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Motorcyclist killed in Tingley bin lorry crash

Police in Leeds are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash involving a bin lorry on the A650, at Tingley this morning (01/09).

The incident occurred around 6.20am on Tingley Common, where a white and red Yamaha YZF motorcycle collided with a red Dennis refuse wagon near to Capitol Boulevard.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 44-year-old man was treated for his injuries, but died at the scene.


Adam Hammill leaves Huddersfield Town

Adam Hammill has left Huddersfield Town after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

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The 27 year-old winger’s contract was due to run until 30 June 2016.

Hammill made 49 appearances in the 2013/14 season, finishing top of the Club’s assist chart.

Under Chris Powell as manager, however, he made one start and one substitute appearance at the start of the 2014/15 season before leaving to join Rotherham United on loan, where he made four starts and 10 substitute appearances.

This season he has played 18 competitive minutes for the first team this season across two substitute appearances.

After discussions with Adam, we made the decision that this was the best option for everyone concerned. The timing gives Adam the chance to find himself another club and make a clean start in his career.

– Chris Powell, Huddersfield Town manager

Butterfield nears Terriers exit

Jacob Butterfield is on the verge of leaving Huddersfield Town after a fee in the region of £5 million was agreed with Derby County on transfer deadline day.

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The Bradford-born midfielder played more than 50 games at The John Smith's Stadium since joining from Middlesbrough last summer.

He was also voted the club's Player of the Season last season.

The former Barnsley star is set for a medical at iPro Stadium this afternoon.


Leeds sign Congolese winger from Excelsior

Leeds United have signed Congolese winger Jordan Botaka from Dutch club Excelsior.

Jordan Bokata Credit: Leeds United

The 22-year-old is the club's eighth summer signing.

Jelavic leaves Hull for West Ham

Nikica Jelavic has completed his transfer from Hull City to West Ham United.

Two teenagers stabbed close to Leeds West Indian Carnival route

Police are appealing for information after two teenagers were stabbed close to the Leeds West Indian Carnival route yesterday.

Officers called to Luxor Road, Harehills, shortly after 3.45pm, found two 17-year-old men with serious stab wounds.

They were taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment. One of them is currently in a serious but stable condition and the other has serious but not life-threatening injuries.

"We believe the incident took place in Lambton View which is close to the Leeds West Indian Carnival route and so would have been very busy at the time.

"We have spoken to a number of people who were at the scene but are still keen to hear from anyone who either witnessed the incident itself or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

"There is nothing to suggest the incident was linked to the carnival itself other than the location in which it occurred. Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team are conducting additional patrols in the area to reassure local residents.

– Detective Sergeant Rob Stabler, of Leeds District CID

Burglary at home of man who died of cancer

Police investigating a burglary at the home of a man who recently died of cancer are appealing for the public's help.

Derek Horsfield Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The offence happened at a property in Woodbrook Road, Mixenden, on Tuesday, 4 August, just a few weeks after the tenant Derek Horsfield lost his battle with cancer. A number of items were stolen including furniture, a music system, DVDs and videos and clothing. Damage was also caused inside the property and an ornamental cannonball was thrown through the living room window.

Detective Constable Lee Mason, of Calderdale CID, said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who has heard anything about this crime and the persons responsible. They have stolen a large amount of items and it is possible that people may have seen these being loaded in to a vehicle and at the time thought it was being done legitimately.

This burglary has caused considerable distress to Derek's family who while grieving for him are now also having to deal with the loss of his property and damage to his possessions.

– Detective Constable Lee Mason, of Calderdale CID
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