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We're looking at reports of a gun shot fired in the Moldgreen area of Huddersfield over night.

Police have confirmed that there was a firearms incident, but the men involved have not come forward.

Stay with us throughout the day to be the first to know everything that's happening across Huddersfield and the rest of West Yorkshire.

We'll also be bringing you updates on crime, health, sport, politics, education and more live from the Examiner team.

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Rush-hour travel round-up

Here’s the latest on the roads:

1) One lane closed and heavy traffic due to accident on M62 Westbound at J29 M1 (Lofthouse).

Lane one (of two) is closed.

M62 queue caution
M62 queue caution

2) Heavy traffic on A62 Leeds Road in both directions at Old Fieldhouse Lane. In the roadworks area.

Affecting traffic heading in and out of Huddersfield.

3) Usual delays on A629 Halifax Road out of town from Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery) to A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top). Travel time is 18 minutes.

More roadworks issues

There’s slow traffic on A644 Huddersfield Road, Ravensthope, in both directions at Queen Street / Calder Road.

It’s in the roadworks area.

Missing woman found

Missing Tracy Goulding, from the Lepton area of Huddersfield, who we reported as missing earlier, has now been found safe and well.

Grit run due

Kirklees Winter have said they’re gearing up for a grit run.

There is snow in the forecast until 5-6pm tonight but it’s not sticking so far.

Travel round-up

It’s getting busy on the roads, her’s an overview:

1) A629 Halifax Road out of town busy but moving from Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery) to A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top). Travel time is eight minutes.

2) A644 Brighouse and Denholme Road busy but moving at A644 Brighouse Road (Christ Church traffic lights).
3) Heavy traffic on A62 Leeds Road in both directions at Old Fieldhouse Lane. In the roadworks area and affecting traffic heading in and out of Huddersfield.

M62 alert!

There may be some delays to come on the M62.

There’s reports of fuel spillage on M62 J28 Westbound, affecting lane 1 and hardshoulder.

Students mark 100 years of women's vote

To mark 100 years since women got the vote the Huddersfield University Students Union is hosting a stall today.

Details in the tweet:

Kingsgate disorder arrests made

Police have arrested four males in connection with a violent disorder at the Kingsgate Shopping Centre at the weekend.

The incident happened around 3.30pm on Saturday 2 February after police were called to reports of a group of males with weapons in the shopping centre.

No-one was injured during the incident and the group dispersed after only a few minutes.

The individuals involved in the incident are believed to be known to each other and enquiries are ongoing to identify further suspects.

Police also continue to appeal for witnesses to the incident which was seen by a number of bystanders with families.

Crime scene in Kingsgate Shopping Centre
Crime scene in Kingsgate Shopping Centre (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Detective Inspector Lee Donnelly of Kirklees CID, said: “This was a targeted incident involving individuals who we believe are known to each other and there was a low risk to the wider general public.

“As part of our investigation, we had a team of dedicated officers who conducted extensive enquiries to identify the suspects and we have subsequently arrested four males in connection with the incident.

“We understand there was concern from our communities in Huddersfield following reports of the incident over the weekend, but I would like to reassure the public that we take all reports of knife crime incredibly seriously and are committed to investigating knife crimes thoroughly at West Yorkshire Police.

“We have many proactive initiatives to prevent knife crime including regular test purchase operations, weapons surrenders and in particular, we continue to work with our partners and schools to educate young people about the dangers of knife crime.”

Anyone with any further information about the incident, including any witnesses who have not come forward, are asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101 quoting crime reference number 13180056910 or information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Update on Moldgreen gun shot

A resident has spoken of his shock at discovering a gun shot had been fired near his Moldgreen house.

It comes as police continue to search the area and appeal for information.

Almondbury Bank area of Moldgreen
Almondbury Bank area of Moldgreen (Image: google)

Weather watch

Paul Stevens, weatherman, has said Tuesday will remain snowy, with it settling in places especially where moderate bursts occur later this morning before the band fizzles by evening.

Due to cold temperatures, ice is forecast for later this week, before the rain sets in and helps melt it. The end of the week will be windy.

Weather stock pics of Examiner weatherman Paul Stevens.
Weather stock pics of Examiner weatherman Paul Stevens.

Leeds Road is busy

There’s queueing traffic on A62 Leeds Road in both directions at Old Fieldhouse Lane, congestion to Deighton Road and to Thistle Street.

It’s in the roadworks area and is affecting traffic heading in and out of Huddersfield.

Sport's news

Leeds have named Paul Heckingbottom as their new head coach.

The 40-year-old leaves Barnsley to move to Elland Road and has signed a contract that runs until the end of next season.

He succeeds Thomas Christiansen who was sacked on Sunday after a dismal run of form which has seen Leeds not win a match since Boxing Day.

Leeds have fallen to 10th in the Sky Bet Championship, and Heckingbottom leaves a side who sit 21st in the same division.

“Leeds United are delighted to confirm the appointment of Paul Heckingbottom as new head coach of the club,” the West Yorkshire club announced.

(Image: Leeds United)

M62 lane closure

One lane closed and heavy traffic due to broken down vehicle on M62 Eastbound between J30 A642 (Rothwell) and J31 A655 (Castleford).
Lane one (of three) is closed.

The scene

An area has been cordoned off around Almondbury Bank as police continue their search

Police at the scene of a gun shot fired at Almondbury Bank
Police at the scene of a gun shot fired at Almondbury Bank
Police at the scene of a gun shot fired at Almondbury Bank
Police at the scene of a gun shot fired at Almondbury Bank

Police search underway

Police are searching around the Almondbury Bank area, looking for clues into the gun shot fired last night.

They’re looking in gardens:

Gun shot fired in Moldgreen

A gun shot fired at group of men in targeted attack on Almondbury Bank last night.

Police say a gun was fired in the direction of a group of males who were running down an alleyway which leads to Old Bank Fold, off Almondbury Bank, at 11.45pm.

Det Insp Andy Farrell, of the Force Firearms Prevent Team, said it was targeted and none of the men involved have come forward.

Votes for women

Today marks 100 years since the law was passed giving women the vote.

Huddersfield’s Tolson Museum offers an insightful history into it - find out more by clicking here

In Parliament today our female MPs have joined forces to mark the milestone - this was tweeted by Colne Valley Labour MP Thelma Walker:

Appeal for missing woman

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 50-year-old woman who has been reported missing from home in Huddersfield.

The last confirmed sighting of Tracy Goulding was at her home in the Lepton area of Huddersfield at around 10pm on Sunday, 4 February. She was reported missing yesterday evening (Monday, 5 February).

Tracy Goulding, missing from her Lepton home since 10pm on Sunday, 4 February
Tracy Goulding, missing from her Lepton home since 10pm on Sunday, 4 February

She is described as white, 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build with shoulder-length blonde hair and dark brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey Superdry coat and green Timberlands.

Anyone who has seen Ms Goulding or who has any information about her whereabouts is asked to call Kirklees District CID via 101, quoting reference 1628 of 05/02.

Gun fired in targeted attack

There was a gun fired towards a group of men on Almondbury Bank last night.

Detectives are appealing for information following a firearms discharge in the Moldgreen area.

The incident happened at around 11.45pm on Almondbury Bank. Initial reports suggest that the firearm has been fired in the direction of a group of males who were running down an alleyway which leads to Old Bank Fold.

Almondbury Bank area
Almondbury Bank area

Detective Inspector Andy Farrell, of the Force Firearms Prevent Team, said: “Clearly any firearms discharge will cause some concern in the local community and I would like to reassure members of the public that we take all firearms incidents extremely seriously and have extensive enquiries underway to identify those involved.

“This appears to have been a targeted attack. At this time, the group of males that the firearm has been targeted at have not come forward to the police. We would urge them to do so so that we can assure they are safe and well and put any appropriate safeguarding measures in place.

“We would also urge anyone else who witnessed anything suspicious in the area or with any other information that might help us in our ongoing enquiries to please get in contact.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Firearms Prevent Team via 101, quoting log 2201 of 05/02. Information can also be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

Area

Vaping '0.5% as harmful as smoking', says Public Health England

Smoking e-cigarettes is a fraction as harmful as smoking tobacco, England’s top health authority has said.

Quit rates were at their highest ever level in the first half of last year - which may be attributed to their use, it says.

But many adults faseley believe vaping is harmful.

Professor John Newton, director of health improvement at PHE, told the Guardian: “It would be tragic if thousands of smokers who could quit with the help of an e-cigarette are being put off due to false fears about their safety.”

Vaping is 0.5% the risk of smoking, Public Health England has said
Vaping is 0.5% the risk of smoking, Public Health England has said

Travel round-up

Here’s a round-up of what’s happening on the roads:

1) Queueing traffic on A629 Salterhebble Hill and Huddersfield Road at the roadworks near the hospital by A646 Dryclough Lane. Travel time is 11 minutes.

2) Heavy traffic on M62 Westbound at J29 M1 (Lofthouse).

3) Slow traffic on M62 Eastbound between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar). There are patches of congestion between this stretch.

Met Office mistake?

Apparently it’s already snowing in Flockton!

Hour by hour weather report for next 24 hours

Here’s the hourly weather report for the HD1 postcode for the next 24 hours.

9am-2pm: Snow

3pm-6pm: Snow showers

7pm-8pm: Cloudy

9pm: Mostly cloudy

10pm-11pm: Partly cloudy

Wednesday

Midnight-7am: Clear

8am: Sunny

Holmfirth with snow-capped moors in the background
Holmfirth with snow-capped moors in the background (Image: Andrew Swales)

Snow in higher areas

The Met Office says we can expect some snow this morning and into lunchtime on higher ground, in areas like Slaithwaite, Meltham, Grange Moor and Holmfirth.

However Huddersfield Town Centre should remain clear of snow.

Weather warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in West Yorkshire, from 3pm today until 9.30am tomorrow.

It says: “Sleet and snow showers will affect parts of eastern England later on Tuesday and for a time overnight, when clearing skies will lead to ice forming in places, lasting into Wednesday morning.

“Expect some delays to travel, while untreated surfaces become icy leading to an increased risk of accidents or injuries.”

Traffic update

All’s looking normal on the M62, but an earlier incident on the M1 is causing problems.

There is heavy traffic due to an earlier broken down car northbound between J40 A638 (Ossett / Wakefield) and J41 A650 (Carrgate). All lanes have been re-opened.

Good morning, Huddersfield

Welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news service.

Stay with us throughout the day to be the first to know everything that’s happening across Huddersfield and the rest of West Yorkshire.

We’ll also be bringing you updates on crime, health, sport, politics, education and more live from the Examiner team.

And remember to check back before you travel as during peak times we’ll provide you with all of the latest traffic updates on the M62 and roads around the region.

Wessenden Head Road above Meltham on Saturday morning
Wessenden Head Road above Meltham on Saturday morning

You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notifications for the latest breaking stories here .

If there’s something you’ve noticed and want us to check out then please feel free to get in touch - you can call us on 01484 437712, email editorial@examiner.co.uk or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .