M62 motorway junction closed due to candlelit vigil for man killed by police

The scene of the shooting and of tonight's closure
The scene of the shooting and of tonight's closure
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A slip road junction of the M62 is currently closed due to a candlelit vigil for a man shot and killed by police.

On Monday night, Mohammed Yassar Yaqub was shot and killed by West Yorkshire Police in a 'pre planned operation' on the westbound Junction 24 slip road off the M62.

Tonight, the same exit for Huddersfield is closed - due to a 'peaceful and respectful' protest at the same location.

Highways England tweeted: "#M62 J24 wb exit for #Huddersfield is closed for Police Incident. Pls allow extra time and road users may wish to use an alternative route."

On Tuesday night, a protest in Bradford led to a road closure - http://yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/video-protest-against-m62-police-shooting-closes-road-in-west-yorkshire-1-8315988

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