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Bus Station latest:

Tiger bus crashed into the side of Ghurka Sizzlers restaurant at Huddersfield bus station. Photo: @jameslloydphoto
Tiger bus crashed into the side of Ghurka Sizzlers restaurant at Huddersfield bus station. Photo: @jameslloydphoto

A dramatic picture of the Yorkshire Tiger bus crash which embedded itself into the corner of the Gurkha Sizzler Nepalese/Indian restaurant just before 6pm.

M1:

Traffic returned to normal, earlier overturned vehicle on M1 Northbound between J37 A628 (Barnsley / Dodworth) and J38 A637 (Darton / Huddersfield).

Huddersfield Bus Driver latest:

Huddersfield Fire Station crew commander Kerry Blomfield said the accident happened just before 6pm.

Paramedics attend the scene where a bus crashed into the corner of Gurkha Sizzlers restaurant at Huddersfield bus station. Photo: Dale Samuel
Paramedics attend the scene where a bus crashed into the corner of Gurkha Sizzlers restaurant at Huddersfield bus station. Photo: Dale Samuel

He said the male driver in his early 60s “had been pulling out of the station when he has thought he has heard something and driven across and into the restaurant. For some unknown reason he has accelerated and put his foot on the throttle.

“He is being transported by ambulance to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with a suspected broken left leg and lacerations to his right hand. There were no passengers on board at the time. Police are investigating.”

Bus Station crash:

A Yorkshire Tiger bus driver has been hurt after driving into the Nepalese/Indian restaurant, Gurkha Sizzler, situated feet away from Huddersfield Bus Station.

More details shortly.

Paramedics attend the scene where a bus crashed into the corner of Gurkha Sizzlers restaurant at Huddersfield bus station. Photo: Dale Samuel
Paramedics attend the scene where a bus crashed into the corner of Gurkha Sizzlers restaurant at Huddersfield bus station. Photo: Dale Samuel

M1:

Traffic heavier than normal on M1 Southbound after J38 A637 (Darton/Huddersfield) because motorists were slowing to look at an earlier accident on the Northbound carriageway.

M1:

Two lanes closed and very slow traffic and delays due to debris on road and overturned vehicle on M1 Northbound between J37 A628 (Barnsley/Dodworth) and J38 A637 (Darton/Huddersfield).


All traffic was held briefly until around just before 6pm. Lanes two and three (of three) are closed to assist with the accident, there is also a large amount of debris on the carriageway.

Carriageway clean up is ongoing.

Witness appeal

Police are appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision in Bradford at the weekend.

At about 3.30pm on Saturday, 7 April, a blue Volkswagen Passat was travelling along Broadstone Way towards Tyersal Lane in the Holmewood area of the city.

As it turned into Stirling Crescent it was in collision with a green Kawasaki ER650 motorcycle.

The motorcycle rider, a 32-year-old man from Bradford, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical but stable.

The Passat driver, a 31-year-old man also from Bradford, has been spoken to by officers.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the movements of either vehicle prior to it is asked to contact the Western Area Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting log 1246 of 7 April.

Travel round-up

Here’s an overview of what’s happening on the roads right now:

1) Usual delays on A629 Halifax Road out of town from Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery) to A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top). Travel time is 11 minutes.

2) Queueing traffic on A58 Leeds and Halifax Road at A644 Brighouse Road (Christ Church traffic lights). Travel time is four minutes.

3) Very slow traffic on A58 Whitehall Road at A641 Huddersfield Road (Hellfire Crossroads).

4) Slow traffic on A62 Gelderd Road at A643 Leeds Road traffic lights. Travel time is five minutes.

5) Queueing traffic on A644 Brighouse and Denholme Road at A644 Brighouse Road (Christ Church traffic lights).

Farm to feature on TV tonight

Cannon Hall Farm is one of the most visited farms and visitor attractions around.

And tonight we can go behind the scenes at the working farm as it features in Channel 5’s Springtime on the Farm all week, starting at 8pm.

Click here for background

Former JLS star JB Gill, who will present the show when Cannon Hall Farm appears on Springtime on the Farm, to be broadcast on Channel 5
Former JLS star JB Gill, who will present the show when Cannon Hall Farm appears on Springtime on the Farm, to be broadcast on Channel 5

M1 traffic alert

One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M1 Northbound between J39 A636 (Wakefield / Durkar) and J40 A638 (Ossett / Wakefield).
Lane one (of four) is closed.

Appeal for relatives

Coroner’s officers are appealing for help in tracing any relatives of Norman Clafton from Batley who died recently.

Mr Clafton, of Preston Street, Batley, died of natural causes on 5 April.

Any family members of Mr Clafton are asked to call Coroner’s Officer Malcolm Dyson on 01274 373719.

West Yorkshire Coroner's Office
West Yorkshire Coroner's Office

They would further like to trace relatives of a Bingley man who died recently.

Adam Manion, aged 50, of York Crescent, Bingley, who was found deceased at his home on April 4.

Mr Manion passed away as a result of natural causes.

Any relatives or anyone who has information about them should contact Jayne Dawson at Bradford Coroners on 01274 373754.

Lane closure on M1

One lane is closed on the M1 northbound between junctions 40 and 41 due to a broken down vehicle. Traffic is reportedly coping well.

The M1 motorway
The M1 motorway

New sign at Scammonden Bridge

This is certainly topical given the closure of the motorway earlier this morning.

Find out more about Andy’s Man Club here.

Andy's Man Club erect new sign at Scammonden Bridge
Andy's Man Club erect new sign at Scammonden Bridge

Frog migration!

Motorists are being warned to take extra special care on Thurstonland Bank this week due to hundreds of frogs migrating.

The amphibians have been seen crossing the road up from Brockholes to Thurstonland as they come out of hibernation and head towards a local pond.

Small common frog on a pile of hazel branches in a English garden during Winter.

Alcoholic used foil to avoid being seen stealing vodka

An alcoholic used a foil-lined bag so staff wouldn’t notice him stealing two bottles of vodka from a supermarket.

Waqas Hussain admitted targeting the Asda store in Dewsbury on February 3. Kirklees magistrates were told that the 31-year-old was headed to the alcohol aisle where he selected two bottles of vodka worth £76. Read the full story here.

Asda in Dewsbury
Asda in Dewsbury

National news

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

ISRAEL BEHIND FATAL STRIKE ON SYRIAN AIR BASE, SAYS RUSSIA
The Israeli Air Force was behind the latest air strike in Syria, and launched eight missiles on a Syrian base, Russia’s defence ministry has said. A Syrian military official also said Israel was behind the attack. Russia said two Israeli fighter jets launched the attack on the T4 air base in central Syria from Lebanon’s air space in the early hours of this morning. The ministry said Syria shot down five out of the eight missiles that targeted the base. It said the other three landed in the western part of the T4 base.

MAN SHOT DEAD BY POLICE AFTER ‘CLAIMING TO HAVE FIREARM’
A man has been shot dead by police after claiming he had a firearm. Armed officers attended the scene in Collier Row in Romford, east London, in the early hours of this morning. Scotland Yard said it was called at 3.50am by a man making threats and claiming he was in possession of a firearm. At around 4.45am a man believed to be in his 40s was shot by police near Collier Row Road and Lodge Lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene about half an hour later .

RUDD DENIES SEEING HOME OFFICE RESEARCH LINKING VIOLENCE SURGE WITH POLICE CUTS
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said she has not seen analysis prepared by her own department that says cuts to police numbers have “likely contributed” to a rise in serious violent crime. The Conservative Cabinet minister insisted she will do “whatever it takes” to make Britain’s streets safe as she launches a blitz on violent crime. But she denied seeing Home Office research that suggested offenders may have been “encouraged” by the lack of police resources and fall in charge rates. Ms Rudd also admitted she had not met with any of the families of the victims of a violent crime wave in London this year.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has denied seeing research linking spate of violence with police cuts
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has denied seeing research linking spate of violence with police cuts (Image: John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Gun seized in Friday evening police raid

Police have confirmed that a gun was seized during a raid on several houses in Huddersfield on Friday.

Officers were called to Quarmby Road at 6.35pm following reports of a threats being made in a domestic incident. They were unable to find a suspect at the property and have been conducting enquiries since.

Raids were also carried out at homes on Hops Drive in Birkby, Smiths Avenue in Marsh and Reinwood Road, Lindley, all of which were connected. A spokesperson for the Force confirmed an air weapon was seized from the house at Hops Drive and that enquiries are ongoing.

Two men were also arrested in Marsh on suspicion of intent to supply class B drugs after suspected cannabis was found. Police have been unable to confirm this morning whether the men have been charged or released.

Armed police surround house in Hops Drive, Birkby
Armed police surround house in Hops Drive, Birkby

Flights delayed due to bad weather

Flights from Manchester Airport have been cancelled this morning due to heavy fog.

The FlyBe domestic flights for Edinburgh, Exeter, Southampton and the Isle of Man have been cancelled due to the weather, the Manchester Evening News reports. Bosses say at least a dozen flights in and out of the airport are cancelled.

A Flybe aircraft
A Flybe aircraft (Image: Tim Goode/PA Wire)

Four "lucky not to be killed" in horrific smash

Motorists in this car were lucky to escape with their lives following a horrific crash last night.

Police said they were “four of the luckiest people our officers have ever seen” after the crash in Stourton between Dewsbury and Leeds. The blue hatchback was pictured after it crashed into fencing, part of which impaled the windscreen.

Officers from West Yorkshire’s Road Policing Unit said: “Thankfully luck was on everybody’s side this evening.”

Horrific crash in Stourton, near Leeds
Horrific crash in Stourton, near Leeds
Horrific crash in Stourton, near Leeds
Horrific crash in Stourton, near Leeds

Police seized this Rolls Royce over the weekend

A long walk home for this uninsured driver!

Road closure at Birchenciffe

Huddersfield driver caught at nearly twice the speed limit

...and they didn’t have a licence.

Man from Australia due in court over rape charges

A man from Australia is due in court today charged with sex offences which allegedly took place in West Yorkshire.

Chrisptopher David Hardaker, 62, of Dalyellup, Western Australia, is set to appear at Bradford Magistrates Court in relation to charges of rape and indecent assault which is said to have occurred between 1975 and 1987. The charges relate to two victims.

Bradford Magistrates' Court where inquests are held at Bradford Coroner's Court inside the complex
Bradford Magistrates' Court

ICYMI: Latest news from over the weekend

Here are the main stories which happened over the weekend:

Protesters turn out in force outside Lockwood clock tower
Protesters turn out in force outside Lockwood clock tower (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Huddersfield weather

A fine, fairly sunny morning forecast with the possibility of rain later this afternoon:

M62 closed - updates

You can see live update on this ongoing incident here.

M62 CLOSED

The M62 is closed in both directions due to a police incident at junction 24. No more information at this stage but we’ll be working to get you the latest ASAP...

Today's Examiner

Our front page today is leading on family tributes to Robert Norton, who tragically lost his life in a motorbike accident on the M62 junction 25 roundabout last week.

Today’s paper also has all the lowdown following Town’s 1-1 draw against Brighton on Saturday.

Examiner front page 09/04/18

Traffic

Here’s what’s happening on the roads this morning:

  • Heavy traffic on the M62 westbound between junctions 19 and 18
  • Very slow traffic on the town centre ring road at the Trinity Street traffic lights
  • Heavy traffic on the M621 at Leeds city centre due to roadworks
Congestion on M62 westbound near Ainley Top.

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.

Fantastic aerial shot of March, Lindley and Oakes along with Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in the snow.
Fantastic aerial shot of March, Lindley and Oakes along with Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in the snow. (Image: John Muff)

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