UPDATED: Tridant Gang Crime Command carry out armed raids in Ovenden

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The specialist squad set up by the Metropolitan Police Service to tackle gang violence has carried out raids at homes in Ovenden, Halifax.

Armed officers swooped at Rugby Terrace last night and then continued their operations at Rugby Avenue and Athol Close today. (Fri)

Police at Rugby Avenue

Police at Rugby Avenue

Streets were cordoned off as they searched for a man following a gun attack in London.

Witnesses said two men were taken away from a house on Rugby Avenue today.

The squad’s arrival in Calderdale resulted from a shooting at 9.30 pm last Saturday at Ravenscar Road, Downham, South East London.

“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and a man - believed aged 31 - was taken to hospital with a gun shot wound to his leg. He later discharged himself,” said a Metropolitan Police spokesperson.

“As part of the ongoing investigation, officers from the Trident Gang Crime Command are currently carrying out lines of enquiry in Halifax, with the assistance of West Yorkshire Police.”

Last night four police cars, a dog unit, an unmarked police car, a riot van and an ambulance were at Rugby Terrace for more than an hour. The road was sealed off.

One witness said armed officers had been keeping homes under surveillance.

A 22-year-old woman who was at her home with her two-year-old son said she was told to leave her property in Rugby Terrace.