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Police arrest 21-year-old man over involvment in Dalton 'shooting'

They link incident to crash outside The Dalton pub, Rawthorpe Lane

A man has been arrested in connection with a disturbance in Dalton on Saturday night during which a gun was allegedly fired.

Police were called to Standiforth Lane at 9pm following reports by a member of the public that a gun had been fired.

Yesterday, (Mon), the Examiner reported that a man had been arrested in connection with the incident but had been released without charge. Now police have made another arrest.

Standiforth Lane, Dalton

Det Insp Mark Colman of Kirklees CID said: “In the early hours of Tuesday after a warrant had been executed, a 21-year-old man from Huddersfield was arrested and is currently in police custody helping police with their enquiries following a suspected firearms discharge in Dalton on Saturday night.

“We are potentially linking the distrubance with a road traffic collision that occurred at about the same time outside The Dalton Hotel in Rawthorpe Lane.

Standiforth Lane, Dalton

“A Seat Leon got lodged between a taxi and some bollards. Several men were seen running from the Seat.

“The vehicle has been recovered and we are appealing for witnesses.”

Police say they think between three and five men were involved in the incidents.


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