Man dies on M62 during 'pre-planned' police operation

The man, who has not been named, was shot dead by West Yorkshire Police during the "pre-planned" operation on Monday evening.

A group of men apparently protesting against the shooting of a man on the M62 in West Yorkshire have led to a road being closed tonight.


West Yorkshire Police said its operation "related to information received about criminal possession of a firearm" and was not terror-related.

A man has been killed during a police operation on an M62 slip road.

The dead man's identity has not been released and police are yet to confirm further details of the operation.

"I saw about five or six police cars around the roundabout", added Wilson.

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No officers were injured in the incident. Officers say they will be cooperating fully with the watchdog as it launches its probe.

"During a pre-planned policing operation near to the M62 in Huddersfield a police firearm was discharged and a man has died", a West Yorkshire Police spokesman said.

Overhead signs on the motorway say junction 24 at Ainley Top will be closed until at least 10am today (Tues). Meanwhile, three more people who were in the plush vehicles were also arrested and have been taken for hospital for treatment.

The incident remains with the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for investigation.

It continues: "IPCC investigators remain at the scene and are attending post incident procedures in order to gather evidence during the early stages of this investigation". The M62 death is the ninth fatal shooting by police in the United Kingdom within nine months.

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