M62 motorway junction closed due to candlelit vigil for man killed by police

A slip road junction of the M62 is currently closed due to a candlelit vigil for a man shot and killed by police.

The scene of the shooting and of tonight's closure

On Monday night, Mohammed Yassar Yaqub was shot and killed by West Yorkshire Police in a 'pre planned operation' on the westbound Junction 24 slip road off the M62.

Tonight, the same exit for Huddersfield is closed - due to a 'peaceful and respectful' protest at the same location.

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Highways England tweeted: "#M62 J24 wb exit for #Huddersfield is closed for Police Incident. Pls allow extra time and road users may wish to use an alternative route."