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Travel: Broken down lorry removed from M62
All lanes are now open and traffic has returned to normal on the M62 eastbound between Brighouse and Chain Bar. The broken down lorry has been removed.
Jeremy Corbyn rallies support in West Yorkshire
Thousands of Jeremy Corbyn supporters have turned out for huge rallies in West Yorkshire as the Labour leader made his final campaign stops before preparing to launch the party’s manifesto.
A crowd of around 3,000 people packed a courtyard, road and parts of a park opposite Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, 20 minutes before Mr Corbyn was due to arrive.
The popular underground music venue is in Hyde Park, which houses many of the city’s students. It is in the constituency of Leeds North West, held by Liberal Democrat Greg Mulholland.
Earlier, so many people turned out to see Mr Corbyn at an event in Hebden Bridge, the Labour leader made his stump speech twice - once, as planned, in a crammed town hall room and again from a balcony outside.
Two arrests in murder probe
Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Leeds have made two further arrests.
Two men, aged 32 and 70, from Leeds, were arrested this afternoon on suspicion of murder in relation to the discovery of the body of a 26-year-old woman in woods near to Alwoodley Crags car park in Stairfoot Lane, Alwoodley, at about 9am yesterday .
A vehicle has also been recovered for forensic examination.
A 26-year-old man, from Leeds, who was arrested earlier on suspicion of murder, remains in custody.
Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting Operation Panderwick or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
M62 - problems near Brighouse
Slow traffic and one lane closed due to broken down lorry on M62 Eastbound between junction 25 Brighouse and junction 26 Chain Bar.
Lane one is closed.
47 NHS trusts hit by cyber attack
The NHS is among many organisations around the world battling with an unprecedented cyber attack.
Some 47 NHS organisations have now been affected by malware in their systems, ranging from hospital trusts down to commissioning support units.
Seven hospital trusts are still experiencing serious problems.
Our local hospital and medical services have been unaffected so far.
There’s queuing traffic on the A62 Castlegate at A640 for Trinity Street.
It’s at the traffic lights and seems to be volume rather than an incident.
Corbyn on the campaign trail
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is in Calderdale today.
The Calder Valley seat is currently held by Conservative Craig Whittaker and Labour’s Josh Fenton-Glynn is hoping to take the seat in the June 8 General Election.
Police warning for off-road bikers
Police are warning off-road and quad bikers to think about where they ride their bikes.
They say “as the warmer weather approaches please think carefully about where you will ride your motorcycle, quad bike or go-ped. We have also seen nuisance caused by cars and vans been driven erratically on public roads.”
Under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 if you are riding a motorcycle, quadbike or go-ped in an inconsiderate or careless manner or riding without authority on any: road, public place, public path, moor land, common land and land not forming part of a road and you cause alarm, distress or annoyance to members of the public then your vehicle could be seized by the police. You will be charged for removal and storage and your bike could ultimately be crushed!
They tell people who are being bothered by such vehicles to report ‘who, where and when’ to 101.
Dalton teen targeted by robber with knife
Police are searching for a thug who robbed a teenager in a knife attack during the early hours of this morning (Mon).
Det Insp Ian Thornes of Kirklees CID said the 18-year-old victim was pushing his bike up Cow Heys, Dalton, when he was approached by a man in his 20s.
He said: “The man brandished a knife at him and told him to turn out his pockets. When he refused to do so he punched him in the face and body.
“He took his mobile phone and £14 in cash.
“This was a frightening attack on a young man and I would appeal to anyone who can help with information to contact 101 and give crime reference number 1317 021 17161.”
Police are looking for a white man, around 5ft 8/9ins with a slim build. He was wearing blue Nike tracksuit bottoms when the incident took place between 4.30am and 7am.
Police say the knife was a flick knife with a one inch blade.
Armed robbery at West Yorkshire jewellers
A West Yorkshire jewellers was targeted by armed raiders this morning.
At 11.09am today (15/5) police received a report of a robbery at Browns Jewellers, in Crossgates Shopping Centre, in Austhorpe Road, Leeds.
Two men, one armed with a hammer and the other with an axe, entered the shopping centre and smashed a window at the shop before stealing a number of expensive watches, while staff retreated to a backroom for safety.
The men left the scene in a black Ford Fiesta, which was found abandoned a short time later at the rear of the Britannia Hotel.
Five set for Question Time
All candidates vying for the Colne Valley Parliamentary seat have confirmed they will attend a Hustings.
The public forum will take place at Marsden Mechanics and they’ve just confirmed that Cahal Burke (Lib Dem), Sonia King (Greens), Jason McCartney (Conservative), Patricia Sadio (Independent) and Thelma Walker (Labour) will all be present.
Award for brave cops
These guys deserve more than an award - the unarmed police officers who tackled gun and knife toting murderer Thomas Mair have been honoured.
Police constables Craig Nicholls and Jonathan Wright followed Thomas Mair through the streets before seizing their moment, rugby tackling the 53-year-old to the ground on Risedale Avenue and pinning him down until armed officers could arrive to assist.
The officers have now been given West Yorkshire Police’s bravery award and were joint winners of ‘Employee of the Year’.
Lunchtime travel update
1) One lane of the M62 is closed and heavy traffic due to broken down vehicle on M62 Eastbound at J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).
Lane one (of three) is closed.
2) A629 Cow Green busy but moving at Bull Green Roundabout.
3) The A653 Leeds Road, Dewsbury: temporary traffic lights and electricity work on A653 Leeds Road near Sugar Lane until 17th May.
Warning to Yorkshire shopkeepers
British Transport Police are issuing a warning after a woman’s purse was stolen on a train and a card used in Yorkshire shops.
Police are looking for this man in connection with an incident in which a woman’s purse was stolen – before her cards were used at various shops in Yorkshire.
The woman was asleep on a train between Doncaster and Retford at around 10.50am on Sunday 2 April.
When she woke up, she realised her purse had been taken from her bag under the seat. Her bank cards, which were contactless, were then used at Superdrug, Asda and Bustens in Retford. They were later used at other shops in the Wakefield, Pontefract and Leeds areas.
Anyone with information is asked to call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference 1700021960.
Do you know this man?
Police are continuing to appeal for any information about a serious assault on an elderly woman in Cleckheaton last week.
Detectives at Kirklees CID would like to speak with anyone who has any information or recognises the man in the recent Efit photo to assist with their investigation, after a 76-year-old woman was robbed while walking on the Spen Valley Greenway on Monday, May 8.
The offence took place after the victim, a 76-year-old woman - was approached from behind while walking onto the Greenway after passing the Tesco supermarket.
She was struck to the back of the head with a hammer by the suspect who then made off with her purse.
The 76-year-old was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury and was released from hospital last week.
The suspect is described as a white man, slim, aged around 60, wearing a woolly bobble hat and glasses.
Detective Constable Kris Roberts, of Kirklees CID, said: “We are continuing our investigation to locate the man responsible for this serious offence and would like to speak to anyone who has any further information or who can identify the man in the picture.
“Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101 referencing crime number 13170207307 and information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
West Yorkshire Police murder probe
Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the body of a woman in Leeds.
At 9am yesterday (14/5) police were called to woods near to Alwoodley Crags car park in Stairfoot Lane, Alwoodley, where the body had been found by people out running.
A scene was established and remains in place for ongoing forensic examination. The body, which has been identified as a 26-year-old woman from Leeds, was removed from the scene yesterday evening and a forensic post mortem is taking place today.
As a result of enquiries, a 26-year-old man from Leeds has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.
We understand the driver of this car may have fled the scene.
At around 8.30pm on Sunday police and Rastrick fire crews were called to Netheroyd Hill Road.
Kirklees Rural tweeted this photo of the scene:
My colleague Robert has been at the scene this morning and we’ll have an update shortly.
The earlier accident has been moved onto the hard shoulder now, but traffic remains slow.
It took place on the M62 around Junction 23 at Huddersfield and lane three of three was blocked.
Highways Agency say all lanes have been re-opened.
One lane of the M62 is blocked and there’s slow traffic due to accident on M62 Westbound at Junction 23.
Lane three (of three) is currently blocked.
Clampdown on rogue traders
An elderly woman feels she can no longer sit in her garden to soak up the sun after being targeted by doorstep criminals.
The 86-year-old woman is working with West Yorkshire Police and Age Concern Kirklees and Calderdale after she was targeted by rogue traders as she sat in the garden of her Leeds home.
The pensioner heard the ‘click’ of her gate and two men told her there was a blockage in her garden which needed fixing as it was affecting five other houses and it would cost £500 now or £5,000 if she didn’t act.
She knew they were lying, but with no-one to help she went with the men to her local bank and raised the alarm in the safety of others.
The woman said: “By the time I got to my bank I was absolutely shaking. One of the cashier’s I know asked if I was OK and that’s when I told her.”
As customers and staff tried to confront the conmen they fled.
Despite extensive police enquiries they have never been traced. Judith Churley, from Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees, said: “There is a great fear of doorstep crime among elderly people. We provide a directory of traders who have been vetted to make sure they are trustworthy and reliable, so people can feel confident letting them into their homes. You can find the directory online at www.aubdcalderdaleandkirklees.co.uk/ or call us free on 0800 012 6508 and we’ll search it for you.”
Man assaulted in Honley
Police have told is a man, aged 52, is in hospital following an assault in Honley last night.
Kirklees police were called to Stone Fold at 7.30pm last night and found a man on the floor with serious injuries.
The 52-year-old was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for medical treatment.
A 49-year-old man, from Huddersfield, was arrested in connection with the incident and remains in custody.
Enquiries are ongoing.
We’re getting reports of heavy traffic and partially blocked due to broken down lorry on B6114 Dewsbury Road between A643 Crowtrees Lane/A6107 Clough Lane and A629.
It’s the road from the Sun Inn at Rastrick down into Elland.
We’re just hearing of a police incident in Honley.
It’s in the Stone Fold area and there is currently a police cordon.
Missing man found
Police say a missing man has been found.
They were growing concerned after Dana Tibble was reported missing over the weekend.
West Yorkshire Police said: “Dana Tibble who was the subject on an earlier missing persons investigation has been found safe and well.
“The public and media are thanked for sharing the appeal.”
If you need to get a bus to Almondbury be aware of this:
A very happy Valley!
Happy Valley has scooped the best drama BAFTA award.
The BBC One show is filmed in and around the Calder Valley and parts of rural Huddersfield.
Here’s hoping it’ll be back on our TV screens soon.
Slight technical hitch means a late-start to today’s blog, but here’s a round-up of issues on the roads:
1) Heavy traffic on the M62 due to earlier debris on M62 Westbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J20 A627(M) Rochdale.
A a brief rolling road block was put in place while debris were removed from the carriageway, which were caused by the car which hit the central reservation earlier on the opposite side of the carriageway.
Cars were slow on the other side of the motorway as drivers were slowing down to have a nosey at it.
2) A62 Castlegate busy but moving at A640 Trinity Street Traffic Lights.
3) Slow traffic on A62 Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury in both directions around A652 Bradford Road / Smithies Lane / Smithies Moor Lane (Greyhound traffic lights).
4) Heavy traffic on A629 Halifax Road in both directions at A643 Lindley Moor Road (Ainley Top Roundabout).