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The police helicopter and dozens of officers and ambulances have been spotted in Rawthorpe and Dalton as part of an ongoing incident over reports of a shooting.

Witnesses said they saw at least four undercover police cars and a number of other police vehicles and ambulances speed down Leeds Road.

Others said there was lots of police activity in the Rawthorpe area. A cordon was in place on Brown Royd Avenue.

Another witness sent a video of the police helicopter hovering near B & Q with the searchlight beaming down on the road.

We have got a reporter heading to the scene and we have contacted West Yorkshire Police.

We will bring you updates as we get them.

Monday afternoon update

The scene of a shooting in a Huddersfield street remains taped off this morning as the hunt for the gunman goes on.

A 19-year-old man was seriously wounded in the attack on Nether Crescent in Rawthorpe at around 7pm last night.

Police scene at Nether Crescent, Rawthorpe.
Police scene at Nether Crescent, Rawthorpe.

Click here to read the latest update on this story from our reporter at the scene

Bus services re-routed due to shooting

A number of bus services are being diverted due to the shooting in Rawthorpe.

Reports of 'group of teens' before shooting

Residents living near to the site of the shooting say there was a group of teenagers nearby shortly before emergency services attended.

Police reassurance

Our reporter Robert Sutcliffe is at the scene of last night’s shooting.

He says this morning that police are in the area reassuring residents after the incident.

Part of Nether Crescent remains closed off.

Monday update

We’re hoping for an update this morning from West Yorkshire Police about last night’s shooting.

Police confirmed late last night that they were called to reports of a firearms discharge on Nether Crescent, Rawthorpe.

A man was found at the scene who was taken to hospital with serious injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

It is being treated as a “targeted attack” and they are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Kirklees CID via 101, quoting log 1484 of 25/02. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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Police in Rawthorpe following the shooting
Police in Rawthorpe following the shooting

What we know so far about Rawthorpe shooting

Here is the latest update we have. We will bring you updates as we get them in the morning.

Police confirm man hurt in shooting

Police have confirmed there was a “firearms incident” in Rawthorpe - and a man has been injured.

They have just released this statement.

Police were called at 7.05pm today (Sunday, 25 February) to reports of a firearms discharge on Nether Crescent, Huddersfield. A man was found at the scene who was taken to hospital with serious injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

Detective Inspector Mark Atkinson, of Kirklees District CID, said: “We are treating this as a targeted attack, with no other reports of any other people being injured.

“We are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or with information about the circumstances leading up to this incident to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Kirklees District CID via 101, quoting log 1484 of 25/02. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

Latest photo from scene

Lots of police activity ongoing

Awaiting West Yorkshire Police statement

We have put calls into West Yorkshire Police and we are waiting for a statement on the incident

Video from the scene

Another witness

Another witness said police and ambulances were ‘everywhere’ and then one ambulance set off with a police cordon

Police cordon

Shooting

One witness has contacted us to say the shooting happened on Nether Hall Avenue and the victim was hit in the leg. Others have contacted us to say it happened on Brown Royd Avenue and the victim was hit in the face, leg and chest

Police cordon on Brownroyd Avenue

Police scene on Brownroyd Avenue after reports of a shooting
Police scene on Brownroyd Avenue after reports of a shooting

Reports of shooting

We have found the scene which is on Brownroyd Avenue and local residents are telling us somebody has been shot

Reporter trying to find scene

We’ve got a reporter heading to try and find the scene. Most who contacted us said Leeds Road with some also saying police activity in Dalton.

Witness

One witness contacted us and said: “Major incident Leeds road / town terrace. Police helicopter, four undercover cars and numerous police cars as well as two ambulance seen going down Leeds Road.”

Police helicopter in area