Network Rail have released a statement after two incidents which are causing travel disruption between Leeds and Manchester this evening.
Northern Rail services operating between Manchester and Leeds are currently being disrupted by two separate incidents:
Due to a fallen tree at Todmorden, our services between Manchester Victoria and Leeds and being disrupted. Metrolink is accepting customers who wish to travel between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale. Rail replacement road transport has been requested to operate between Rochdale and Hebden Bridge
Due to a broken rail near Marsden, our services between Manchester and Huddersfield are being disrupted. Rail replacement road transport is operating between Greenfield and Huddersfield. Rail services will run between Greenfield and Manchester Victoria in both directions. Ticket acceptance has been granted on all other TOC's services for reasonable routes.
We would like to apologise to our customers for the delays this will cause this evening. Network Rail engineers are working hard to return the railway to us as soon as possible.
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.
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 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.
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.”
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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:
Champagne toast for Murphy who built up tens of thousands of followers on social media. http://t.co/IxIVLpQ5We
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 are searching for a man who threatened a mother and daughter on a train between Manchester and Huddersfield on June 22.
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.