A MAN has been arrested as part of a firearms investigation after armed police were called to a property in Newport this morning.

Residents reported the police entering an apartment block on Amber Close, just off Rodney Road, at about 2am.

The operation was part of a West Yorkshire Police investigation into a firearms discharge in Fartown, Huddersfield, in May.

Gwent Police officers remained at the property this morning.


A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “West Yorkshire Police arrested a 38-year-old man in the Newport area as part of an investigation into a firearms discharge in Fartown, Huddersfield on May 5.

“He remains in police custody.

“Two men, aged 31 and 41, have previously been charged as part of the investigation.”

South Wales Argus:

(The door of the apartment block in Amber Close following the police raid. Picture: Kevin Ward Media.)

A Gwent Police spokeswoman said: "Gwent Police assisted West Yorkshire Police to execute a warrant at an address in Newport this morning.

"This relates to an ongoing criminal investigation from the West Yorkshire area."