Gang armed with makeshift weapons attack house and set car on fire

A gang smashed up windows and cars with makeshift weapons before setting one of the cars on fire.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 1:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 1:44 pm

It happened at about 6pm on Saturday, June 27 on Gladwin Steet in Batley.

Three men got out of a white Seat Exeo car brandishing a golf club, hammer and hockey stick.

They smashed two windows in a property and damaged two cars parked outside.

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Two men police want to identify in connection with the incident. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

The men then poured accelerate onto one of the cars and set it on fire.

A 26-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

He has has been bailed.

Police have now released CCTV footage of three men they want to trace in connection with the incident.

Another man police want to identify in connection with the incident. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

Detective Constable Chris Eglen, of Huddersfield CID, said: “We believe this to be a targeted attack and our enquiries are ongoing.

“A substantial amount of damage has been caused to the vehicles, on top of the damage to the house.

“I would ask for anyone with information or anyone who saw the white Seat Exeo car driving in the area to come forward.

“I would also appeal for anyone who recognises those pictured to get in contact.”

Anyone with information should contact Huddersfield CID by using the 101 online chat service or by calling 101, quoting crime reference 13200321465.