Man arrested for attempted murder of Bradford woman


Police have today arrested a 24 year old man on suspicion of attempted murder and firearms offences after a woman was shot and injured on Longfield Drive, Bradford, on Friday afternoon.

The incident happened at 3.14pm when the 22-year-old woman, who was with her young child at the time, was shot twice when inside her house.

As result of the incident she was left with serious but not life threatening stomach injuries and was taken to hospital. The child was not injured

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Milsom of West Yorkshire Police, said:

“People in the communities we serve can be safe in the knowledge that we treat firearms incidents extremely seriously. As soon as the call came in about this incident we immediately dispatched officers, including armed response officers, to the scene to offer a reassuring presence and investigate what happened.

“Enquiries began immediately to trace a man we wanted to speak to in connection with the incident and we worked through the night with our colleagues in Lancashire Police.

“A 24 year old man was today arrested and two other men and a woman have also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender - all were arrested in Lancashire.”