UPDATE: Detectives Charge Man in Connection with Firearms Discharge in Bradford

Monday 28 September, 2020

Police have charged a man in connection with a firearms discharge in Girlington over the weekend.

At 9.49pm, police received a report that a vehicle had been shot at while on Blythe Avenue on 25 September.

The suspect, who was in a black Seat Leon, drove off from the scene. The vehicle was later recovered by officers.  

No one was injured but the damage to the victim’s vehicle was found to be consistent with a firearms discharge.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident, a 29-year-old female and two men aged 25 and 30.

Aadil Mahboob, aged 30, of Chellow Dene View in Bradford, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and he is due to appear at Bradford Magistrates this morning.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information should contact police using the 101 online chat service or by calling 101, quoting crime reference 13200482348. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Saturday 26 September 2020

Police are appealing for witnesses after a firearms discharge in the Girlington area of Bradford yesterday.  

At 9.49pm, police received a report that a vehicle had been shot at while on Blythe Avenue.

The suspect, who was in a black Seat Leon, drove off from the scene. The vehicle was later recovered by officers.  

No one was injured but the damage to the victim’s vehicle was found to be consistent with a firearms discharge. 

A 29-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Farrell, of Bradford District, said: “We believe this was a targeted attack involving individuals known to each other.  Thankfully no one was injured but the consequences could have easily been much worse.

“The use of firearms on our streets is extremely concerning and I would appeal for anyone who has information on this incident to contact police so we can take all of those responsible off our streets.

“Extensive enquiries remain ongoing today and there will be an increased policing presence in the area while investigations are carried out and to provide reassurance to our communities.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information should contact police using the 101 online chat service or by calling 101, quoting crime reference 13200482348. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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