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some of the policemen told the ambulance to get down as quickly as
possible to the incident took place. It looked like somebody needed
urgent help. He's been named as 27-year-old
Yasser Yaqub, who came from the Crossland Moor
area of Huddersfield. Police say the incident was linked
to possession of an illegal firearm. We look at the gun crime figures
and ask, how dangerous is Yorkshire? And in other news: The Government
says South Yorkshire's delayed tram train project is taking too long
to deliver - it won't be And all the sports news
on the day the Bradford Bulls Plus we'll hear from the man who
guided the Leeds Diving Olympians to victory as he heads off
to a new challenge down under. After an overcast day, hopefully
some sunshine on offer tomorrow and Thursday. I'll be back with the
weather forecast. Tonight, we're live
from Huddersfield where a man has been shot dead by police
in what they called It was just behind me
here on the M62. Both sides of the roads have
j been closed all day The shooting happened yesterday
evening when police stopped a car Around the same time,
two further arrests were made when a vehicle was stopped
in the Chain Bar area near Bradford, Police say the operations followed
information relating to criminal Witnesses described the sight
of officers "swarming" around a group of vehicles,
as Phil Bodmer reports. The slip road weary weight Audi was
forced to stop by police last night -- were a white Audi. You can see
bullet holes on the windscreen. Today, forensics teams and
investigators were working behind screens on the carriageway which was
shut for 24 hours. When I looked over, everything had stood still, it
was like surreal. I didn't hear the shooting and didn't see the
shooting, but I did the car boxed in and then I saw some big policemen
and some police with black outfits. The man who died is 28-year-old
Yassar Yaqub, a father of two from Huddersfield. This afternoon,
flowers were taken to the family home by relatives and friends who
asked for their privacy to be respected. One witness caught up in
the drama last night described what he saw. There were rapid response
vehicles pulling up then a couple of ambulances. As soon as the
ambulances turned up, some of the policemen told them to get down as
quickly to the incident had taken place. It looked like somebody
needed urgent medical help. Three people were arrested at the scene of
the incident. Two more were detained at chain bar near Bradford.
Information received about a criminal possession of a firearm has
been updated to the Chief Constable. Well fatal shootings are rear, there
have been 22 in England and Wales over the last decade and this is the
first involving West Yorkshire Police since 2010. With the
investigation in the hands of the Independent Police Complaints
Commission, West Yorkshire Police say it would be inappropriate to
make any further comment at this time.
Yassar Yaqub is a 28-day-old father from Huddersfield. Friends have been
paying tribute on social media, describing him as a diamond, the
life and soul of the party. One people wrote comedy were no angel,
but you still of the good guys. But we also know that yesterday Yassar
Yaqub appeared in court in 2010 on two charges of attempted murder and
one of possessing a fireman -- firearm with intent to endanger
life. He was found not guilty on all counts. A statement through the
family lawyer, they say they are in shock and ask the media to respect
their privacy at what they describe as the very difficult time. Whenever
a firearm is discharged by the police, there is an automatic
investigation but there has been one important development this
afternoon. In the last hour, the Independent police completes
commission have said, a nonpolice issue firearm was discovered in a
vehicle in which Yassar Yaqub was travelling and that is now being
examined, subject to further investigation, and we know that a
postmortem is due to take place tomorrow. you mentioned in your
report the use of firearms by police.
Well, in the last eight years there have been 40 incidents
where police have fired weapons at people.
The police maintain it's always a last resort and they only shoot
when they believe they or other members of the public
Our reporter Spencer Stokes has been speaking to a former firearms
Police firing at and killing members of the public is something that
The armed officers involved in last night's events will have attended
many such incidents that have ended peacefully.
Their job is to protect the detectives and the general public.
The decision to fire last night would have been made
Nick Rothwell is a former firearms commander with West Yorkshire Police
and knows the pressures the highly trained officers are under.
How quickly do decisions have to be made?
A set of circumstances will present themselves,
where and when to stop a vehicle, and something will then can
-- occur and the officers probably have about half a second to make
a decision as to whether to fire a weapon or not.
It's the first time since 2010 that West Yorkshire Police have shot
Come to the door and speak to the officers,
Alistair Bell was fatally injured after he fired at police
from his home in Kirkheaton in December 2010, and in 2009,
Bartholomew Buckley was shot by the force in Brickhouse.
Across England and Wales in the last eight years,
police forces have used firearms on 40 separate occasions,
that's five shootings every year on average.
At its most extreme, it is possibly who pulls the trigger
Quick decisions have to be made and these are reflected over a long
period of time but the officers have probably less than a second to make
to make these life-changing and perhaps career-changing decisions.
Last night's incident was related to desertion of a firearm and gun
crime across West Yorkshire is the fourth highest
In 2014 and 15, there were 221 gun related offences.
That's a 12% fall over the previous five years.
Yasser Yaqoub now joins a list of 22 other fatal police shooting is over
the last decade in England and Wales, a shooting that
for the officers involved is always a last resort.
More information will be revealed over the next few hours. Behind me,
feel -- vehicle recovery vehicles have arrived. There is speculation
as to when this junction will open by the investigation will continue
and we will let you know that as soon as we possibly can. For the
moment, back to the studio. Well, in other news,
the pioneering Tram Train project in South Yorkshire won't be up
and running until the summer of 2018 They say they're having to create
new ways of powering the vehicles. Last year we revealed how
a series of hold-ups meant the service wouldn't begin this
month as planned. And now the transport minister
Andrew Jones says the pilot has Tom Ingall has this
exclusive report. By the light of the winter sun,
a transport revolution is taking shape, albeit much
slower than expected. At the terminus, just like elsewhere
along this new line, The platform is half-built,
the rails have been laid but by now I should be able to step off a tram
train and head to the shopping centre over there but I can't
because there have been delays. They've been caused by problems
with how to build the overhead line These masts will carry
the power lines. The trams work at one voltage
but if one day mainline electric trains need to run here,
their power requirements To avoid spending money on something
that could become redundant, new ideas are being tried out
and that's what's taking time. There's a pilot and solutions that
are needed for this project. That's why we've got a view to come
up with new solutions and we have a plan to implement it
over the next few months and years. The new vehicles for the project
were built in Spain and have now There are seven in total
and they will supplement the existing tram fleet but the tram
trains will mean, for the many first time, this service can
break out of Sheffield. They will run on conventional tram
tracks and switch to train mode It promises what is called
the seamless commute with other It has taken far too long to deliver
and I'm extremely frustrated by it. We have seen a lot of new vehicles
arrive and are being tested now and Network Rail are busy building
the infrastructure but we have been talking about this project
in Yorkshire for a long time and I'm looking forward for when it finally
opens and we get people Proving the concept of trams
and trains sharing tracks It will only be a short extension
but the possibilities are clear - first, though, Network Rail need
to overcome repeated The good Samaritan who abandoned his
Everest attempt to save another climber's life gets another go.
Police have named the man whose body was found in the River Ouse
He's been identified as 42-year-old Craig Batters, who was from York.
Detectives are now trying to piece together his last movements before
he was found by a member of the public in the river
A help line for people affected by domestic abuse in South Yorkshire
More than 2,000 people called Sheffield Domestic Abuse last year.
It's funded by Sheffield City Council.
It'll now be open from eight in the morning until eight
We don't know yet whether or not we need to go to 24 hours,
that's why we're doing it a bit at a time, so hopefully
by making the service, extending the hours,
it will mean that more people feel able to contact us.
An aristocrat has denied dangerous driving following a crash at a busy
76-year-old Lady Susan Zetland, of Aske Hall near Richmond,
appeared at Teesside Crown Court for a brief hearing.
She was charged after her 4x4 was involved in a collision
on the A66 at the Melsonby crossroads in July.
Well, onto sport, and the Bradford Bulls have been put into liquidation
after administrators failed to find a new buyer.
All the staff and players have been made redundant.
However, the four-time Super League champions can still compete
in the championship if a new owner can be found.
The club has been an administration for 50 days and there have been a
number of interested parties and a couple of deals that we thought
could get over the line. A real shock shock to everybody involved
that the deal didn't go through and players were called in and told that
the club was folding and ceased to exist. One of the problem is not
just the debts but the debts they think will be coming. It is a huge
shortfall in the projected profits in terms of spending too much money
already saw one of the things they can do is cut back on staff but also
trimmed the playing squad. In a lot of players have already joined new
clubs. The general manager says they haven't been living within their
means. It's very disappointing. We thought
after last time it was going to take the club forward and we could choose
the deemed to promotion. Another previous owner didn't invest enough
and the club has suffered and not winning the million pound game a
couple of years ago was probably the last nail in the coffin.
That is very little money coming in to funds but most people in rugby
league want to see funding coming in.
Better news for Yorkshire's football clubs, though -
could 2017 be a very big year for them?
After yesterday's games, both Sheffield United
and Doncaster Rovers are top of their respective divisions,
while four of our other teams are in the playoff places.
We haven't had a Premier League side in the region for ten years now,
but fans are daring to dream that might be about to change.
The gloom of going down - this was Sheffield United's
delegation from the Premier League in 2007.
Now though, almost all of Yorkshire's football clubs find
themselves at the right end of the table.
Huddersfield are the highest, fourth in the championship
after Nakhi Wells scored the only goal of the game at Wigan yesterday.
In sixth, Sheffield Wednesday who escaped Wolves'
Mounting an unlikely play-off challenge for Barnsley,
In the Yorkshire derby, Leeds had a 3-0 win over Rotherham.
One coach in bullish mood about the transfer window,
the other still watching the car park.
We're here to keep all our players and to build something,
It will only be incoming as no one will be leaving in this window.
The chairman has asked me to keep going, and that could be ten
years or ten minutes, but there's no exciting news that
Ron Atkinson is pulling into the car park or anything.
I always check for cars on my way to work every day.
That leaves Leeds fifth, in the middle of a Yorkshire
Wembley looks a good place to be in May.
Hoping to avoid the play-offs is Sheffield United,
top of league one after a 3-1 win at Bury.
There was an own goal and a late tap in.
Bradford grabbed a first win in five.
His cross was finished off as the Bantams beat
It's looking good at the top, the Blades now ten to one to go up,
less so at the bottom after Chesterfield's
And Doncaster dominated against Stevenage and a late
own goal was enough for the three points.
It could well be a very happy New Year.
Adrian Hinchliffe is the coach who guided Jack Laugher
and Chris Mears to win Great Britain's first
Working for the council, he's been key to making
performance centre in the country, but after 24 years he's leaving.
Despite what he's achieved he's only been employed
as a consultant by British Diving, so he's heading to Australia's
We'll hear from him shortly, but first here's some of those
He has taken me from a boy with a lot of teams to a man able to
achieve his dreams with his dedication, his organisation and
professionalism. Easy Macbeth" and a great person to have in my career.
We've got the Olympic medallists in Great Britain, Junior champions,
World Cup champions, the success is just unbelievable and that all
started from his vision. It is a massive shame from the bottom of my
heart to say he is leaving us. He has his reasons and to be honest,
he's been forced to leave. The hard work he's put in and what he has
sacrificed to create a brilliant training environment with amazing
divers who have achieved more than anyone has ever achieved in
Britain, it feels like an insult to his legacy. I think the performance
director have overlooked how much of a key role he plays. I wish his
family the best but it's just a fact that he's going... I can't get used
to it. What's it like listening to that?
That's pretty heartbreaking. That's the side of it that has made the
decision very difficult for me. I've made some great friends in those
athletes and coaches and it's hard to look at. It has been quite
sudden. It has taken new 24 years to get there and they talk about your
legacy. We're working very hard at the moment behind the scenes to make
sure that divers like Jack and those guys use our training, Tucker. It's
important to me. -- those guys are looked after. there were strong
words from them about why you're leaving, that he had been forced
out. It's not necessarily what you want to do. I don't think anyone
wants to leave anything that they do, especially something I've been
so proud of. I loved -- I've loved being heard in Leeds. I came to
university here years ago and it's always been good to me -- here in
Leeds. There are personalities in the division at the moment that
didn't match and a very passing -- I'm very passionate about my sport
and I want to go to the next place. I've got a family and looking after
them is very important so it's been a big decision but isn't -- there is
another opportunity on the table and I have to take it. British diving
and giving you -- they are begging you to stay. It is something I have
always been passionate about. I'm a little confused but I'm not one of
those people that is going to hang on. People make decisions and they
have to make those decisions and that is why they are paid. I would
love to stay here but unfortunately this time it's not going to happen.
We're going to miss you! Well done for everything.
A former soldier from Rotherham who abandoned climbing to the very
top of Everest to help save the life of a stranger says he's
Leslie Binns was only 500 metres from the summit
when he helped Sunita Hazra, an Indian woman who'd
Now Leslie says he plans to return to Nepal in April
He said he wouldn't attempted again but 42-year-old Leslie is preparing
to climb Everest for a second time. He had to abandon the challenge last
year when he helped a woman who was close to death. She survived. Now
Leslie has decided to return and reach the summit. I decided to get
back down the mountain. There was another guy I try to rescue as well
but I can rescue them both. It makes me so proud I managed to save a life
but being so close would be on my mind for the rest of my life. The
ex-serviceman was to use the challenge to raise money for the
soldiers charity. He needs to raise ?50,000 in sponsorship first. Some
local businesses are helping out. Personal trainer Nick life is
helping out to get him fit for free. Is the ultimate challenge really. We
try to replicate positive physical and mental attributes. Also the
mental side of things as well. We put him under tests and challenges,
test how well he can make decisions while tired. Fiancee Lindsey and a
two-year-old daughter Emma are preparing for an anxious few months
back home. It's worrying but I have confidence he will do it and
hopefully he will be one of the first up. To stand on top of that
mountain is going to affect me big-time. I'll probably be in tears.
Duly big softy really -- you're a big softy, really! He hopes to start
his adventure in April. You can follow his progress on his Facebook
page. Freezing last night -
more of the same? There will be no snow. It will be as
chilly as last night. I'll put some of the pictures on the Facebook page
in the next hour. It has been a dreary day. Tomorrow is brighter
with plenty of sunshine around but it will be winding along the coast
so it will feel more here and high pressure dominates into Thursday, a
very frosty start to the day on Thursday with clear skies,
temperatures a few degrees below freezing so Thursday will feel
chilly indeed. Temperatures creeping up on Friday but that means cloud
and rain. The cloud at the moment, you can see the best of the breaks
will be in the east and you can also see the progression that cloud is
making down from the northwest, with it slightly milder air through this
evening and overnight, so no problems with frost is coming night.
There may be showers around part of South Yorkshire and eastern parts as
well and that breeze will pick up along the coast, becoming strong and
gusty later with temperatures falling to around three or four
Celsius. The sun will rise at 8:24am and settle just before 4pm and high
water over the next half hour. There may be some patchy cloud to start
the day, the odd shower but plenty of sunshine quickly spreads from the
north. Most of us tomorrow will see sunshine and the cold crisp winter's
day, if you shower was being blown in on the cost -- a few showers
being blown in on the gust and temperatures around 56 Celsius but
it will feel cooler in the wind. Inland, the breeze is like. Still a
chilly day at 56 Celsius. -- five or six Celsius.
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