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Broken down vehicle on M62
The hard shoulder of the M62 westbound has been closed because of a broken down vehicle between junctions 26 and 27.
Highways England are expecting the problem to be cleared by 5pm.
Teens arrested over shots from 'automatic weapon'
Detectives investigating the discharge of an automatic weapon in Bradford last month have today made further arrests.
The males aged 17 and 18 were arrested from addresses in Bradford this morning in connection with the discharge in Hill Top Road on Friday, October 20 which caused damage to properties and vehicles.
They remain in custody at this time.
Michael Webster, 26, of Hill Crest, Swillington, Leeds, has previosuly been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life in connection with this incident.
He appeared at Bradford Magistrates Court on October 28 and was remanded into custody.
Thief stole from poorly woman
A thief stole from a woman when she suddenly took ill in Greenhead Park.
The incident happened at around 4pm on Monday when police say the woman suffered a ‘medical episode’ and was approached by a man.
He stole her camera equipment worth approximately £1,000 and her mobile phone.
The victim was sitting on a long bench by the small lake in the park at the time.
Anyone who saw anything suspicious or has any information is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting crime reference number 13170520325 or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Wanted man detained from vehicle
Huddersfield police officers have arrested a wanted man on Wakefield Road this afternoon:
MP hits out at anti-abortion protesters
Paula Sherriff has slammed pro-life protesters who have been gathering outside MPs’ offices.
The campaigners been seen on numerous occasions holding placards with graphic images of dismembered foetuses at various pro-life MPs’ offices. Dewsbury MP Ms Sherriff told a parliamentary debate yesterday that their behaviour was “reprehensible”.
She said: “Some of these anti-choice protesters have actually taken now to protesting outside MPs’ offices and bringing very distressing images and are handing out leaflets and such other very alarming literature.”
Collision on M1
Watch out for this if you’re heading back up north this afternoon:
Update on missing teenager
Philip Osobu has now been found safe and well.
Police have thanked the public for their support.
Concerns for missing vulnerable teenager
Have you seen missing Philip Osobu?
The 16-year-old from Bradford has not been seen since the early hours of this morning and has difficulties with verbal communication, so his family are very worried about him. He is also not thought to have a mobile phone with him.
He is described as tall and slim and was last seen wearing a long sleeved dark blue t-shirt and grey jogging bottoms, and was last seen at his home in Bradford at 4.30am. Officers are continuing enquiries to locate Philip, but anyone who sees him is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log 0199 of 8 November.
Here’s a round up of the main headlines today...
PRITI PATEL ORDERED BACK TO UK FOR MEETING WITH THERESA MAY OVER ISRAEL CONTACTS
Priti Patel is facing almost certain dismissal after being ordered back to Britain following the disclosure of further unauthorised meetings with Israeli politicians. The International Development Secretary was forced to cut short an official visit to Africa after being summoned by Theresa May to Downing Street to explain herself. Ms Patel has already apologised to the Prime Minister on Monday after failing to disclose a series of 12 meetings with senior Israeli figures during a family holiday in the country in August. It has since emerged that she then held two additional meetings, one in the UK and one in the United States, following her return from vacation.
MAJOR DISRUPTION TO TRAINS AMID ‘SOLID SUPPORT’ FOR RAIL STRIKES
Rail workers are said to be “solidly supporting” a series of strikes which are causing the biggest disruption to train services in decades. Picket lines were mounted outside stations across the country as the bitter disputes over the role of guards and driver-only trains remained deadlocked. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) are striking today and tomorrow, affecting Northern services.
ENGLAND AND GERMANY PLAYERS TO WEAR POPPY ARMBANDS DURING FRIDAY’S FRIENDLY
England and Germany players will wear black armbands bearing poppies for Friday’s friendly at Wembley. In a statement from the Football Association on Wednesday regarding the tribute in remembrance of members of the armed forces, chief executive Martin Glenn described it as “a show of solidarity and unity at this important time.”
Child dies of serious injuries
A two-year-old boy has died from serious injuries at a house in Golcar.
More on this breaking tragic news here.
Uninsured driver booked after popping out to pick up takeaway
This driver got more than they bargained for when they went to pick up their tea...
Car drove off after hitting teenage girl
Police are appealing after a teenage girl was hospitalised in a hit-and-run collision yesterday.
The 13-year-old was walking along Old Run Road in Belle Isle, Leeds, at around 5pm yesterday when she was hit by a black car which failed to stop at the scene. She is still being treated at Leeds General Infirmary. The vehicle involved is described as black. Police received separate reports of an older shaped, possibly mark two, black Vauxhall Corsa being driven in an erratic manner in the area around the time of the collision.
Officers from the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Team are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision itself or who saw a black Vauxhall Corsa or any other vehicle they think may be connected to this incident.
Golcar incident - separate live updates
True to form, we are now running separate live updates on this developing incident in Golcar this morning.
Police activity in Golcar
Reports of police activity on Banks Road in Golcar this morning.
Numerous police vehicles and officers spotted on the street. There has also been an air ambulance spotted on playing fields at Reinwood. Police say they will be sending us an update. More information as we get it.
Man hit by car in Lindley
A male pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car.
The collision happened at around 8.30am this morning on Holly Bank Road. Police and ambulances attended the scene. The road was temporarily blocked while services dealt with the collision.
Any more information we hear on this we’ll let you know.
A bright and sunny day in store today - albeit a chilly one.
No rain but temperatures of around 7 to 9 degrees.
Accident blocks one lane on M62
Problems on the M62 in the Brighouse area due to an accident this morning.
One lane is closed on the entry sliproad on the eastbound side due to the accident, reportedly involving two vehicles. Can’t see much in this picture due to the sun, but this is just after junction 25.
Northern lights spotted over West Yorkshire
It’s one of nature’s most incredible spectacles - and it was witnessed right here in Yorkshire last night.
The Northern Lights were seen across rural areas in the North of England and Scotland yesterday evening, including in West Yorkshire, due to a clearer-than-usual night sky. The closest we’ve found so far to Huddersfield is Oxenhope - so if you can do one better or have a picture of them from our local area then do send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Road closures in Huddersfield
These roads are closed for maintenance works today:
Huddersfield hit by rail strikes - updated timetables
There will be fewer trains today due to another day of rail strikes.
Northern staff are on industrial action in the ongoing row over staffing levels, which means only two thirds of the regular services will be running between 7am and 7pm today.
You can find out all you need to know about which services are running here.
Here are the replacement timetables for today for these Northern services:
Here is today’s front page.
Our main story today is on Huddersfield doctor Mohammad Ihsan, who has been struck off after admitting at a tribunal yesterday that he asked a patient for sex over his desk.
Studies show patients have died because they were at the wrong hospital
Huddersfield hospital bosses have admitted patients have died because they were unlucky enough to be at the wrong site.
Case studies published by the hospital have blamed a number of deaths on patients being at the infirmary when they needed to be at Calderdale Royal. You can read more on this story emerging this morning here.
Good morning Hudderfield - here's what's happening on the roads
Reports of an overturned car on the Woodhead Pass near to the turn off for Holmfirth this morning so watch out for that.
The motorway is looking very busy again this morning - here’s a round up of areas of congestion:
- Eastbound at junction 26 for Chain Bar
- Eastbound at junction 24 for Ainley Top
Huddersfield ring road also busy by the Trinity Street traffic lights right now, as is the A26 Huddersfield Road through Roberttown.