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Incident cleared but long queues remain

All lanes are open on the M62 near Huddersfield but Highways officials have predicted it will be slow going for a while yet.

There was a car on fire near J22 westbound earlier - no one was injured.

Westbound M62 static

This is the latest view from the traffic camera near junction 23 at Outlane.

It looks like traffic heading towards Manchester has ground to a halt following a car fire near junction 22 earlier.

Firefighters are at the scene so one lane has been closed.

Delays are expected for at least another hour.

Queues build on the M62 after a car fire near junction 22 westbound
Queues build on the M62 after a car fire near junction 22 westbound (Image: Crown)

One lane is closed on the M62

The queues are growing back towards Outlane after an incident near to junction 22, Rishworth Moor.

A car is on fire, we believe on the hard shoulder and so one lane has been closed, to allow firefighters room to work.

No one in the car was injured.

Vehicle fire on the M62

This may slow down your journey if you’re heading to Manchester.

There’s a vehicle on fire on the M62 near junction 22 westbound.

Wheel overtakes van

Yes, you read it right. A van driver rang the police after reporting that his own wheel had overtaken him.

The classic VW camper lost its wheel on the M1 near Sheffield earlier today.

CSE and human trafficking operation sees arrests

West Yorkshire Police has revealed it held an operation to tackle child sex exploitation, human trafficking and anti-social behaviour in Dewsbury.

The operation in the town centre on Saturday and Sunday resulted in a number of arrests.

A drugs warrant was also executed at Daisy Hill Mini Mart, which resulted in the discovery of cannabis and drugs paraphernalia and a male and female were arrested for possession of cannabis with the intent to supply.

Further results included: 1 arrest for a fines warrant; 1 arrest for theft from shop and charged with the offence; Woman arrested who was wanted on warrant.

Valuable intelligence was gathered in relation to CSE perpetrators and the police were able to safeguard a number of vulnerable people.

2 arrested after 'Taser incident' in Batley

Two people have been arrested and a Taser-style implement found in a car after an armed police operation in Batley.

West Yorkshire Police were called to Alpine Close at 1pm after getting reports of a man with a handgun was seen in the area and making threats.

The vehicle he was seen in made off and police were able to stop it at Highfield Court, Batley where a man and woman were arrested.

A Taser-style weapon was recovered.

Police remain in the area doing door to door enquiries.

Armed operation in Batley

There has been an armed police operation in the Soothill area of Batley today.

More than a shower!

This video shows more than a shower of a geyser on Dryclough Lane, Halifax, near the hospital.

Geyser on Dryclough Lane, Halifax
Geyser on Dryclough Lane, Halifax

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There’s usual slow traffic on A629 Salterhebble Hill and Huddersfield Road around the hospital by A646 Dryclough Lane. Travel time is five minutes.

'Not guilty' plea to murder of Meltham man

Our Leeds Crown Court reporter, Stephanie Finnegan, has sent this from the court this morning:

Ashley King (pictured below) has pleaded not guilty to murdering Gareth Atkinson, a Meltham man who was tragically found with stab wounds at a flat in Berry Brow.

Ashley King accused of murdering Gareth Atkinson
Ashley King accused of murdering Gareth Atkinson

Latest from court

A 23-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a neighbour who was gunned down in Birkby on Friday.

Muhammad Baig, of Arnold Street, Birkby, faced Kirklees Magistrates this morning.

Click here to read the latest court report

Kirklees Magistrates Court
Kirklees Magistrates Court

Weather warning

As we reported earlier, the blue skies could be on their way soon.

There could be thunderstorms and heavy rain on the way - click here for full details

Braces yourself for wind and rain over the next few days
Braces yourself for wind and rain over the next few days

And here’s the advice from West Yorkshire Police:

Top headlines for Monday

Here’s a round-up of the most read stories on our website today:

1) Man charged with attempted murder after shooting in Birkby - click here for the latest

2) Workman finds letter and half penny coin hidden in a wall cavity 52 years ago today - this is a lovely story, click here to find out more

Builder Jonny Handley at the place he discovered a letter from June 1966 and a halfpenny coin, while doing an extension in Rastrick.
Builder Jonny Handley at the place he discovered a letter from June 1966 and a halfpenny coin, while doing an extension in Rastrick. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

3) Cabbies caught in crackdown on ‘dangerously defective’ vehicles - the police and council operation leads to suspension of private hire licences

Man charged over Calderdale park attack

A man has been charged following an incident in Hebden Brigde at the weekend where a man was seriously injured.

Samuel Smith, 18, of Elm Bank, Bradford Road Cleakheaton has been charged with assault of a 20-year-old man in Calder Holmes Park on Saturday afternoon (June 9).

He is due to appear at Bradford Magistrates Court today (Monday June 11).

Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge. The white tent is a Canal and River Trust volunteer point.
Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge. The white tent is a Canal and River Trust volunteer point. (Image: Google)

A 19-year-old man who was also arrested in connection with the incident has been released on police bail.

Enquiries are on going.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact the police via 101, the 101 Live Chat facility or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 using the police reference 131800279634.

5,000 jobs at risk as Poundworld calls in administrators

Poundworld is set to become the latest retail casualty on the British high street as it calls in administrators, putting 5,100 jobs at risk.

The budget retailer is poised to appoint Deloitte to handle an administration after last-ditch rescue talks with R Capital broke down over the weekend. Poundworld, which is owned by TPG Capital, has around 350 stores.

It is understood that TPG and Poundworld’s management rejected offers to buy the business out of a pre-pack administration, and were hoping to sell it as a solvent business.

Poundworld, Piazza, Huddersfield
Poundworld, Piazza, Huddersfield (Image: Google)

Attempted murder charge: full story

Here’s a link to the full story of the man charged with attempted murder following the shooting in Birkby on Friday.

Click here to read it

We’ll have a reporter in court for the hearing and will bring you updates once the court hearing has taken place.

Man arrested in Birkby gun incident

Detectives have arrested and charged a man in connection with a firearms discharge on Arnold Street in Huddersfield.

The incident happened on Friday 8 June at around 4.40am, where a 32-year-old man suffered serious leg injuries which were consistent with gunshot wounds.

Police arrested and subsequently charged a man.

Muhammad Baig, aged 23, of Arnold Street, Birkby has been charged with attempted murder and possession with a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He remains in police custody and will appear at Kirklees Magistrates Court this morning (11 June).

The gunman; the Wheathouse Road operation and, bottom left, the aftermath in Arnold Street
The gunman; the Wheathouse Road operation and, bottom left, the aftermath in Arnold Street

Detective Inspector Andy Farrell of the Firearms Prevent Team, said: “I would like to continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward with any information about this incident.

“In particular, I would been keen to speak to anyone who saw a blue Citroen on Blackmoorfoot Road on Saturday morning (9 June), or anyone in the area acting suspiciously.

“Anyone with any information which can assist our enquiries is asked to contact the Firearms Prevent Team via 101 quoting crime reference number 13180276790 or information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

M62 update

Update from the M62: there’s very slow traffic and exit slip road partially blocked due to broken down van.

It’s on M62 Eastbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar).
The van is now on the chevrons at the very beginning of the exit slip road to the services but is sticking out into the lane.

Here’s the queues near the jucntion, it’s moving further ahead.

M62 J25 traffic camera
M62 J25 traffic camera

Lane one (of three) remained closed until around 08:15 with lane two reopening around 08:00.

Train disruption

This is the latest on Northern’s travel disruption this morning

The 08:15, 08:22 and 08:30 Huddersfield to Leeds trains are all running late, no more than 4 minutes currently.

M62 alert

One lane of the M62 is blocked due to broken down van.

It’s Eastbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar).
Lanes one and two (of three) are blocked.

Weather watch

It’s lovely and sunny right now - think short sleeve shirts, sundresses and sunglasses.

But forecasters are predicting rain!

Weather for Monday June 11
Weather for Monday June 11

Monday will start dry, with some sunny spells. Scattered showers will develop into the afternoon, particularly over the Dales, with some of these turning heavy and locally prolonged given the light winds. Maximum temperature 23 °C.

Tuesday:

A cloudier and less warm day generally, although most areas will stay dry. The Dales may see a few showers develop later, although these will be fewer and further between. Maximum temperature 19 °C.

Wednesday to Friday:

Becoming more changeable. Mainly fine but increasingly breezy Wednesday, ahead of a wet and windy morning on Thursday. Bright and breezy later Thursday with Friday less windy but with showers.

Travel news

Here’s the latest on the roads:

M62:

Slow traffic on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island).

Slow traffic on M62 Eastbound around J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar).

M621:

Delays on M621 inbound from M1 J43 (Belle Isle) to Leeds City Centre. Travel time is eight minutes.

A629, Huddersfield-Halifax road:

Usual slow traffic on A629 Salterhebble Hill and Huddersfield Road around the hospital by A646 Dryclough Lane. Travel time is eight minutes.

Cooper Bridge:

Slow traffic on A644 Wakefield Road between A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout) and M62 J25 Roundabout.

Happy Monday!

Morning Huddersfield, Joanne here with Monday’s live blog of travel, news and sports from in and around Huddersfield.

A sunny view of Castle Hill from Beaumont Park
A sunny view of Castle Hill from Beaumont Park

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