Protests enter second day on Bradford shooting

05 Jan, 2017 10:19 am

BRADFORD (92 News) – Protests enter second day after a man was shot dead by police during an operation in northern England, West Yorkshire Police said on Tuesday, later confirming the incident was not terrorism-linked.

The man was a Pakistani identified as Yasser Yaqoub. The citizens held candle lit vigils and presented flowers on the shooting in Bradford.

Police said the shooting occurred during a “pre-planned policing operation” near the M62 motorway in Huddersfield at about 1800 GMT on Monday.

“A police firearm was discharged and a man has died,” police said.

Five other people were arrested during the operation, three at the scene and two others when another vehicle was stopped by police in Bradford at about the same time.

There were no further details and the death has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission to investigate which is routine in any police shooting incident.

Fatal shootings involving police in Britain are rare, with four fatalities in 2016.

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