'My hometown of Huddersfield has a dark side of drugs and violence'

The violence, drug disputes and criminal underworld that faced Mobeen Azhar when he returned to his hometown were a far cry from the ‘sleepy’ community he recalls growing up in.

He spent the first 18 years of his life in the suburb of Birkby in Huddersfield and was drawn back to the West Yorkshire town following the shooting of Yassar Yaqub by police in January 2017.

Journalist Mobeen returned to report on the events surrounding the death, but says he was soon led to...
source: Yorkshire Post

2019-06-25 19:44
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