A 21-year-old man has been apprehended under suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life. The arrest comes in the wake of a firearms incident that occurred on Alanby Drive in Bradford on Friday, June 16, 2023.
The incident was first reported to the police at 10:27 p.m. when witnesses witnessed a vehicle colliding with a fence on Alanby Drive, Thorpe Edge. Immediately following the collision, a distinct loud bang resonated, prompting the observation of three males fleeing the scene on foot.
According to preliminary investigations, it appears that the suspects made their escape by traversing through residential gardens towards Haigh Beck View. Responding to the situation, West Yorkshire Police promptly dispatched officers to the area, supplemented by armed personnel. Upon arrival, law enforcement discovered a damaged vehicle consistent with having been involved in a firearms discharge.
The swift response from the authorities underscores their commitment to maintaining public safety and swiftly apprehending those responsible for such dangerous incidents. Residents of the affected area have commended the police for their prompt action in addressing the situation.
Authorities have not disclosed any further information regarding the nature of the firearm or the motives behind the incident. However, it is believed that investigations are underway to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the event. The 21-year-old suspect remains in custody while the investigation continues.