A MAN who was shot in a Huddersfield wood was due to undergo an operation in hospital.

The 28-year-old victim, from Manchester, was said to be in a “critical” condition.

Det Insp Jim Griffiths of Huddersfield CID said: “There is no change in his condition. He is still critical and was due to go to theatre.”

The man, who was dumped in Hagg Wood, near Thongsbridge, on Sunday lunchtime, is known to the police.

 

Police have placed him under armed guard as he is considered ‘high risk’.

They are anxious to reassure the public that it was a ‘targeted’ shooting'.

The bleeding and terrified man was found less than 150 yards from the scene of a murder inquiry in 2012.

In that inquiry, forensic experts recovered remains of murder victim John Hay, a former police officer, on a bonfire at a house at the top of Hagg Wood, off Calf Hill Road.