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Bus attacked on New Hey Road

We are getting reports that a bus has been attacked near to Huddersfield New College.

IIn December a pellet shattered a windows on a 371 bus near the former Spotted Cow pub, Salendine Nook
IIn December a pellet shattered a windows on a 371 bus near the former Spotted Cow pub, Salendine Nook

Police were called at 6.34pm by the driver of the bus after a window was smashed.

A police spokesman said the incident was being treated as criminal damage.

At this stage it does not appear that anyone has been injured.

The incident has affected some bus services.

Here’s a tweet from Metro Travel News:

Last month a teenager on a bus passing the former Spotted Cow pub had a narrow escape when a pellet smashed the First bus window.

The pellet just missed Thomas Wilshaw’s head.

Fan on way to Huddersfield Town match arrested

A middle-aged man on his way to watch Huddersfield Town was arrested for racist chanting on a train.

British Transport Police logo
British Transport Police logo

The 49-year-old from Sheffield was detained on Saturday after a passenger on board the 10.36 Sheffield to Huddersfield train sent a text to police to tell them what was happening.

Officers at the station obtained a description of the man from the passenger and quickly viewed CCTV from the station.

The man was identified and arrested for racially aggravated public order as he returned to the station following the match which saw Huddersfield Town lose 4-1 to West Ham United.

He has been interviewed and released under investigation.

Sgt Bob Smith from British Transport Police said: “Trains are not extensions of football terraces. Families, young children and older people often travel on match days too. It’s simply not OK to chant racist slurs because you’re “out with the lads” or be abusive because you had “one too many”, it’s intimidating to other people on the trains and at the stations.

“This type of behaviour is not something that anyone should have to accept. I would like to thank the passenger who text us to report this incident to us.”

Anyone else who was travelling on the service and who may have seen what happened should contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting log 216 of 13/1.

If anyone sees an ongoing incident they should Text 61016 to BTP - this is how they spotted the report on the incident in this case.

Panto joy for Huddersfield theatre

We love a rip-roaring panto in Huddersfield - oh yes we do!

Nightshade (James McLean) and Buttercup
Nightshade (James McLean) and Buttercup

Lawrence Batley Theatre has just told me that they sold more than 15,000 tickets for Jack & the Beanstalk.

It’s only the second time they have staged a professional panto in the venue’s 24-year history.

The creative team of director Joyce Branagh and writer Andrew Pollard will return to the Huddersfield theatre to create Aladdin for Christmas 2018.

Lawrence Batley Theatre’s Director Victoria Firth said: “We’re thrilled with the great success of Jack & the Beanstalk which has built on everything we learnt through producing our debut pantomime last year.

“To see so many families, school children and audience members enjoying the adventures and really getting stuck into the festive pantomime spirit has been an absolute joy – and affirms our ambitions for Lawrence Batley Theatre to become the destination to see top quality family panto.

“We’re looking forward to getting stuck into plans for creating a magical Aladdin for Christmas 2018.”

*Aladdin is now on sale for Christmas 2018. To buy tickets contact the Lawrence Batley Theatre’s Box Office on 01484 430528 or online at www.thelbt.org.

Gritters ready!

Weather warnings issued for West Yorkshire for next three days

Weather experts have issued three days of weather warnings for Huddersfield as the town is set to be battered by high winds and heavy snow.

Snow showers will first hit parts of the UK later today.

But the snow showers are expected in the Yorkshire and Humber region later tonight with the snow expected to continue through Tuesday with further snow expected on Wednesday. Read more here.

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND: Heavy snow makes driving conditions treacherous
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND: Heavy snow makes driving conditions treacherous (Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Police reveal shocking speed statistics

A speeding driver in West Yorkshire was caught doing a mind-boggling 160mph in a 70mph zone.

The frightening statistic is in figures which reveal that police in our county catch more speeders that any other police force in the country - well over double its nearest rival.

Read more here.

Policeman with speed camera
Policeman with speed camera

Man left in hospital after attack outside pub

Officers say a man has been attacked outside a pub in Dewsbury.

The 30-year-old victim was attacked following a war of words outside the back of the Wellington Tavern on Tithe Barn Street on Saturday night. He suffered serious facial injuries and was taken to hospital where he currently remains for treatment.

Pc Lisa Saberton, of Kirklees CID, said: “We are appealing for witnesses to come forward if they have any information about this violent assault.

“The victim is still in hospital with serious injuries as he undergoes medical treatment. Anyone who was in the area on Saturday evening and has any information is asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101 quoting crime reference number 1318021229.”

National news

Here’s around up of today’s main headlines...

CARILLION COLLAPSES INTO LIQUIDATION AFTER CRUNCH TALKS FAIL
Construction giant Carillion has said it has “no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect” after talks failed to find another way to deal with the company’s £900m debts. The stricken company, which employs 20,000 workers across Britain, said crunch talks over the weekend aimed at driving down debt and shoring up its balance sheet had failed to result in the “short-term financial support” it needed.

‘I AM NOT A RACIST’, SAYS DONALD TRUMP
US president Donald Trump has defended himself in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations, declaring that “I am not a racist”. Mr Trump addressed the issue briefly as he arrived for dinner at his private golf club with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. Asked what he thinks about people who think he is racist, Mr Trump said, “No, No. I am not a racist.” He told reporters: “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you.”

UKIP CHIEF HENRY BOLTON ENDS ‘ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP’ WITH JO MARNEY
Henry Bolton has revealed he has ended his romantic relationship with Jo Marney after it was reported she made racist remarks about Meghan Markle. The Ukip leader admitted that the relationship was “obviously quite incompatible” with his position as party chief and the “romantic” side of their relationship had ended, however he said he would continue to support the family of Ms Marney, who had been left “distraught” by the revelations.

CYRILLE REGIS’ WIDOW PAYS TRIBUTE TO HER “PRECIOUS TREASURE”
Cyrille Regis’ widow Julia has described her late husband as a “role model” and “a very precious treasure” after his death at the age of 59. The death of the former West Brom and Coventry striker has sparked glowing tributes to a man who blazed a trail for black footballers in Britain. His wife Julia said in a statement: “Cyrille and I were soulmates. He was the perfect man for me and we had a wonderful life together. He was a beautiful man and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.”

Carillion has announced it is to go into liquidation putting thousands of jobs at risk
Carillion has announced it is to go into liquidation putting thousands of jobs at risk (Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Elderly woman robbed from behind by teenager

Detectives are looking for a teenage boy who knocked over a woman and made off with her handbag.

The 65-year-old woman was walking along Serpentine Road near the Tesco superstore in Cleckheaton on Friday when she was approached from behind by the robber, who pulled on her bag. The victim fell to the floor and he fled with her bag up the road towards Whitcliffe Road. She was left with minor injuries as a result of the robbery.

Serpentine Road, Cleckheaton
Serpentine Road, Cleckheaton

Police say they are looking for a white male, approximately 16-years-old, of slim build and a “young face”.

He was approximately 5ft”3 tall and with dark hair. He was wearing a dark hooded tracksuit top with the hood up and black tracksuit trousers. Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference 13180019584.

WATCH: Timelapse of endurance race at Scammonden

This is the moment brave runners with headlamps taking on a brutal race were seen at Scammonden last night.

Photographer Roger Kinder captured a timelapse of the light from The Spine Race as runners trudged down towards Redbrook Reservoir. The race is across the Pennine Way and is described as a “brutal” endurance race.

Woman attacked at Storthes Hall woods

Police say they are investigating an attack on a 63-year-old woman near woods popular with Huddersfield dog walkers.

The woman was on Farnley Road near Storthes Hall woods between Farnley Tyas and Kirkburton when she was attacked last week. Police put out an appeal looking for a man described as a white male aged in his 40s, 5ft 10”, slim build, short light brown hair, wearing cream jumper and carrying dark rucksack.

The attack, which happened at around 1.30pm on Wednesday last week, is thought to be an isolated incident.

Woman attacked while walking in Storthes Hall woods
Woman attacked while walking in Storthes Hall woods (Image: Kirklees Rural police)

Man bailed over murder enquiry

A Huddersfield man arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed.

The 27-year-old was questioned by Lancashire Police alongside a 36-year-old woman from Preston over the weekend in connection with the sudden death of Gareth Roberts, 36. Mr Roberts suffered serious head injuries following an altercation at a house in Fulwood, Lancs., on Saturday.

Mr Roberts was taken to hospital but pronounced dead a short time later.

The two arrested were bailed pending further enquiries until February 11th. A post mortem examination has taken place which has established the cause of Mr Roberts’ death as traumatic head, face and neck injuries.

Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with Mr Roberts’ death.

Police, stock, crime scene

Huddersfield weather

Today’s weather looks wet and miserable, the perfect setting for Blue Monday.

Busy night for Huddersfield officers

A man has been arrested after a stabbing in Huddersfield.

More updates on this if and when we get them.

Lane closure on M1

One lane closed on the exit slip road on the M1 northbound at junction 42 due to a lorry having a tyre changed.

Traffic is reportedly coping well.

The M1 motorway
The M1 motorway

Road closed in Birchencliffe

Problems on the M62

Very congested on the M62 westbound this morning at junction 27 after an earlier accident - this have been moved over to the hard shoulder but still causing a lot of problems where the motorway is being joined by traffic from the M621.

Traffic is also very slow eastbound between junctions 27 and 25 back to Brighouse due to an earlier accident.

M62 Motorway stock pic: Between Junction 26 and 27
M62 Motorway stock pic: Between Junction 26 and 27