Funeral held for Huddersfield man shot dead by police

The funeral of Mohammed Yasar Yaqub, who was shot dead by police on Monday, was held yesterday.

Yaqub, 28, from Huddersfield, was shot in a car stopped near junction 24 of the M62.

Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral service at the Jamia Masjid Bilal mosque in Huddersfield.

Earlier his father, Mohammed Yaqub, told BBC Radio Leeds: “He will be missed by us very deeply. He will still live on in our hearts day-to-day.”

Bradford Coroner’s Court heard Mr Yaqub had been shot through the windscreen of an Audi car after a “hard stop” on the motorway slip road. He died from gunshot wounds to his chest.

Coroner Martin Fleming was told a firearm had been found in the front passenger footwell of the Audi.

Four unmarked police cars were involved in the incident with one, a Mercedes, cutting across the front of the Audi, coroner’s officer Chris Dalby told the hearing.

“During the incident an officer discharged a firearm in the execution of his duty,” he added.

Mr Fleming adjourned the inquest until 31 March.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is investigating the operation which led to Yaqub’s death, said none of the officers involved were using body-worn video cameras and no relevant CCTV footage of the incident has been found.

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