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Road reopens

We’ve been told Southfield Road has now reopened.

Fire crews still out

We’ve just spoken to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and they said the crew is still at the scene of the accident

Woman freed by fire crews

Police said a 60-year-old woman was freed from the car by firefighters and is being checked for injuries.

They confirmed no other vehicle was involved.

Witness

A witness told the Examiner there was a lady in the car with her head out of the window.

As she passed fire crews had arrived to help the woman.

She said: “Seeing this after yesterday’s devastating accident was a shock and how the car is on its side in the pavement.”

Incident happened at 3:15pm

We’ve just spoken to police who confirmed the crash happened at 3:15pm

Video of the incident

Picture of crash

Car on side in Southfield Road, Almondbury
Car on side in Southfield Road, Almondbury

Road closed

Southfield Road has been closed as fire and emergency crews deal with the incident.

It is understood the accident only involves one car which is on its side.

Car crash in Almondbury

We are getting reports of a road closed in Almondbury after a car crash

Man denies rape but admits four counts of abuse

Reporter Stephanie Finnegan has been in court:

SHEEP UPDATE

The sheep is free...

(Image: Helen Dolan)

Helen, who has been at the scene, said: “A woman passing by jumped over the fence and got it out. It was butting her but she managed to do it.

“I couldn’t have left it like that, it could have died. It’s fine now!”

As you were, folks...

Meanwhile, in Marsden...

This sheep has got itself stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Helen Dolan just called to say she came across the poor thing stuck between a fence and a container at Standedge Road near the Motorman Cafe. She said it “seemed friendly” and was letting her stroke it.

She added she had called the RSPCA who are now on their way to help rescue it.

Sheep gets trapped behind a fence in Marsden
Sheep gets trapped behind a fence in Marsden (Image: Helen Dolan)

Owl rescued from telegraph pole in Dalton

Firefighters rescued an OWL after it got trapped in wire at a telegraph pole in Dalton.

A crew from Skelmanthorpe Fire Station attended the incident on Mayfield Avenue yesterday morning after concerned residents noticed the stuck bird of prey.

Owl rescued from telegraph pole in Dalton
Owl rescued from telegraph pole in Dalton (Image: Skelmanthorpe Community Fire Station)

The owl was taken away by RSPCA for treatment...

Owl rescued from telegraph pole in Dalton
Owl rescued from telegraph pole in Dalton (Image: Skelmanthorpe Community Fire Station)

This face says it all really.

Owl rescued from telegraph pole in Dalton
Monday morning face, much? (Image: Skelmanthorpe Community Fire Station)

Man arrested following bizarre incident at Birchencliffe

We have a bit more news on what’s been happening in Birchencliffe this morning - a man has been arrested after causing criminal damage to a car.

Officers were called to Rock Road, just off Halifax Road, after a man was seen causing damage. He then went into a house and threw items into the street.

Police temporarily closed the road out of concern for public safety, although it has since re-opened.

A 29-year-old man is currently in police custody and enquiries are ongoing.

Here is a picture of a car damaged in the incident...

Car damaged in bizarre incident where man was seen smashing cars in Birchencliffe
Car damaged in bizarre incident where man was seen smashing cars in Birchencliffe

National news

Here’s a round up of today’s main headlines...

PATIENTS DYING PREMATURELY IN A&E CORRIDORS, DEPARTMENT HEADS WARN THERESA MAY
Patients are dying prematurely in the corridors of accident and emergency units, the heads of more than 60 A&E departments have warned in a letter to Theresa May. The “current level of safety compromise is at times intolerable, despite the best efforts of staff,” the letter signed by consultants in charge of emergency departments in 68 acute hospitals across England and Wales said. Acknowledging the best efforts of staff, trusts and clinical commissioning groups, it adds: “The facts remain, however, that the NHS is severely and chronically underfunded.”

WOMAN IN COURT ON MURDER CHARGE OVER MAN’S BODY BURIED IN HER BACK GARDEN
A woman has appeared in court charged with murdering a man 12 years ago and burying his body in her back garden. Barbara Coombes, 63, is accused of killing Kenneth Coombes, believed to be her father, along with preventing his lawful and decent burial. She made a brief three-minute appearance at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court accused of murder on January 8 2006, and preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body, between January 7 2006 and January 10 2018. The defendant is also accused of fraud by false representation between January 15 2007 and January 10 2018.

BREXIT WON’T SEE LOWER ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS IN UK - THERESA MAY
Brexit will not lead to a lowering of environmental standards in the UK, Prime Minister Theresa May has promised. The vow came as Mrs May unveiled the Government’s long-term plan for the environment, which sets out plans to “make ours the first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state that we found it”. Rejecting as a “false choice” the suggestion that Britain must chose between economic growth or environmental protection, Mrs May staked her party’s claim for the green mantle.

Sainsburys shut due to power shortage

Sainsburys’ Shorehead store is currently closed to customers due to a power problem.

One customer sent us this photo ten minutes ago:

Sainsbury's at Shorehead shut to customers after power problems
Sainsbury's at Shorehead shut to customers after power problems

Reports of car crashing into wall

Traffic service Inrix say a car has come off the road and hit a wall near to the petrol station on Halifax Road. Meanwhile we’re getting reports from passers by that a man was seen behaving disorderly in the area.

Unfortunately we are unable to clarify exactly what has happened as West Yorkshire Police say they are unable to give us an update at this moment.

We will let you know when we have an official line. Here’s what the traffic is looking like in the area.

"Lots of debris everywhere"

A woman who was passing the scene said: “It looks like a load of household items including large pieces of furniture had been thrown out of a house or flat onto the road.

“There is also a car in the road opposite that has been smashed up and there is a lot of debris everywhere. A man was taken off in the back of a police van so it all seems to have been sorted now!”

Dave Hall on Twitter says a man was seen ‘kicking off’...

Reports of police with sniffer dogs

Sam Wilkinson, 17, said he was travelling on a bus which was stopped near the Co-op petrol station at about 9.45am.

He said: “There are police there wearing helmets and heavy vests; sniffer dogs and big vans. There is debris in the road.
“The bus was stopped and nobody could get past - police cars were blocking it off.”

People are now saying the road is closed.

"Police incident" at Birchencliffe

Accident at Birchencliffe causing traffic problems

Very busy traffic on Halifax Road at Birchencliffe due to an incident earlier this morning.

This is by the petrol station and Co-op. One commuter has been in touch to say she has been sat on a stationary bus for 20 minutes and that police are currently at the scene. Updates to follow.

The Co-op filling station at Birchencliffe, Huddersfield, nearly ready for reopening
The Co-op filling station at Birchencliffe (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Hospice announce expansion plans

Overgate Hospice have announced they will be expanding their inpatient unit.

The hospice in Elland has purchased a neighbouring property in order to ease pressure on the current 12-bed unit. The new unit will be designed to be as comfortable as possible for patients receiving end-of-life care.

The development project is expected to be carried out over the next five years.

Janet Cawtheray, Chief Executive said: “We want to share this information with all of our supporters as this is such a significant landmark for the Hospice – the start of a new and exciting journey in creating a new Inpatient Unit for the people of Calderdale that will be able to meet the increasing demands and expectations for palliative care services in the future.”

Overgate Hospice at Hullen Edge Road, Elland
Overgate Hospice at Hullen Edge Road, Elland

Police car remains at the scene

A woman who runs a shop near to where the man was hit at Dalton Green Lane said: “My daughter rang me to check I was okay as she’d heard there had been a crash.

“She heard the air ambulance which was looking for somewhere to land. There’s a police car still out there and I think the road is closed.”

We are not aware of any road closures following this incident.

Wakefield Road junction with Dalton Green Lane
Wakefield Road junction with Dalton Green Lane

Man knocked down by car near to Wakefield Road

A man has been flown to hospital after being knocked down near to Wakefield Road.

The male pedestrian was struck by a Nissan Micra at Dalton Green Lane, close to the junction with the busy road, earlier this morning. Police say they were alerted at 7.41am to reports of a collision.

The man was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with a head injury. The extent of his condition is not currently known but we will endeavour to get an update later in the day.

The air ambulance arrives in Linthwaite following the stabbing in Cowlersley Lane
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Emergency services at Ravensknowle Park

We are aware of an incident at Ravensknowle Park this morning. An air ambulance has landed and there are other ambulances and a medical team there.

We will try to find out what’s happening and keep you updated.

Ambulances at Ravensknowle Park, Huddersfield
Ambulances at Ravensknowle Park, Huddersfield (Image: Tim Dawson)

Today's front page

Here is this morning’s front page leading on yesterday’s tragic news.

Examiner front page 11/01/18

Updates on Moldgreen crash

We are continuing updates into yesterday’s awful news about the crash in Moldgreen.

Stay with us here for tributes to Katelyn Dawson, who tragically lost her life in the collision. We will also hopefully have an update into the conditions of the others who were injured.

Katelyn Dawson, 15, died after a car crashed into a bus stop at Wakefield Road
Katelyn Dawson, 15, died after a car crashed into a bus stop at Wakefield Road (Image: ugc)

Morning traffic update

A very sad morning this morning following the tragic news last night, so we’ll take it easy. Here’s what’s happening on the roads right now...

  • Slow traffic on the M62 westbound between junctions 29 and 28 after a lane closed due to an accident earlier this morning. All lanes have now re-opened but traffic is slow with delays of up to 50 minutes...
  • Ford Hill is still closed in Queensbury due to a burst water main
  • Heavy moring traffic on the M62 eastbound at both junctions 26 and 24
  • Huddersfield Road is slow at Salterhebble Hill in Halifax

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.

Beautiful sunrise over Huddersfield
Beautiful sunrise over Huddersfield (Image: James Brook Photography)

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

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 .