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No serious injuries

West Yorkshire Police has confirmed the earlier crash near J22 was damage only and they have now revealed only two cars were involved.

A spokesperson said the accident was between a BMW and a Ford.

The road was fully cleared by 4.30pm but delays remain.

The current views from the traffic cameras show it’s pretty wet and murky up there so that won’t be helping either.

M62 back open

All lanes have been re-opened on the M62 but travel time is still 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Lanes two and three (of three) were closed to allow the emergency services to deal with the collision.

Zbigniew Lasek found guilty of murdering wife

Zbigniew Lasek has been found guilty of the murder of his wife Monika Lasek at their family home in Halifax last November.

The jury in the trial at Bradford Crown Court retired at lunchtime today.
Judge David Hatton QC will pass sentence on him late this afternoon.

Full story to come soon.

Murder victim Monika Lasek, 36
Murder victim Monika Lasek, 36 (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Delays of more than an hour on M62

The crash on the M62 has caused delays of 1 hour and 10 minutes on the Eastbound carriageway.

M62 crash

Delays, two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to an accident on M62 Eastbound at J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor). Congestion has built back to J21 A640 (Milnrow).
Lanes two and three (of three) are closed to allow the emergency services to deal with the collision.

We have received reports that four cars were involved in a collision.

Recognise him?

West Yorkshire Police want to speak to this man in relation to drugs offences in Kirklees on May 8 2018.

Man wanted for drugs offences in Kirklees
Man wanted for drugs offences in Kirklees

Heavy traffic on the M62 near Huddersfield

There are delays of six minutes on M62 Westbound due to patches of heavy traffic between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J23 A640 / A643. Average speed is about 25 mph.

M62 congestion near Huddersfield
M62 congestion near Huddersfield

Update on Portuguese Man O' War invasion of coastal Spain

The jellyfish-type creatures that have invaded the Costa Brava in Spain, closing most of the beaches there to swimmers, show no sign of moving on.

The Portuguese Man O’ War carries a potentially deadly sting and one 11-year-old boy has been hospitalised in Elche over the weekend.

They have been carried in from the Atlantic on a strong westerly wind and show no sign of moving on just yet.

The director of the Institute of Coastal Ecology of El Campello in Alicante said the Man O’ Wars have moved down the Spanish coast and will stay in the region for the foreseeable future.

The hope is they will move away from the Costa Brava in the following weeks.

The area of coastal Spain infested by Portuguese Man O' Wars
The area of coastal Spain infested by Portuguese Man O' Wars

Do not use the hard shoulder as a naughty step!

Highways England have issued a warning to motorists about their use of hard shoulders after one set of parents used the refuge lane as a naughty step for misbehaving children.

Other excuses for pulling over included needing to stop for a wee.

In CCTV footage from the M25 near London Highways England have provided a reminder of why the hard shoulder should be kept clear if at all possible.

The clip shows a car spinning out of control and slamming into a van which had parked on the hard shoulder.

Man wanted for spitting at staff in Dewsbury train station

Do you recognise this man?

British Transport Police want to speak with him in connection with the assault of a member of train staff.

When a female member of staff challenged a man for ticket evasion he became very aggressive and spat at her. The spit landed on the victims clothing.

The assault took place at around 2.25pm on 11 May.

Man wanted for spitting at train staff in Dewsbury
Man wanted for spitting at train staff in Dewsbury

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting 61016 with reference 237 of 14 May. Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Friday forecast

It’s not going to be a great day for much of the area this Friday.

We should get some patches of heavy rain moving in any minute now and later this will only improve to scattered showers of light rain.

There will be thick cloud all day and the temperature isn’t likely to climb above 13 degrees.

Don’t worry though, it’s saving all the good stuff for the Bank Holiday.

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