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We're bringing you the latest from a series of police incidents in Dewsbury today, with reports of a shooting.

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That’s all we have on this today. We’ll bring you any updates tomorrow.

Police update

Police just sent us this statement:

Detectives are conducting ongoing enquiries following a firearms discharge in Dewsbury.

Officers attended following reports of a man being injured on Ravenshouse Road.

The man is currently at Leeds General Infirmary in a stable condition. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting crime reference number 13170398471.

Community reeling following shooting

A community is reeling in shock after a man was shot in a Kirklees street.

Armed police and ambulances rushed to Ravenshouse Road in Dewsbury at around 1.30pm today after reports a man had been injured in a drive-by shooting.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident but residents believe ‘two shots’ were fired from a black Toyota Yaris.

Full story here...

The scene of a firearms incident on Ravenshouse Road, Dewsbury
The scene of a firearms incident on Ravenshouse Road, Dewsbury (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Shot man is helped into Air Ambulance

Scene of crime officers comb area behind Dewsbury Police Station

Man killed at Leeds Station is named

While we get you more news on the shootings...

Police have named a man who was killed at Leeds Railway Station.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, but the man is believed to be Terry Bailey, aged 39, from south Leeds.

British Transport Police officers were called to New Station Street at around 12.50am today following reports that a man had been assaulted.

Terry Bailey, who died at Leeds Railway Station
Terry Bailey, who died at Leeds Railway Station (Image: UGCG HDE)

Full story here...

Please note: the two stories are not related.

Full story on today's shooting

Here’s a further story on today’s “drive-by shooting” in Dewsbury.

One man has been taken to hospital - read the full story here

'2 shots fired'

A report from the scene of today shooting has described it as a “drive-by” shooting with two shots fired from a moving car.

There have been no reported arrests for the latest firearms incident.

No link

West Yorkshire Police has just told us that the two Dewsbury incidents are NOT thought to be linked to each other.

Police remain at the scene of both incidents today.

The scene of the shooting in Dewsbury Moor today
The scene of the shooting in Dewsbury Moor today

Police at the scene

This is the scene right now at Ravenshouse Road/Low Road in Dewsbury:

Scene at Ravenshouse Road/Low Road in Dewsbury
Scene at Ravenshouse Road/Low Road in Dewsbury

Reports from eyewitnesses

Two eyewitnesses at the scene of Ravenshouse Road/Low Road in Dewsbury have described hearing a gun shot.

One woman, who did not want to be named, said: “I heard a couple of bangs while in the kitchen I thought it was fireworks. When I came into the living room I saw all the police and people about.

“Police are still here and the helicopter is hovering above.”

Dallas Chanel said: “My daughter heard the bang while she was in the shop her and her friend ran back home. She’s fine now. She was with an older neighbour - she didn’t think anything of it until I had discussed what had happened and then they said they had heard the bang.

“I feel sick living round here now.”

Live from the scene

Re-cap of 2 shooting incidents in Dewsbury

Let’s re-cap the events in Dewsbury from last night and today:

  • At 10.47pm last night a car drove into a barrier outside Dewsbury Police Station.
  • Three people in the vehicle were uninjured.
  • They had crashed following what they believed was a pursuit and a firearms discharge nearby.
  • Two men aged 17 and 29 have been arrested on suspicion of firearms discharges in connection with the incident.
  • The road behind Dewsbury Police Station, Old Westgate, and nearby roads remain closed off today.

Then today a second shooting took place.

  • Police were called to an incident on Ravenshouse Road/Low Road in Dewsbury.
  • It is believed there was a firearms discharge and when officers attended they found a man in his twenties with injuries.
  • Air ambulance attended and took the male to hospital for treatment.
  • Eyewitnesses have reported it as a -drive-by shooting’

Further police statement

Police have updated us with a second statement for today’s incident:

They say:

Police were called to an incident on Ravenshouse Road in Dewsbury today (29 August).

It is believed there was a firearms discharge and when officers attended they found a man in his twenties with injuries.

Air ambulance attended and took the male to hospital for treatment.

A police cordon is currently in place and enquiries remain ongoing.

Reports of a person shot

Martin Shaw was told that locals have said someone was shot on Low Road, Dewsbury Moor and they were taken to hospital by air ambulance.

Live from the scene

My colleague Louise Cooper is at the scene of the latest incident in Dewsbury Moor, where armed police are in attendance.

Police statement

We now have a statement from West Yorkshire Police about the incident last night and this morning at Old Westgate.

They say:

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was in collision with a barrier at Dewsbury Police station yesterday evening, following an altercation with other vehicles.


Officers would like to speak to anyone who has information about the incident which took place at about 10.40pm on Monday night after a white Vauxhall Astra car collided with the barrier at the rear of the station.


No-one was injured and three males in the car told officers they had crashed following what they believed was a pursuit and a firearms discharge nearby.


Kirklees officers mounted a thorough search of the area.


The collision is not thought to be terror related and two men aged 29 and 17, have now been arrested on suspicion of firearms discharges in connection with the incident.


Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Bryar of The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “This is clearly a serious incident in which a car has collided with the barrier of Dewsbury Police station.


“Officers are conducting enquiries this morning to determine the full circumstances of what took place and we have arrested two men in connection with the wider incident on suspicion of firearms offences.


“It must be stressed that this incident is not in any way believed to be terror related and is being linked to ongoing local issues.”


She added: “I am appealing for witnesses and would like to speak anyone who saw suspicious behaviour in Dewsbury centre last night involving a Vauxhall Astra.


“Anyone who has any information should contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 or the independent Crimestoppers charity in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.”


Police incident on South Street, Dewsbury.
Police incident on South Street, Dewsbury.











What we know so far

There has been a lot of police activity in Dewsbury. Here’s what we know so far:

  • Part of Dewsbury has been sealed off after car hits barrier at police station.
  • Two men have been arrested and we believe there may have been a chase with another vehicle at the time.
  • Old Westgate in both directions is closed between South Street and A638 Webster Hill / Mill Street West. It’s behind Dewsbury Police Station. Also affecting Daisy Hill and Nelson Street.
  • Police have said it’s not terror related.

Then in the past hour a further incident has unfolded.

  • Low Road in both directions partially blocked due to police incident between Beckett Lane and Pilgrim Avenue.
  • An Air Ambulance has been in attendance and officers remain on scene.
  • Armed police are at the scene. Witnesses have said it is a “possible shooting” but that’s unconfirmed at the moment.
Low Road, Dewsbury
Low Road, Dewsbury

Road closure in Dewsbury

Low Road in Dewsbury in both directions is partially blocked due to police incident between Beckett Lane and Pilgrim Avenue.
An Air Ambulance has been in attendance and police officers remain on scene.

Armed police in Dewsbury

Reports and photographs on social media indicate that armed police are at the scene of the latest police incident in Dewsbury.

Ash Milnes has taken this photograph of the scene.

Low Road, Dewsbury
Low Road, Dewsbury

Incident near the park

Here’s a map of the scene of the latest police activity in Dewsbury.

Witnesses have told us a lot of police cars have gone past the park towards Low Road.

Low Road, Dewsbury
Low Road, Dewsbury

Another Dewsbury police incident

We’re getting reports of a lot of police activity and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance being sent to Dewsbury Moor area currently.

Witnesses have told us it’s around the Low Road area and there is a large police presence.

National headlines

Here’s a round-up of the national news headlines:

Brexit talks go one

Brexit negotiations are continuing in Brussels after the EU told the UK it needed to get serious about the withdrawal talks.

Day two of the latest round of attempts to try and hammer out a divorce deal opened after the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier accused Britain of ambiguity on key issues like its exit bill and demanded more clarity from London.

He said: “To be honest, I’m concerned, time passes quickly.”

 European Union flag in front of Elizabeth Tower. Brexit negotiations are continuing in Brussels after the EU told the UK it needed to get serious about the withdrawal talks. Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
European Union flag in front of Elizabeth Tower. Brexit negotiations are continuing in Brussels after the EU told the UK it needed to get serious about the withdrawal talks. Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire


North Korea fires missile over Japan

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has expressed “outrage” at the “reckless provocation” of North Korea’s latest missile launch.

The rebuke came after South Korea said Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile towards the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.

Bake Off is back

The wait is almost over as the hotly anticipated return of The Great British Bake Off makes its Channel 4 debut tonight.

After months of fears and concerns over the show’s move from the BBC, the proof of the pudding will finally be revealed as judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood test 12 fresh faces in a bid to find Britain’s best amateur baker - a coveted title claimed last year by Candice Brown.

Changes to the show - including the line-up of hosts and the introduction of ad-breaks - have sent debate among fans to boiling point over the last months - and the commercial broadcaster faces a big challenge as it takes on the programme that averaged an audience of 13.6 million viewers per episode last year.

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF 8 2017: - Left To Right: Paul Hollywood, Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding, Prue Leith.(© Love Productions / Channel 4 / Mark Bourdillon)
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF 8 2017: - Left To Right: Paul Hollywood, Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding, Prue Leith.(© Love Productions / Channel 4 / Mark Bourdillon)

32 arrests at 2 major events

Officers made a total of 32 arrests at the Leeds Festival - 20 of which were for drugs offences.

There were 16 fewer arrests at the festival than last year, with about 60,000 people at each of the three days.

Chief Superintendent Keith Gilert, who commanded the Leeds Festival policing operation, said: “Before the festival, I urged people not to try to bring drugs in or they would face eviction from the event and arrest. Officers have worked closely with security staff to identify those dealing drugs and more than 20 people have been arrested. Arrests were also made in relation to a number of reported assaults and thefts.

“The total number of arrests, 32, remains a small figure for such a major public event and is 16 fewer than at last year’s event, reflecting the slightly lower number of offences reported to us overall.”

There were just five arrests during the 50th Leeds West Indian Carnival, mainly for minor assaults and alcohol-related offences.

Latest from Dewsbury

Here’s our story on the police incident in Dewsbury

Pictures from the Dewsbury scene

Here are some photos from the scene of the police incident in Dewsbury.

Thanks to Ash Milnes for sending them in to us.

Old Westgate in Dewsbury. Photo by Ash Milnes
Old Westgate in Dewsbury. Photo by Ash Milnes
Old Westgate in Dewsbury. Photo by Ash Milnes
Old Westgate in Dewsbury. Photo by Ash Milnes
Old Westgate in Dewsbury. Photo by Ash Milnes
Old Westgate in Dewsbury. Photo by Ash Milnes

Police update on Dewsbury incident

We’ve had a statement from West Yorkshire Police into the incident in Dewsbury.

They told us:

“Enquiries are ongoing this morning after a car drove into a barrier outside Dewsbury Police Station at about 10.47pm yesterday evening.

“Three persons in the vehicle were uninjured and enquiries are ongoing this morning to determine the full circumstances.

“The incident is not terror related and two other men aged 17 and 29 have now been arrested in connection with what took place.”

The car that collided with the barrier was a Vauxhall Astra. The men arrested were not from the car.

Traffic problems in Dewsbury due to police incident

Police are currently on the scene and dealing with an incident in Dewsbury.

They’ve taped off a section of the road behind Dewsbury Police Station. The Examiner understands a car has collided with a barrier at the police station.

Old Westgate is closed in both directions and there’s slow traffic between South Street and A638 Webster Hill / Mill Street West.

It’s also affecting Daisy Hill and Nelson Street.

Film shot in West Yorkshire out this week

A film shot on location in West Yorkshire is set to be released on Friday.

God’s Own Country (cert 15) was shot on location at a farm near Keighley, as well as places in Bradford, Haworth and Otley.

Writer-director Francis Lee’s heart-breaking love story is drawing comparisons to Brokeback Mountain - albeit in chillier surroundings - for its tenderly observed coupling of a disenchanted Yorkshire farmer’s son and a Romanian migrant worker.

John Saxby (Josh O’Connor) bears the heavy burden of running his family’s farm now that his father Martin (Ian Hart) is partially paralysed following a stroke. John’s grandmother Deirdre (Gemma Saxby) tends to Martin and puts food on the table while John carries out the various daily chores and then drowns his sorrows to excess at the local pub.

Adding to his woes, John is wrestling with his sexuality and he engages in sexual encounters with local men, without any emotional engagement, but the farmer’s son is petrified of publicly showing his feelings.

It is released

God's Own Country
God's Own Country

Car collides into police station barrier

We understand that a car has collided with barriers outside Dewsbury Police Station.

Several roads in the town are closed off, including Old Westgate and Nelson Street.