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  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 16 August 2016

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Tom Cairney

Chris Wood's injury-time overhead kick against Fulham secures Leeds United their first point of the season.

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Michael Hefele

Aston Villa are denied victory late on as Michael Hefele's equaliser maintains Huddersfield's unbeaten league start.

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Goodbye: Our live coverage

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Thanks very much for being with us today, we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow morning.

Here are five of today's top stories:

  1. A 52-year-old man has died after being attacked by a dog, which had previously been seized, in Huddersfield.
  2. Leeds' Nicola Adams is through to the semi-finals of the Women's Flyweight at Rio 2016.
  3. If you were hoping to go for a dip at Pugneys lake, don't! It's full of green algae.
  4. Victim of the Boxing Day flood? Your story is wanted as part of a new exhibition.
  5. If Yorkshire were a country... well, you know the rest.

See you tomorrow.

Weather: Fine evening ahead, more sunshine tomorrow

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

A fine evening with some sunshine. Overnight things should stay dry with long clear spells where we could see temperatures drop into single figures in rural areas. Generally lows of 11C (52F). 


And it's good news for tomorrow. Another pleasant day with some good spells of sunshine. A little more cloud, though any will thin and break. Maximum temperature of of 22C (72F). 

Zayn Malik sand sculpture in Bradford comes in for some stick

You may have seen the sand sculpture of Zayn Malik in the Bradford Broadway shopping centre, it's been there for a few days...

Zayn Malik in sand
The Broadway Bradford

But some people, aren't that sure the likeness is that good...

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If you've got an opinion on the statue you can let me know what you think!

Your pictures: Red sky at night

We've had some really amazing sunsets in the past week or so. Last night was no exception, lots of you sending in pictures of the red sky.

Red Sky
Dave Bland

Thanks to Dave Bland for this one of Guiseley.

I've just had a word with Keeley Donovan, she says we might be in for more of the same tonight!

Yorkshire quintet in England squad

BBC Sport

Yorkshire's Joe Root (pictured), Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett and David Willey have all been named in England's one-day squad to face Pakistan.

Joe Root

The England selectors have announced a 15-man squad for the ODI series starting on Wednesday 24 August at Ageas Bowl, Southampton.  

The full squad is: E Morgan (capt) (Middlesex), M Ali (Worcestershire), J Bairstow (Yorkshire), J Buttler (Lancashire), L Dawson (Hampshire), C Jordan (Sussex), A Hales (Nottinghamshire), L Plunkett (Yorkshire), A Rashid (Yorkshire), J Root (Yorkshire), J Roy (Surrey), B Stokes (Durham), D Willey (Yorkshire), C Woakes (Warwickshire), M Wood (Durham).

Virgin Trains East Coast strikes 'called off'

The planned industrial action on the Eastcoast Mainline has been called off according to Virgin Trains. 

Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast were due to stage three 24-hour strikes this month, including one on Bank Holiday Monday.

The RMT said train guards, station staff and some drivers were set to take part in the walkouts. 

Virgin Trains

We’re pleased that the RMT has agreed to suspend industrial action and continue talks. We had put in place detailed contingency plans which would have seen our timetable run as normal, nevertheless this news will be welcomed by our customers and people."

David HorneVirgin Trains

Fatal dog attack: Dog control order was in place in 2012

More on the fatal dog attack in Huddersfield yesterday.

West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that a dog control order had been in place on the dog since 2012.

In October 2012 a dog control order was issued to Kirklees Council against the dog and its owner, putting conditions in place for the management of the animal. This remains in place to this day."

West Yorkshire Police

The victim has been named as 52-year-old David Ellam.

Fatal dog attack: Police release picture of victim

And West Yorkshire Police have just released this picture of 52-year-old David Ellam. 

David Ellam
West Yorkshire Police

BreakingFatal dog attack: Victim named

The man who was killed by a seized dog in Huddersfield yesterday has been named as 52-year-old David Ellam. 

Brexit: Leeds MP voices concerns over negotiations

The MP for Pudsey has raised his constituents' concerns over Brexit with the government. 

Stuart Andrew has written to David Davies, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, to highlight questions over ministers' plans to leave the EU. 

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In a letter, which you can read here, he says Article 50 should only be invoked "when our negotiating position is absolutely clear" and that people deserve a greater say in how the country negotiates its future with the EU.

Driver, 81, who knocked down 92-year-old grandma in Bradford ‘shouldn’t have been on the roads’

Yorkshire Post

An 81-year-old driver whose poor eyesight meant he shouldn’t have been on the roads has been given a suspended jail sentence for causing the death of a 92-year-old woman in Bradford city centre.  

Yorkshire Post

Travel update: All lines blocked between Mirfield and Leeds

BBC Travel

Just a quick one, the roads are looking fine this afternoon, but it's a slightly different picture on the rails...

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Fatal dog attack: Victim's friend 'lost for words'

More on the fatal dog attack in Huddersfield yesterday.

A dog previously seized by police over fears it was dangerous has attacked and killed a man days after being returned to its owner.

It is thought the victim, 52, was trying to protect his own terrier when the larger dog turned on him.

Scene of the attack
Scene of the fatal attack

We're lost for words, just devastated. It had only been out for five days, why did they let that dog back out, why did they let it go when it was vicious?"

Carol HansonFriend of the victim

Praise for Adams from former men's world champ

Richie Woodhall

Former world champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Great performance from Nicola Adams.

She would have had a nervous wait but I think she did pretty well apart from that last round. She was pretty comfortable.

Adams into semi-finals after Olympic title defence begins

BBC Sport

Leeds boxer Nicola Adams is through to the semi-finals after a successful start to the defence of her Olympic flyweight title.

BBC Sport say she had to contend with Ukrainian Tetyana Kob coming at her like a threshing machine in the final round, but she won with a comprehensive decision.

The 33-year-old won the first gold medal in Olympic women's boxing history at London 2012.

Nicola Adams fights at Rio 2016

Fatal dog attack: West Yorkshire among worst in country for attacks

West Yorkshire is the fourth worst place in the country for dog attacks in which people have to attend hospital, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

The figures, released last month, show that 23 people per 100,000 went to hospital with a dog bite.

Dog bites

The worst area in the country is Merseyside with a rate of 27 per 100,000.

Fatal dog attack: Family member says attack 'should never have happened'

The family of a man who died after a fatal dog attack in Huddersfield have spoken about the incident on social media. 

Keeley Berry says she's a member of the victim's family. You can read her full statement on the Huddersfield Examiner's Facebook page..  

It was a tragic incident that should never have happened and correct measures were not taken to ensure this situation wouldn’t arise. We hope that in the coming days, a true representation of what happened yesterday will come to light and end all speculation."

Keeley Berry

Fatal dog attack: What is the law on dangerous dogs?

A man has died following a dog attack in Huddersfield yesterday.

The dog, described as "a type of Bull Terrierwas previously seized by police, but released six days ago. 

So what is the law on dangerous dogs? There are four breeds of dogs that are banned in the UK, they are Pit Bull Terriers or Pit Bull type dogs, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Braziliero.

Pit Bull
A Pit Bull terrier

25 years ago, Britain became one of the first countries in the world to ban certain breeds of dog and followed on from the attack on six-year-old Rucksana Khan from Bradford. She was savaged by a pit bull terrier and taken to hospital with critical head and chest injuries.

The case was among 10 others in 1991 that were brought to Parliament, and prompted the then home secretary to introduce a bill promising "to rid the country of the menace of these fighting dogs".

Fatal dog attack: Victim was trying to protect terrier

It's thought that the man who died after a dog attack was trying to protect his own pet.

The family of the 52-year-old man say that his own dog (pictured) escaped with only a few small injuries.  


Fatal dog attack: Dog was seized but then released

More on the fatal dog attack on a 52-year-old-man in Huddersfield. 

The dog had previously been seized by police, but then given back to the owner after screening determined the animal was not a banned breed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.  

In June this year, a dog warden visited the address following concerns from members of the public about the dog. A referral to police was made following concerns the dog may be a dangerous breed. Following yesterday's incident, A 29-year-old man, who is the owner of the dog has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

West Yorkshire Police

Fatal dog attack: Police may be investigated

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has just confirmed that West Yorkshire Police has referred itself over a fatal dog attack in Huddersfield.

The dog was seized in June and returned to the owner last week.

No investigation has been confirmed at the moment. 

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has received a referral, from West Yorkshire Police, in relation to this matter - this will now be assessed to determine if an IPCC investigation is required."

IPCC statement

Fatal dog attack: Police referred to IPCC over release of dog

The dog which killed a 52-year-old man in Huddersfield had previously been seized by police, but had been returned just last week.

The case is being referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.  

Fatal dog attack: Police release more details

Police have released more information on the man killed by a dog in Huddersfield yesterday.

They say that they were called to the Sheepridge area of Huddersfield at around 09:50 yesterday.

A 52-year-old man was treated by paramedics and taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with potentially life threatening injuries. 

He was pronounced dead at 21:00. 


We believe that the victim was out with his own dog at the time of the attack near to his home address on Riddings Road. His dog, a Yorkshire Terrier was also injured during the incident and received emergency veterinary care."

Det Ch Insp Mark SwiftWest Yorkshire Police

Fatal dog attack: What we know

A man has died after a dog attack in Huddersfield yesterday. Here's what we know so far...

  • The dog which attacked him was previously seized by police over fears it was dangerous
  • The victim suffered bites to his body on Riddings Road in the Sheepridge area of Huddersfield.
  • Police seized the dog in June on suspicion it was a banned pit bull breed, but returned it on Wednesday.
  • A man believed to be the dog's owner was arrested on Monday. 

Fatal dog attack: At the scene

More details about a fatal dog attack in Huddersfield yesterday morning.

A man in his 50s has died after an incident in which it's believed he was trying to protect his own dog from an attack by another dog.

Witnesses say it happened outside his home in Sheepridge (pictured).

Scene of the attack

Fatal dog attack: Man was protecting his own dog

A man has died following a dog attack in Huddersfield yesterday, it's believed that the dog involved had gone for a smaller dog owned by the victim. 

Fatal dog attack: Animal was seized just months earlier

A dog that fatally attacked a man in Huddersfield was seized by police in June, and released at the end of last week it has been confirmed. 

The dog, a type of Bull Terrier attacked a man in his 50s yesterday, he later died from his injuries.

Officers say that, following screening, the dog didn't have "enough Pit Bull characteristics to be held by authorities as a banned breed".

It was returned it its owner last Wednesday.

BreakingMan dies after Huddersfield dog attack

A man has died after being attacked by a dog in Huddersfield.

The victim, in his 50s, suffered bites to his body on Riddings Road in Sheepridge at about 09:45 yesterday.


The dog was found in a nearby garden and the man was taken to hospital.

A man believed to be the dog's owner has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

Flooding stories wanted for new exhibition

If you were affected by the Boxing Day floods, you're being asked to share your story and photos for a new exhibition.

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills says the focus will be on the impact of the floods as well as the community spirit the city showed during the unprecedented clean-up effort. 

Leeds City Council

The exhibition will open on the first anniversary of the flooding, when the museum itself was submerged under eight feet of water.

Pugneys lake closed because of Green Algae

Pugneys lake in Wakefield has been closed because of high levels of Green Algae according to the council.

The council are advising people to keep their dogs out of the water for now, apparently then algae will disappear after a few days.

Pugneys lake
Mike Kirby

Pugney's lake closed

Not what you like to read on a nice day in the summer holidays.

I'll have a look into this and see what I can find out...

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Serious sexual assault in Leeds

A 30-year-old woman has been seriously sexually assaulted after being befriended by a man who offered to walk her home during a night out in Leeds.

Police want to speak to this man.

West Yorkshire Police

After the man walked her to an apartment on the Headrow, he attacked her. 

Cash and a phone were also stolen. 

We are carrying out extensive enquiries into this incident and the victim is being supported by specially-trained officers. We have CCTV footage that shows a man arriving at the apartments and leaving some time later and we urgently need to identify him."

Det Insp James Entwistle,West Yorkshire Police

Leeds United: Bridcutt to transfer from Sunderland

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

After weeks of speculation, Liam Bridcutt is to join Leeds United. 

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Travel update: Accident at J39 M1

BBC Travel

We're just hearing that there's been a crash on the roundabout at J39 M1. Traffic is building on the duel carriageway into Wakefield.  

M1 Crash

Boy dies after accident on A64

More on the 11 year old boy from Bradford who died in a car crash near York on the A64 yesterday

It happened at 13:30 and involved three cars at the Grimston Bar junction. 

crash scene

A Vauxhall carrying four children and their parents from Bradford and another car are thought to have been stationary in heavy traffic at the time of the collision. 

A third vehicle was being driven by a 40-year-old man, who has since been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. 

The mother and three of the children suffered serious but not life threatening injuries and the fourth child was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. Police want to speak to anyone with information.