By Greg Dawson
Police are now appealing for witnesses after a petrol bomb attack outside a councillor’s home.
Masood Ahmed’s car which was parked on his driveway was set fire to as well as a neighbouring car parked on the street.
The attack happened in the early hours of the morning. Ahmed’s family, including two grandchildren aged four and eight, were asleep in the house.
The incident was caught on CCTV showing four individuals throwing petrol bombs at the two cars. The individuals then ran from the scene.
West Yorkshire Police believe the suspects may have used or are still in possession of a Peugeot 207. Clr Ahmed said he didn’t know why he was targeted adding: “These people are gutless cowards – total scumbags.
“They are not going to drive us out. I have lived on that road for 45 years and never had any incidents, nothing.
‘We are lucky to be alive. It could have been a lot worse. I keep thinking, ‘What if…?’ That’s been going through my mind.
“I hope that the police catch these people. They need to be caught now to stop them doing it to anybody else.’
Det Supt Jim Griffiths said: “This incident has caused understandable concern and distress, not only to the victim and his family but the wider community.”
Police believe this is an isolated incident and that they are conducting house to house enquiries and examining CCTV.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting crime reference number 13190544179.
Plea Over Petrol Bomb Attack At Dewsbury Councillors’ Home
By Greg Dawson