Man hurt in Batley Carr gun incident

Man hurt in Batley Carr gun incident

POLICE are investigating a suspected shooting incident at a house in Batley Carr.

Officers were called to the property on Howard Place in the early hours of (yesterday) Thursday morning to reports of a window being shot through. A man inside the property suffered minor injuries.

A large police cordon remained in place for most of Thursday while officers continued their forensic examinations of the scene and CCTV enquiries. A police helicopter was also spotted circling the area.

Chief inspector Ben Ryder, of Kirklees District Police, said: “We are at the early stages of our investigation into this incident, but we are treating this as a potential firearms discharge.

“This incident will undoubtedly cause concern to our local communities and I would like to thank them for their understanding, support and patience throughout our ongoing investigation. We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to the extensive police cordon in the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting crime reference number 13190273265, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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