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A police operation has taken place at Riddings Close, Sheepridge in connection with the shooting of Rajas takeaway boss on Monday.

Police and scenes of crime forensic officers were there for several hours following a number of raids by police in the early hours of this morning in the Riddings Close and Chestnut Street area of Sheepridge.

Police were reported to have begun the raids at about 3am and police cordons and vehicles were in place for most of the day.

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Police statement

We’ve now had a statement from West Yorkshire Police. This is what they have said in full.

“Police investigating a firearms discharge outside a takeaway on Bradford Road, Huddersfield, this morning executed two warrants at houses on Riddings Close.

“Officers remain on scene and searches remain ongoing.

“This is an ongoing operation and we cannot comment further at this stage.”


Link to Rajas takeaway shooting

We understand that the police activity is connected to the shooting at Rajas takeaway in Bradford Road, Hillhouse, on Monday. We hope to have a statement from police shortly.

Two houses being searched

Two houses are being searched by forensic officers.

CSI on the scene

A lot of detailed forensic work is taking place.

Raids in the early hours?

Local residents say there were raids in Chestnut Street at around 3am or 4am this morning. This picture was taken by a resident.

Police in Chestnut Street in Sheepridge.
Police in Chestnut Street in Sheepridge.

Fingertip search underway

Forensic searches are being carried out in Riddings Close.

Pictures from the scene

Reporter at the scene

Reporter Robert Sutcliffe is in Riddings Close trying to get to the bottom of what’s happening