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Good evening and welcome to the late Look North.
Tonight: Investigators say a firearm was found
in the car of Yassar Yaqub - who was shot dead
Tonight there has been at least one peaceful protest
connected to the incident - when a group of people held banners
I'll be back with the news of sunshine for tomorrow but also windy
conditions as well. That's later in the live forecast.
Investigators have found a fire arm in the car
belonging to Yassar Yaqub, the Huddersfield man shot dead
The 28-year-old died during a pre-planned police
Our reporter Charlotte Leeming joins us from
Good evening. It was around six o'clock last night that police shot
dead a 28-year-old man, a father of two, who was called Yassar Yaqub.
The vehicles involved in that incident last night have now been
recovered from the scene of the M62 after a day of intense forensic
examination and the Lord has now been reopened to traffic. The
investigation into this fatal shooting is still at an early stage
-- the road has been reopened. A gun was found in a car in which Yassar
Yaqub was found travelling in. The slip road where a white
Audi was forced to stop You can see three bullet holes
in the windscreen and keys Today, forensics teams
and investigators were working behind screens on the carriageway,
which was shut for 24 hours. A nearby resident
described what she saw. When I looked over,
everything had stood still, I didn't hear the shooting
and didn't see the shooting, but I did see the car boxed
in and then I saw some big policemen The man who died is 28-year-old
Yassar Yaqub, a father of two from the Crosland Moore
area of Huddersfield. This afternoon, flowers
were taken to the family home by relatives and friends,
who asked for their One witness caught up in the drama
last night described what he saw. There were these rapid response
vehicles pulling up, big, large, vehicles,
then a couple of ambulances. As soon as the ambulances pulled up,
some of the policemen told the ambulance staff to get down
as quickly as possible to where It looked like somebody needed
urgent medical help. This evening, it emerged a gun had
been discovered in the vehicle That's now under
forensic examination. Three people were arrested
at the scene of the incident. Two more were detained
at Chain Bar near Bradford. The operation related to information
received about a criminal possession of a firearm and have been updated
by the Chief Constable. While fatal shootings
by police are rare, and Wales over the last decade
and this is the first involving West Yorkshire Police
since December 2010. With the investigation now
in the hands of the Independent Police Complaints Commission,
West Yorkshire Police says it would be inappropriate to make any
further comment at this time. The M62 at Junction 24 finally
reopened more than 24 hours after being closed during last
night's dramatic events. Charlotte, what's been the reaction
from Yassar Yaqub's family? They released a statement through
their lawyer today and said they were shocked and distraught at his
death. Throughout the afternoon, we saw relatives and friends deliver
flowers and cards to his house. There were a lot of tribute and
social media. One post said, you were no angel but you were one of
the good guys and didn't deserve this. We also found out today that
Yassar Yaqub was charged with attempted murder and possessing
firearms six years ago. We must stress he was found not guilty of
those charges. Another development tonight is there has been one
peaceful protest in connection with last night's shooting. The group
held up banners in Leeds Road in Bradford city centre. Traffic was
diverted. A postmortem examination will be taking place and expect more
details in the next few days about what actually happened here.
The police maintain it's always a last resort and they only shoot
when they believe they - or other members of the public -
Our home affairs correspondent Spencer Stokes has been speaking
to a former firearms commander here in West Yorkshire
and he started by asking why firearms officers might have been
At the initial planning, assessing the risk of the operation,
the danger posed to police or the public and at the very early
stages, it is decided by their officers need to be armed
How quickly do those decisions have to be made by the officers?
A set of circumstances will present themselves in front of the officers,
either where and when to stop a vehicle, and something will then
occur and the officers probably have about half a second to make
a decision as to whether to fire a weapon or not.
What happens to the officers who were involved in last
These matters now will be dissected over months and it's important
to remember the officer had a fraction of a second to make
a decision that is later analyse to the highest degree
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 what is a life-changing
and perhaps career-changing decision.
A new Bradford club looks set to compete in the rugby league
Championship in the forthcoming season, but they'll start
It's after four-time Super League champions Bradford Bulls
The administrators hoped to have a deal agreed by Christmas,
but turned down a bid from a consortium last week.
We thought after last time it was going to take the club forward.
Probably chased the dream too much and not had the finance
The previous owner invested a lot of money, as did the one before,
but obviously not enough, and the club has suffered and not
winning the million-pound game a couple of years ago was probably
Rail bosses say the pioneering Tram Train project in
South Yorkshire won't be happening until the middle of next year.
The Transport Minister says the pilot has taken
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
and run on an upgraded line out to Rotherham.
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
It's going to be great whether to walk off mince pies!
Cold and windy along the coast but plenty of sunshine. Very windy along
the coast weather could be showers blown in on the breeze coming down
from the north. High pressure is still dominating Thursday and
Thursday looks like a cold day after a frosty start. At the moment, too
much cloud and too much of the breeze. The cloud to be thick enough
for showers and South Yorkshire later -- could be thick enough. Ease
strong and gusty winds developing into tomorrow. Temperatures across
North Yorkshire. Overnight cloud will burn away tomorrow, plenty of
sunshine spreading down from the north. There could be quite a brisk
wind along the coast, making it feel really quite warm and also blowing
in a few potentially wintry showers. For most places, it will be a fine,
crisp, winter 's day with temperatures up to six Celsius. A
frosty start of the day on Thursday with temperatures starting below
freezing so each of the day but a fine one. That's it from us. I'll
milder later in the week. That is it from me but coming up next is the
national picture. Good evening. But frost or not of frost, that is the
weather question for