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Queuing traffic following M62 breakdown
One lane is closed and there is queueing traffic due to a broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J29 M1 Lofthouse and J28 Tingley.
Lane four (of four) is closed. There was also another broken down vehicle on the same road.
Traffic easing after four-vehicle crash
Delays cleared and traffic easing following the accident on M62 Westbound between J24 Ainley Top and J23 Huddersfield. Lanes two and three (of three) were closed until 4.05pm. All traffic was held to allow police to deal with the accident
Slow moving traffic following M62 breakdown
All lanes are now re-open but traffic is moving very slowly following a vehicle breakdown on the M62 Westbound between J28 Tingley and J27 M621 Gildersome. There is congestion to J29 M1 Lofthouse. Lanes three and four (of four) had been closed
M62 Westbound latest
Very slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M62 Westbound between J29 Lofthouse and J27 M621 Gildersome
M62 traffic back to normal
Traffic has returned to normal following an accident on the M62 Eastbound between J21 at Milnrow and J22 Rishworth Moor. Lane four (of four) was closed, however the vehicle has now been moved off the main carriageway
Delays on the M62
Highways England reports congestion on the M62 Eastbound between junctions J10 and J12 following the four-vehicle collision. Normal traffic conditions are expected between 6.15pm and 6.30pm. There are currently delays of 30 minutes
M62 four vehicle crash
Police have confirmed four vehicle were involved in a crash on the M62 near junction 23 westbound at around 3.52pm.
It is believed no one has been injured.
All vehicles have been cleared but two lanes were closed and traffic was held back until 4.10pm.
Delays of around 15 minutes expected.
M62 two lanes closed at Ainley Top
Latest traffic info shows there’s an accident on M62 Westbound between J24 Ainley Top and J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).
Anti knife crime campaign
A week of action to tackle knife crime in West Yorkshire is under way in West Yorkshire.
The week is involving a mixture of targeted enforcement work and educational activity aimed at sharing a strong anti-knife message. It is part of a national initiative to raise awareness of the impact of knife crime in communities.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Gibson is the Operational Knife Crime Lead for West Yorkshire Police:
“In my role as a Senior Investigating Officer I see first-hand the terrible consequences knife crime can bring.
“It can have a devastating impact on the victim and their family but also the perpetrator and their loved ones. It can also cause great concern in local communities.
“Throughout this week and beyond we are spreading a simple message – #StopKnifeCrime.
A campaign calling for a public inquiry into the tragic case of James Bulger - has been deemed “not necessary” despite a petition with almost 190,000 signatures, reports our sister title The Mirror.
Two-year-old James Bulger was abducted in Merseyside on February 12, 1993 - and tortured and killed by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson.
A petition titled ‘We want a Public Inquiry into the James Bulger murder case’ explained the belief by some that “there have been a number of issues that have been swept under the carpet” that should be investigated.
There’s one lane closed and slow traffic due to accident on M62 Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).
Pictured: Congestion on eastbound carriage
Here’s the scene at Scammonden where there’s heavy traffic due to an overturned vehicle.
WATCH: Wind blows trailer over on M62
Here’s why they reduce the speed limit to 50 when it’s windy on the motorway...
Car crash in Dewsbury
Three vehicles were involved in a collision in Dewsbury earlier this afternoon.
No one has been injured in the crash on Halifax Road, although serious damage was caused to the black Suzuki pictured. An eyewitness said the Suzuki had rolled over and landed upright.
Eureka! get tourism award
Halifax’s Children’s Museum has been handed an accolade by the tourism organisation Visit England.
The board has named several museums and attractions in the region that offer the best experiences for its visitors. It comes as the museum announce more funding to expand the museum, alongside its biggest footfall of visitors in 20 years.
Overturned car on M62
One lane is closed on M62 eastbound due to an overturned vehicle.
This is between junctions 22 and 23 at Scammonden.
Daughter assaulted dad's new girlfriend who was half his age
A 28-year-old mum who assaulted her former friend after she began a relationship with her dad has been given a suspended prison sentence.
A court heard today that Rebecca Smith told police she was “disgusted” by the fact that her father Donald, who was said to be in his 50s, had started a relationship with her 26-year-old friend Skye Sutcliffe.
Bradford Crown Court heard that Smith, who had no previous convictions, and her sister had been invited round to her dad’s caravan in November 2016 to discuss the situation, but when Miss Sutcliffe came out of the caravan the defendant grabbed her hair and began punching her. Judge Hatton also imposed an indefinite restraining order which bans Smith from contacting the complainant directly or indirectly.
Man arrested over string of burglaries
Police have arrested a man in connection with a spate of burglaries in Mirfield yesterday.
The three burglaries happened between 2am and midday yesterday after a man broke into the Dusty Miller pub on Dunbottle Lane in the early hours and took mobile phones and cash.
The second burglary happened at Little Acorns Nursery on Towngate when a window was smashed with a brick at 3.45am before the suspect disturbed the alarm and fled towards the church nearby. The final burglary happened on Parker Lane when a house was broken into by a window and the suspect got into an argument with the victim before stealing three watches and an iPhone and fleeing.
Detective Inspector Mark Atkinson, of Kirklees CID, said: “There have been a number of burglaries in the Mirfield area over the past few days and we have arrested a man in connection with some of these incidents. I would like to reassure the community that we have a dedicated team of detectives who are conducting extensive enquiries including house-to-house and CCTV. Enquiries remain ongoing and I would like to appeal to Mirfield residents and members of the public to come forward with any information to assist with our investigation.”
Body found in search for missing man
Some very sad news this afternoon:
Knife-wielding robber pleads guilty
Reportyer Stephanie Finnegan is in court:
Thieves steal pygmy goats
A couple have been left devastated after their pet pygmy goats were stolen.
Goats Claudia and Sebastian were taken from the holding at Kirkhamgate, near Ossett, overnight on Thursday. The worried owners of the goats now say they could be anywhere in West Yorkshire and are desperate for their safe return.
Stuart Parkinson, 25, from Dewsbury, said he and partner Mark Byrne noticed they were gone after Mark turned up to feed them on Friday morning to find the gate had been broken in and footsteps had been left on the ground. A £500 reward is now being offered to anyone who can return the goats, which are brother and sister. Anyone with information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police.
Newsagents targeted in attempted robbery
Thugs trying to rob a newsagents smashed a brick on the counter in a terrifying incident last night.
The would-be male robbers entered the Local Express store on Common Road in Staincliffe, Batley, at around 7pm demanding cash from the till. When the shopkeeper refused, one of the men hit the brick on the counter top.
Both suspects fled on foot and nothing was taken in the incident. Police today are carrying out CCTV enquiries to identify the culprits. Anyone with information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police.
Weather warning issued for Yorkshire
More weather warnings have been put in place for the region today.
The Met Office say there is a strong chance of snow in higher areas this morning.
A spokesperson said: “This may also fall to low levels temporarily to the east of the high ground. Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.”
Concerns for missing man with dementia
Police are trying to trace a Calderdale pensioner who has gone missing.
Anthony Conroy, 75, from Cragg Vale near Mytholmroyd, was last seen yesterday afternoon near to the Robin Hood pub on Cragg Road at around 3pm. He’s described as a white male who is five feet tall, of slim build and short grey hair.
He is also thought to be wearing a dark coloured anorak and trousers. Anyone with information should contact police via 101 with the reference 1559 from 13/02/18.
Jodie Whittaker spotted filming in Sheffield
Huddersfield actress Jodie Whittaker has returned to Yorkshire to film the new series of Doctor Who.
Jodie, from Skelmanthorpe, was spotted at Park Hill flats in Sheffield yesterday alongside co-stars Bradley Walsh and Mandap Gill for the filming. The iconic Tardis was also spotted on set.
Crash happened after motorist got too close to car in front
Highways officer Martin Willis says the “vast majority” of accidents on the M62 are down to drivers getting too close.
Dog rescued from river at New Mill
Firefighters saved a dog from drowning after it got stuck in the river.
Crews from Skelmanthorpe were called to the scene just off Sheffield Road at New Mill earlier this morning. A spokesperson said the mutt had been taken downstream and got stuck under a bridge.
The dog was safely returned to the owner. We are currently trying to get more information on this incident.
The days are getting lighter
Anyone else notice the mornings are slightly lighter this week? These lovely shots of Emley Mast in this morning’s sunrise were taken by Baldwin Jackson.
Update on M62
Highways England say all lanes are now back open following a collision near Ainley Top earlier.
There are still a few delays as a result though these should clear soon.