West Yorkshire Police are currently conducting an investigation following a disturbing incident of disorder in the Undercliffe area of Bradford last night. The incident, which occurred on the evening of 2nd August, involved a Shogun vehicle ramming into another vehicle on Hustler Street/Quaker Street, followed by the occupants of the Shogun assaulting the driver of the other vehicle. The authorities were alerted to the situation at 8:50pm last night through several reports.
As a result of the altercation, the driver of the targeted vehicle suffered severe injuries to his leg and had to be taken to the hospital for medical attention. However, the suspects involved in the incident managed to flee the scene before the police could arrive.
This morning, a police cordon remains in place at the scene as investigators continue their enquiries into the matter. In response to the seriousness of the incident and to ensure the safety of the community, temporarily increased stop and search powers were implemented in the Undercliffe area. The goal was to prevent any potential further violence and maintain the security of the neighbourhood following the disturbing incident.
During the period between 11 pm last night and 8 am this morning, a total of 16 stop and search operations were conducted as part of these enhanced measures. However, after careful review, the Section 60 powers have been withdrawn.
The West Yorkshire Police understand the importance of maintaining the trust and confidence of the local community. As such, they are actively engaging with key community representatives, including the district’s Independent Advisory Group, to ensure that the use of such additional powers is subject to appropriate scrutiny and accountability.
The investigation into the disorder and assault is ongoing, and the police are appealing to the public for any information that could assist them in identifying and apprehending the suspects involved in this violent incident.
Detective Inspector Will Tsang from Bradford CID said; “This was a serious incident where reports of weapons were used to cause disorder on the streets of Bradford.
“Numerous enquiries are being conducted to find those responsible in what we believe was a targeted attack.
“We are working with our colleagues in the local Neighbourhood Policing team with extra patrols to provide reassurance in our communities.
“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area last night to come forward with information.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 or use the Live Chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus quoting crime reference 13230430231
Information can always be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.