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Lorry carrying chilli peppers gets stuck - situation gets heated

This HGV got jalapeno lane when it got wedged under a bridge...spilling hundreds of chilli peppers it was carrying.

Drivers got stuck behind the lorry when it misjudged the size of the bridge - just days after a double decker bus got stuck there. The accident also caused disruption to local trains due to being under the rail bridge at Mill Lane, Bradford.

Luckily nobody was injured - only the chillis were left bruised. This brings a whole new meaning to the 1992 Red Hot Chilli Peppers hit ‘Under The Bridge’.

Lorry spills hundreds of chilli peppers after getting stuck under a rail bridge - just days after a bus got stuck in the same spot
Lorry spills hundreds of chilli peppers after getting stuck under a rail bridge - just days after a bus got stuck in the same spot (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Coroners appeal for relatives

Police are appealing for relatives of a man to come forward after he passed away this weekend.

John Gelder, who lived in Leicester but is thought to have a daughter and sister living near Castle Hill, died yesterday at his home. Any relatives are urged to contact Leicester Police on 0116 4541031.

Warning over cruel police phone scam

West Yorkshire Police are warning the public to be wary after a woman in her eighties was scammed out of cash by someone pretending to be from the force.

The victim was conned when someone called her to report fraudulent activity on her account. The man said he was a police officer and told her to withdraw some money, as the cash was needed for fingerprints. She was also told her bank cards were needed for checks.

A man then called round at her home to collect the cash and cards, along with items she had been instructed to buy using her account. Enquiries are now ongoing to identify those involved in the scam.

The Examiner reported the phone scam last week
Warning after woman in 80s is scammed of cash and bank cards by man pretending to be a police officer

PC Toni Hinnells, said: “The police would never call someone to tell them their bank account was being monitored, nor would they send someone to your house to collect bank cards or request you to collect items for them. If you receive one of these calls please hang up and contact your bank separately. They should be able to confirm if they are aware of any suspected fraud with your account.”

All lanes now back open on the M62

The accident has been moved to the hard shoulder.

M62: One lane blocked

There’s been an accident on the eastbound carriage involving three vehicles. This is affecting traffic between junction 25 and 26.

Junction 25 slip road
Junction 25 slip road

Prince Andrew in Huddersfield today

The Duke of York in in town today to hand awards to students at the University.

The Duke, who is Vice Chancellor of the University, will present certificates to those who received exceptionally high marks in their degrees this year.

Bus shuttle service being put on for Little Mix fans

First Bus are putting on a shuttle service to get you from the bus and train stations down to the John Smith Stadium if you’re heading to the Little Mix concert on Sunday and wanting to avoid the parking.

Flytippers leave mess on rural road

This disgusting mess was left at the side of the road in South Crosland over the weekend.

Cyclist Mark Schofield pictured this tip dumped in the area on Saturday. It comes after rubbish was last week tipped on Heath Lane, which has now been cleared.

Rubbish tipped on rural roads at South Crosland
Rubbish tipped on rural roads at South Crosland

Mark said: “The good news is Heath Lane has been cleared, the bad news is that someone has driven around South Crosland and dumped rubbish every quarter of a mile or so. In around five miles of road I spotted 21 large deposits of rubbish. Quite a number have just appeared others have been there some time. If the council had ventured several hundred yards from Heath lane they would have found enough rubbish to fill a wagon.”

Wheelie bin and fridge flytipped at South Crosland
Wheelie bin and fridge flytipped at South Crosland

Road closures in Brighouse

Incident at mink farm is grass fire

Crews at the mink farm in Elland have been tackling a grass fire at the mink farm in Elland.

The service was called out at 7.30pm last night after bushes at the farm caught fire, and crews stayed until it got dark before returning at the crack of dawn at 4.30am. Another crew will be there throughout today.

No people (or minks) have been injured, thankfully.

Elland mink farm
Elland mink farm (Image: Deborah Smyth)

Fire at Elland farm

Fire services have been called to an incident at the old mink farm in Elland this morning.

Three fire engines from Huddersfield and Rastrick are currently at the scene although we don’t have any further information on this right now unfortunately. We’ll update you when we find out more.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

David Davis resigns

The main headline this morning in case you haven’t yet seen it: Brexit Minister David Davis has resigned.

Theresa May’s government was left in crisis late last night after Davis announced he would be stepping down from the post at 11.30pm, saying he could not support the PM’s soft Brexit plan agreed on Friday. His deputy, Steve Baker, and another Brexit Minister Suella Braverman, have also quit.

Brexit Secretary David Davis is leading negotiations over the UK's departure from the European Union
Brexit Secretary David Davis

One lane blocked on M62 due to accident

Queuing traffic on the M62 eastbound at junction 29 (for the M1) due to an earlier accident.

All lanes have been re-opened although congestion is back to junction 27 and travel time is an extra 20 minutes.

M62 Motorway
M62 Motorway

Good morning

Happy Monday! Let’s see what’s happening in Huddersfield and on the roads so far this morning...