Three people have been charged after a major police operation targeting gun crime in the Huddersfield area.

And detectives are continuing to question four others after a series of planned raids.

In one of the raids, two people were stopped in a car on a petrol filling station forecourt.

It is expected more charges will follow as the inquiry progresses.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Three people have been charged following a pre-planned policing operation in Kirklees.

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“Megan Atkinson 23, Gary Evans 35 and Lewis Tynan, 23, all from Merseyside, have been charged with firearms and drugs offences and are due to appear at Huddersfield Magistrates Court later today.

“A total of eight people were arrested. One person has been bailed pending further enquiries. Four others remain in police custody.”

The drama at the BP filling station in New Hey Road, Salendine Nook, was captured on CCTV and also by a passing driver.

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A number of armed police officers swooped on a car and a man and a woman were taken away.

A large number of police officers and vehicles were involved in the operation.

Chief Supt Steve Cotter, of Kirklees District Police, said: “This was a pre-planned policing operation and there is no wider threat to the public. However, increased high-visibility patrols will be in the area to offer further reassurance.

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“Officers from across the district continue to work to detect crime, apprehend offenders and protect vulnerable people. This operation emphasises our commitment to the public that we will do everything within our power to tackle criminality in our district.”

In a separate incident a gun was fire in Swan Lane, Lockwood, and police are still investigating.

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The weapon was fired after an incident close to Jack Pearson’s betting shop but there was no crime at the shop.

Police sealed off the area for several hours after Tuesday night’s incident and are still investigating. No-one was believed to have been injured.