Shooting in Dewsbury leads to police stand-off

Shooting in Dewsbury leads to police stand-off

POLICE have arrested three men following a firearms incident in Dewsbury which resulted in a stand-off at an address in Heckmondwike. 

Armed police descended on Leeds Old Road at around 9am today (Weds) after officers attended the scene of a potential firearms discharge on Birkdale Road in Dewsbury. 

Police were called to the initial incident, where it is believed the passengers of two vehicles were involved in a dispute, between 8am and 8.30am. 

Enquiries then led officers to the address in Heckmondwike. 

The force helicopter was seen circling the area and several police vehicles and armed officers were spotted at the scene.  

Three men aged 27, 24 and 47 were arrested from the address in connection with the incident and remain in custody. 

Detective Inspector Andrew Lockwood of Kirklees CID said: "All reports of firearms offences are taken very seriously by Kirklees Police and we are appealing for witnesses to the reported discharge on Birkdale Road.

"We have not had any reports of any persons being injured and are very keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the reported incident involving two cars." 

Enquiries remain ongoing and anyone with any information should call 101 quoting crime reference 277 of February 19. 

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