The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team is urgently seeking the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation into the discharge of a firearm that occurred on Farleton Drive in Bradford on July 7. Authorities are particularly interested in information about a bike believed to have been used in the shooting.
Two men sustained injuries during the alarming incident. As of the latest reports, one of the victims is still hospitalised in critical condition, while the other has been discharged after receiving medical treatment.
The recovered bike, central to the investigation, was found in the canal just off Dockfield Road, Shipley on July 15. Detectives are now urging anyone who may have seen the bike in the Bradford area between Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 15, to come forward with any information they might have. Any detail, no matter how seemingly insignificant, could be crucial to advancing the inquiry.
As the case progresses, authorities have charged two individuals in connection with the crime. Nathan Scott, 32, residing at Sandholme Drive, Bradford, and Tommy Lupton, aged 20, of no fixed address, are both facing charges of attempted murder. Following their court appearance at Bradford Crown Court on August 14, they have been remanded into custody.
Furthermore, three other males, aged 29, 24, and 34, who were initially arrested in connection with the incident, have been released under investigation pending further inquiries.
In a significant development, today, a 37-year-old man was apprehended on suspicion of assisting an offender. The individual remains in police custody at this time as authorities delve into any potential links to the shocking incident.
Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Guy Shackleton of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, who is leading the investigation, said; “Extensive enquiries are being carried out by the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team into what was an extremely serious incident which has left a man critically ill in hospital.
“Today we have released an image of the bike that was used in the shooting and are appealing for anyone who saw this bike or has information about who was on it to come forward.
“We are building up a picture of the bike’s movements from 7 July to 15 July where it was then found dumped in the Canal in Shipley.
“Anyone who has any CCTV footage or dash cam of the bike in the Bradford area is asked to come forward and help the investigation.”
Anyone who has any information, or footage, which could assist enquiries is asked to contact HMET on 101 or online at www.westyorkshire.police/uk/101livechat quoting crime reference 13230378612
Information can always be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.