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M62 closed after crash involving two lorries and a van

The M62 is closed in both directions between J24 (Huddersfield) and J22 (Rishworth Moor) after a crash involving two lorries and a van.

The Highways Agency says that as J23 is a restricted access junction, a signed diversion for westbound traffic is available from J24 and customers are advised to follow the 'Solid Black Square Symbol’.

HGV's should note there is a low bridge on this route (13ft 6") at Sowerby Bridge.

The diversion for eastbound traffic is from J22 - J24 and customers are advised to follow the "Black Hollow Circle Symbol"

Drivers are advised to consider alternative routes and allow extra time for their journeys.

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Woman struck by bus in stable condition

A woman struck by a bus in Huddersfield yesterday is in a stable condition.

Police have appealed for witnesses after the 47-year-old woman from Garforth was struck by a bus as she crossed Leeds Road.

The incident occurred around 5pm as the double-decker bus was travelling in the direction of Cooper Bridge when it struck the pedestrian near to the junction with Brooklands.

Anyone who saw the incident has been urged to come forward.

Ex-Hull City striker found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery

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Former Premier League striker Delroy Facey has been convicted of conspiring to bribe players in a lower league match-fixing plot.

Facey, 35, who played for Bolton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion and Hull City, had denied being part of the conspiracy.

He claimed the businessmen who were apparently offering him up to £15,000 for his part in the plot were "class clowns" who he decided to "humour" and did not take seriously.

But the jury Birmingham Crown Court convicted him today of conspiracy to bribe players.

Former non-league player Moses Swaibu was convicted of the same charge.

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14-year-old missing from Huddersfield

Police in Huddersfield are searching for a 14-year-old girl who has been missing since Tuesday morning.

Leah Elstone was last seen near Colne Valley High School at around 8.30am on Tuesday.

Leah Elstone, from Longwood, was last seen near Colne Valley High School at around 8.30am on Tuesday.

She is described as 5" 2", slim build with shoulder length mousey hair.

We are concerned for Leah's welfare, as it is unusual for her to be not to be in contact with her family. I would urge Leah, or anyone who has seen or heard from her since Tuesday, or knows where she is currently to get in touch.

– Detective Inspector Mark Truelove

Police investigating 'potentially suspicious' fire at health centre

Police in Huddersfield are appealing for witnesses following a potentially suspicious fire at a health centre in Birkby.

They would like to speak to anyone who has information about the fire at Birkby Health Centre, Norwood Road between 22.30 on Sunday April 12 and 00.00 on Monday April 13.

While the cause of the fire has not yet been determined a rear window at the property was damaged.

The fire itself caused substantial damage to an office at the rear of the building.

This incident has had a significant impact on the staff and patients at the health centre due to the damage caused. While the cause of the fire has yet to be determined we are treating it as potentially suspicious.

– PC Charlotte Saville, Huddersfield NPT
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