UK Police Shoot Man Dead in 'Pre-Planned Operation' in Huddersfield

A MAN has been shot dead by police during a "pre-planned" operation on the M62 - with pictures showing three bullet holes in the windscreen of a white Audi.

A group of men apparently protesting against the shooting of a man on the M62 in West Yorkshire have led to a road being closed tonight.

Police are believed to have searched Mr Yaqub's home but have said the operation was not terrorism-related.

Several of those arrested needed hospital treatment for injuries "not related to firearm discharge", but no officers were hurt, a force spokesman said. "I saw about five or six police cars around the roundabout", she added.

A 27-year-old man has been shot dead by police during a "pre-planned" swoop on a vehicle on the M62 in West Yorkshire.

The man who was killed was identified as 27-year-old Mohammed Yassar Yaqub of Huddersfield. Officers said that the incident was not terror-related but came as a response to information relating to possession of a firearm.

The slip roads east and westbound at junction 24 of the M62 was closed.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been informed and begun an investigation.

It continues: "IPCC investigators remain at the scene and are attending post incident procedures in order to gather evidence during the early stages of this investigation".

The incident is the fifth fatal police shooting in England and Wales in a nine-month period, according to the BBC.

  • Jon Douglas