he hopes the operation will soon become as routine as a kidney transplant.

Consultant plastic surgeon Prof Simon Kay says he is encouraged by the progress of pub landlord Mark Cahill, who was his first patient in 2012. He has since completed the transplant on two other men and has two women on the waiting list for the operation.

Prof Kay said: “What we want wanted to do was come into the welfare state-funded health system and say, now, let’s have this new technique; let’s use it, evaluate it, work out what works, learn the lessons from case-to-case and roll it out as a service.
“We would like hand transplantation to be as routine and unremarkable as kidney transplantation.”

Mr Cahill has regained almost complete use of his new hand and can now pick up his grandchildren, tie shoelaces and drive a car.

Professor Simon Kay (left) and Mark Cahill (right) who has become the first person in the UK to have a hand transplant.
Professor Simon Kay (left) and Mark Cahill (right) who has become the first person in the UK to have a hand transplant. (Image: Leeds General Infirmary/PA Wire)

Appeal for dashcam footage after school assault

Police are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage or CCTV following an assault outside Colne Valley High School on Monday.

The assault on a boy took place on Manchester Road on Monday afternoon after school had finished shortly after 4pm.

Officers believe there may be motorists who have footage of the attack from their dashcams. Anyone who can help is urged to contact police via 101 or email Pc Victoria Foale on victoria.foale@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Colne Valley High School, Huddersfield.
Colne Valley High School, Huddersfield.

Body found in search for missing teenager

Police searching for a missing Calderdale teenager have discovered a body.

Jordan Sheils, 19, from Halifax, was reported missing from his home on Monday evening.

A spokesperson said this morning:

Officers looking for missing Calderdale man Jordan Sheils have found the body of an adult male.

Enquiries remain ongoing and Mr Sheils’ family has been informed. There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a file has been passed to the coroner.

Missing Jordan Sheils
Missing Jordan Sheils (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Youths remain in custody after teenager stabbed in Fartown

Two youths remain in custody this morning after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Fartown yesterday.

The teenager was attacked on Fartown Green Road shortly after 3pm. Two juveniles were taken in for questioning and are still being quizzed by police currently. Police are currently unable to confirm their sexes or ages.

The boy was taken to hospital. Any update on this story, we’ll let you know.

Fartown Green Road
Fartown Green Road

Emergencies called over fears about plane landing at airport

Holidaymakers experienced a dramatic landing at Leeds Bradford Airport last night.

Emergency services were called on standby as the Jet2 plane from Cyprus flew in following fears from the crew over hydraulic issues with the landing gear. Luckily none of the 111 passengers on board were injured.

Rush hour round-up

Here’s what’s happening elsewhere on the roads this morning.

  • Busy on Halifax Road in Hipperholme
  • Five minute delays on Whitehall Road through Wyke heading towards the M62/Bradford
  • Halifax Road is busy but moving heading towards Huddersfield from Ainley Top. Travel time is six minutes
  • Slow on Huddersfield Road a Salterhebble, Halifax
  • Heavy traffic on Wakefield Road through Mirfield
  • Traffic is slow on Huddersfield ring road at the Trinity Street traffic lights
  • Slow on Cow Green in Halifax
  • Ovenden Road also busy in Halifax heading into town
Commuting times have been creeping up in West Yorkshire
Commuting times have been creeping up in West Yorkshire

Traffic updates

Morning, Huddersfield. Reports of heavy traffic on the A58 at Hunsworth this morning near the Chain Bar junction for the M62. This is due to a broken down vehicle on the roundabout.

There are also warnings over fog on the M62 over the tops, so take care if you’re tavelling across the Pennines this morning. Traffic is also heavy eastbound around Ainley Top and Chain Bar.

Welcome to Thursday's live blog

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 West Yorkshire.

We’ll 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.

Weather pic: Sunrise with Emley Moor mast and Ferrybridge power station clouds of water vapour.
Weather pic: Sunrise with Emley Moor mast and Ferrybridge power station clouds of water vapour.

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