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Boy, 12, suffers serious injuries after being shot outside community centre in Huddersfield

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
The boy was shot outside Northfield Hall Community Centre in Huddersfield. (Google)

Police in Yorkshire are appealing for information after a 12-year-old boy was shot in Huddersfield on Tuesday evening.

The youngster is said to have suffered serious injuries as a result of a shooting outside Northfield Hall Community Centre at around 7.15pm.

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He is currently being treated in hospital but his condition is not life-threatening, according to West Yorkshire Police.

A BMW believed to have been used by the suspects to flee the scene of the shooting was later found burned out nearby.

Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe said: “This level of violence is clearly a cause for concern, especially given the age of the victim and that it happened at a community centre.

“Extensive enquiries are underway by a team of specialist detectives in the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.

“Our local neighbourhood policing teams will be maintaining a visible policing presence to offer reassurance to communities.

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“I would appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information to contact officers.

“Those involved showed no regard for the public’s safety and it is imperative that anyone with information on who carried out this attack contacts police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13200126809. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.