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Slow on the M62 eastbound

Slow traffic due to earlier broken down vehicle on M62 Eastbound from J26 A638 (Chain Bar) to J27 A650 Gelderd Road (Gildersome). All lanes have been re-opened.
Lane one (of four) was closed within the smart motorway section.

Changes to bus stands returning to normal

Woman in court over Elmwood Avenue murder

A Linthwaite woman has been in court this morning charged with the murder of a man at a flat near the town centre over the weekend.

Rio Liburd, 32, of Pennine Gardens, appeared before Kirklees Magistrates charged with murdering David Baxter, 59, at the property on Elmwood Avenue on Saturday.

Liburd was remanded into custody and will appear at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.

Crime scene at Elmwood Avenue in Huddersfield
Crime scene at Elmwood Avenue in Huddersfield

Police tackling poaching in Dewsbury

Kirklees police are clamping down on wildlife crime in the area.

Officers say there have been a number of thefts from angling clubs in North Kirklees and have joined forces with the Environment Agency and the Angling Trust Voluntary Bailiff Service to investigate, adding that the financial cost of poaching and fish theft is “tens of thousands”.

PC Rachel Storey, of Dewsbury NPT, said: “We would like to encourage members of the public to report incidents of poaching and theft of fish in the District’s waterways to the police.”

Angler (stock image)
Angler (stock image)

Water burst repaired in Calderdale

We posted about this yesterday - Burnley Road was closed in Luddenden Bridge yesterday after a burst water main. We’re pleased to say this has now been fixed and everything is back open again.

RTC on Wakefield Road

There’s been a collision on Wakefield Road this morning.

Fire services attended the scene at the junction with Smithy Lane, where a HGV collided with a Toyota. One person was trapped inside the Toyota and had to be cut free, before being treated by paramedics.

Fire services say their injuries were not serious.

Wakefield Road near the junction of Almondbury Bank Road at Moldgreen.
Wakefield Road at Moldgreen.

Canal victim inquest opened

A man who died after falling into the canal last week has been named as Anthony Mark Charlesworth.

An inquest into Mr Charlesworth’s death opened today in Bradford.

The 53-year-old, from Lockwood, was found in the canal behind the University campus just off Firth Street on Tuesday last week, coroners heard.

The inquest was provisionally adjourned to November 20.

Canal taped off by police on Firth Street, Huddersfield
Canal taped off by police on Firth Street, Huddersfield

Today's forecast

Grey and wet this morning although a drier forecast for later in the afternoon.

Good morning

Morning, Huddersfield. A few incidents to report on the roads this morning:

  • Slow traffic on the M62 between 19 and 18 westbound due to an earlier broken down car - all lanes have now been re-opened but traffic still slow
  • Traffic heavier than normal on the M62 westbound between 22 and 21
  • Slow traffic on Lindley moor Road around Wappy Spring Inn due to an accident
  • Slow traffic on the M62 eastbound at 26
  • Slow traffic on Halifax Road heading up to Ainley Top