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Hundreds of people are expected to take part in a vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of Yassar Yaqub being shot dead by police.

Yassar, 28, of Crosland Moor, was shot dead by police on the M62 slip road at Ainley Top at just after 6pm on January 2 last year.

His parents Mohammed and Safia will lead the vigil, which is expected to see about 200 people gather in his memory, at the side of the road where Yassar was shot.

The couple said they want people to pay tribute to their son but don't intend any disruption.

The weighbridge at Ainley Top will be open for motorists to park their cars and police will be in attendance to help people cross the road.

For latest updates on the vigil follow our blog

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Mohammed Yaqub thanks everyone for attending the vigil for his son and a prayer is heard

Candles, banners and relatively free-flowing traffic at the vigil

Not everybody happy with the vigil or our coverage

Balloon release

Anti-racism banners on display

Balloons and candles

More video of Yassar's dad

More video of the vigil

Live video from the vigil

Yassar's dad and wife speak to our reporter at the vigil

Video from the vigil

50 people at vigil so far

Our reporter Andrew Robinson says there are about 50 people at the vigil so far

Candle tribute

Yassar's dad speaks at the vigil

Stand Up to Racism at the vigil

Family and friends light candles

Vigil underway

This is what the family said earlier

Slip-road could be closed until 7pm

Highways are now saying the slip-road could be closed until 7pm

In-depth analysis of the case

To mark the one-year anniversary we have produced a digital in-depth analysis of the case

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200 people expected

We spoke to Yassar’s family earlier today and they said up to 200 people could attend the vigil