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We are continuing to provide updates as the funeral is held for Mohammed Yassar Yaqub today, while an inquest is opened into his death on Monday night.

Mr Yaqub was shot dead by armed police on the M62. Police have now said the 27-year-old died from shot wounds in the chest.

A funeral is being held today at a mosque in Lockwood, while a Dewsbury man is due before Leeds Magistrates Court charged with firearms offences.

An inquest has now been opened and adjourned in Bradford.

Moshin Amin, 30, is charged in relation to a loaded semi-automatic handgun capable of 9mm ammunition.

Four other men arrested both at the scene and nearby at Chain Bar have been bailed pending further enquiries; two were bailed on Wednesday and the other two last night.

The case is now being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission and West Yorkshire Police say they are co-operating fully with them.

Stay with us for the latest updates.

Police chief: 'Community safety is paramount'

Chief Constable Dee Collins said in a statement tonight that “the safety of our communities is absolutely paramount”.

She said: “The intense media spotlight which has focused on West Yorkshire has clearly amplified interest in the issue and a local demonstration in Bradford highlighted the concerns of some people within our communities.

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Dee Collins
West Yorkshire Chief Constable Dee Collins

“I completely understand and empathise with the heightened community tensions and people’s wish to peacefully demonstrate.

“I am committed to working together with them to prevent a minority of individuals from behaving inappropriately and committing potential criminal offences. I have always been extremely proud of the strong relationships our officers have built up with our communities and our partners through our neighbourhood policing teams within our partnership working areas throughout the County.

“It is a relationship which works well and a style of policing which defines West Yorkshire Police which I am committed to maintaining.

“Today, I met with some elected members and community representatives, to discuss their concerns and how we can continue to work together in the public interest.

“ We all agreed that the safety of our communities is absolutely paramount and we need to continue discussions to raise awareness of the thoughts and feelings of our communities.

“I hope you will appreciate why I cannot say more about the tragic incident on Monday 2 January at this stage, however I assure you that West Yorkshire Police, its officers and staff remain committed to keeping the communities of West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.”

Statement from Chief Constable Dee Collins

West Yorkshire’s Chief Constable Dee Collins has issued a statement tonight following the death of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub on Monday evening.

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Dee Collins
West Yorkshire Chief Constable Dee Collins

The statement begins: “I wish to extend my sincere sympathy’s to Mr Yassar Yaqub’s family and our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

“While I cannot comment directly on the policing operation on Monday, which sadly ended with the fatal shooting of Mr Yaqub, I understand the desire from Mr Yaqub’s family and friends, from within our communities and the media for answers to their unresolved questions.

“But we must let the independent investigation run its course, properly and thoroughly. I assure you that West Yorkshire Police is cooperating fully with that ongoing Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation and will continue to do so. My officers and I really appreciate the continued support and cooperation of our communities while this process takes place.”

RECAP: Developments so far today

A summary of updates on the ongoing story today:

  • Hundreds of mourners have turned up to pay respects at Mohammed Yassar Yaqub’s funeral held at the Masjid Bilal mosque in Lockwood
  • Yaqub’s mother Safia Bano, was seen visibly distraught and relatives attempted to supports her as she broke down in tears
  • The congregation went to Hey Lane Cemetery, near Castle Hill, where Yaqub was buried
  • Meanwhile, an inquest into his death was opened at Bradford Coroner’s Court
  • Coroner Martin Fleming heard how Yaqub died from shot wounds to the chest after his car was brought to a sharp halt on the slip road and an armed officer made the shot executing his duty
  • The court also heard a gun was found in the footwell of Yaqub’s Audi
  • 30-year-old Moshin Amin, of Ravensthorpe, appeared before a district judge at Leeds Magistrates charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a sound moderator and possession of ammunition
  • He spoke only to confirm his name and was remanded into custody

Examiner reporter on the M62 shooting

Examiner team member Samantha Gildea has been on the radio earlier today discussing the events following the shooting.

You can hear what she had to say here:

Pictured: Mourners say goodbye at Castle HIll

Hundreds gathered at the burial site near Castle Hill in the past hour as Yasser Yaqub was laid to rest.

Burial of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub at Castle Hill cemetery.
Burial of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub at Castle Hill cemetery. (Image: Huddersfield Daily Examiner)

Amin remanded into custody

Amin has been remanded back in custody following the short hearing before District Judge Marie Mallon.

He will appear at Leeds Crown Court on February 3. No application for bail was submitted.

Leeds Combined Courts, Crown Court.
Leeds Combined Courts, Crown Court.

Amin spoke only to confirm name

Amin, of Broomer Street in Ravensthorpe, spoke only to confirm his name and address.

He was dressed in a dark grey top and trousers.

Man appears in court over related firearms charges

Moshin Amin has appeared before Leeds Magistrates.

The 30 year-old is charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a sound moderator and possession of ammunition.

Stock Pic: Leeds Magistrates Court.
Stock Pic: Leeds Magistrates Court.

Inquest: Officer who fired gun was executing his duty

An update from the inquest in Bradford earlier this morning.

Coroner’s officer Chris Dalby said four unmarked police cars were involved in the incident with one - a Mercedes - cutting across the front of the Audi.

He said: “During the incident an officer discharged a firearm in the execution of his duty with the shots going through the windscreen of the Audi.”

Mr Dalby said Mr Yaqub was pronounced dead at 6.47pm and was first identified with his fingerprints. A post-mortem examination revealed he died from gunshot wounds to the chest.

A silver Audi with bullet holes in its windscreen and several sets of keys on its bonnet at the scene near junction J24 of the M62 in Huddersfield where a man died in a police shooting during a "pre-planned" operation
A silver Audi with bullet holes in its windscreen and several sets of keys on its bonnet at the scene near junction J24 of the M62 in Huddersfield where a man died in a police shooting during a "pre-planned" operation (Image: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

Images as mourners say goodbye to Yassar Yaqub

Pictures as mourners pay their respects this morning. We are waiting to hear updates from court in Leeds.

Yassan's mother "visibly distraught"

Mr Yaqub’s mother, Safia Bano, was visibly distraught at the funeral this morning, eyewitnesses said.

Mrs Bano was seen weeping and was supported by relatives as her son’s body was carried from the Masjid Bilal mosque.

The mosque was unable to accommodate all the mourners, with some having to wait outside.

Sofia Yaqub, the mother of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, is comforted at Masjid Bilal Huddersfield where prayers are being held ahead of his funeral. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 6, 2017. Yaqub, 28, died after officers opened fire on the car he was travelling in near the M62 in West Yorkshire on Monday evening.
Sofia Yaqub, the mother of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, is comforted at Masjid Bilal Huddersfield where prayers are being held ahead of his funeral. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 6, 2017. Yaqub, 28, died after officers opened fire on the car he was travelling in near the M62 in West Yorkshire on Monday evening. (Image: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

300 people at burial

There are thought to be around 300 people at Mr Yaqub’s burial.

The ceremony is being held at Hey Lane Cemetery near Castle Hill.

Hey Lane Cemetery, Farnley Hey, Huddersfield.
Hey Lane Cemetery, Farnley Hey, Huddersfield.

Yaqub's occupation given as office clerk

The inquest was also told Yaqub’s occupation was described as an office clerk, our reporter says.

Inquest to resume at end of March

Reporter Robert Sutcliffe has been at the Coroner’s Court this morning. He says the inquest will resume at the end of March.

Inquest hears Yaqub was shot after "hard stop" on slip road

The inquest into Mr Yaqub’s death has been opened and adjourned.

The three-minute hearing at Bradford Coroner’s Court heard Mr Yaqub was shot through the windscreen of an Audi car after a “hard stop” on the slip road.

Coroner Martin Fleming was also told a firearm was found in the front passenger footwell of the vehicle. The inquest was adjourned for further reports.

It will resume at a later date, depending on the ongoing police investigation.

West Yorkshire Coroner's Office
West Yorkshire Coroner's Office

Pal's Instagram tribute

A friend of Yaqub’s has been posting tributes to him on one of his social media pages, likening the shooting to that of Mark Duggan.

The pal, named as Zion Tye, posted this recent short clip of him sat in a car with Yaqub.

Mourners carry Yassar Yaqub's coffin

Pictures coming through from Mr Yaqub’s funeral in Lockwood this morning.

Mourners arrive at the funeral of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub
Mourners arrive at the funeral of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub (Image: Huddersfield Daily Examiner)
Mourners arrive at the funeral of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub
Mourners arrive at the funeral of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub (Image: Huddersfield Daily Examiner)

"Hundreds of mourners"

Hundreds of mourners have gathered at the Jamia Masjid Bilal mosque in Yews Hill Road, Lockwood, for the funeral.The atmosphere is quiet, subdued and respectful and there is a large media presence on the street outside.

After prayers in the mosque there will be a burial at Hey Lane Cemetery near Castle Hill.

People arrive at the funeral of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub
People arrive at the funeral of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub

WATCH: Mourners arrive at Yaqub's funeral

People have been arriving at Mr Yaqub’s funeral in Lockwood this morning:

Updates from last night

Here is a round up on all the developments from last night, in case you missed it:

  • Mohammed Yassar Yaqub died from shot wounds to the chest, a post-mortem revealed
  • The IPCC also said that there was no CCTV footage of the incident
  • An inquest into his death will be opened at Bradford Coroner’s Court this morning
  • His funeral is being held this morning at a mosque in Huddersfield, before moving to a crematorium where he will be buried
  • Dewsbury man Mohsin Amin, 30, of Broomer Street, will appear before Leeds Magistrates charged with firearms offences relating to a semi-automatic handgun

Today's front page

Today’s front page on the development last night that Mr Yaqub was killed by shots to the chest:

Examiner
Examiner

Good morning

Good morning. We will be continuing with live updates on this story today. A funeral is planned this morning for Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, while Dewsbury man is due before Leeds Magistrates charged with firearms offences.

An inquest into Yaqub’s death is also due to open at Bradford Coroner’s Court. Police are continuing to investigate and have been raising various addresses across Huddersfield, while an IPCC investigation into the events on Monday evening are ongoing.

Four men also arrested on Monday night have now been released on police bail.

Stay with us for any latest developments.

Man charged over 'loaded handgun'

This statement has just been released by West Yorkshire Police:

A 30-year-old Dewsbury man will appear in court tomorrow charged with firearms offences in relation to a police operation near Ainley Top on January 2.

Moshin Amin (30) from Broomer Street, Dewsbury, was charged with firearms related offences related to a loaded semi-automatic handgun capable of firing 9mm ammunition.

He will appear before Leeds magistrates tomorrow morning (Friday January 6) charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause of fear of violence, possession of a sound moderator and possession of ammunition.

The 30-year old has been detained in police custody to appear before the court tomorrow.

Two other men aged 37 and 26 who were also arrested on the evening of January 2 have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Statement from IPCC Commissioner

IPCC Commissioner Derrick Campbell said:

I would like to reassure the local and wider community that this will be a thorough and detailed independent investigation. We will be carefully examining all the circumstances leading up to Mr Yaqub’s death, including the planning of the police operation, and the actions of the officers involved that evening.

I am, of course, aware there are many unanswered questions but I would urge patience at this time and that people allow our investigation to run its course. If anyone witnessed events who has not yet come forward we would be grateful to hear from them. We are making steady, positive progress, and are continuing to build a picture of what exactly happened. We are in contact with Mr Yaqub’s family and will be keeping them updated.

Appeal for witnesses

IPCC investigators are continuing to gather information and build a picture of the events that unfolded.

Investigators have conducted house to house enquiries in the local area and are appealing for any witnesses to contact them either by email: M62incident@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk or telephone on 0800 096 9072.

Yassar Yaqub died from gunshot wounds to the chest

This just in from the Independent Police Complaints Commission:

A post mortem carried out today attended by Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigators, has found that Yassar Yaqub died from gunshot wounds to the chest.
Mr Yaqub was shot by a West Yorkshire Police firearms officer at around 6 pm on Monday evening after two vehicles were stopped on a sliproad off junction 24 of the M62 near Huddersfield during a planned police operation.
The two vehicles stopped by police on the sliproad were a white Volkswagen Scirocco and a white Audi in which Mr Yaqub was travelling. Police officers involved in the incident were travelling in four unmarked police vehicles.

A non-police issue firearm, found in the Audi, was secured in the presence of IPCC investigators at the scene and is undergoing ballistics and forensic testing. Forensic tests are also being carried out on the two vehicles stopped and an unmarked police car.

None of the police officers involved were wearing body worn video cameras. So far no relevant CCTV footage of the incident has been found.

WATCH: Interview with Yaqub's parents

Yassar Yaqub’s parents have spoken out about their son’s alleged criminal past. You can see their interview below:

Inquest in Yaqub's death to open tomorrow

An inquest into Mr Yaqub’s death will open tomorrow, coroners say.

The hearing will open tomorrow morning at Bradford Coroner’s Court. Brief details of the circumstances are expected to be released before senior coroner Martin Fleming releases Mr Yaqub’s body for a funeral to take place.

West Yorkshire Coroner's Office
West Yorkshire Coroner's Office

Family say "truth will be revealed"

Mr Yaqub has told the press he “wants answers”, and has questioned if police planned to “assassinate” his son during Monday night’s operation.

He told the Guardian that the family have sought advice from a solicitor and say that “the truth will be revealed”.

Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, of Crosland Moor, who was shot dead by police on the M62 at Ainley Top.
Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, of Crosland Moor, who was shot dead by police on the M62 at Ainley Top.

Yaqub's father: "Our family feels very wronged"

Our reporter Robert Sutcliffe has been back to speak to Yassar Yaqub’s famaily this morning.

Mohammed Yaqub has spoken to the media on camera, and an update will be on our website shortly. Mr Yaqub has said his family feel “very wronged” by what has happened.

Tributes to Mohammed Yassar Yaqub at the scene of his shooting
Tributes to Mohammed Yassar Yaqub at the scene of his shooting (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)