POLICE say they have stepped up patrols in an area of Huddersfield where a recent shooting incident left four men hurt.
And they say such incidents are exceptionally rare.
North Huddersfield Neighbourhood Police (NPT) Inspector Mohammed Rauf says the NPT has a crucial role to play both in day-to-day policing and in the aftermath of serious incidents.
The NPT responded alongside armed response and specialist officers when shots were fired on Bradford Road in Fartown at 3.40pm on Saturday June 8.
Four men needed hospital treatment for injuries including gunshot wounds.
Insp Rauf said: “We had one serious incident which has resulted in 10 arrests.
“All of those have now been bailed pending further forensic testing.
“There was a subsequent related incident in Dewhurst Road where armed police carried out an arrest.
“A third incident in the viaduct area was unrelated to the shooting and inquires are on-going.”
He added: “These incidents are extremely rare and we have had an increased high-visibility police presence to reassure the communities.
“More serious incidents generally result in specialist teams becoming involved, such as the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, dog unit and the police helicopter.
“However, the work of NPT’s is crucial in any police investigation as we are the ones who engage with our communities in order to reassure them that they are and will be kept safe.
“We also serve to assure our communities that only those involved or suspected to be involved in crime will be targeted through an intelligence-led operation.
“We have had a positive response from the community regarding this serious incident and we will not tolerate any issues that affect the safety and well-being of our communities.
“We are visiting known offenders as part of our integrated offender management programme.
“This is a proven tactic – a polite, yet serious message delivered by the NPT designed to deter any further criminal activity.”
Anyone with information regarding the incident in Bradford Road should contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.