Authorities in Bradford are currently conducting an investigation following reports of a road traffic collision followed by a firearm’s discharge that occurred last night (16/06).
The incident was brought to the attention of the police at approximately 10:27 p.m. when they received multiple reports regarding a car that had collided with a fence on Alanby Drive in the Thorpe Edge area. Witnesses present at the scene claimed to have heard a loud bang shortly after the collision and observed three males fleeing from the vehicle.
According to preliminary inquiries, it is believed that the suspects made their escape on foot, passing through residential gardens in the direction of Haigh Beck View. In response, local officers swiftly arrived at the scene, accompanied by armed units, and subsequently located a vehicle displaying damage consistent with a firearm’s discharge.
While the investigation is still in its early stages, no injuries have been reported in connection with the incident. As a result, a section of Alanby Drive has been cordoned off as a crime scene to facilitate ongoing inquiries.
Chief Inspector Bash Anwar of the Bradford District Police addressed the situation, saying, “Our investigation is currently in its initial phase, and we are appealing to anyone with information about the incident or the identities of the three males who fled the scene to come forward.”
He further reassured the community, acknowledging the potential anxiety such an incident can cause and stating, “We take incidents of this nature extremely seriously. To that end, specialist officers are providing assistance to local police in their efforts to gather information.”
Chief Inspector Anwar added that local officers would be conducting patrols in the area throughout the day to provide reassurance to concerned residents.
Members of the public who possess relevant information pertaining to the incident and have yet to communicate with the police are urged to get in touch via the 101LiveChat service or by calling 101, quoting reference number 13230335605.
Alternatively, individuals may choose to provide anonymous tips to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.