VIDEO: Local residents react to police shooting which left man dead on M62

Local residents have reacted to the shooting of a man by police on the M62 motorway.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 3rd January 2017, 6:16 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:40 pm
A local resident reacts to the shooting
A local resident reacts to the shooting

Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, aged 27, was shot and killed by police on the M62 motorway in a 'pre planned operation'.

A local resident interviewed, who lives near the scene of the incident, said: "I was absolutely horrified.

"It's a very close-knit community around here and it's just literally on my doorstep.

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A local resident reacts to the shooting

"This is absolutely horrendous. It's a major incident and somebody's been shot. You hear about incidents like this on the news, but they seem very few and far between.

"The police have told me off for letting you in."

The man was killed on the M62 motorway in Huddersfield - READ THE FULL REPORT ON THE INCIDENT HERE: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/crime/police-shoot-man-dead-in-planned-operation-near-m62-in-huddersfield-1-8314443

His family have released a statement saying they are 'distraught' and 'in shock': http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/family-of-man-shot-dead-by-police-on-m62-issue-statement-1-8315840

The scene of the shooting

And armed police have been outside the man's home today, as seen in this VIDEO: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/video-armed-police-gather-outside-home-of-man-shot-dead-on-m62-motorway-1-8315795Video: PA

A local resident reacts to the shooting
The scene of the shooting