Huddersfield dad’s terror as son, 7, marched out of house in dead of night for armed police raid – What We Know!

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A father-of-six has informed of the terrifying second armed police arrived at his door in the midst of the night time to look his house in reference to a gun crime investigation.

The 46-year-old, who requested to not be named, mentioned he was in mattress along with his spouse at their four-bedroom house in Fenton Highway, Lockwood, within the early hours of Friday, when the bedlam began as greater than a dozen officers turned up in a number of West Yorkshire Police vehicles.

He mentioned: “I wakened and mentioned: ‘they’ve surrounded subsequent door’. I used to be not apprehensive and mentioned to my spouse: ‘allow them to do their job.’” Sadly, for him, he says the two-bedroom home subsequent door belongs to his brother and the police have been searching for a few of his relations.

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And so the operation meant each homes needed to be searched forensically from high to backside – an exhaustive course of that took hours.

The person mentioned: “My 21-year-old daughter went to the door and requested the officers what the issue was. They mentioned: ‘Get out of your own home’. She put her palms up and bought out they usually marched us, together with my seven-year-old son, as much as the van the place we waited for a number of hours.

“It was scary and the physician has given me a sick observe for acute stress. We have now executed nothing mistaken and I would like justification for what they did. My son has been bullied in school due to what occurred and I would really like an apology for all of the trauma that has been brought about. I bought again in my home at 12.30pm on Saturday. I’ve been in contact with my lawyer and Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney.”



A proud Chief Supt Jim Griffiths who has been appointed Kirklees’ high cop

Chief Supt Jim Griffiths of Kirklees Police, mentioned: “Officers executed two court-approved search warrants at properties on Fenton Highway on Friday final week as a part of an ongoing operation into firearms crime in Huddersfield. Two males have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences in reference to one of many searches and held in custody for questioning. They have been later launched pending ongoing enquiries.



Huddersfield Police Inspector Graham Dyson
Huddersfield Police Inspector Graham Dyson

“Additional officers have been introduced in to attempt to pace up the searches that are, by their nature, painstaking and forensic with a view to correctly and legally safe potential proof. In depth efforts have been made to search out different lodging for a household concerned, with a lodge finally present in Bradford, though this proved to not be mandatory.

“Whereas we do recognize that such exercise could cause disruption, clearly gun crime is without doubt one of the most harmful and severe crime offences our communities can face. I feel residents wish to see officers doing every thing they probably can to analyze and fight any such offending.”

Mr McCartney mentioned: “I used to be contacted by a constituent in regards to the incident and handed on his considerations to Huddersfield Inspector Graham Dyson. It’s an ongoing police investigation so Inspector Dyson couldn’t touch upon what occurred however he gave particulars of the grievance course of ought to my constituent want to take this matter ahead.”

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