The mother of a man shot dead by police wept as his coffin was carried out of a mosque.

Safia Bano was visibly distraught and had to be physically supported by mourners as the body of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub left Masjid Bilal in Huddersfield.

Hundreds of people attended the funeral in his home town this morning, more than were able to fit inside the building.


The 28-year-old died when officers opened fire on the car he was travelling in near the motorway in West Yorkshire on Monday evening.

An inquest, also held this morning, heard that Mr Yaqub was shot through the windscreen of an Audi car after a "hard stop".

Bradford Coroner's Court was told that a firearm was found in the front passenger footwell of the vehicle.

Coroner's officer Chris Dalby told the hearing that Mr Yaqub was shot by an officer "in the execution of his duty".

Mr Yaqub's coffin was carried into and out of the service through the men's entrance, and mourners embraced as they paid respect to the father-of-two.

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He worked as an office clerk and was single, a coroner was told at the opening of his inquest.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the death and said none of the officers involved were using body-worn video cameras during the stop of the white Audi in which Mr Yaqub was travelling.

The inquest heard the "hard stop" of the Audi and a Volkswagen Scirocco happened at 6.10pm on Monday.

Mr Dalby said four unmarked police cars were involved in the incident with one - a Mercedes - cutting across the front of the Audi.

He said: "During the incident an officer discharged a firearm in the execution of his duty with the shots going through the windscreen of the Audi."

Mr Dalby said Mr Yaqub was pronounced dead at 6.47pm and was first identified with his fingerprints.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died from gunshot wounds to the chest.

A 30-year-old man appeared in court today charged with firearms offences following the police operation.

Moshin Amin, of Broomer Street, Dewsbury, appeared before magistrates in Leeds charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a sound moderator and possession of ammunition.

Two men, aged 37 and 26, who were also arrested on Monday evening, have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.