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Man to face court on firearms charges after motorway shooting

A 30-year-old will appear in court charged with firearms offences following a police operation in which a man was shot dead on a motorway slip road.

West Yorkshire Police said Moshin Amin, from Broomer Street, Dewsbury, has been charged with offences related to a loaded semi-automatic handgun capable of firing 9mm ammunition.

He will appear before Leeds magistrates on Friday charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a sound moderator and possession of ammunition.

Two men, aged 37 and 26, who were also arrested on Monday evening have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

The arrests followed the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, from Huddersfield, during a planned operation beside the M62 at Ainley Top.

A post mortem examination showed he died from gunshot wounds to the chest.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating and has said that none of the officers involved were using body-worn video cameras during the stop of the white Audi in which Mr Yaqub was travelling.

IPCC commissioner Derrick Campbell said: "We will be carefully examining all the circumstances leading up to Mr Yaqub's death, including the planning of the police operation, and the actions of the officers involved that evening."

The operation at junction 24 of the M62 at around 6pm involved police officers travelling in four unmarked police vehicles.

Around 100 mourners gathered at the spot on Wednesday night to hold a vigil where Mr Yaqub's family and friends laid flowers.

Speaking at the roadside, Mohammed Yaqub, the victim's father, said: "He hasn't got a bad past, because he's never been convicted of anything."

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