THE funeral of Kirkheaton gunman Alistair Bell has still not taken place – more than two weeks after his death.
However, his family may be told next week when they will be able to lay the 42-year-old to rest.
A spokesman for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said that Mr Bell’s body had not yet been released by the coroner.
He said: “There are meetings early next week when it might become clear when his body may be released.”
He added that investigations, including expert analysis, could take up to six months to conclude.
Although it could be longer before the results are published.
The IPCC are still collating evidence gathered from house-to-house enquiries after the Kirkheaton man was shot dead by a police marksman at his house on Cockley Hill Lane in the early hours of Tuesday, December 28.
Hours earlier, he had shot and injured a police officer who had tried to arrest him after he threatened a couple in Kirkheaton.
Mr Bell held police at bay for several hours after that shooting.
He is thought to have fired several shots – some of which hit houses in nearby streets.
He was urged to give himself up by negotiators but was eventually shot by West Yorkshire Police marksmen.
He was taken to hospital by ambulance but pronounced dead.
Anyone who can help the IPCC investigation should contact them on 0800 0969076 or email email@example.com.