A 28 year old father of one has been shot dead through the windscreen of his Audi by a police marksman in a planned operation.
The victim was fatally shot in a planned operation as armed officers swooped on a convoy of luxury cars on the M62 near Huddersfield. He has not officially been named by police, but friends say he is 28 year old Yasser Yaub, who is a father to a young daughter. His Huddersfield home is understood to currently be under police guard.
Specially trained firearms officers in six unmarked vehicles trapped a Mercedes E Class, an Audi, a Jaguar and a VW Scirocco at around 6pm yesterday. The slip road remained closed and screens have been erected, but three bullet holes can clearly be seen in the windscreen of the white Audi.
So far, police have not released details about the case, except to say that it was not terror related. Devastated relatives and friends of the dead man have been flocking to his parents’ home in Huddersfield to leave flowers and cards.
One friend, who did not want to be named, said: “Yasser was a loved man and a loyal friend. Nobody’s perfect but he didn’t deserve this”. Meanwhile, another friend wrote that he was no angel, but was still a “good guy” and did not deserve to die. Others posted on social media that they could not believe what had happened.
Three more people who were in the vehicles have been arrested and taken to hospital for treatment, which officers say is not because of the firearm discharge. Raids have also been carried out on homes, with a further two people arrested.
The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), as is standard procedure when there is a death involving police. A statement from the IPCC said that investigators were at the scene to gather evidence.