COUNCILLORS and residents have spoken of their shock following an attack at a home in the Baildon area of Bradford this morning.

"It's obviously a worrying situation," said Cllr Mike Pollard (Baildon, Cons)

"Local people will be concerned about the nature of the criminality."

"It's shocking that anybody could be targeted in this way," said Cllr Kevin Warnes (Shipley, Greens).

"The police have said it was a targeted attack but anyone witnessing it won't have known that."

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "At around 10am this morning officers were called to reports of an assault at a property on Glenwood Avenue in Baildon.

"On arrival, officers found an injured male who has been taken to hospital for treatment.

"Two suspects made off from the scene in the direction of Roberts Park.

"Initial enquiries suggest that this was a targeted attack and there is no threat to the wider public."

Titus Salt School was put in lockdown to protect its pupils after the incident.

Cllr Warne added: "The neighbourhood policing team has stepped up patrols in the area, so anyone living locally who was concerned can be reassured.

"I'm quite pleased the police have responded so quickly and they are doing the best they can.

"I'd like to reiterate that if anyone saw anything or the people fleeing the scene to get in touch with police.

One local resident spoke of his worry about the attack.

He said: "Baildon is usually a peaceful quiet place so I'm very worried.

"The school was locked down over this incident and it can't have been nice for anyone to see who saw the attack outside in broad daylight."