A MAN has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident in Huddersfield.
The 29-year-old was detained today by police investigating reports of shots being fired in Brackenhall Road, Brackenhall, yesterday afternoon and a car crash in Bradley Mills Road a short time later.
Three other men are still being hunted.
It is believed they fled from a crashed Audi, minutes after shots were fired in Brackenhall.
The crash was in Bradley Mills, some two miles from the scene of the shooting, but detectives confirmed both incidents were being linked.
Eye-witnesses told how people ran from the crashed car, which had hit another vehicle in Bradley Mills Road.
Dale Pearson, who witnessed the crash at Bradley Mills, told the Examiner: "The Audi came flying round the bend and took out two bollards before crashing into a Citroën which was coming down the hill towards it.
"The men then got out and ran off."
Police sealed the road off for several hours as forensic experts joined detectives in the inquiry.
It is thought the driver of the Citroën was slightly hurt.
Police officers combed Kilner Bank, rising behind the Odeon Cinema and the Galpharm Stadium, in the hunt for the four fugitives.
Police would not confirm if the shots in Bracken Hall Road were aimed at anyone or at a vehicle.
Parts of Bracken Hall Road were sealed off by detectives carried out their major inquiry last night.
A dozen officers on their hands and knees painstakingly carried out a fingertip search down the centre of the road.
Detectives made house to house inquiries.
Plastic marker cones were used to highlight possible evidence in the street.
Local councillor and resident Jean Calvert said: "It is very disappointing for the residents to have this activity on their doorstep.
"We are trying to regenerate the area and it’s sad for those who want to make this a better place to live.
"We have CCTV cameras installed. We don’t want them, but if that is what it takes then we will do it."
A police spokesman said: "We had reports of a shooting in Bracken Hall Road, Brackenhall, about 2pm.
"No-one was hurt and police are appealing for any witnesses.
"A short time later, about 2.15pm, there was a road traffic collision between two cars in Bradley Mills Road.
"One car was an Audi and four people were seen running away from the car.
"One is thought to have fled towards Brownroyd Avenue and we were also making inquiries on Kilner Bank.
"The driver of the other car, a Citroën, was slightly hurt.
"We are making extensive inquiries at the scene and would again urge any witnesses to contact officers at Huddersfield CID on 01484 436685."
The Audi was taken away for forensic examination shortly before 6.30pm.
The drama forced the closure of Bradley Mills Road, linking Rawthorpe and Bradley Mills.
It remained closed into the evening and hundreds of drivers faced a long diversion via Moldgreen.were diverted through Rawthorpe and along Leeds Road