Man arrested after reports of a gun being fired in Bradford

Officers were called to Buxton Street at around 7.10pm on Thursday night.

Police have arrested a 24 year old man as they investigate the possible firing of a gun in Bradford.

At about 7.10pm on Thursday evening, armed officers responded to reports of a gun being fired in Buxton Street.

No one was injured and no damage was found which appeared to be consistent with a gun shot.

However, further enquiries have now found evidence to support the initial call to police, and specialist officers from the Programme Precision team at Bradford are continuing enquiries. 

Officers are appealing for witnesses who may have been in the vicinity when the incident occurred.

In particular, they would like to speak to anyone who saw a red Mini car in the area at the time.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Farrell, who is leading the investigation, said:

“I would like to reassure the community that we believe this to be an isolated incident and there is no suggestion of a wider threat.

“A scene remains in place in Buxton Street today while officers continue to investigate what happened last night and the circumstances around it.

“West Yorkshire Police takes the criminal use of firearms very seriously and will take action against those who cause fear by discharging them in public places.”

A 24-year-old man remains in custody in connection with this incident as enquiries continue.

Anyone with information which may assist this investigation is asked to contact the Programme Precision team on 101 or use the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website. The log reference is 1492 of 19 March.

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers.

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