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Nasty crash continues
The incident mentioned below at Round Ings Road has seen police close New Hey Road at Outlane in both directions.
Police were called at 7.50pm and the Examiner has just received a call from an eyewitness claiming it is a very serious road traffic accident.
We have not yet been able to get the details officially confirmed by the duty inspector at West Yorkshire Police HQ.
We’ll bring you more before 10pm.
Road closed after accident
We’re getting reports that Round Ings Road is closed by police after a serious collision.
The road connects with the A640 New Hey Road at Outlane.
The incident happened 20 minutes ago and police say it’s too early to reveal what has happened.
If you have any details or pictures please contact the Examiner on Facebook, Twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirklees MP gets promoted
Outspoken Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff has been brought into the Shadow Health team.
Miss Sherriff has been highly critical of the government’s NHS policy since being elected in 2015.
Giants' women's team wants players
A new female rugby league team is launching at the John Smith’s Stadium...and they’re looking for new recruits.
They’re aiming to produce a competitive women’s Super League team for 2019, so now’s the time to get onboard.
Trump has turned up in London (he hasn't really)
You may have heard about the POTUS cancelling his trip to the UK amid claims the new US Embassy didn’t look very good.
Well workmen there were certainly surprised when Trump turned up after all.
On closer look it was confirmed this state visit was by a wax model.
Trains home could be hit by strike action
Members of the RMT union are holding industrial action this evening, which may affect your journey.
Not all routes are hit but their may be delays.
Check with your operator but here’s a link to the TP Express information.
Want to be a firefighter?
It’s a job like no other, saving the public from fires and accidents.
If you’re keen to be a firefighter there’s a chance to find out what it’s like to be on the frontline this weekend.
Sessions are being held Huddersfield station on the ring road.
Click below to register.
It's uni deadline time
If your youngster is hoping to get into a university, it’s time to finish off their applications.
Here’s a video by our local uni that might help.
Three trapped in two car smash
Firefighters have cut several victims out of cars involved in a collision this afternoon.
The crash happened just before 2pm on the A649 Halifax Road between Liversedge and Scholes, close to the bridge over the M62.
Crews from Rastrick and Cleckheaton attended the two car smash, which left three people trapped.
The casualties were freed and transferred to hospital by ambulance.
MP visits threatened allotments
Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has visited the Cemetery Road allotments that could be bulldozed.
Kirklees Council wants to destroy years of work to make space for a sports pitch.
Their plan is part of the proposal to build a new school at Clare Hill playing fields. Planning rules require them to replace the sports pitch lost through the new school
Here’s what’s happening in the national headlines today...
UN JOINS AFRICA IN CONDEMNING TRUMP OVER ‘SHAMEFUL IMMIGRATION COMMENTS’
The UN human rights office has said Donald Trump’s reported use of an expletive to describe African countries could “potentially damage and disrupt the lives of many people”. Repeating the term attributed to the president a day earlier, spokesman Rupert Colville said: “You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘s***holes’.” He said the comments, which have been denied by Mr Trump, were “shocking and shameful” and added: “I’m sorry, but there’s no other word one can use but racist.”
SURGEON WHO BRANDED HIS INITIALS ON PATIENTS’ LIVERS FINED £10,000
A “arrogant” consultant surgeon who “betrayed the trust” of his patients by burning his initials on to the livers of two unconscious transplant patients has been fined £10,000. Simon Bramhall, 53, used an argon beam machine to “write” his initials on the organs of two anaesthetised victims in February and August 2013 while working at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. A judge at the city’s Crown Court said Bramhall, who resigned from the hospital in 2014, had carried out an “an abuse of power and a betrayal of trust”.
WOMAN, 18, DIES AFTER CATCHING FLU VIRUS
Tributes have been paid following the “tragic loss” of an 18-year-old who died of pneumonia after suffering from flu. Bethany Walker, from Applecross in the Scottish Highlands, died on Friday as three strains of flu put pressure on health services across the UK. Staff have faced rising numbers of flu cases and respiratory illness, with 48 flu-related deaths in England so far this winter. The main strains circulating continue to be flu A(H3N2), known as Aussie flu, A(H1N1), known as swine flu, and Flu B.
Appeal underway to trace hit-and-run driver
We have an update on the collision in which councillor Carole Pattison’s husband Peter was hurt in yesterday.
Police have said: “Officers were called at around 10pm last night to reports of a road traffic collision on Prospect Street in Huddersfield.
“A Black Mondeo ZTEC struck a 67 year old pedestrian who was left with leg and shoulder injuries. He was subsequently transported to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for treatment.
“The vehicle, driven by a man who is described as black and in his 20s to 30’s, failed to stop at the scene. It made away in the direction of the fire station and was later seen heading towards the M62.
“Enquiries remain ongoing to trace the vehicle and the driver.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information as to its current whereabouts should contact the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.
Armed police operation in Dewsbury
Two man have been arrested following an armed police operation in Dewsbury today.
There were dramatic scenes on Halifax Road after reports of a man being seen with a gun in a car nearby.
Police have confirmed that “two men have been arrested and the inquiry is ongoing”. Halifax Road was closed while the operation was underway and the men were ordered to lie on the ground before being taken away for questioning.
It’s not yet known if a firearm was seized.
Police arrest 20 men in child sex abuse operation
Twenty men have been arrested over reported child sexual exploitation offences.
The pre-planned operation in Calderdale has seen the men questioned over allegations made by one woman of sexual abuse committed against her as a child predominantly in the Halifax area between 2006 and 2009.
A number of addresses in Calderdale and two in Kirklees were searched in the sting and 20 men aged between 28 and 43 were arrested. All of them have been questioned and released - two are on police bail and the rest under investigation pending further enquiries.
Detective Inspector Allan Raw, of Calderdale District Safeguarding, said: “This investigation forms part of West Yorkshire Police’s commitment to the investigation of both current and non-recent sexual offences against children. These are abhorrent crimes that affect the most vulnerable in our society.”
WATCH: Huge collection of tributes at scene of fatal crash
There is now a sea of tributes at the scene of Wednesday’s crash which killed Katelyn Dawson.
Family, friends and members of the public have festooned the railings and pavement on Wakefield Road with flowers, balloons, letters, pictures and candles as a memorial to the 15-year-old.
In what has been a very sad and tragic week for the town, we think this shows the strength of the community spirit here.
Jodie up for Best Actress award
Huddersfield’s Jodie Whittaker is up for an award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards tonight.
The Skelmanthorpe actress who is taking over as the 13th Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who is in the running for Best Actress for her performance in drama Journeyman, about the wife of a brain-damaged boxer.
She is up against Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird, Sally Hawkins for her role in The Shape of Water and Dame Kristin Scott Thomas in The Party.
Councillor's husband hurt in hit-and-run
The husband of a Kirklees councillor was knocked down in a hit-and-run incident last night.
Peter Alexander, 67, who is married to Carole Pattison, (Greenhead, Labour), was left flat on his back when the driver of a Mondeo Zetec suddenly drove off.
Carole said: “We had been to a meeting at the Sikh Leisure Centre in Prospect Street at the back of Huddersfield Leisure Centre when it happened as we were on our way home. The driver of the car had been parked in the middle of the road and suddenly decided to drive off without warning.”
Driver jailed for assault on teenage boy
A taxi driver has been jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage boy in his cab.
Mohammed Amin indecently touched the passenger in the taxi after picking him up from Morrisons in Heckmondwike, Leeds Crown Court heard. The incident took place six weeks before the student’s A Level exams last year.
More on this story on our website shortly.
Vehicle fire causing delays
If you’re travelling to Bradford this morning there are traffic problems on the A647 at the roundabout at Galloway Lane in Thornbury due to a vehicle fire.
Lane closures are in place.
Teenage boy injured in collision in Moldgreen
A boy has been injured after he was struck by a car outside the Ivy Green pub in Moldgreen last night.
The 15-year-old pedestrian was in the road when he collided with the Jaguar on Broad Lane at 9.15pm. The collision was just yards from the scene of Wednesday’s crash.
Police say the teen was taken to hospital with leg injuries and that they will be updated later today on his condition, although his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
The driver of the Jaguar stopped at the scene and was not injured in the accident. Enquiries are ongoing.
Another dry and grey-looking day on the cards for today...
This weekend’s weather looks fairly similar - grey and cloudy but overall pretty dry with no forecast for rain.
Town fans plan round of applause for Katelyn
Fans at tomorrow’s match against West Ham will come together for a round of applause for crash victim Katelyn Dawson.
Katelyn’s picture will be projected onto a screen and fans will stop to applaud her life at the 15 minute-mark as a nod to her young age. The club’s commercial director Sean Jarvis has confirmed the applause will go ahead after Town fan Chris Green contacted him encouraging everyone to pay their respects.
A beautiful gesture and one that we’re sure the family will be deeply touched by.
Reports of pedestrian being hit by a car in Moldgreen
We’ve had reports overnight of another road collision in Moldgreen last night.
This happened on Broad Lane outside The Ivy Green pub, just round the corner from Wednesday’s collision. Members of the public have been in touch to say a pedestrian was knocked down, but this is not yet confirmed.
We have put in a call to West Yorkshire Police and will let you know when we have an update on this.
Caught on camera
Do you recognise this man? He’s wanted in connection with an assault in the Kirklees district earlier this month.
No details have been given about the attack, which happened on January 4, but police are keen to hear from anyone who recognises the picture. Anyone with information should contact police via 101 quoting reference 13180006693.
Here is this morning’s front page, with full coverage of yesterday’s vigil and the outpouring of grief for crash victim Katelyn Dawson.
Dalton collision victim was elderly man
Police are now appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was hit by a car at Dalton Green Lane yesterday morning.
The 72-year-old man was left with serious injuries after being hit by a Nissan Micra near to the junction with busy Wakefield Road at 7.40am. He was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with suspected head injuries.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to call 101 quoting log 265 of Thursday 11 January.
Last night's vigil for Katelyn
Hundreds gathered at the scene of Wednesday’s fatal collision on Wakefield Road last night to pay their respects to victim Katelyn Dawson.
Police have now formally confirmed her identity and say their enquiries into the crash are ongoing.
Here are some pictures and video from the last night’s moving vigil.
Here’s what’s happening on the roads so far this morning:
- Slow heading west on the M62 at junction 29 due to routine morning congestion
- Heavy traffic on Huddersfield Road at Salterhebble Hill, Halifax, as usual due to roadworks
- Traffic is moving well and without problems on the rest of the motorway and on the Huddersfield ring road - we’ll let you know if this changes
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.
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 email@example.com or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .