03/01/2017 Look North (Yorkshire)


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Good evening and welcome to the late Look North.

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Tonight: Investigators say a firearm was found

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in the car of Yassar Yaqub - who was shot dead

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Tonight there has been at least one peaceful protest

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connected to the incident - when a group of people held banners

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I'll be back with the news of sunshine for tomorrow but also windy

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conditions as well. That's later in the live forecast.

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Investigators have found a fire arm in the car

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belonging to Yassar Yaqub, the Huddersfield man shot dead

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The 28-year-old died during a pre-planned police

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Our reporter Charlotte Leeming joins us from

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Good evening. It was around six o'clock last night that police shot

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dead a 28-year-old man, a father of two, who was called Yassar Yaqub.

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The vehicles involved in that incident last night have now been

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recovered from the scene of the M62 after a day of intense forensic

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examination and the Lord has now been reopened to traffic. The

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investigation into this fatal shooting is still at an early stage

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-- the road has been reopened. A gun was found in a car in which Yassar

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Yaqub was found travelling in. The slip road where a white

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Audi was forced to stop You can see three bullet holes

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in the windscreen and keys Today, forensics teams

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and investigators were working behind screens on the carriageway,

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which was shut for 24 hours. A nearby resident

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described what she saw. When I looked over,

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everything had stood still, I didn't hear the shooting

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and didn't see the shooting, but I did see the car boxed

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in and then I saw some big policemen The man who died is 28-year-old

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Yassar Yaqub, a father of two from the Crosland Moore

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area of Huddersfield. This afternoon, flowers

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were taken to the family home by relatives and friends,

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who asked for their One witness caught up in the drama

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last night described what he saw. There were these rapid response

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vehicles pulling up, big, large, vehicles,

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then a couple of ambulances. As soon as the ambulances pulled up,

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some of the policemen told the ambulance staff to get down

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as quickly as possible to where It looked like somebody needed

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urgent medical help. This evening, it emerged a gun had

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been discovered in the vehicle That's now under

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forensic examination. Three people were arrested

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at the scene of the incident. Two more were detained

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at Chain Bar near Bradford. The operation related to information

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received about a criminal possession of a firearm and have been updated

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by the Chief Constable. While fatal shootings

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by police are rare, and Wales over the last decade

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and this is the first involving West Yorkshire Police

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since December 2010. With the investigation now

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in the hands of the Independent Police Complaints Commission,

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West Yorkshire Police says it would be inappropriate to make any

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further comment at this time. The M62 at Junction 24 finally

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reopened more than 24 hours after being closed during last

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night's dramatic events. Charlotte, what's been the reaction

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from Yassar Yaqub's family? They released a statement through

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their lawyer today and said they were shocked and distraught at his

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death. Throughout the afternoon, we saw relatives and friends deliver

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flowers and cards to his house. There were a lot of tribute and

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social media. One post said, you were no angel but you were one of

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the good guys and didn't deserve this. We also found out today that

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Yassar Yaqub was charged with attempted murder and possessing

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firearms six years ago. We must stress he was found not guilty of

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those charges. Another development tonight is there has been one

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peaceful protest in connection with last night's shooting. The group

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held up banners in Leeds Road in Bradford city centre. Traffic was

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diverted. A postmortem examination will be taking place and expect more

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details in the next few days about what actually happened here.

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The police maintain it's always a last resort and they only shoot

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when they believe they - or other members of the public -

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Our home affairs correspondent Spencer Stokes has been speaking

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to a former firearms commander here in West Yorkshire

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and he started by asking why firearms officers might have been

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At the initial planning, assessing the risk of the operation,

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the danger posed to police or the public and at the very early

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stages, it is decided by their officers need to be armed

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How quickly do those decisions have to be made by the officers?

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A set of circumstances will present themselves in front of the officers,

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either where and when to stop a vehicle, and something will then

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occur and the officers probably have about half a second to make

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a decision as to whether to fire a weapon or not.

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What happens to the officers who were involved in last

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These matters now will be dissected over months and it's important

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to remember the officer had a fraction of a second to make

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a decision that is later analyse to the highest degree

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At its most extreme, it is possibly who pulls the trigger

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Quick decisions have to be made and these are reflected over

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a long period of time, but the officers have probably less

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than a second to make what is a life-changing

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and perhaps career-changing decision.

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A new Bradford club looks set to compete in the rugby league

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Championship in the forthcoming season, but they'll start

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It's after four-time Super League champions Bradford Bulls

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The administrators hoped to have a deal agreed by Christmas,

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but turned down a bid from a consortium last week.

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We thought after last time it was going to take the club forward.

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Probably chased the dream too much and not had the finance

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The previous owner invested a lot of money, as did the one before,

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but obviously not enough, and the club has suffered and not

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winning the million-pound game a couple of years ago was probably

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Rail bosses say the pioneering Tram Train project in

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South Yorkshire won't be happening until the middle of next year.

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The Transport Minister says the pilot has taken

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By the light of the winter sun, a transport revolution

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is taking shape, albeit much slower than expected.

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At the terminus, just like elsewhere along this new line,

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The platform is half-built, the rails have been laid but by now

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I should be able to step off a tram train and head to the shopping

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centre over there but I can't because there have been delays.

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They've been caused by problems with how to build the overhead line

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These masts will carry the power lines.

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The trams work at one voltage but if one day mainline electric

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trains need to run here, their power requirements

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To avoid spending money on something that could become redundant,

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new ideas are being tried out and that's what's taking time.

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There's a pilot and solutions that are needed for this project.

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That's why we've got a view to come up with new solutions

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and we have a plan to implement it over the next few months and years.

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The new vehicles for the project were built in Spain and have now

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There are seven in total and they will supplement

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the existing tram fleet but the tram trains will mean, for the many first

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time, this service can break out of Sheffield.

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They will run on conventional tram tracks and switch to train mode

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and run on an upgraded line out to Rotherham.

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It promises what is called the seamless commute with other

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It has taken far too long to deliver and I'm extremely frustrated by it.

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We have seen a lot of new vehicles arrive and are being tested now

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and Network Rail are busy building the infrastructure but we have been

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talking about this project in Yorkshire for a long time and I'm

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looking forward for when it finally opens and we get people

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It's going to be great whether to walk off mince pies!

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Cold and windy along the coast but plenty of sunshine. Very windy along

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the coast weather could be showers blown in on the breeze coming down

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from the north. High pressure is still dominating Thursday and

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Thursday looks like a cold day after a frosty start. At the moment, too

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much cloud and too much of the breeze. The cloud to be thick enough

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for showers and South Yorkshire later -- could be thick enough. Ease

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strong and gusty winds developing into tomorrow. Temperatures across

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North Yorkshire. Overnight cloud will burn away tomorrow, plenty of

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sunshine spreading down from the north. There could be quite a brisk

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wind along the coast, making it feel really quite warm and also blowing

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in a few potentially wintry showers. For most places, it will be a fine,

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crisp, winter 's day with temperatures up to six Celsius. A

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frosty start of the day on Thursday with temperatures starting below

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freezing so each of the day but a fine one. That's it from us. I'll

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milder later in the week. That is it from me but coming up next is the

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national picture. Good evening. But frost or not of frost, that is the

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weather question for

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