Man Killed in Police Shooting


A man has died after being shot during a West Yorkshire Police operation on the M62. The firearm was discharged at 18:00 GMT on the 2nd December, resulting in the death of 27-year-old Yasser Yaqub.

Five people have been arrested, including three who were involved in the incident. It is believed that they also required hospital attention, although their injuries are “not related to firearm discharge.” The West Yorkshire Police have now referred themselves to the police watchdog.

A spokesman from the West Yorkshire Police: “During a pre-planned policing operation near to the M62 in Huddersfield, a police firearm was discharged and a man has died.

“An immediate referral has been made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), who are in attendance in West Yorkshire, and West Yorkshire Police are fully co-operating with their investigation.”

The operation is thought to have been planned around an Audi car that was heading down the M62 at 17:30 GMT towards Huddersfield. It was then stopped by an unmarked police car. The Audi was then boxed in and a shot was fired shortly afterwards.

Eyewitness Rahul Tandom said, “As we pulled off the motorway we could see a lot of police vehicles, a lot of flashing lights.

“We were basically the first car that was stopped by police and we just waited and waited.

“Over the next 10 to 15 minutes there was frenetic activity as more and more police vehicles arrived.

“At about 6.15 to 6.20, policemen were running up the slope to an ambulance and beckoning them to come quickly.”




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