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Heavy traffic westbound M62

It appears fairly quiet on the roads tonight, with no major problems reported.

The only issue I can find is heavy traffic on the M62 westbound between Tingley and Gildersome.

One lane is closed because of an accident.

Police have also just tweeted this, which may be connected:

Police hail 'joint' operation in tracking cannabis aroma

A strong smell of cannabis in Elland town centre led police to an address where they found 200 plants.

Cannabis plants found at a property in Elland town centre
Cannabis plants found at a property in Elland town centre

Officers from the Calderdale Neighbourhood Policing Team went to an address on Saturday where they found the cannabis plants.

A police spokesman said: “Inside the address was a sophisticated cannabis farm with under 200 plants.”

Enquiries are taking place to track down the owner of the plants.

West Yorkshire Police said the raid was a “joint effort” - though it’s not clear if the pun was intended.
“As a result of this joint effort between the public and West Yorkshire Police we have taken a large quantity of cannabis off the streets of Calderdale.”

Top marks for Huddersfield school

A Huddersfield school has received a glowing report.

Huddersfield Grammar School
Huddersfield Grammar School

Huddersfield Grammar School at Luck Lane, Marsh, has been praised for the quality of education provided in the report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

The co-educational school for three to 16-year-olds met each of the eight requirements examined during the public school watchdog’s inspection, which took place on February 7 and 8. The ISI also found that there were no recommendations to make in areas the school might improve.

Man sentenced for sex offences

A 52-year-old man from Kirkburton was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today (Tues) for possession of indecent photographs.

Mark Shaw of Storthes Hall Lane pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to three charges of possessing such images.

Recorder Ray Singh sentenced him to nine months in prison suspended for two years.

He was also given a 10 year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the Children and Adults Barring List.

The defendant had worked for over 30 years at the Huddersfield-based Holset Engineering Company, now Cummins which has a worldwide reputation for its turbochargers.

A spokesman for Cummins said: “Everyone in Cummins upholds the highest standards of behaviour and ethical standards.

“When those standards are not met, we take it extremely seriously and investigate the matter thoroughly and objectively.

“While we will not discuss any individual’s personal circumstances, we can confirm that Mark Shaw no longer works for Cummins.”

Call for safety barriers

Kirklees Council has been urged to install safety measures on a “danger” bend where a car ran into a wall.

Christine Battye, of Stile Common Road, Newsome, said she had been trying for several weeks to persuade the council to bring in safety measures for residents who have to drive their cars from garages at the rear of their properties along a lane and into Stile Common Road.

The “blind” exit from the lane is almost at the apex of the bend where a car demolished part of a wall about six weeks ago.

Lack of NHS dentists revealed

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has raised the lack of NHS dentists in Kirklees in Parliament this lunch time.

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin
Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin (Image: UGCG HDE)

She asked health ministers about lack of NHS dentists, saying 29% of Under 5s in her area have experienced tooth decay.

Ministers replied saying the area is getting more funding from April 1. But didn’t explain how it would improve access to NHS dentistry.

Police have released five E fits of the men they want to question and are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

The incidents all happened between noon and 2.30pm on Wednesday, January 24, and took place ar Rufford Road and Tintern Avenue in Golcar, Wilson Avenue in Mirfield and New Hey Road at Salendine Nook.

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Avoid scams

West Yorkshire Trading Standards are once again urging people to know the signs of fraud scams.

The latest telephone scam being advised about is PS Telephone Preference Service.

M62 vehicle fire

Latest from Highways on the vehicle fire.

M62 vehicle fire

A vehicle has caught fire on M62 Westbound between J27 and J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar). One lane was closed.

Checking the latest for you now.

Man in court charged with death by dangerous driving

A 21-year-old man is appearing at Kirklees Magistrates Court this morning charged with death by dangerous driving.

Pedestrian Hamida Bai Dana died following the incident on February 4 last year in Batley when white BMW 420 coupe car hit the woman.

It happened under the railway bridge near Lidl and the junction with Dewsbury Ring Road.

Reports of a bus damaged in Lepton

We’ve heard a Yorkshire Tiger bus was damaged this morning in Lepton.

Witnesses reported the 232 service at 7.55am bus from Emley arrived at Lepton and ‘side scrapped’ as it drove along.

They added: “The bus finished at an angle (about 30 degrees from vertical).”

We’ll check out what’s gone on with the bus company now.

Fartown shooting inquiry ongoing

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing after shots were fired in Fartown.

Detectives confirmed that a gun was fired and a vehicle damaged during a disturbance in Ballroyd Road late Saturday night.

Police cordon on Ballroyd Road, Fartown.
Police cordon on Ballroyd Road, Fartown.

Officers were called at 11.10pm, following a report that gun shots had been heard and damage was being caused to a vehicle.

Response teams battled through the snow to attend.

Detectives have said that no-one was injured and a Ford Galaxy people carrier has been recovered from the scene and taken for forensic examination.

Two vehicle crash in Firth Street

A car and a van have crashed in Firth Street at the junction of St Andrew’s Road.

Police were called at around 8.27am to a road crash involving a VW Transporter van and a VW Passat.

No one was injured but debris from the vehicles was blocking the road.

There are still delays in the area as the vehicles are recovered.

Junction of St Andrew's Road and Firth Street with the A629 Wakefield Road at Aspley.
Junction of St Andrew's Road and Firth Street with the A629 Wakefield Road at Aspley.

Reports of an accident in Aspley

Reports of an accident on Firth Street partially blocking the road and causing slow traffic around A629 Wakefield Road (New Wharf Traffic lights).

We’ll check out if it’s serious and get back to you.

Pothole repairs

Kirklees Council have shared this video and updated us on how they repair pot holes.

An update on Facebook reads: “We’re on a mission! We’ve trebled our potholing crews and have 12 gangs out from today (Monday) tackling the potholes you’ve reported to us. They’re doing them ward by ward and whilst they’re out they will fill any others they come across. This clip shows how we use our multihog machines to get the job done.”

National news

Heartbreaking news hitting the headlines nationally this morning.

Our sister title The Mirror reports how hero police officers jumped into a freezing river in a desperate bid to save a young girl in an allegedly stolen car that went into the water in Wales.

Kiara Moore was pulled from the silver Mini by officers but was pronounced dead after being rushed to hospital.

A frantic search was launched on Monday afternoon after the toddler’s mum Kim Rowlands wrote on Facebook that her car was missing with her daughter inside.

Urgent appeal for missing girls

Members of the Hungarian community are being asked for help to trace three girls missing from home.

Missing girls Bernadett and Szimonetta Berki
Missing girls Bernadett and Szimonetta Berki

West Yorkshire Police has been looking for two sisters, Bernadett Berki, 12, and Szimonetta Berki, 11, who were reported missing on Tuesday March 6 .

Police now believe they may be with their three-year-old niece, Leonetta Bogdan.baz

Police are working with partner agencies in Hungary, but they are also asking the Hungarian community here in West Yorkshire for help.

The children lived in the Chapel Fold area of Batley, but have extensive links and extended family across Huddersfield. It is also thought they have links to Leicester.

Missing Sex offenders in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Police has admitted TEN registered sex offenders are wanted by the force with their whereabouts unknown.

The force was one of they were wanted for breaching of registration requirements.

West Yorkshire has one of the highest numbers of sex offenders in the country
West Yorkshire has one of the highest numbers of sex offenders in the country

Three of the offenders are known to be living outside the UK and four offenders have been wanted for more than a year.

Nationally, 485 sex offenders have been lost track of, including rapists and paedophiles. Three of the 10 that West Yorkshire Police are looking for are known to be living outside the UK and four offenders have been wanted for more than a year.

Advance warning for M62 night closure

Highways England are closing the eastbound entry slip road at Ainley Top for two nights from Thursday March 22 for electrical work to be carried out.

The closures will take place between 8pm and 6am on Thursday and Friday. Drivers will be able to follow a signed diversion route.

Highways England said the planned works could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

A spokesman said: “All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.”

Travel

Just the usual slow traffic on the M62 Eastbound at J24 A629 (Ainley Top). Bradley Road is also queuing all the way down from The High Park to the junction with Leeds Road.

Fire Service

I’ve just checked the latest from our friends at the fire service and there isn’t anything significant to report from overnight. I’ll check the latest on the roads for you now.

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Good morning Huddersfield, today’s liveblog will have the latest news, sport, travel and breaking news from in and around the town.

Castle Hill during the Mini Beast from the East
Castle Hill during the Mini Beast from the East (Image: @Westyorksman)