Update : Police Investigating a Double Shooting Appeal to Trace a Volkswagen Golf
Monday 25th November, 2019
Police investigating a double shooting in Liversedge on Monday 4 November are appealing for the public’s help to trace a Volkswagen Golf.
The incident took place at around 7.10pm. Two men were injured during the incident – neither suffered life threatening injuries.
And officers are appealing directly for anyone who saw a Golf being driven at very considerable speed.
The car was seen leaving the Sainsbury’s car-park at just after 7pm in Roberttown along the A62 towards Leeds. The car took a right at the Halifax Road junction traffic lights and then continued along Westgate and into Heckmondwike town centre.
Detective Superintendent Mark Swift of the Protective Services (Crime) Team is leading the investigation.
“I am appealing directly to anyone who remembers seeing this car being driven extremely quickly – this was the day before Bonfire Night.
“It was being driven at speeds that would have likely caused people to notice it and remember. If you saw it please call police on 101 quoting log 1699 of Monday 4 November or quote Operation Filtergate.
“Or if you have any dash-cam footage or CCTV please get in contact.”
Four men have been arrested in connection with the incident - A 32 year old and a 30 year old have both been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and a 25 year old and a 24 year old have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They have been released under investigation
Wednesday, 13th November, 2019
Police investigating the double shooting in Liversedge on Monday, 4 November, have charged a 30-year-old man from the Dewsbury area with conspiracy to commit murder.
Khamier Masood will appear at Leeds Magistrates Court today.
Monday, 11th November, 2019
Police investigating the double shooting in Liversedge on Monday, 4 November, have tonight charged a 32-year-old man with conspiracy to commit murder.
Umar Ditta, from Wakefield, has been remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 12 November).
The 25-year-old man arrested on Friday and the 24-year-old man arrested on Saturday have been released under investigation in connection with the shootings. The 30-year-old man arrested on Saturday remains in police custody.
Saturday, 9 November 2019
Detectives investigating a shooting in Liversedge on Monday have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder.
A 32-year-old man from the Wakefield area and a 25-year-old man from the Heckmondwike area were arrested last night. They remain in police custody.
Enquiries remain ongoing by the Major Enquiry Team.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting Operation Filtergate.
Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Enquiries remain ongoing by detectives in the Major Enquiry Team into a firearms discharge on Huddersfield Road, Liversedge yesterday evening.
Officers are continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident at around 7.10pm, or who witnessed a small dark coloured vehicle driving in the area to come forward.
A police cordon remains in place on Huddersfield Road while officers conduct enquiries.
Two men were taken to hospital for treatment for gun-shot injuries. The 27-year-old man has since been discharged from hospital and has been arrested for an unrelated offence.
The 22-year-old man remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Detective Superintendent Mark Swift said:
“Clearly this incident has caused understandable concern in the community and extensive enquiries are underway to identify those involved.
“The discharge of any firearm in a public place is an extremely serious matter and something police will absolutely not tolerate.
“There will be an increased policing presence and high visibility patrols in the area to offer reassurance to the community.
“I would continue to appeal for anyone with any information or anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area yesterday to contact police.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information as to those responsible are asked to contact the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111 quoting Operation Filtergate. Alternatively, you can use the live-chat facility available via the Force website.
Monday 4th November 2019
Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred at 7:10pm this evening (04/11) on Huddersfield Road in Liversedge.
Two men aged 27 and 22 received gun-shot wounds and have been taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries.
It is believed the suspects made away in a small dark coloured vehicle and enquiries are currently ongoing to trace the occupants.
The road at its junction with Lumb Lane has been closed while officers investigate the full circumstances of the incident.
Officers are also conducting high visibility patrols in the vicinity to offer reassurance and support to the local community.
Any witnesses or anyone with information as to those responsible are asked to contact the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.
Alternatively, you can use the live-chat facility available via the Force website.
Likewise, if anyone has dash-cam footage or CCTV capturing this incident, please get in touch immediately.