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Update on 'acid attack' robbery victim

Detectives are continuing to investigate a robbery in Brighouse where a security guard had a substance thrown at him.

Police cordon off Briggate in Brighouse
Police cordon off Briggate in Brighouse (Image: Paul Bigland)

The incident occurred on Tuesday January 23 shortly after 1pm, where the male security guard was attacked outside a bank on Briggate.

The male suspect has attacked the victim with a substance that is still to be identified, before making off with the cash box.

The victim was taken to Calderdale Royal Hospital for treatment for his injuries which are described as mild skin irritation. He remained in hospital overnight as a precaution.

Detective Inspector Gary Stephenson of Calderdale CID said: “Extensive enquiries in to this incident are continuing. Whilst the victim did not sustain serious injuries, clearly the incident was incredibly distressing for him, and people who witnessed what took place.

“We have spoken to a number of witnesses already who were around the location when the incident took place, but would ask anyone who has not yet spoken to the police who has any information to come forward.

“I would seek to reassure the public that this appears to have been an isolated, targeted incident, however we always would encourage anyone with any concerns to speak to their local neighbourhood policing team.”

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Calderdale CID via 101 using the reference 13180037476. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously and in confidence on 0800 555 111.

Reports of M62 accident

Traffic is currently slow on the M606 southbound at Chain Bar.

And there has been a collision on the M62 eastbound at Chain Bar which may be causing problems.

Yassar Yaqub case: Two men charged with firearms offences

Two men will appear in court on the March 7 charged with firearms and weapons offences in relation to a police operation near Ainley Top on 2 January 2017 in which Yassar Yaqub was shot dead by a police marksman.

Police at the scene of the fatal shooting of Yassar Yaqub at Ainley Top
Police at the scene of the fatal shooting of Yassar Yaqub at Ainley Top (Image: Getty Images Europe)

Rexhino Arapaj, 26, of Thornlea Road, Crosland Moor, and David Butlin, aged 37, of Upper Sunny Bank, Meltham, have been jointly charged with conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life / enable another to do so and possession of an offensive weapon.

They will appear before Leeds magistrates court on March 7.

Moshin Amin, 30, of Broomer Street, in Dewsbury was previously charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a sound moderator and possession of ammunition. He is currently awaiting trial.

Woman rescued in dramatic mission at Holme Moss

Firefighters have been up at Holme Moss this lunchtime rescuing a woman after her car slipped backwards down the hill in the snow.

The Toyota nearly skidded back and was inches away from a 40m drop after struggling up the Derbyshire side towards Holmfirth shortly before midday earlier. Fire crews got there and found her with a foot on the brake and clinging onto the handbrake terrified she would slip backwards and over the edge.

The crew from Holmfirth quickly stabilised the car with bricks and got her to safety, before arranging for the vehicle to be recovered.

Luckily, the woman was unhurt although left extremely distressed.

Fire service rescue woman at Holme Moss after car slips in the snow close to steep drop
Fire service rescue woman at Holme Moss after car slips in the snow close to steep drop (Image: Chris Lunn)

Crew commander Chris Lunn said: “It was a very steep drop of about 30 to 40 metres with no barrier at the side of the road. If the car had gone over it wouldn’t bear thinking about.

“It’s important to remember to be well prepared if you’re going out in adverse weather conditions - try to avoid high, exposed and rural roads and always have warm clothing and food in the car.”

Fire service rescue woman at Holme Moss after car slips in the snow close to steep drop
Fire service rescue woman at Holme Moss after car slips in the snow close to steep drop (Image: Chris Lunn)

Hundreds turn out for Katelyn's funeral

A service to celebrate the life of Katelyn Dawson has brought hundreds together today.

Katelyn Dawson's funeral at Huddersfield Parish Church.
Katelyn Dawson's funeral at Huddersfield Parish Church.

Crowds gathered for the procession and service at Huddersfield Parish Church in town. Family members carried in a white and pink coffin that was adorned with pink flowers.

"Hazardous driving conditions" on M62

Motorists are being warned of heavy sleet and possible snow which is causing a hazard up on the tops.

This affects M62 traffic at Scammonden and Rishworth Moor. Most of the snow has now melted, meaning there is extra surface water. Drivers are being advised to keep speeds down to 50mph.

Stock pic: Wintry conditions M62 snow, sleet.
Stock pic: Wintry conditions M62 snow, sleet.

Heading straight past go for our own Monopoly

Huddersfield remains the firm favourite to get its own Monopoly game.

Monopoly’s manufacturer Hasbro is urging people to vote online for either Huddersfield or Halifax as the town they want to feature on a new Pennine edition of the game – and so far Huddersfield is winning. Read the latest on this here.

Huddersfield Monopoly mock-up
Huddersfield Monopoly mock-up (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Brian Quarmby jailed for filming teenage girls

National news

Here are the stories in today’s main headlines...

DONALD TRUMP SIGNS ORDER TO KEEP GUANTANAMO BAY PRISON OPEN
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep open the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, marking a formal reversal of his predecessor’s eight-year effort to shut it down. Mr Trump made it clear during his campaign that he wanted Guantanamo to remain open and to “load it up with some bad dudes”, but he has not yet sent a new detainee to the facility. The order, which Mr Trump signed just before delivering his first State of the Union address, says the US maintains the option to detain additional enemy combatants at the detention centre in Cuba when lawful and necessary to protect US national security.

THERESA MAY: I AM NOT A QUITTER
Theresa May has issued a defiant response to critics who have questioned her future as Conservative leader, declaring: “I’m not a quitter.” After a torrid week of Westminster speculation about possible challenges to her position, the Prime Minister insisted that she was getting on with the job of delivering on the real-life issues which matter to voters. However, Mrs May admitted that there was “always more for us to do” on issues such as housing and schools and appeared to acknowledge that she had not done enough to get her message across to voters.

ORCA ON THE BLOWER: KILLER WHALE LEARNS TO TALK
A killer whale has been taught to speak human words through her blowhole. Wikie, a 16-year-old captive orca living in a French marine theme park, can be heard in recordings mimicking words such as “hello” and “Amy”, and counting “one, two, three”. The sounds emerge as parrot-like squawks, shrill whistles or raspberries, but most are clear enough to understand. Although the researchers did not set out to test Wikie’s communication skills, the scientist who led the study believes basic “conversations” with her may one day be possible.

Theresa May walks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as they arrive for a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
Theresa May walks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as they arrive for a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (Image: AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Our top story so far today

Lots of you have been reading about the stinging criticism Steven Gerrard had for Town fans.

The comments came after Huddersfield faced a 3-0 defeat to the Reds at home last night. Read more here.

Steven Gerrard (left) was forthright in his support of David Wagner
Steven Gerrard (left) was forthright in his support of David Wagner

Weather warning issued for snow and ice

A warning for snow and ice has been issued for West and South Yorkshire.

The Met Office have warned about a spell of sleet and snow today, which may turn to ice later. Further showers of rain, sleet and snow will follow in the west tomorrow morning, potentially diluting overnight treatments.

Weather warning issued for sleet and ice
Weather warning issued for sleet and ice

One million trees to be planted

Yorkshire Water have announced plans to plant a million trees in the region.

The organisation, who are the region’s biggest owners of land, are aiming to reduce risks of flooding and their carbon emissions with the ambitious plans. Up to 200k trees will initially be planted as a pilot scheme Natural Flood Management scheme on land between Greater Manchester and Leeds.

They’re starting at Gorpley reservoir near Todmorden, where the timescale to plant the trees has been reduced from ten year to over the next two.

Richard Flint, from Yorkshire Water, said: “Planting trees in the right place can reduce flood risk, mitigate carbon emissions and boost wildlife.”

Yorkshire Water's Holme Valley reservoirs, Riding Wood reservoir.
Yorkshire Water's Holme Valley reservoirs, Riding Wood reservoir.

Transfer deadline day

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner has reiterated time and again the club finished its business early this window after taking on Terence Kongolo and Alex Pritchard.

But there’s still deals hanging in the air for other Premier League clubs today. You can follow our live updates throughout the day here.

Huddersfield Town's boss David Wagner says he is happy with the current squad ahead of Transfer Deadline Day.
Huddersfield Town's boss David Wagner says he is happy with the current squad ahead of Transfer Deadline Day.

Crash on M1

This is causing some delays on the southbound carriage near the junction for Huddersfield:

Funeral for man who died in crash to be held today

The funeral of a man who died in a crash in Paddock last week is also taking place today.

Taxi firm boss Mohammed Ashraf, 61, died at the scene when his car hit a garden wall near to Longley Motors last Thursday evening. Read more here.

Mohammed Ashraf
Mohammed Ashraf

Huddersfield weather

Sleet showers are on the cards for later today.

Temperatures are to drop to around 2 degrees and the forecast is for rain, which may turn to sleet.

Funerals for crash victims to be held today

The funerals for Katelyn Dawson and Joe Brooks will both be held in Huddersfield today.

Katelyn, 15, died after a BMW smashed into a bus stop on Wakefield Road at Moldgreen on January 10. There has been an outpouring of grief for the Shelley College student. A service for her is to be held at Huddersfield Parish Church later this afternoon.

Katelyn Dawson
Katelyn Dawson (Image: MEN Media)

Joe Brook died after his car crashed into a wall on Round Ings Road at Scapegoat Hill on January 12. His funeral will be held at Scapegoat Hill Baptist Church this afternoon.

The causes of both tragedies are still being investigated.

Joe Brook, 21, who died when the car he was driving crashed into a wall and lamppost on Round Ings Road at Scapegoat Hill
Joe Brook, 21, who died when the car he was driving crashed into a wall and lamppost on Round Ings Road at Scapegoat Hill (Image: HDEUGC)

Woman dies after head-on smash

A 33-year-old woman has been killed following a serious collision on the road between Huddersfield and Wakefield, police have said.

The smash happened just before 7am on Saturday when the silver Kia Ceed she was driving was involved in a head-on collision with a silver BMW 118 on Denby Dale Road near Blacker Hall Farm. Police say it’s thought that the BMW had crossed onto the Kia’s side of the road after overtaking another vehicle when the crash happened.

Denby Dale Road, between Huddersfield and Wakefield
Denby Dale Road, between Huddersfield and Wakefield

The woman suffered life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, where she sadly died on Monday night. The 23-year-old man driving the BMW was also seriously injured and remains in hospital, although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police are now appealing to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who saw either car being driven in the moments prior.

Today's Examiner

Here’s a glimpse of today’s front page, leading on news of a slapped wrist for the teenager found to have shovelled a dead cat over a wall after she had been savaged by his dogs.

Examiner front page 31/01/18

Traffic update

No major incidents to report on the roads so far this morning - it’s all looking pretty quiet at the moment.

All lanes open on the M62.

Usual traffic in the usual busy spots along Halifax Road heading up to Ainley Top and at Salterhebble Hill on the A629. We’ll let you know if anything changes.

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.

Orange pink sky pictured in Newsome
Orange pink sky pictured in Newsome (Image: Richard Cooper)

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 .