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  1. Yorkshire observes silence for London terror attack victims
  2. Armed police deal with incident near Meadowhall, Sheffield
  3. Sheffield Star offices sold for £3.6m
  4. Leeds cafe facing prosecution for feeding people out-of-date food
  5. Police rescue woman from River Ouse in York
  6. Tributes to Last of the Summer Wine actor Peter Sallis
  7. Updates on Tuesday 6 June 2017

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By Andrew Barton

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Latest news from Yorkshire

This service for Tuesday 6 June 1017 has now finished.

But you can get alltoday's Yorkshire breaking news here.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J36 for A61 Birdwell.

M1 South Yorkshire - M1 entry slip road closed southbound at J36, A61 (Birdwell), because of a shed load.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time


Private Richard Howard, who started making the instrument in 1915, died in the Battle of Messines.

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Our five top stories today

Well that's all from us for today, we'll be back tomorrow from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

  1. Yorkshire observes silence for London terror attack victims
  2. Sheffield armed police incident 'not terror related'
  3. Sheffield Star offices sold for £3.6m
  4. Wagner set to agree new Huddersfield contract after promotion to Premier League
  5. UK's 'tallest mural' to be painted in Leeds

See you tomorrow.

Have you seen Kristen Strickland?

Have you seen this missing man from Eggborough?

Kristen Strickland
North Yorkshire Police

Kristen Strickland was last seen at around 11:45 today, when he was dropped off in the car park of Lidl in Knottingley.

The 28-year-old was wearing a blue tracksuit and black or grey Adidas coat and hasn't been seen since.

'Sting houses' set up to catch Sheffield burglars

Burglars in Sheffield could be in for a nasty surprise as police have set up "sting houses" to catch them out.

Science Photo Library

The houses have "state-of-the-art covert technical equipment" and SmartWater in them to try and catch thieves.

Officers say that the targeted operation is to try and tackle rising levels of burglary in the city, especially in student accommodation.

Burglars' favourite items include games consoles, laptops and mobile phones and they often get in to homes through unlocked windows and doors.

If you break into a property, you run the risk of it being one of our traps and that we are going to catch you.”

Det Ch Insp Paul WilsonSouth Yorkshire Police

Three arrested after house shot at in Bradford

Three arrests have been made after a house was shot at in Bradford last month.

Stoney Ridge Avenue

The men, aged 27, 36 and 44, were arrested in connection with the incident in Stoney Ridge Avenue on 22 May. No one was injured. 

All are from the Bradford area and were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.  

The 44-year-old man remains in custody, the 27-year-old has been bailed and the 36-year-old man has been released without charge.

We are continuing to treat this matter as a targeted incident and our investigation is ongoing."

Det Ch Insp Jaz KhanWest Yorkshire Police

Fancy a change of career - How about becoming a museum curator

If you're fed up with your current job, then how about becoming a Senior Curator at York Castle Museum

York Castle museum
Jitka Erbenová

They're advertising the £32,000 - £34,000 position which would see you managing the museum's collections.

You've got to have a postgraduate qualification in Museum Studies, but who hasn't got one of them?

Sheffield armed police incident 'not terror related'

South Yorkshire Police have confirmed that that they have arrested a man on Meadowhall Road this afternoon in a planned operation. It was not terror related.

Meadowhall Road
James Higgins

Officers say that the arrest was for suspected firearms offences.

Superintendent Simon Verrall said: “I want to offer my reassurance to the public, as I understand those in the vicinity at the time may have been alarmed by the increased police presence."

He added "this is the standard protocol and response for an arrest of this suspected nature."

Search for man standing by side of M62

Police have been searching for a man who was standing near the Aire and Calder Navigation on the M62 this morning.

M62 bloke

Officers say that they got calls just after 06:00 BST this morning of a man standing on the grass on the M62 at Altofts. 

The man was white, of medium build, with short brown hair and possibly aged around 30 years used their helicopter and have been searching the area, but have found no trace of him.

We are concerned for this man's well-being given where he was sighted and are continuing to conduct a number of inquiries."

Det Insp Tim HuntWest Yorkshire Police

BreakingArmed police at incident in Sheffield

A hotel near Meadowhall, Sheffield, has confirmed that armed police are dealing with an incident nearby.

More to follow.

Adam Smith, founder of the Real Junk Food Project

The Real Junk Food Project is to meet with trading standards over out-of-date produce use claims.

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Possible sighting of missing Leeds woman in Doncaster

There has been a possible sighting of the missing Leeds woman Lana Krasnoselska in Doncaster, police have revealed.

Svitlana Krasnoselska
West Yorkshire Police

The 40-year-old was last seen at her home in Micklefield at about 05:00 on 3 April and despite "extensive inquiries" by officers she hasn't been seen since.

West Yorkshire Police say that they were contacted last month by a woman in Doncaster who says she may have seen her near St James's Church, in St Sepulchre Gate West. 

She described the woman she saw as closely fitting the description of Lana.

She was wearing a black leather jacket, dark jeans and carrying a black handbag.

We have been conducting extensive inquiries in that area, including checks of CCTV, but have so far been unable to confirm it is her."

Det Supt Lisa AtkinsonWest Yorkshire Police
Extract from report

The panel found Kathryn Bell had shown "a lack of insight or remorse" after a pupil said they were being abused.

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Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J41 for A650 and J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

'Incredibly difficult time' say Sheffield terror victim's family

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

The relatives of Sheffield woman, Kelly Brewster, who was killed in the Manchester terror attack last month have issued a statement.

They said it was an "incredibly difficult time for the family" and asked to be "left to grieve in peace".

Kelly Brewster

The 32-year-old died shielding her 11-year-old niece, Holly Booth, from the explosion in the foyer at Manchester Arena.

Her sister, Claire Booth, was also injured in the blast.

Kelly Brewster

Kelly's relatives say Claire is "physically recovering" and that Holly remains in a "stable condition".

Kelly Brewster's body has now been brought back to Sheffield and specially trained officers are supporting her family.

Mitzy the dog turns up after six years

Tonight on TV you can see the remarkable story of Mitzy the dog, who turned up after being missing for six years.

Mtsy the dog
Daisybeck Studios/Channel 5

Mitzy was last seen in 2011 when she was out in the garden, it's thought that someone stole her and she hadn't been seen since.

She was found near the A19 near Thirsk and handed to the team at Skeldale veterinary centre, who managed to track down her owner - Cheryl McCabe from Middlesborough.

Amazingly Mitzy knew her owner straight away when they were reunited.

You can see what happened on The Yorkshire Vet on Channel 5 at 20:00 BST tonight.

She's a family pet, the kids loved her. We put posters out and there was nothing, until now.

Cheryl McCabeMitzy's owner

Doncaster man jailed for child sex offences

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A man from Doncaster has been jailed for eight years for sex offences against seven teenage girls across the UK.

Jason Armstrong, aged 51, originally from Norfolk, but most recently lived on The Fairway in Moorends near Thorne - used a fake social media profile to pose as a 16-year-old girl.

Jason Armstrong

Armstrong pleaded guilty to 23 counts of sexual offences at Sheffield Crown Court via video link from prison, including nine counts of sexual activity with a child.

The victims were aged between 15 and 17 years old and were from North and West Yorkshire, Cleveland, Cheshire, Berkshire and Scotland.

I can only hope this offers some form of solace to the victims, who I would I like to praise and give thanks to for their strength and bravery throughout the investigation.”

Richard PartridgeDet Insp

Thousands of community events held to remember Jo Cox

The husband of murdered West Yorkshire MP, Jo Cox, has revealed there'll be thousands of community events held in her memory later this month.

Jo Cox
@MrBrendanCox/PA Wire

Following the murder of the MP in Birstall, Brendan Cox called for people to join the Great Get Together, a year on from her death.

Events on the weekend of 16 June include thousands of street parties as a tribute to Jo, whose aim was to bring communities together.

Leeds United defender seeking a transfer following Empoli loan

Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci will not return to the club following a loan spell with Empoli, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Giuseppe Bellusci
Getty Images

Bellusci, 27, spent the 2016-17 season with Empoli in Italy's Serie A and has a year left on his contract at Leeds.

Empoli were relegated to Serie B, but the Italian centre-back is seeking a transfer to stay in his home country, with Bologna rumoured to be interested.

He joined the Whites from Catania in August 2014 and has scored two goals in 61 appearances for the club.

Intruders target Selby charity shop

Intruders have smashed their way in to a charity shop in Selby.

Arthritis Research UK
Arthritis Research UK

Police are trying to assess whether anything was taken from the Arthritis Research UK shop in Abbey Yard.

The attack took place between 17:00 BST on Monday and 08:50 this morning.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

Trapped man thought he was going to die after arsonist started house blaze

Halifax Courier

A dangerous arsonist has been jailed after he started an early hours blaze which trapped a man in his attic room at a terraced house in Halifax.

Matthew Murrell
Halifax Courier

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

UK's 'tallest mural' to be painted in Leeds

This is a cheeky peek at what is going to be, it's claimed, the largest mural in the UK, which is going to be painted onto a Leeds building.

Nomad clan

The artists behind it say that when it's finished it'll tower at 137ft (41.9m) tall and will be the biggest bit of street art in the country.

Work began this morning and it'll be painted on the recently refurbished Platform building, which stands above the train station.

Obviously you'll have read this wondering "I can't imagine what 137ft really looks like, I wonder how tall that is in double decker buses?". The answer is 10.

Man charged with knife offences

A man from Doncaster has been charged with being in possession of a bladed weapon after two incidents in the Thorne area last month.

Lock Lane

Christopher Warren, 41 of no fixed address, has been charged over two incidents on the morning of 26 May.

It's alleged a man walked into a shop in Lock Lane carrying a knife. Later that morning a man carrying a knife in the Union Road area threatened a woman. No one was injured in either incident.

Christopher Warren, who has also been charged with threats to kill, has been remanded into custody and will appear at Sheffield Crown Court on 26 June.

Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J40 for A638 Ossett and J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic and two lanes blocked on M1 northbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J1 for A631.

M18 South Yorkshire - M18 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J1, A631 (Bramley), because of vehicle tyre change.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

General election 2017: Candidates trade 'verbal fisticuffs'

Richard Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Verbal fisticuffs were traded, there was the odd raised voice and a couple of campaign catchphrases but no single politician scored that knockout blow at the BBC Radio Leeds general election debate.

Radio Leeds debate

Candidates from the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats, Greens and UKIP covered issues including security, Brexit, social care and education.

Security featured heavily, given the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London. One of the panellists proposes bringing back the death penalty for people convicted of terrorist offences.

Brexit was the next most popular subject, with deep divisions on the panel over how it should be handled. Two of the candidates back a second referendum, on the terms of any Brexit deal.

The debate was recorded last night and will be broadcast at 14:00, you can also listen again.

Travel update: Problems at Pontefract bus station

Pontecfract bus station is closed this afternoon.

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Minute's silence observed in Leeds

Here was the scene in Leeds for the one-minute silence to remember the victims of the London Bridge terror attacks.

Crowds gathered in Victoria Square in the rain at 11:00:

Leeds City Council

Watch: York community garden transformed by volunteers

This week more than 200 people in York are giving up their time, for free, to do up a community centre garden.

It's so that people who live in the Tang Hall area of the city can have somewhere to get together.

This short film might just restore your faith in the basic goodness of humanity:

LISTEN: Last of the Summer Wine creator pays tribute to Peter Sallis

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

The man behind the long-running TV series Last of the Summer Wine has spoken about actor Peter Sallis, who died yesterday aged 96.

Roy Clarke from Doncaster said he knew he wanted Mr Sallis for the role of Norman "Cleggy" Clegg, after working with him in a play.

Peter Sallis - who was also the voice of Wallace in Wallace and Gromit - portrayed the character from the first episode in 1973, until it finished in 2010.

Selby charity shop targeted during night

A charity shop in Selby has been broken in to overnight.

Abbey Yard

Police say the Arthritis Research UK shop in Abbey Yard had the glass on the front door smashed and people entered the building.

Officers say they're investigating whether anything was stolen.

Investigation launched into Featherstone v Hull KR crowd trouble allegations

Simon Clark

BBC Sport

The Rugby Football League is to investigate allegations of crowd trouble at Sunday's Championship game between Featherstone Rovers and Hull Kingston Rovers.

Featherstone Rovers stadium

The sport's governing body said it had been made aware of incidents at the game at Featherstone's LD Nutrition Stadium (pictured) and was looking into them.

It will begin a process of gathering evidence before deciding if either club with be charged with misconduct.

Woman, 71, assaulted in Scarborough pub

A 71-year-old woman has been assaulted in a Scarborough pub.

A man pushed the woman who hit a table as she fell to the ground at the Newcastle Packet pub, he then left along the foreshore.

Police say they want to trace the man pictured in this CCTV image.

North Yorkshire Police

The assault happened at around 12.20 on Sunday, 21 May, but despite "extensive inquiries" the man in the picture has not yet been caught.

North Yorkshire Police is urging anyone who recognises the man or witnessed the incident to get in touch.

A one-minute silence in memory of London attack victims about to take place

The silence at 11:00 will be observed across Yorkshire and the country.

There will be gatherings at York Minster, Victoria Gardens in Leeds, City Hall in Bradford and at the Town Hall in Sheffield.


North Yorkshire firefighters 100-miles to go in dash to Devon

Two North Yorkshire firefighters on a challenge to run 12 marathons over 12 days are making speedy progress.

Justin Rowe, watch manager at Malton, and Terrance Gregg, from York fire station, are former soldiers and are raising money to support military veterans with post traumatic stress disorder.


The pair set off on last Tuesday to run more than 300 miles from York to Chivenor in North Devon.

They have no support team, and are carrying everything they need by pulling a specially-adapted lightweight trailer.

Before starting day eight of their marathon challenge today they've managed to put 205 miles between them and their York starting point.

Last night they slept at a fire station in Gloucester, where they were looked after by their Gloustershire colleagues (pictured above).

They told me before setting off running to Bristol today, they're "both feeling good with just a couple of blisters"

Cancer sufferer from Sheffield conquers Everest

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Huge congratulations to Ian Toothill from Sheffield, who's reached the top of Mount Everest, despite having cancer.

Go, Ian!

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CCTV released after man's cheekbone fractured in Bingley

Police want to speak to a man pictured in this CCTV image after an assault in Bingley. 

West Yorkshire Police

It happened back in March at the Bijou nightclub in Chapel Lane.

Officers would like to speak to the man after an 18-year-old man suffered a fractured cheekbone.