Detectives have now made six arrests following a shooting incident in the centre of Holmfirth last Friday. 

A large police cordon stretched across Dunford Road, close to the junction with South Lane, following a firearms discharge at around 9.50pm.

Specialist officers have been conducting enquiries in the town as well as the Meltham and Huddersfield areas.

Six males in total have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences.

Three men aged 20, 19 and 24 remain in police custody.

Meanwhile three other males aged 26, 21, and 20 have been bailed pending further enquiries.  

Police have urged anyone who witnessed the incident or may have caught it on video to come forward.

Police statement

In the latest update, Detective Chief Inspector Matt Holdsworth, from the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “This was a targeted and isolated incident in the centre of Holmfirth. Any use of a firearm on our streets will not be tolerated. 

“We have made several arrests and have been conducting searches in the Huddersfield, Meltham and Holmfirth areas over the last few days. 

“I would continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone who may have mobile phone or dash cam footage of the incident or just before or after the incident to come forward.

“We are particularly keen to speak to people who were outside a restaurant at the junction of Dunford Road and Victoria Square at the time of the incident.  

“Our colleagues from the Neighbourhood Policing Team have been carrying out reassurance patrols in the area.”  

How to contact police

Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team by calling 101 or using the live chat facility on West Yorkshire Police's website.

People should quote the reference 13240090065 when sharing information.  

Alternatively, the independent charity Crimestoppers accepts information anonymously via 0800 555 111.