A MAN arrested in Huddersfield on suspicion of murder is being questioned about a shooting in Bradford.
The Examiner can exclusively reveal today that Armed officers swooped on the man in Huddersfield the town centre on Monday afternoon and detained him in connection with the death of a Bradford father.
The 26-year-old man – arrested at gunpoint in the Civic Centre car park next to Huddersfield the police station shortly after 3.30pm – is being questioned by detectives from the Homicide And Major Enquiry Team at a West Yorkshire police station.
A second man, aged 32, was arrested in Manchester late yesterday.
Damian Gordon, 30, who leaves behind a son and stepson, was killed at the Icon nightclub in Bradford in the early hours of Sunday, August 3.
A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "I can confirm the men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Damian Gordon."
West Yorkshire Homicide And Major Enquiry Team believe Manchester may hold vital clues to the killing and held a press conference in the city yesterday (Tues).
Mr Gordon’s grieving widow made an emotional appeal to anyone with any information about the murder to come forward and talk to police.
Mr Gordon – who was also known as Mikey – lived in Bradford and leaves behind a wife, Brenda, a four-year old son and a stepson.
Mrs Gordon said: "I want everyone to know my life is frozen after finding that my husband is dead. My kids are lost without their dad.
"We are frozen in timelessness until someone comes forward and names the person who killed Damian.
"My child is growing up without his father at his side. He was the main carer and a very loving father and husband.
"If any one of the wives, girlfriends or anyone out there knows anything, please contact the police. If you were at Club Icon on Saturday, August 2 into the early hours of Sunday the 3rd then please help the police. I don't want any other family to suffer like my family have."
Det Supt Paul Taylor from West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team said: "We have information that a group of men from Manchester were in the club at the time and may have spoken to Damian Gordon. We would particularly like to speak to them.
"There were a lot of people in Club Icon when the shooting happened and I want them to come forward and speak to us. We understand a lot of these people had travelled over from the Manchester area that night and we are appealing to them to come forward so we can eliminate them from our enquiries.
"You may have information that you don’t realise is important to this enquiry. We want to speak to everyone who was at Club Icon that night. We are in the middle of tracing those who were at the club using CCTV from the area, but it would easier if you could come to us."
Det Supt Taylor added: "I understand you may be scared to come forward know something about what happened to Damian, but remember this was a young man with a wife and child and his life ahead of him.
"Damian's death has destroyed his family and those responsible need to be brought to justice. There is new legislation in place protecting the anonymity of witnesses. This is something we intend to fully investigate for anyone coming forward with information about this crime.
"Finally I would also appeal to four people who called us anonymously – who we believe to be from the Manchester area – to contact us again. The information they provided is very specific and vital and we need to speak to them. Any information could be crucial and will be treated in the strictest confidence."
Contact HMET officers on 01274 373 700 or text 07786 200806.