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Teenager charged with attempted murder after 12-year-old boy shot in Huddersfield

A teenager has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a 12-year-old boy was injured in a shooting at a community centre in Huddersfield, police said.

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The 17-year-old appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Monday following the "firearms discharge" at Northfield Hall Community Centre, on Norfolk Avenue, Deighton, on March 10.

The boy is recovering from "potentially life-changing injuries", West Yorkshire Police said.

A force spokesman said a 38-year-old man, from Huddersfield, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Sunday and remains in police custody for questioning.

Three 16-year-old boys and one 17-year-old have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said:

We are continuing to very much appeal for witnesses as we continue our investigation.

"I really would urge anyone who has information, who we may not have spoken with, to come forward.

"All reports made to us will be treated and handled sensitively."

– DCI Vanessa Rolfe