Armed officers sent to protect residents after shotgun fired at house for the second time this year

Armed police officers were sent to protect the occupants of a house after a shotgun was fired at the door.

By Joe Cooper
Saturday, 10th October 2020, 11:51 am
Updated Saturday, 10th October 2020, 11:52 am

West Yorkshire Police were called to Norman Lane in Bradford shortly after 10pm last night (Friday) after the occupants reported hearing two loud bangs and finding damage to their front door.

Nobody was injured.

The damage was confirmed as being consistent with a shotgun discharge.

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Norman Lane, Bradford (photo: Google).

It is the second time this year the house has been targeted in a shooting.

Police are currently conducting forensics examinations at the property and extra patrols are being carried out in the area to provide reassurance.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe said: “The criminal use of firearms on our streets will always cause understandable concern in the community and I would like to reassure people that we are treating this incident very seriously and carrying out extensive enquiries to identify those responsible.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation, which is being led by specialist detectives from West Yorkshire Police’s Firearms Prevent Team.

“The same address was the subject of a similar discharge incident in August and we are looking into any links between the incidents."

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers via 101, quoting crime reference 13200507365 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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