Armed police and string of arrests in Dewsbury after house damaged and car set on fire

Armed police and string of arrests in Dewsbury after house damaged and car set on fire
Armed police and string of arrests in Dewsbury after house damaged and car set on fire

Police arrested two men this morning as part of an investigation into a series of incidents in Dewsbury.

Armed officers were deployed to a house on Park House Drive at around 8am on Monday to reports of a gang of men with weapons damaging a house and car.

Three men were arrested. One - a 26-year-old - has been released on bail while enquiries continue while the other two have been released under investigation.

Then at 11pm on Monday, officers were called to an arson attack on a car and damage to a house on Pilgrim Drive.

Two men - aged 26 and 32 - have been arrested in connection with the fire and are in custody.

Police leading the investigation into both incidents have been conducting enquiries at a number of addresses across the Dewsbury area.

This has included stopping a vehicle Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, yesterday when two men were arrested for unconnected drug offences.

A vehicle was also stopped on Headfield Road, Dewsbury, this morning as part of this enquiry and two men have been arrested.