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Leeds Road cleared

The accident on Leeds Road has been cleared and traffic is flowing smoothly again. At ease everyone.

Traffic due to accident on Leeds Road

Slow traffic and partially blocked due to accident on A653 Leeds Road in both directions around B6128 Owl Lane.
Affecting traffic heading between Tingley and Dewsbury.

Police appeal after fatal motorbike collision last night

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in on Thursday night.

A motorcyclist left the road and collided with fencing on Wakefield Road in Pontefract just before 10pm.

The 20 year old male rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sergeant Ann Drury of the Major Collision Enquiry Team said:

I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at around the time, who may have seen the motorcyclist prior to the incident or anyone who witnessed the collision itself to come forward.

I would also like to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage to get in contact.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting log 1958 of June 7. You can also use the live chat system at www.westyorkshirepolice.co.uk

Protest at Batley Rail Station

Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen, has joined forces with local councillors and members of the public, angry at the state of the railways in the north.

The protest comes after weeks of disruption caused by Northern Rail transferring to a new timetable.

Tracy said: “This shambles is just the tip of the iceberg and the latest in a long line of Government failures on rail.

“Rail fares are up 32% since 2010, rising three times faster than wages and the franchising system is in utter chaos.

“It’s simply not good enough, and something has to change.”

Birkby shooting

There is a major ongoing incident happening in Birkby this morning.

A man was shot from a car by a masked man at around 4.50am. Police are on the scene and our reporter is down there bringing you the latest updates.

Follow this as it develops here.

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