There are reports of two lanes blocked and slow traffic due to an accident on the A1(M) Northbound between J46 (Wetherby) and J47 (Allerton Park). Lanes two and three of three are blocked.
There are reports of queueing traffic on M1 southbound in West Yorkshire due to an overturned vehicle and an accident involving a car and a trailer.
It happened between J46 A63 (Leeds Colton / Garforth) and J45 A63 Pontefract Lane (Leeds Cross Green). Two lanes are closed.
Traffic travelling from Wetherby towards Wakefield is affected.
A prison officer was taken to hospital after allegedly being stabbed by an inmate, it has been revealed.
The incident, at Wetherby Young Offenders' Institute in West Yorks., happened on Thursday March 10.
The officer was taken to hospital but released the same day.
An officer at Wetherby prison was taken to hospital on Thursday 10 March following an incident involving a prisoner.
The police are investigating. Violence against our hardworking staff will not be tolerated.
A Prison Office spokesperson has confirmed that an incident at Wetherby Young Offenders Institute has now been resolved and the establishment is now running as normal.
Three hundred inmates at a young offenders institute in West Yorkshire are being kept locked in their cells after five serious attacks on prison staff in recent days.
The officers are refusing to let the inmates at Wetherby Young Offenders Institute out and have retreated to a place of safety. A prison service spokesman has confirmed that an incident in underway but says there's no danger to staff or members of the public.
Fire crews have been praised for containing a fierce fire at a printing warehouse in Wetherby last night.
At its height, 20 fire engines and more than 100 firefighters from the surrounding areas of West and North Yorkshire tackled the blaze in Sandbeck Lane.
Dozens of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus fought the fire inside the factory and, ensured the fire did not spread. The vast majority of the building was saved.
West Yorkshire Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling, who attended the incident as senior advisor, said: “Our tactics proved to be very successful as the vast majority of the building is still intact. Significant damage to machinery, equipment and stock was isolated to one half of the factory, therefore I am hopeful that the company will be able to recover business in the near future.”
CFO Pilling said the fire posed serious hazards to fire crews due to the intense heat and smoke. He added: “Crews worked extremely hard in punishing conditions at times and I was very impressed and pleased by the professionalism, commitment and determination of all who attended.”
Crews were initially called just after 8pm last night.
Stations in attendance were Wetherby, Harrogate, Cookridge, Hunslet, Featherstone, Wakefield, Knaresborough, Tadcaster, Stanningley, Shipley, Fairweather Green, Pontefract, Castleford, Moortown, Huddersfield, Leeds, Ossett,Rothwell, Dewsbury, Garforth and Killingbeck.
The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental.
Firefighters from North and West Yorkshire are tackling a major fire at a packaging company in Wetherby.
Around 12 fire engines were initially involved in tackling the blaze at the award-winning Inspirepac packaging on Sandbeck Lane. The firm also a facility in Chesterfield.
Appliances from Wetherby, Harrogate, Cookridge, Hunslet, Featherstone, Wakefield, Knaresborough, Tadcaster, Stanningley, Shipley, Fairweather Green, Pontefract, Castleford, Moortown, Garforth and Killingbeck attended the scene.
Around 12 fire engines are tackling a fire at a packaging firm's factory in Wetherby this evening.
Rescue services were called to the blaze at the premises of Inspirepac, on Sandbeck Lane at 8.06pm.
Police are hunting four men armed who forced their way into a house in Wetherby.
They escaped with cash and jewellery, including a number of distinctive watches.
The suspects were described as white, wearing dark clothes, face coverings and thin black gloves with 'grips.'
Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
A long-serving police community support officer could be sacked after he was caught by colleagues drink driving while twice over the limit.Read the full story ›