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Police have descended on a cycle path in Deighton, close to Deighton Railway Station.

West Yorkshire Police says it is connected to an arrest made by Huddersfield police and linked to drugs and firearms offences.

Local residents say there are several police cars and a cycle path has been closed at both ends.

Police are carrying out a search of the area.

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The story so far

Click here for more details about the searches in Deighton so far

Police search on cycle path off Whitacre Street, Deighton.
Police search on cycle path off Whitacre Street, Deighton.

Statement from West Yorkshire Police

We have received a statement from West Yorkshire Police about the searches taking place in Deighton.

They said:

An investigation is ongoing following the arrest of a male in the Deighton area of Huddersfield on drugs and firearms offences.

A police cordon is currently in place in the Whiteacre Street area.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Images from the scene

Here are the police carrying out searches among the grassy verges and embankment alongside the Greenway near Deighton Railway Station.

Police search on cycle path off Whitacre Street, Deighton.
Police search on cycle path off Whitacre Street, Deighton.

Picture of the search

The Greenway has been closed and there’s a police search going on. We are expecting a statement from West Yorkshire Police shortly.

A map of the scene

Here’s a map from Joanne showing the area we’re talking about. We are speaking to the police now for an update.

Searches underway

The area the police are searching is quite isolated. We understand that officers are searching an area of land but it’s out of sight.

First pictures from the scene

Our reporter Joanne Douglas is at the scene. This is the latest.