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Land sealed off in shooting probe

Police have today sealed off a path in Deighton as they investigate a shooting.

Police at the search scene off Riddings Road
Police at the search scene off Riddings Road

For the full story click here.

Another crazy 999 caller!

M62 crash update

The crash on the M62 westbound at Chain Bar involved a Nissan Micra and a Vauxhall Corsa. No-one was hurt. It was reported to police at just before 5pm.

Traffic has been slow as a result of the crash.

Crash on M62 westbound at Chain Bar

There are reports of slow traffic due to an accident on the M62 Westbound at J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).

More information as we get it:

Man charged with 1976 rape

West Yorkshire Police have today charged a Leeds man with rape.

Kevin Hazelwood, 73, of Outwood Lane, was charged with the offence which relates to an allegation of rape on 16 November 1976 in Leeds.

He will appear at Leeds Magistrates Court on 7 September.

Congestion on Halifax Road

Very slow and busy traffic along Halifax Road in Edgerton this afternoon.

The road moving out of town towards Ainley Top is very congested. Travel time is an extra seven minutes.

New proposals would aim to reduce rush hour traffic on Halifax Road, Huddersfield

Man's body discovered near woodland

Police have confirmed that a man’s body has been found near woodland.

The body of the man in his 50s was discovered on land next to woods on Cragg Road, Mytholmroyd, on Tuesday evening.

A spokesperson said: “Police were called to land adjacent to woodland near Cragg Road in Hebden Bridge around 16.24 on Tuesday evening (August 8) following a concern for safety.

“Officers attended and found the body of a man in his 50’s. There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a file is being prepared for the Coroner.”

Cragg Road, between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd
Cragg Road, between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd

Search for convicted robber who didn't show up at court

Police in Calderdale are searching a man convicted of a vicious robbery on a man.

Michael Lloyd Long, 29, was found guilty of robbing the 52-year-old man on Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge, in March 2015 after he and Lewis Marsden punched him to the floor and stole his wallet and phone.

Michael Lloyd Long
Michael Lloyd Long (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Marsden, 24, was also found guilty at Bradford Crown Court yesterday and jailed for five years. Long was sentenced in his absence to six years after failing to show up at court.

Lewis Marsden
Lewis Marsden (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

A spokesperson for Calderdale CID said: “Long is believed to have contacts across West Yorkshire and has been convicted and sentenced in his absence for a violent offence. I would appeal to anyone who knows his whereabouts to get in contact so justice can be served.” Anyone with information is urged to contact police via 101.

Pictures released in theft appeal

Do you you recognise either of these two men? Kirklees police want to speak to them following a theft from a shop.

The incident occurred earlier today and police have released these pictures in the hope someone may recognise them. Anyone who can help is asked to contact them via 101.

Update on M1 delays

An update on the situation on the M1 - the incident is on the southbound carriage near junction 46.

One lane is closed and traffic is reportedly coping well. Here’s a picture from the scene.

Overturned tanker on the M1

Expect delays if you’re travelling north this afternoon...

Ten arrests made in connection with recent shootings

Police have now confirmed they have made 10 arrests and have charged two people in connection with recent firearms incidents in Huddersfield.

The arrests relate to a series of incidents in Rawthorpe, Dalton, Deighton and Fixby.

The investigation is ongoing and police are still keen to hear from anyone who has information or who witnessed the incident on Sunday, July 23. Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13170336960. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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

M62 has re-opened

All lanes have now reopened on the M62.

Emergency services have not yet provided an update as to the man’s condition.

Airport's new sniffer dog is a bundle of cuteness

The latest police recruit at the airport will give you sheer puppy love...

Meet Frank, the young Cocker Spaniel being shown the ropes at Leeds Bradford by her older and more experienced colleague, Harley. West Yorkshire Police have introduced the pup who will help security staff at the airport.

New police recruit Frank with colleague Harley and their handlers at Leeds Bradford Airport
New police recruit Frank with colleague Harley and their handlers at Leeds Bradford Airport (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

A new kennel has also been installed at the airport so that Frank and his colleagues can take a well-earned break in between shifts.

Sergeant Stewart Dunderdale who oversees West Yorkshire Police’s Dog Support Unit said: “We use dogs like Frank as they have such a fantastic and sensitive sense of smell, but it’s still hard work for them, and it’s only fair they get a good rest in-between working to make sure they are at the top of their game.”

New police recruit Frank with colleague Harley and their handlers at Leeds Bradford Airport
New police recruit Frank with colleague Harley and their handlers at Leeds Bradford Airport (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Shocking picture shows aftermath of taxi crash

This horrific picture shows the aftermath of serious crash on a Kirklees road yesterday.

The taxi was left on its roof and the male driver had to be extricated and taken to hospital after the collision on Mayman Lane in Batley. One man has been arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft.

You can read more on the story here.

The car left on its roof after the horrific crash in Mayman Lane, Batley
The car left on its roof after the horrific crash in Mayman Lane, Batley (Image: Imran Patel/Facebook)

Man traps arm in machinery in horrific industrial accident

A man has been involved in an industrial accident in Oakes.

The man had his arm trapped and was left with potentially life-changing injuries at Country Park Foods on New Hey Road yesterday afternoon, police have said this morning.

Mr Charlton said: “We were called out after reports that a 51-year-old man had got one of his arms trapped in a machine causing very serious injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary and I believe he underwent an operation this morning. There’s a suggestion that he might lose the arm.”

Country Park Foods in New Hey Road
Country Park Foods in New Hey Road (Image: Google)

Man has fallen from bridge on M62

A man has fallen from a bridge on the M62.

The motorway is closed at Heywood, Greater Manchester, with police and an air ambulance attending, the MEN reports.

Officers were initially called to reports of a man seen on the wrong side of the bridge.

The ambulance service confirmed the man had fallen. A road ambulance and air ambulance have been called to the scene and are currently treating the man.

A North West Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We have been called to reports somebody has fallen. We are on the scene at the moment. We have an RV ambulance there and the helicopter.”

Police patrol car

M62 closed due to police incident

There are major problems on the M62 this morning. Very slow around junction 23 westbound due to an accident which has since been moved onto the hard shoulder.

All lanes have re-opened and travel time is an extra 25 mintues.

The motorway is also closed in both directions due to a police incident. An air ambulance is currently in attendance. A diversion is in place so traffic is still moving just very slow.

Warehouse fire pictured from the sky

Here’s what that fire in Bradford looked like from the air this morning - West Yorkshire Police’s air service tweeted this photo.

You can read about the fire here.

Crowds gather for opening of new supermarket

The opening of a new supermarket is causing excitement in Mirfield this morning.

Lidl opens the doors of its new Station Road store to customers this morning, with the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress Martin and Sue Ibberson there to officially open it.

Deputy Mayor and Mayoress open Mirfield's new Lidl store
Deputy Mayor and Mayoress open Mirfield's new Lidl store (Image: Martyn Bolt)

The supermarket has created 20 new jobs for the area. Find out about special deals for the store’s opening here.

New Lidl store, Station Road, Mirfield.
New Lidl store, Station Road, Mirfield.

America, meet Huddersfield!

It doesn’t really get much more prestigious than this: The New York Times has published a feature on Huddersfield and the effects on the town of our club’s promotion to the Premier League.

‘When the Premier League Puts Your Town on the Map’ chronicles the Terriers’ promotion earlier this summer and the benefits it will have on our Town’s economy and morale, and writes: “The most significant benefit is not one that can immediately be quantified financially.”

You can read the piece here. A heads up though, the piece does compare us to Burnley...

The statue of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson ahead of Huddersfield Town's promotion parade in Huddersfield town centre
Huddersfield Town's promotion parade in Huddersfield town centre (Image: PA)

Today's weather

A much brighter forecast for Huddersfield today!

No rain and an outlook of sunshine with some cloud and temperatures of up to 19 degrees. Well, it’s not exactly Tenerife but it’s better than August’s feeble display over the past few days!

Fancy a 60 minute makeover?

The daytime show is looking for people in Huddersfield to be in the show.

Do you know a local hero whose home deserves a bit of TLC and who wouldn’t mind a chin wag with Peter Andre? The show have approached the Examiner and want to hear from you. Get in touch by e-mailing: 60mmapplications@shiver.tv. If you are lucky, make sure to keep your priceless teapot collection stashed away...

Also, any excuse to use this picture.

Peter Andre presents 60 Minute Makeover
Peter Andre presents 60 Minute Makeover (Image: ITV Picture desk)

Driver tried to flee scene after collision which injured woman

Police are appealing this morning after a woman was injured in an attempted hit-and-run.

The woman pedestrian, in her 60s, thankfully only sustained minor injuries after a blue VW Scirocco hit a tree after police tried to stop it in the King Cross area of Halifax. The driver, a 51-year-old man, fled the vehicle and tried to run but was detained by officers before being taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident which happened on Thuesday night at around 6.15pm. Anyone who may have seen the vehicle travelling in the time before the incident, or who has any information is asked to contact PC 3387 Mark Maiden via 101.

Police stock
Police stock

Huge warehouse destroyed in massive fire near to motorway

Here is the huge blaze near to the M606 which started last night. Crews from all over West Yorkshire have been at the scene battling the blaze at the warehouse at the Eurocam Technology Park.

The huge industrial building was 100% involved in fire when crews arrived, with part of it later collapsing. The building, used to store flour, seeds, herbs and spices, has been completely destroyed and fire fighters have described it as a “tasking job”. They are expected to remain at the site throughout the day.

Luckily it doesn’t appear anyone has been involved or injured at the moment, although ambulances were called as a precaution.

Huge fire at warehouse in Bradford
Huge fire at warehouse in Bradford (Image: West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue)

Local traffic

Here’s what else is happening on the roads this morning...

  • Slow traffic on Halifax Road heading into Huddersfield town centre from Ainley Top
  • Busy but moving on the Huddersfield ring road by the old Tech college
  • Heavy traffic on Wakefield Road through Mirfield
  • Also very busy heading towards Cooper Bridge on Wakefield Road from Brighouse/the M62
  • Slow on Ovenden Road in Halifax
  • Busy on Whitehall Road, Wyke, heading towards the M62
New proposals would aim to reduce rush hour traffic on Halifax Road, Huddersfield
Rush hour traffic on Halifax Road, Huddersfield

Problems on the M62 and M606

Very slow traffic on the M62 westbound this morning - traffic is very congested on the sliproad onto the motorway at junction 27 at Birstall due to an earlier accident.

Things are also very slow on the M606 heading towards the M62 due to a fire at a warehouse which fire fighters have been attending overnight.

Good morning, Huddersfield

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 also 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.

Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017 Crowds in St George's Square
Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017 Crowds in St George's Square

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If there’s something you’ve noticed and want us to check out then please feel free to get in touch - you can call us on 01484 437712, email editorial@examiner.co.uk or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .