A man has been shot dead by police in West Yorkshire.

The force has issued a short statement:

“Around 6pm this evening (Monday January 2), during a pre-planned policing operation near to the M62 in Huddersfield a police firearm was discharged and a man has died.

The slip roads east and west bound at junction 24 of the M62 remain closed.

An immediate referral has been made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission who are in attendance in West Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Police are fully cooperating with their investigation.