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Abseiler "lucky to be alive" after plummeting 7m

A man was rescued from a quarry near Penistone last night after trying to abseil down.

The man is being treated for suspected spinal injuries and a possible leg injury after the top of the crag at Thurlstone Quarry gave way sending him plummeting 7m.

A team from Woodhead MOuntain Rescue attended and the man, who was with a friend, was put onto a stretcher and taken to hospital. The team said the incident ranked as “number one in the lucky-to-be alive charts”.

Man stretchered away after plummeting 7m while abseiling in a quarry
Man stretchered away after plummeting 7m while abseiling in a quarry (Image: Woodhead Mountain Rescue Service)

Another scorcher of a weekend on the cards

Perfect weather for Saturday’s quarter final!

M62: Separate updates

Separate live updates on this incident can be seen here.

M62 closure

Traffic has been squeezed down to just one lane on the M62 westbound between Brighouse and Chain Bar due to a serious accident.

Updates shortly.

Congestion on Leeds Road

Usual slow traffic on Leeds Road heading into Huddersfield this lunchtime. Allow extra time if you’re heading into town this way.

Latest on Brighouse fire

Fire investigators are at the scene in Brighouse today looking into how the fire started.

Man fined for punching cleaner on train

A thug who attacked a train cleaner after falling asleep and missing his stop has been sentenced in court.

Nicky Matthewman flew into a fit of rage when his snooze on the service from Grantham caused him to miss his destination, waking up in Leeds where it terminated. Matthewman, of Park View, Thornhill, became aggressive when woken by a member of staff and resorted to punching a man who was cleaning the carriage, knocking him to the ground.

Leeds Train Station
Leeds Train Station

The cleaner lost consciousness for a short time, but found his feet and left the carriage only to be met my Matthewman, who in return punched him again.

Matthewman, 31, was sentenced at Leeds Magistrates’ Court last week, and ordered to pay £1,000 compensation and £170 in court costs and surcharges. Magistrates also handed Matthewman a six-month community order and electronic curfew.

Gym are "saddened by the death of member Benny Karikumutima"

The Gym Group have released a statement after a man collapsed and died at their gym on Beck Road in Huddersfield.

Benoit Karikumutima, known as Benny, is the owner of Benny’s Barbers at Bradford Road in Fartown.

Dylan Noble, General Manager of The Gym Group, said:

We are saddened by the death of member Benny Karikumutima yesterday at our Beck Road site.

Benny was a frequent visitor to the gym, well liked amongst the staff and members alike and we all extend our deepest sympathy to Benny’s family and friends.

After fully co-operating with West Yorkshire Police, the Gym reopened to members late last night.

Man attacked by gang of eight in Brighouse

Police have launched an investigation after a man was attacked in Brighouse by a gang of eight males.

He was severely beaten and left with serious injuries following the assault which happened between 11.20pm and 11.50pm on Tuesday (July 3) at Wellholme Park off Bradford Road, close to the town’s huge Tesco superstore.

The suspects then fled the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to contact Halifax CID via 101 quoting crime reference number 13180325107.

Information can also be given anonymously via Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

Wellholme Park, Brighouse
Wellholme Park, Brighouse (Image: Google)

Brighouse fire update

The fire at Crompton Mouldings remains under control this morning, Wakefield Road is back open and an investigation is underway.

Last night fire crews took it in turns to keep one pump on the building throughout the night.

Firefighter Dunford, from Dewsbury Fire Station, said: “We were there from midnight to 4am with one pump just dousing the building, targeting little bits of smoke.

“After our shift ended, a pump from Hunslet arrived and they will stay on site until 8 O’Clock this morning.”

Asked about the building’s condition, Firefighter Dunford said the fire had totally destroyed it.

“The building’s gone,” he said. “It would have to be knocked down I would guess.”

Fire crews tackle a fire at Crompton Moldings, Brighouse.
Fire crews tackle a fire at Crompton Moldings, Brighouse. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

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