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Police appeal after reported gun shots fired in Dewsbury

Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of a potential firearms discharge in Dewsbury this morning (19 February).

Incident took place on Birkdale Road in Dewsbury. Credit: Google Maps

Kirklees CID would like to speak to anyone who has information about a reported incident involving two cars, one of which was a black Audi on Birkdale Road, Dewsbury between 8am and 8.30am today.

Officers attended the area following a report of a dispute between persons in the cars and a potential firearms discharge at the scene.

Following enquiries officers later attended at an address at Leeds OId Road, Heckmondwike at just after 9am this morning.

Three men aged 27, 24 and 47 were arrested from the address in connection with the report and remain in custody.

Detective Inspector Andrew Lockwood of Kirklees CID, said:

All reports of firearms offences are taken very seriously by Kirklees Police and we are appealing for witnesses to the reported discharge in Birkdale Road between 8pm and 8.30pm.

“We have not had any reports of any persons being injured and are very keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the reported incident involving two cars.

“Enquires remain ongoing and I would ask anyone who has information about this incident to ring Kirklees CID on 101 referencing police log 277 of February 19.

“Information can also be given in confidence to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

– DI Andrew Lockwood