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An arsonist who set fire to a van and garage in a ‘targeted attack’ is being hunted by police.

The suspect, carrying a container of lighter fluid, doused the van in the flammable liquid before setting fire to it.

The blaze, which started at 11.30pm on Thursday, at a house on Gilthwaites Crescent, spread to a garage before the suspect ran off.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13170357041, or information can be passed to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Gilthwaites Crescent, Denby Dale
Gilthwaites Crescent, Denby Dale (Image: Google Street View)

Two arrested following fight

Two men have been arrested after a man was injured during a fight in Newsome this morning.

Police were called at 1:47am today on White Hart Drive, in Newsome where two males were in a dispute with the male victim.

The 32-year-old victim suffered a facial injury.

A 33-year-old man from Huddersfield and a 38-year-old from Leeds, have been arrested in connection with this incident and remain in police custody. Enquiries are ongoing.

White Hart Drive, Newsome
White Hart Drive, Newsome (Image: Google Street View)

Teenagers appear in court on attempted murder charge

Two teenagers have appeared in court charged with attempted murder following a series of shootings in Huddersfield.

Ryan Ncube, 18, of Scott Vale in Deighton appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court charged with attempted murder.

He was joined in the secure custody dock by his co-accused, a 17-year-old boy from Dalton who cannot be named for legal reasons.

The youth is charged with a third murder attempt following the drive-by shooting on Dalton Fold Road in Rawthorpe on the evening of Saturday, July 22.

The teenagers appeared in the dock flanked by three dock officers.

A member of court security staff was drafted in to supervise the packed public gallery inside courtroom one.

Neither Ncube, wearing a black long-sleeved top with grey jogging bottoms nor his co-defendant, dressed in a light grey T-shirt with darker trousers, entered pleas to the charges put to them.

District Judge Michael Fanning remanded both into custody ahead of their first appearance at Leeds Crown Court on September 1.

As Ncube was led away, several family members wept and cried out: “We love you.”

Police searching Dalton Fold Road, after shooting incident
Police searching Dalton Fold Road, after shooting incident

200 killed by drink drivers

Two hundred people were killed in car crashes in Great Britain where at least one driver was over the drink drive limit, according to new Department for Transport figures.

While the number of people killed in drink drive related collisions fell in 2015, the numbers killed and seriously injured, as well as drink drive collisions, both rose.

Jason Wakeford, of Huddersfield based road safety charity Brake, said: “Selfish drink drivers destroy lives and inflict appalling suffering on families up and down the country. There will be more, unrecorded, casualties involving drivers impaired by alcohol but under the current limit.

“The drink drive limit in England and Wales is the second highest in Europe and must be lowered urgently. In addition, savage cuts to road traffic policing must be reversed and enforcement increased to crack down on dangerous drink drivers.”

Road Traffic constable holding a breathalyser
Road Traffic constable holding a breathalyser

Sir Pat is signing Star Trek merch at Next Generation convention

Only problem is it’s in Las Vegas.

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A group of Huddersfield town centre traders are demanding action to stop drug users and homeless people using a shared yard off Railway Street.

The businesses say repeated efforts to keep the yard clean and tidy are being undermined by people who use the area to sleep rough, relieve themselves, take drugs and rifle through bins – leaving behind litter, syringes and even human faeces.

Railway Street businesses fed up with the continuous mess left in Temple Close. Charles Webb of AR Events, sick of the on going clearing-up expense.
Railway Street businesses fed up with the continuous mess left in Temple Close. Charles Webb of AR Events, sick of the on going clearing-up expense.

Expect delays on Holme Valley roads

Temporary traffic lights and electricity work on A635 Penistone Road in both directions near Sude Hill Terrace

Jury retires on police helicopter sex case

A jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the trial of two police officers and two pilots accused of misusing their force helicopter to film people sunbathing naked and having sex.

Sheffield Crown Court has been shown footage shot from the South Yorkshire Police aircraft, including an 11-minute sequence clearly featuring a couple having sex on their patio in a range of positions.

At one point in the footage, the woman waves at the helicopter, and the jury of six men and six women has been told the couple knew one of the officers on board at the time - Pc Adrian Pogmore.

Pogmore, who has been described by prosecutors as “a swinging and sex-obsessed air observer” knew the couple through the wife-swapping scene and had even previously had sex with the woman, the court heard.

He has admitted misconduct in a public office but the defendants in the trial - pilots Matthew Loosemore, 45, and Malcolm Reeves, 64, and police officers Lee Walls, 47, and Matthew Lucas, 43 - all deny the same charge.

Tapas restaurant to open town centre branch

Tapas restaurant Jax is to open a second branch in Huddersfield town centre.

The business currently has a restaurant on Kiln Hill, in Slaithwaite.

And it opens a new branch, believed to be on King Street at the former Northern Taps premises.

Bar Northern Taps closed suddenly in June.

Restaurant review. Jax tapas bar, Kiln Hill, Slaithwaite.
Jax tapas bar, Kiln Hill, Slaithwaite.

£15m fund to boost culture in the North

A £15 million fund to boost culture and creativity in the North of England has been launched.

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said the money would have a “transformative local effect” and provide a legacy from next year’s Great Exhibition Of The North.

Jake Berry, the minister for the so-called Northern Powerhouse, said the money came on top of £3.4 billion invested in projects to boost local economies. The move comes with the Government under fire about a north-south divide in public spending.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling angered politicians in the North by announcing Government support for a £30 billion Crossrail 2 scheme for London, days after axing or downgrading rail projects in Wales, the Midlands and the North.

But in an attempt to show the Government’s commitment to the region, Mr Berry said: “The North is a cultural powerhouse, as well as an economic one, and this £15 million fund will give a boost to the region’s vibrant culture and tech sectors.

“We’ve already invested over £3.4 billion for projects to boost local economies in the Northern Powerhouse and this latest funding will help make sure the Great Exhibition Of The North creates a legacy for years to come.”

New passport checks cause chaos at European airports

UK holidaymakers flying home from Europe this weekend are being urged to arrive at airports at least three hours before their flight because of chaos caused by new passport controls.

Queues of up to four hours have been reported since the introduction of more stringent checks on travellers entering and leaving the Schengen area, which allows passport-free movement across much of the EU.

Airports in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Belgium have been affected.

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Fire investigators are trying to find out what caused a blaze which has gutted a Holmfirth sunbed salon.

Five pumps from across West Yorkshire were called to tackle the fire which broke out in the ground floor of a three-storey building in Towngate.

Fire at a business premises in Towngate, Holmfirth
Fire at a business premises in Towngate, Holmfirth (Image: Trevor Doherty)

Everything you need to know about Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

Weather for Day Two of Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

The festival reopens in St George’s Square today at 10am.

The weather was unsettled yesterday but today it’s looking pretty good.

Indeed they should be sun and clear skies for most of the day, according to the Met Office.

There’s no more than a 10% chance of rain and temperatures should peak at a comfortable 18°C.

Read about Day One of the festival here.

Day One of Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017
Day One of Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017 (Image: DAH Sports Images)

Other travel

Apart from the incidents on Leeds Road and in Cleckheaton it’s looking pretty clear this morning.

It’s flowing smoothly on the M62 and major roads with congestion only at the usual bottlenecks such as around the Three Nuns Roundabout and Halifax Road approaching Ainley Top Roundabout.

Accident A62 Leeds Road

A motorcyclist has suffered minor injuries following a collision with a car.

The accident happened at 7.20am on the A62 Leeds Road, near the junction with Old Fieldhouse Lane.

An ambulance attended the scene but it is not believed the rider went to hospital following the collision with a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

The road was partially closed causing some congestion.

Burst water mains causing delays

A638 Bradford Road in both directions closed, heavy traffic due to burst water main between Wesley Street and High Street / Balme Road.

Roadworks due to burst water mains in Cleckheaton
Roadworks due to burst water mains in Cleckheaton (Image: Pete Fawcett)

Slow going on Leeds Road due to accident

Slow traffic and partially blocked due to accident on A62 Leeds Road inbound at Old Fieldhouse Lane.

Accident causing slow traffic on A62 Leeds Road
Accident causing slow traffic on A62 Leeds Road (Image: Google)

Good morning, Huddersfield

Good morning! 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 Huddersfield and the rest of 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.

The full moon over Shepley and Cumberworth taken from Thurstonland.
The full moon over Shepley and Cumberworth taken from Thurstonland.

You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notification for the latest breaking stories here .

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