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Armed police seal off street in Brackenhall as they search for man in connection with drugs offences

An eyewitness in Marlington Drive said: "it was scary"

Armed police surrounded a house in Brackenhall for several hours this morning in a dramatic operation.

They were heard shouting: ‘Armed police, come out of the house’ before arresting a 22-year-old man.

It is thought it was part of an investigation into drugs crime.

The drama began before 4am when police executed a warrant in Pollard Street, Fartown .

The search then moved about a mile away to Marlington Drive, Brackenhall , with several police vans parked in drives and both ends of the street sealed off.

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After several hours the man was brought out and is now in custody.

A woman who lives in Marlington Drive said she was alerted to what was happening when her dog began barking.

She said: “it was very scary. The dog was going crazy and and when I looked out, there were police dogs in the street outside the house as well as police vans and armed police all around.

“They had both ends of the street sealed off with roadblocks and there were officers in the road.

Scene of police incident - Marlington Drive, Brackenhall, Huddersfield.

“I could hear them shouting: ‘Armed police, come out of the house’.

“They were surrounding a house in the road. I think a woman came out but I could not tell if anyone else was there.

“The police were here for several hours with a large number of vans and cars.

“There were what seemed to be CID officers and a video van.”

Det Insp Mark Colman of Kirklees CID said: “A warrant was executed in Pollard Street this morning and there was a planned firearms operation.

“A 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with alleged drugs offences and is now in custody and is going to be interviewed at some point.”

Police at scene of armed incident in Marlington Drive



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