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Train problems over:

Normal service resumed on Transpennine Express between Leeds and York following earlier signalling problem.

Missing girl:

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old girl who has been reported missing from home in Cleckheaton.

Katie Wickhamam was last seen in Turnsteads Avenue, Cleckheaton, at 10.30pm yesterday (Monday, 11 June) and was reported missing this morning.

Missing girl Katie Wickham
Missing girl Katie Wickham (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

She is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build, with dyed red hair which she usually wears in a ponytail. She was last seen wearing a black Adidas top, black leggings and a nose ring.

It is believed that she is in the Batley and Spen area.

Anyone who has seen Katie or with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Kirklees District CID via 101, quoting log 244 of 12/06.

Information can also be given via the Live Chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website.

Transport:

Northern Rail: Normal service resumed on Northern between Leeds and York following earlier signalling problem.

M62 update:

Queueing traffic due to earlier accident on M62 Westbound between J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar), congestion on M62 to J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley).

All lanes have been re-opened.


Lanes one and two (of four) were closed within the smart motorway to assist with the scene.

Councillor's reassurance:

Kirklees councillor Sheikh Ullah, (Lab, Greenhead), has commented on the firearms discharge in Arnold Street, Birkby, which left a 32-year-old man with a serious thigh injury.

Clr Sheikh Ullah
Clr Sheikh Ullah

Sheikh said: “With regards to the firearms incident on Arnold Street in the early hours of Friday morning I Just wanted to reassure the community, and I have received an update from the police that the incident is isolated to the persons involved and there is no risk to the wider community.

“Police have doubled the patrols over the next week for reassurance and will monitor the situation.”

A 23-year-old man, Muhammad Baig of Arnold Street appeared in court yesterday charged with the attempted murder of Vajid Karim who lives on the same street.

He was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Leeds Crown Court. No plea was entered.

The Junction Pub:

One of Huddersfield’s best-known pubs, The Junction, next to Greenhead Park, Marsh, is due to reopen tomorrow - just in time for the lucrative World Cup audience which starts in Moscow on Thursday.

Terry Rose, who has successfully turned pubs around in Lindley, including transforming The Nightingale into The Old Wireworks, said:

The Junction in Marsh
The Junction in Marsh

“We are aiming to open for 1pm tomorrow (Wednesday) .

“We have new big screen TVs on which we will be showing all major sporting events. We also have a juke box.

“We have six cask ales on at any one time, three craft beers on draft and a selection of continental lagers.

“There’s a fantastic selection of spirits including a vast number of gins. We are opening a new beer garden soon. I am very excited about this challenge which I think will be an asset to the local community and visitors to Greenhead Park alike.


“We will be closing at the end of August for a refurbishment which will include a new kitchen.”

Beer and skittles!

Huddersfield Parish Church’s summer celebration is set to take place on Saturday, 16 June, inside and outside St Peter’s Church

Churchwarden Michael Bembridge said: “There will be Charity stalls, a bouncy castle, slide and children’s old fashioned races. Other attractions include a Teddy Tombola and Glitter Tattoos for children, a tombola and bookstall.”

Rev Simon Moor getting ready for an egg and spoon race
Rev Simon Moor getting ready for an egg and spoon race

The Vicar of Huddersfield, the Rev’d Canon Simon Moor told how from wider community organisations had been invited to join in with the day.


He said: “Inside the parish church there will be a dozen charity stalls to support; Kirkwood Hospice, The RSPCA, Age UK and the Forgetmenot Trust will all be present.”

Refreshment are also a big part of the day. There will be fabulous cakes and refreshments in church and from lunchtime food and a beer tent outside, also Prosecco and other soft drinks.

Rev Moor added: “Children’s races; egg and spoon, sack and three legged races - and some local real ales in the evening - what is not to like?

“During the day the bells at St. Peter’s will ring to advertise the day but not though for last orders!”

Judicial review:

High court action due to start today (Tues) in the battle over a major shake-up of hospital services in Kirklees and Calderdale has been postponed.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Accident and Emergency Department, A&E.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Accident and Emergency Department, A&E. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Campaign group Hands Off HRI were successful earlier this year in securing a judicial review – a court case that will look into the business case for the closure of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary’s Accident and Emergency and main hospital building.

The judicial review claim due to be heard over three days at Leeds Crown Court will now be stayed until 24 September to allow the local NHS organisations to undertake the further work recommended by the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP).

Deer killed on M62

It was a busy night for traffic cops on the M62.

https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/busy-night-police-m62-car-14775252

Click here to read more

Appeal for good Samaritan

A good samaritan is being sought after the death of a man in Paddock last year.

Police and coroner’s officers are investigating the death of a man, who collapsed in the street on Lowergate on August 9, 2017.

A passerby stopped to give first aid at the scene and assist the man until emergency services arrived, but the 83-year-old sadly died later.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Between 8.30pm and 9pm, an 83-year-old man collapsed in the street and the passer by administered first aid at the scene.

“Sadly, the man who collapsed later died and coroners are continuing to work with the police to establish the full circumstances leading to the death.”

Police say the passerby was a white male and aged in his 30s.

Anyone with information should contact DC Karl Riley of Kirklees CID via the non-emergency number 101.

M62 accident cleared

All lanes have been re-opened after the accident between a van and a car on the M62.

No-one was seriously injured.
Lane three (of three) was closed until around 1.20pm after the 12.40pm incident.

Traffic building

This is the scene on the M62 at Brighouse, it shows traffic is building.

One lane closed and slow traffic due to accident, van and a car involved on M62 Eastbound at J25 A644 (Brighouse), congestion on M62 to J24 A629 (Ainley Top).
Lane three (of three) is closed.

J24 traffic camera
J24 traffic camera

Van and car accident

Inrix, the travel service, says the accident near Ainley Top has involved a van and a car on lane three.

M62 alert!

There’s slow traffic and one lane closed due to accident on M62.

It’s Eastbound at J25 A644 (Brighouse), congestion to J24 A629 (Ainley Top).

Lane three (of three) is closed.

M621 alert!

The M621 Westbound entry slip road is partially blocked due to broken down vehicle at J1 A6110 (Beeston/Farnley).

Traffic is coping well.
This is as you head from the roundabout up towards the main carriageway.

Top stories so far today

Here are the most read stories on our website so far today:

1) ‘I’m a Melthamer - you came over here on a boat’ racist row in takeaway called out by residents - click here to see the video recorded in a Meltham takeaway

Screenshots of row at Wonderful Chinese takeaway in Meltham which turned racist
Screenshots of row at Wonderful Chinese takeaway in Meltham which turned racist (Image: twitter)

2) Six weeks of hell’ as screaming hen party guests cause misery on upmarket Holmfirth road - householder apologises and pulls plug on hiring out home after neighbours complain about noise to the council

3) ‘Very dangerous weapon’ taken off the streets of Huddersfield - officers seized stun gun and arrested a suspect

Jake gets some support from Clrs

The saga of Jake Mangle-Wurzel’s folly has received support from two councillors.

Clrs Andrew Cooper and Karen Allison, Newsome Greens, have visited Jake’s folly protest to lend their support.

Clr Cooper says they’re “backing Jake Mangle Wuurzle’s campaign to keep his Folly in the Civic Quarter.

“Kirklees Council has better things to do than demolish something that is just a bit of fun in a fairly miserable part of town. It is not doing any harm and should remain.”

You can find out more about the unusual row between Jake and Kirklees Council by clicking here

Fire in Highburton

This is what remains of a van after a blaze in Highburton this morning.

A van parked close to Gregory Playing Fields in Highburton burst into flames at around 8.45am.

Resident John Gee said: “The owners son was using the new skate park whilst his Father looked on when the incident occurred.

“The fire destroyed the braking system and the blazing van rolled backwards into a neighbouring garden where the hedge prevented it from striking the house.

“The fire brigade quickly extinguished the blaze but the vehicle is clearly a write off.”

Van fire near to Gregory Playing Fields in Highburton burst into flames at around 8:45 this morning.
Van fire near to Gregory Playing Fields in Highburton burst into flames at around 8:45 this morning.

Dewsbury accident

Reports of slow traffic and partially blocked due to accident on Cemetery Road, Dewsbury.

It’s in both directions at A644 Huddersfield Road / Watergate Road, by the church.

M62 incident cleared

There remains slow traffic due to earlier accident on M62 Eastbound at J29 M1 (Lofthouse).

All lanes have been re-opened after the sliproad was blocked as you come down from the roundabout to the main carriageway.

The vehicle involved was sideways across both lanes, but all lanes reopened around 9:20am.

M62 alert

Be aware of this on the M62 further afield:

Missing Leeds girl

This girl is only 11-years-old and West Yorkshire Police are appealing for help to trace her.

Martyna Rocka, last seen in HareHills Leeds at 3pm on Monday.

She’s a white female, with long brown hair, grey eyes, wearing an orange t-shirt and green shorts. If seen or you have any info please ring 101 and quote log 1849 11/6/18 .

Weather watch!

Well the forecasters got it wrong yesterday, didn’t they! Do I dare tell you what they predict today?

Weather, Tuesday June 12
Weather, Tuesday June 12

Today is forecast to be a little dull, gloomy, overcast, with the promise of sunshine later today then light showers this evening.

Don’t shoot the messenger!

Travel round-up

Here’s the latest from the roads:

M62:

Heavy traffic on M62 Eastbound around J24 A629 (Ainley Top).

M62 J24 Tuesday
M62 J24 Tuesday

Slow traffic on M62 Eastbound around J25 A644 (Brighouse).

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

Usual slow traffic on M62 Westbound around J29 M1 (Lofthouse).

A62:

Queueing traffic on A62 Leeds road Westbound at A644 Wakefield Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).

A629:

Very slow traffic on A629 Penistone Road Southbound near Dam Hill, Shelley. In the roadworks area.
There are temporary traffic lights in operation.

Welcome to Tuesday's liveblog

Morning Huddersfield, Joanne here with Tuesday’s live blog of breaking news, travel and local news.

This happened while most of us were sleeping, luckily no-one hurt.