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Road: M62 westbound West Yorkshire closed due to police incident

The M62 westbound in West Yorkshire between junction 26 M606/A58 (Chain Bar) and junction 25 A644 (Brighouse) has been closed due to a police incident.

There are reports of congestion on M62 to junction 27 M621/A650/A62 (Gildersome) on M606 to junction 3 A6177 Rooley Lane and on M621 to junction 1 A6110 (Beeston/Farnley)

Police have said the road will remain closed for several hours affecting traffic heading from Leeds towards Manchester. Diversions are in place.

CCTV images released in search for missing teenager

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a missing teenager from Halifax. 14-year-old Alexander Jones is believed to be in Manchester. He was last seen at around 6am on Wednesday in Longsight. Police have now released CCTV images of the teenager which were captured yesterday.

Alexander Jones

Alexander is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, of medium build, with short brown hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a dark NYC baseball cap with a bright sticker on the peak, a grey hooded top with dark coloured shoulders and good, grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms, and he was carrying a black bag.

CCTV image of Alexander

Detective Constable Jane Naylor said: “We are appealing for Alexander to get in touch so we know he is ok. If you recognise Alexander and have seen him, please contact police.”

This CCTV image of Alexander of was captured yesterday

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Murphy's owners 'thankful' to have lost husky back home

The owners of Murphy the husky, have been speaking to us about his safe return.

Andy Smith and his partner Pui Ma collected him from an RSPCA shelter in Manchester today after a worker there recognised him from the nationwide appeal. Murphy built up more thirty thousand followers on social media.

The police are said to be investigating Murphy's disappearance. It's thought he was stolen while being walked near his home in Bradford before Christmas.

Chris Kiddey reports:

Murphy welcomed home with champagne toast

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Lincoln university student dies in unexplained circumstances

An investigation is underway in Lincoln after the unexplained death of an 18-year-old student.

The man, who attended the University of Lincoln and is originally from the Manchester area took ill before an ambulance was called to his accommodation at Danesgate at around 3:30am this morning.

He was taken to Lincoln County Hospital where he was declared dead. Lincolnshire Police are appealing for any information which may help to identify the cause of his death.

Police search for man who threatened mother and daughter on train

Police are searching for a man who threatened a mother and daughter on a train between Manchester and Huddersfield on June 22.

Police search for man who threatened mother and daughter on train Credit: British Transport Police

The Huddersfield family were travelling back from Manchester Picadilly on the 2.47pm train when a man began verbally abusing them shortly after the train left Manchester.

I’m keen to trace the man pictured, as I think he could have important information that would assist the investigation. I’d also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident. This abuse continued for several minutes, with him threatening violence towards the woman and her 15-year-old daughter. The man left the train at Huddersfield.

– PC Ruth Miller

Campaigner Graham's drive to get motorists' fines overturned

Motorist Graham Auty from Leeds is taking on the system over a road camera that has netted four hundred thousands pounds in fines.

Graham's wife was driving when it snapped them in Manchester. He later successfully appealed against the fine, arguing that no warning signs were visible.

But not content with that, he is now taking his fight to Parliament to try to overturn those fines handed to thousands of other motorists. Helen Steel reports.

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