A street in Marsh has been sealed off by police after a gunshots drama.

Officers have cordoned off a stretch of Clifton Road in Marsh, Huddersfield, for much of the day, after reports of gunshots in the early hours.

Detectives also confirmed that a bullet or shell had been found and there was damage to a car.

No-one has been injured but police confirmed inquiries were continuing.

Scenes of crimes officers and a video unit were at the scene and police carried out an extensive search of the street as residents watched on.

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Det Insp Jim Griffiths, of Kirklees CID , said: "We had reports from residents about loud bangs in the early hours and they may have been gunshots.

"Officers at the scene have found what appears to be a bullet and there has also been some damage to a car.

"No-one has been injured but our inquiries are at an early stage".

A maroon Seat was the focus of police attention.

It was parked in the middle of  the police cordon, which was around a small area at the top of Clifton Road near the junction with Eldon Road.

One local resident, who did not want to be named, had been awake in the early hours as he waited to drive his daughter to Manchester Airport.

He said: “It’s normally very quiet around the back there, but at about a quarter to one last night I heard a noise like a couple of shots. They didn’t sound as loud as a shotgun and there was no commotion afterwards.

“I didn’t take a lot of notice, the pizza place on the main road has been having some alterations done and they have been working until 2am  - I thought it was something to do with that.”

Debra Harrison and her colleagues at Groom dry cleaners on nearby Westbourne Road said that they heard a scream early yesterday afternoon,  and left the shop shortly afterwards to discover the police cordon.

However, it is not thought that the incident was connected to the police enquiry.