Appeal: Firearms Discharge, Chapel Fold, Batley

Monday, 11 February 2019

Police are appealing for information following a report of a firearms discharge in Batley yesterday (10/02).

Officers were called around 11.17pm to a property on Chapel Fold. Armed officers and detectives attended the area and located damage to the property consistent with a firearms discharge.

There are no reports of any injuries and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Mark Catney, of Kirklees CID, said: “Thankfully no one was seriously injured or even worse in this incident, but any firearms discharge is clearly very concerning.

“We are treating this as a targeted attack and enquiries are ongoing to trace those involved.

“There will be extra officers patrolling the area to provide reassurance to the community.

“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened or anyone who has information, and I would remind the public that information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers.”  

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13190074916 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also contact the charity www.fearless.org online to report information using an untraceable form.

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