Ongoing police incident. The latest breaking news, comment and features from The Independent. ... -Leeds City-Leeds East-Leeds North East-Leeds North West-Leeds South-Leeds West. Tonight will be cold with clear spells and the risk of a few rain, sleet or snow showers: Nadhim Zahawi said no vaccine would be diverted from Yorkshire to other parts of England. Two men were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 after being found acting suspiciously close to Leeds-Bradford airport, police said today. No further flooding issues are expected in West Yorkshire folowing heavy rain brought in by Storm Christoph, the Environment Agency (EA) has said. A total of 67 flood warnings - meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are now in place in Yorkshire following heavy rain brought by Storm Christoph overnight. The area was evacuated and a 43-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. News Crime Middleton shooting: Two men arrested by armed police near Leeds city centre Two men were arrested this morning (Wednesday) following the shooting of a man in Middleton. Unconfirmed reports suggest that this incident is a road traffic collision -car v pedestrian knockdown. has been saved as your Local News location, Man arrested following Leeds hospital fire, Security staff to patrol busy country parks, 'You see things you thought you'd never see'. Increase your radius to see more recent local stories. The Rhinos shut down the facility after consultation with the Rugby Football League, so a deep clean can take place. "Without question, some of our flood defences will have protected some people, but I suspect we've seen river levels that were lower than what was forecast.". Get the latest news in the Leeds area from BBC News. Wakefield ... Police in Bradford Charge Man for Assault on Emergency Worker. ... Parts of Thorpe Road had been cordoned off for days as police searched the area. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the government is "totally prepared" for the dual crises of flooding and the pandemic and Covid-secure facilities would be available for any people forced to evacuate as a result of the weather. ... Four people were injured in the accident at the junction of Ring Road Beeston Hill and Bodmin Road. Nobody is M18 South Yorkshire - M18 lane closed on exit slip road to one southbound at M1, because of a police incident. This Is the same location as a previous incident that gridlocked Leeds city centre yesterday afternoon. The spokesman said they were alerted to a woman seen on the roof at around 6.45pm on Thursday. 19 January 2021. Fatal Road Traffic Collision, Leeds City Centre. Police name man who died after being hit by van in Leeds city centre . West Yorkshire Police said: “Police are currently dealing with an incident in Leeds Leeds City Centre where a … Barnsdale Road, in Allerton Bywater, near Castleford, was closed earlier this week, due to flooding caused by Storm Christoph. A man has been arrested after a fire in a Leeds hospital this evening. 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Winds will slowly ease and cloud will clear for most to leave a largely dry night with clear skies. There are also 24 flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible, be prepared - in place on Yorkshire's rivers. He's wanted after 19-year-old Ulrich Perez was stabbed in an alleged road rage incident in Estepona on 18 November, police confirmed. 19 January 2021. A suspicious package near Queen Street, evacuations, gridlock, the bomb squad in Park Place - today’s incident shut down the city centre for a few tense hours. West Yorkshire Police - latest news, breaking stories and comment - The Independent Support us A council deploys security staff to curb numbers exercising in country parks during lockdown. "I would like to appeal to anyone who was impacted by the fire in either the A&E or X-Ray department between 17:00 and 18:00 to come forward with any information to assist our inquiries," he added. appliance from Bradford Fire Station were in attendance at the hospital, according to West Yorkshire Fire Service. A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the incident. Steve Reynolds, from the NCA’s international liaison network, said: “This was an horrific crime. A man wanted in connection with the murder of a man on the Costa Del Sol has been extradited to Spain following his arrest at a Leeds shopping centre, the National Crime Agency (NCA) says. evacuated and the fire service extinguished the fire, the force added. No need. 7. "It is important we look after the well-being of our people," said director of rugby Kevin Sinfield. You will be taken to the BBC News website - this is in case you don't want someone to see you on this website. flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible. BUSY shopping streets in Leeds have been evacuated after police were called to the city centre after reports of a suspicious package. Reason: Roadworks are planned. The attack happened in broad daylight outside the victim’s home, officers added. We’ve yet to receive any updates on the suspicious package from West Yorkshire Police - but we’ll update you as soon as we can. areas most at risk are Finkle Street and Riverside Mews. Players were given the go-ahead to resume training earlier this month, with a target date of 25 March for the resumption of the Super League competition. believed to have been injured in the incident. UPDATE: Police in Bradford Charge Man for Assault on Emergency Worker. We hope this short period will act as a fire break and enable us to move forward next week.". LARGE Police presence due to an ongoing incident which closes the A5... 8M and Claypit Lane in # Leeds city centre Other emergency services have also been seen on and below Claypit Lane on the A58 close to the Leeds arena. 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A man has been taken to hospital after a serious road traffic collision in Leeds city centre. Up to 7,000 supporters had gathered in the city… West Yorkshire Police were called by the ambulance service to a report of serious assault on Bishopgate Street in Leeds city centre at 9.10am today (Monday). A European Arrest Warrant was issued for the suspect’s arrest and NCA officers detained him on Tuesday 22 December. Police are at the scene of a serious incident in Selby.. Police attended a property in Finkle Street just before 9am this morning, where they located a man who had suffered serious injuries. Staff and players will be allowed to return to the training ground at Kirkstall Road after the five-day shutdown, once they have posted a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result. A man was taken to hospital and is in a critical condition. We worked closely with our Spanish partners to track this suspect down in the UK and have him taken to Spain to face trial.". Ongoing police incident in Leeds city centre following concerns for person in the multi-storey car park. News Live M621 Leeds incident: Live updates as police close road in both directions between Elland Road and city centre A police incident closed the M621 in … His extradition was confirmed yesterday and he is now due to face trial. The warnings include Cod Beck at Thirsk in North Yorkshire where the Environment Agency (EA) say areas most at risk are Finkle Street and Riverside Mews. It … Adrian Gil, EA area flood risk manager, said: "We do still have some high river levels around and that may still trigger some flood warnings as that water moves down, but we're not expecting any issues at the moment.". Leeds' Victoria Gate shopping centre at centre of police incident; ... Major updates on news, sport, travel and weather will continue through the evening and night on the site. The police issued a statement on social media around 3.30pm on Wednesday. Get the latest local news from Leeds. A fire at Leeds General Infirmary on Thursday caused "significant damage", police have said. Status: Pending. Find out what's going on in and around Leeds with breaking news and more from the Leeds Live news team. “EOD is attending to assess the situation but, as a precautionary measure, has advised an immediate evacuation of buildings in the immediate vicinity. "Luckily no-one was injured and everyone in the hospital was safely accounted for. Traffic is being diverted onto Britannia Street as police cordoned off roads in Leeds city centre (Image: Matt Naylor) 9 of 10 Police block off the entrance to Queen Street near Leeds train station after a suspicious package was found in Leeds city centre warning for ice has been issued by the Met Office. The level of the River Aire at Shipley in West Yorkshire is expected to peak in the next few hours, with a risk of flooding to property, roads and farmland. Huge traffic changes in Leeds city centre as two major schemes near completion Leeds Live 17:30 20-Jan-21 Appeal to find missing teenager Ella Parnell South Leeds Life 17:18 20-Jan-21 Appeal to find missing 16-year-old girl from Leeds Yorkshire Evening Post 17:01 20-Jan-21 Video caption: We were invited to see how St James’s Hospital in Leeds is battling Covid-19. The weir at Knostrop was lowered earlier to allow flood water to rapidly pass though. Edyta Wlodek and her family escaped the blaze, but their home and most of their belongings are gone. Several roads in Leeds city centre are closed following a major police incident. Huge traffic changes in Leeds city centre as two major schemes near completion. Police are at a scene opposite the Bingo. remain at levels where flooding is expected. Meanwhile, in Malton in North Yorkshire the River Derwent peaked at about 06:20 this morning at 5.05m above normal levels. The area was Police were called this morning at 5:08 to the incident, which involved a motorbike on Boar Lane. The suspect, a 21-year-old British man, was apprehended by armed NCA officers near the Crown Point retail park in Leeds just before Christmas, officers said. We were invited to see how St James’s Hospital in Leeds is battling Covid-19. 15:35 Today will be cloudy with showers, sunny intervals and strong winds. Image. West Yorkshire Police said: “We have received a report of a suspicious package at a building in the Queen Street area of Leeds City Centre. Meanwhile, a Leeds weir has been "restored to its fully raised position", the council said. Emergency services were called at about 17:55, West Yorkshire Police said. Diversions in place. A Met Office amber warning for rain is now over, replaced by a yellow "be aware" weather warning for ice in place for parts of the region. "Because of our increased testing since New Year, it has become evident that, despite all our precautions, the virus has continued to spread within the group. Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants close their training grounds after positive Covid-19 tests within the two clubs. Severe flood warnings remain in place in England and Wales, as further rain is expected next week. No-one was injured in the blaze, according to West Yorkshire Police. New Station Street has been cordoned off by the police, next to the Slug & Lettuce bar on Boar Lane. First photos of fire at Leeds city centre high rise flats The fire alarm went off at about 9am at Arena Village, close to the First Direct Arena and the Merrion Centre Friday, 23 October, 2020, 10:27 West Yorkshire Police say the incident unfolded from 3.30am on Sunday when a man was assaulted by two other men. flooding to property, roads and farmland. People in York whose homes are at risk of flooding due to high river levels in the city following Storm Christoph are "safe", a city councillor has said. Police and firefighters were called to Leeds General Infirmary to reports of a man with "a screwdriver who was causing damage", making threats and trying to start a fire. Writing on social media, the council said: "Though the Environment Agency flood warning remains at Allerton Ings and levels are falling, the A656 Barnsdale Rd remains closed. By Luke … Leeds Rhinos have closed their training ground as a precaution for a minimum of five days after six players and a staff member tested positive for Covid-19. The victim was almost run over by a car at a pedestrian crossing and the driver, who had initially left the scene, returned a few minutes later and stabbed the victim in the heart, police said. The 23-year-old was left unconscious and with head injuries following the incident at Club Mission in Leeds city centre. He continued: "We've not had any confirmed reports of any properties flooding. Five young people died today in Leeds when a car plunged 40ft from a bridge and landed on its roof. A yellow "be prepared" warning for ice has been issued by the Met Office. Today will be bright but chilly in Yorkshire with spells of sunshine and occasional showers. Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 25 Jan 2021 to 29 Jan 2021. Leeds city centre evacuated as bomb squad called over 'suspicious package' The area has been cordoned off and police are going door to door and asking people to leave. The leader of Ryedale District Council, Keane Duncan, said: "It's a slightly tense situation, but I'd like to reassure residents we're doing all we can and I'm hopeful we can keep things under control". Traffic is coping well. At the height of the incident, six Leeds fire crews plus an aerial Det Insp James Entwistle said: "This was a very serious incident which caused significant damage to the hospital. In South Yorkshire river levels appear to have now peaked but the EA says they still remain at levels where flooding is expected. Follow the latest news for Leeds in West Yorkshire, England, UK - Local news and information in your area ... Leeds Covid vaccination centre volunteer role for furloughed Leeds Hospitality and Venues Association members. A man is arrested on suspicion of arson after part of Leeds General Infirmary had to be evacuated because of a fire. "Closure will be lifted when safe to do so.". ... -Leeds City-Leeds East-Leeds North East-Leeds North West-Leeds South-Leeds West. The area below has been cleared as police speak to … The Environment Agency says there is an "improving picture" despite river levels remaining high. Ongoing police incident in Leeds city centre near the market. There are flood warnings in place for parts of Hull, on the River Aire in West Yorkshire and on the River Swale and River Ure in North Yorkshire. The 43-year-old arrested man remains in custody, officers add. A FEMALE police officer suffered a serious head injury as Leeds United fans hurled bottles at cops. Other emergency services have also been seen on and below Claypit Lane on the A58 close to the Leeds arena. "We have increased our bio security from last season and everyone is vigilant about ensuring we lessen the probabilities of spreading the virus," continued Sinfield. Police are issuing a new appeal for witnesses following the death of a male pedestrian who was seriously injured in a collision in Leeds city centre last week. A woman was also found injured. York Street City Centre closed both ways due to the incident. Here’s how the day unfolded. rain brought by Storm Christoph overnight. West Yorkshire Police. You will be taken to the BBC News website - this is in case you don't want someone to see you on this website. ... Man arrested after gunshots heard and police chase drama in Leeds as officers cordon off Scott Hall Grove. A flood-hit road in West Yorkshire is to remain closed for the time being despite water levels in the area falling, Leeds City Council has said. Leeds city centre. Roads however have remained open today. Location: The M621 eastbound at junction J3 (City Centre) . A total of 31 flood warnings - meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are in place in Yorkshire following heavy rain brought by Storm Christoph earlier in the week. It has been reported that a woman is on top of the NCP Carpark. Read about our approach to external linking. There are also 49 flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible, be prepared - in place on the county's rivers. Councillor Paula Widdowson said: "The next high peak for the river is predicted for noon today at 4.7m, so I'm confident the flood defences will hold.". All positive cases and those flagged up through contact tracing are now isolating for the required 10 days. Members of the public are asked to avoid the area while forensic enquiries continue at the scene. Emergency crews were called to the hospital at about 17:55 yesterday after reports a man was causing damage to a unit and making threats. ... to Spain following his arrest at a Leeds shopping centre, the National Crime Agency (NCA) says. ... Leeds news LIVE: Traffic and travel updates for an icy Leeds after heavy snow blankets city ... Man dies in hospital after being hit by a van in Leeds city centre. Police officers were called to a multi-storey car park in Leeds city centre to assist a woman who was seen on top of a building.. A West Yorkshire Police spokesman confirmed officers spoke to the woman and that she is safe.. Ulrich Perez, 19, was stabbed outside his home in Estepona, in southern Spain, on 18 November. Schedule: From 08:00 on 22 Jan 2021 to 17:00 on 22 Jan 2021. One lane was closed … In East Yorkshire there's a warning for low lying properties in the Upper Hull catchment around Frodingham Bridge where the EA says flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible. LARGE Police presence due to an ongoing incident which closes the A58M and Claypit Lane in # Leeds city centre. A West Yorkshire Police spokesman earlier said: 'Police are currently dealing with an incident in Leeds City Centre where a rusty metal object was found in the river in Canal Wharf. The financial firm says it believes its staff will welcome the more flexible working arrangement. To report … Ambulance services are also in attendance. 0 ... Leeds City Council has put out an urgent message to residents after the River Aire burst its banks today. 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