Gun fire in Batley

Police are appealing for information following a report of a firearms discharge in Batley.

Officers were called at around 11.17pm on Sunday 10 February to a property on Chapel Fold. Armed officers and detectives attended the area and located damage to the property consistent with a firearms discharge.

There are no reports of any injuries and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Mark Catney, of Kirklees CID, said: “Thankfully no one was seriously injured or even worse in this incident, but any firearms discharge is clearly very concerning.

“We are treating this as a targeted attack and enquiries are ongoing to trace those involved.

“There will be extra officers patrolling the area to provide reassurance to the community.

“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened or anyone who has information, and I would remind the public that information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers.”  

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