LATEST NEWS: Four more arrested in murder investigation as police name shooting victim

TWO more people have been arrested after a man was murdered in Huddersfield over the weekend.

Police were called to Ripon Avenue, in the Fartown area of Huddersfield, to reports of a man being injured in a shooting, just after 9pm on Saturday night.

The 26-year-old man was taken to hospital, but died a short time later.

The man was shot while in a car, police said.

A 28-year-old man was arrested yesterday in connection with the incident, and remains in police custody for questioning.

Today, two further arrests have been made - a 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Detective Chief Inspector Marc Bowes, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “A number of active enquiries are ongoing today regarding what has clearly been a very serious incident, resulting in the murder of a 26-year-old man.

“We do believe this was a targeted attack on the victim and are continuing to hold three men in custody for questioning regarding the case.

“I am very much continuing to appeal for information and witnesses as we investigate what took place, and we would ask anyone who can assist our enquiries, who may not yet have come forward, to do so.”

He added: “NPT officers have been conducting extra patrols in the local area, as they would do after any very serious crime of this nature, and we can reassure residents that we do think this was an isolated incident.”

Anyone with any information, or anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the Fartown area over the weekend, is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101, or by using the 'contact us' options at, quoting crime reference number 13200634445.

Information can also be given anonymously via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.