Town lock-down as arrest follows shooting incident

Town lock-down as arrest follows shooting incident

PART of Dewsbury town centre was sealed off on Tuesday night and through Wednesday morning following a shooting incident in Huddersfield.

Armed response officers and the West Yorkshire Police helicopter eventually made an arrest in Savile Town, near the junction of Headfield Road and Lock Street, after reports of shots being fired at 5.14pm in Crosland Moor, Huddersfield.

The suspects fled the scene in a silver VW Golf which is believed to have been abandoned near the Station Hotel, adjacent to Dewsbury market.

Police sealed off that area amongst others, meaning access to the town centre was not possible from Crackenedge Lane until after lunch on Wednesday. A 31-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and was kept in custody.

Enquiries are continuing to establish if the vehicle recovered in Dewsbury was the one used in the Crosland Moor incident.

DCI Ian Scott, of the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team, said: “Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing and I would like to urge members of the public who may have witnessed anything in the area or seen this vehicle, to contact the police.”

Anyone with information should contact Kirklees CID on 101, quoting log number 1210 of August 16, or  Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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