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A counter terrorism operation has taken place in Crosland Moor.

West Yorkshire Police said two men were arrested on suspicion of offences under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act during a raid which took place at 5.30pm.

The men, age 24 and 29, were arrested at separate locations in Huddersfield and Sheffield, and properties in both areas were being searched.

Police said the raid was not connected to the Manchester terror attack and instead was based on recently received intelligence.

They said loud bangs people reported hearing were part of police's method of gaining access to the property.

A mum-of-five, who asked not to be named, said: “My brother lives on College Street East and he felt his whole house shake with the bang. When I arrived there were police in balaclavas.”

People living in Rudding Street were ordered to stay in their homes for around half-an-hour in the immediate aftermath of the raid.

Everything we know about the raid

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"I felt the whole house shake"

Teenager Georgia Scaife, 13, who lives in Everard Street, said: “About 40 or 50 seconds after a loud bang the police were here and I thought it was strange they were here so quickly.”A mum-of-five who asked not to be named said: “My brother lives on College Street East and he felt his whole house shake with the bang. When I arrived there were police in balaclavas.People living in Rudding Street were ordered to stay in their homes for around half-an-hour in the immediate aftermath of the raid.

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Pictures from the scene

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Armed officers in Crosland Moor
Armed officers in Crosland Moor

Photographer on scene

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Police cordon off Rudding Street in Crosland Moor
Police cordon off Rudding Street in Crosland Moor (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Eyewitness reports

People are describing on social media what they saw and heard.

Raj Singh

People on Facebook were saying they heard a bang noise which could be an explosion or gunshot. I didn’t hear it myself - I just came down because my grandma lives on Everard street.

When i turned up there were loads of police blocking the road and vans parked up and armed police with guns guarding the street.

What we know so far

Here’s everything we know so far about the incident

Police statement in full

Here’s what West Yorkshire Police have said about the incident.

Officers have today (Thursday, June 1) arrested two men from Huddersfield on suspicion of offences under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act.

The men, age 24 and 29, were arrested at separate locations in Huddersfield and Sheffield

Searches are being carried out in properties in Huddersfield and Sheffield.

There are no connections to the recent incident and investigation in Manchester.

The operation is based on recently received intelligence.

We understand that people may have concerns as a result of this activity and we are grateful for the patience and understanding of the public while these enquiries are carried out.

The public may have heard loud bangs at the time that police entered the property. We would like to reassurance you that this was part of the method of entry to gain access to the property.

Picture from Everard Street

Everard Street, Crosland Moor, during the counter terrorism raid
Everard Street, Crosland Moor, during the counter terrorism raid (Image: Raj Sing)

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Reporter on the scene

Our reporter Stephanie is on the scene

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Video from the scene

Pictures from the scene

Basil Street

Police in Basil Street
Police in Basil Street
Basil Street, Crosland Moor
Basil Street, Crosland Moor (Image: Google)

No explosion

West Yorkshire Police say: “The public may have heard loud bangs at the time that police entered the property. We would like to reassurance you that this was part of the method of entry to gain access to the property.”

"No connection to Manchester"

West Yorkshire Police say: “Searches are being carried out in properties in Huddersfield and Sheffield.

“There are no connections to the recent incident and investigation in Manchester.

“The operation is based on recently received intelligence.

“We understand that people may have concerns as a result of this activity and we are grateful for the patience and understanding of the public while these enquiries are carried out.”


Police statement

Police have released a statement.

Officers have today (Thursday, June 1) arrested two men from Huddersfield on suspicion of offences under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act.

The men, age 24 and 29, were arrested at separate locations in Huddersfield and Sheffield.

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We have a reporter on the way to the scene of the counter terrorism raid in Crosland Moor.