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Protest on Leeds Road in Bradford following M62 Shooting

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A number of youths have disrupted traffic in Bradford in a ‘protest’ against a police shooting on the M62 motorway.

West Yorkshire Police shot a man named as Yassar Yaqub a man previously cleared of murder.

During a pre-planned police operation at Junction 24 of the M62 Yassar Yaqub, 28, from Crossland Moor, was shot and sadly died.

Youngsters have blocked the road holding banners and placards against the shooting at a protest in Bradford. When responding officers arrived they came under attack and had to quickly leave the area.

During the video two police officers arrive on scene and rocks are hurled at the van. The two officers quickly face abuse and violence and return to the safety of the police van and leave the area.

An eyewitness has told Police Hour that ‘Police arrived two officers got out and were abused they quickly left after coming under attack they returned to the area an hour later’.

West Yorkshire Police said a spontaneous protest took place in Bradford at around 7.15pm tonight (Tuesday, January 3) with protestors using Shipley Airedale Road, Leeds Road, Wakefield Road and surrounding routes.

Officers were deployed to the area to facilitate a peaceful protest and to provide public reassurance.

They added no arrests were made and officers will remain in the area to provide a visible presence and to offer reassurance to members of the public.

An eyewitness has told Police Hour ‘Leeds Road is our home we don’t want riots┬áto cause damage to our homes I would urge anyone not to get involved in these protests’

Officers will remain at the scene all night

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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