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A boy has been airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary after falling from a factory roof in Holmfirth. Read the full story here.
A 500 year old house
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Roof plunge boy looked 'pale and confused'
Workers at Premier Hank Dyers spoke of how a boy who had fallen through their roof was discovered ‘pale and confused’ in the Holmfirth factory.
Charlotte Heaton, an administrator at Premier Hank Dyers, told how the drama happened at about 2.30pm.
She said: “We believe some boys had been climbing on the roof at the back near the pond and one of them fell through the corrugated roof.
“According to my boss he fell about 15 metres. He must have climbed to get up there.
“The first I knew was when the first aider came in with him and it was like: ‘Where did he come from?’
“He was very pale and confused. I called an ambulance and he was taken to the first aid room.
“The ambulance came straight away and he went to hospital in the helicopter. He’s been very lucky.”
Round-up of fire at 16th century mansion
Here’s the main story of the fire which has gutted a 16th century mansion in Sheepridge.
Boy fell through Holmfirth factory roof.
We understand the boy fell about 15 metres through a corrugated asbestos roof at the back of Bottoms Mill, the premises of Premier Hank Dyers Ltd, off Woodhead Road at about 3.15pm today.
Air ambulance at the scene
Pictures from the scene after a boy has fallen through a roof in Holmfirth
Confirmed: boy flown to hospital after roof fall
A boy has been flown to hospital after falling from a factory roof in Holmfirth.
An air ambulance crew took the boy, thought to be in his teens, to Leeds General Infirmary following the accident at an industrial estate off Woodhead Road, at around 3.15pm.
The boy is thought to have suffered chest injuries although they are not believed to be life threatening, a spokesperson for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said.
Our reporter Steph is at the Sheepridge Fire scene
Air Ambulance scrambled after boy falls from roof
We are receiving reports that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance has landed in Holmfirth.
We understand that a boy may have fallen through a roof at Bottoms Mill in Woodhead Road.
Our photographer says there are two ambulances and a rapid response car on the scene.
The air ambulance landed close to the cattle market and is standing by.
Picture shows extent of emergency services at the scene
Simon Beever has sent us this photo which shows the extent of the amount of emergency services at the scene.
"Occupants have escaped and no-one has been injured"
These images were tweeted by fire fighter Nick Smith, who says that the occupants have escaped the building.
He wrote: “Firefighters working hard to extinguish fire at Gd2 listed, Elizabethan house in Huddersfield. Occupants escaped and nobody is hurt.”
History of New House Hall
A bit of information on New House Hall - the Hall is Grade-II listed and roughly 460 years old having been built in 1550.
Earlier this year the Hall was featured in Denis Kilcommons’ column with reference to a ghost story at the Hall over a doomed affair between a young man and the daughter of previous occupant Joshua Brook.
Pictures from the scene
Here are some pictures from the scene sent to us by Lorraine Brocklehurst on Facebook. The fire looks to be contained inside the building.
Northern Powergrid response vehicle seen outside the Hall
Reporter Stephanie says there are also vehicles from Northern Gas Networks and Northern Powergrid on site.
One of the vehicles, belonging to Northern Powergrid, claims to be a “rapid response electric fault” vehicle.
Five fire engines and three ambulances on site
Reporter Stephanie Finnegan is currently at the scene, and says there are five fire engines and three ambulances on site.
Fire fighters are at the back of the building tackling the fire. She said the fire is at New House Hall which is right at the end of New House Road, continuing on from Bradley Boulevard.
Here it is on the map - as you can see it’s quite off the beaten track and surrounded by trees.
New House Hall on fire in Sheepridge
We’re seeing reports the the fire in Sheepridge is at New House Hall.
One eyewitness has sent us this picture. Reporter Stephanie Finnegan is heading to the scene.
Fire in Sheepridge
We are hearing reports of a fire in Sheepridge this afternoon.
Fire services were called to an incident on New House Road shortly after 1pm. We’ve been told six pumps are in attendance from Huddersfield, Mirfield, Rastrick, Cleckheaton and Halifax Fire Stations. Unfortunately we don’t have anymore concrete information at this point but a reporter is on the way to the scene. More on this when we have it.
Brother of Keith Bennett hits out at Brady gun rumours
The brother of Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett has spoken out in response to news a gun found on the moors was linked to Ian Brady.
The gun was found last year in the ground under rocks by a paranormal researcher on Saddleworth Moor above Holmfirth. Police carried out DNA tests to link it to criminal activity to no avail.
Alan Bennett, the brother of Keith whose body has never been found, has now hit out at media speculation over connections between the weapon and killer Brady. Speaking to the Oldham Chronicle, he said rumours only give Brady “the oxygen he needs to carry on with his lies”.
Police appeal for missing teen
Have you seen missing Brandon Parker?
Brandon, 16, was last seen on March 24 in Leeds city centre and has connections to Leeds and Halifax. He is described as white male 5’11” tall and of slim build. He was last seen wearing grey bottoms and a dark blue jacket.
Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to please contact West Yorkshire Police via 101 and quote log 1097 27/03.
WATCH: Council bulldoze derelict student blocks at Bretton Park
Wakefield Council have posted this video of old student blocks being demolished in Bretton Park.
The buildings were where Happy Valley actor Steve Pemberton met Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson before they went on to star in comedy series the League of Gentlemen.
Blackmoorfoot Road has re-opened
Police say Blackmoorfoot Road is now open after a collision earlier this morning.
They have also confirmed an air ambulance attended the scene. We will let you know when we have any updates on the woman’s condition.
Woman "injured but conscious" in Linthwaite collision
A few more details on the collision in Linthwaite.
A police spokeswoman has said:
“We were called at 10.44am to reports of a collision involving a yellow Ford five-door car near The Bulls Head. One woman is injured but she is conscious and talking. The car appears to have collided on a grassy area.”
Emergencies at road accident in Linthwaite
Emergency services are attending a road accident in Linthwaite at the moment. Please avoid Blackmoorfoot Road in The Bulls Head pub area.
This incident is ongoing. We will update you when we have more information.
M62 slow westbound near Huddersfield
Reports that traffic is currently slow on the M62 westbound around junction 23.
Police launch campaign to banish nuisance off-road bikes
Police in Batley have launched an operation to tackle off-road nuisance bikes in the area.
Officers from Batley and Spen NPT will be patrolling the Fieldhead, Birstall and Batley areas until the end of the month with the aim to tackle the use of nuisance off-road bikes and quads.
In the first two days of the operation, there has been the following results: Two bikes seized. three people reported for summons at court and five Section 59 warnings. Go team!
Sergeant Chris Field, of Batley and Spen NPT, leading the operation, said:
“Nuisance bikes can cause distress and anti-social behaviour with noise nuisance as well as a danger to the public and their riders.”
WATCH: Shocking moment teenagers stand on train tracks to take a selfie
Network Rail have released CCTV footage showing kids climbing onto a rail line and risking their lives to take a selfie.
The video was captured at Halifax Rail Station last summer and has now been released to warn parents and children of the dangers of playing near rail lines ahead of the Easter and summer holidays.
Hayley Bull, community safety manager at Network Rail, said:
“The footage is absolutely shocking; young people in particular need to realise that they are risking their lives when they choose to trespass on the railway.”
Sex abuse charges: Our front page
Here is the Examiner’s front page this morning with our coverage of yesterday’s court appearance of 29 people charged with the sexual exploitation of 18 children.
Officers called to udder chaos on country lane
And from ducks, to horses, to cows...
It’s all kicking off in the countryside!
Police horses patrol the town centre
Did you spot police patrol horses out and about in town yesterday afternoon?
One man was arrested for a public order offence, police have said.
Breaking news: Ducks!
An important bulletin for you all - ducks have been spotted in the town centre near to Huddersfield Open Market.
The real question is, how the hell did they get there? The only nearby water is the canal and they’ll have had to waddle across the ring road..
Local traffic update
A few more local traffic incidents to let you know about this morning:
- Slow traffic on New Bank, Halifax, at Beacon Hill Road
- Heavy traffic on Tong Street in Bradford heading northbound
Everything else looks to be running smooth. No major problems that I can see on the M62.