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Gunman dies after police return fire at house siege

A man has died after he was shot as a siege was brought to an end by police in West Yorkshire.

Earlier, an officer had received minor injuries after shots were fired by the man in a house in Kirkheaton, Huddersfield on Monday night. Armed police then surrounded the property.

The gunman, 42, was brought from the house at about 0600 GMT on Tuesday after police returned fire.

The BBC's Emma Glasbey described the scene in the village of Kirkheaton near Huddersfield.

  • 28 Dec 2010