Officers hunting down a man in connection with a shooting stormed a house in Manchester, only to arrest the wrong person and his brother.
West Yorkshire Police officers were searching for Kashif Hussain, 43, in relation to a firearms incident in Bradford last month, in Oldham earlier this week when they arrested two brothers at gunpoint.
Shazad Hussain, 39, was at his home on Wednesday evening (February 9) when armed police arrived on the doorstep.
He and his brother, Sharaz Hussain, 36, who arrived at the scene after hearing a commotion when his brother accidentally dialled his phone during the arrest, were handcuffed at gunpoint during the dramatic raid at Sharaz’s home.
Shazad Hussain, 39, was at his home on Wednesday evening (February 9) when armed police arrived on the doorstep
Footage shows the moment armed police arrested Shazad, a taxi driver, on his doorstep
Police are looking for Kashif Hussain (pictured)
Sharaz emerged from his home with a cut above his left eye and a gash on his knee, which he claims were injuries he received from his arrest.
The pair, who were released without charge, say they aren’t related to Kashif Hussain and have demanded an apology from the force.
Footage shows the moment armed police arrested Shazad, a taxi driver, on his doorstep.
Speaking of the terrifying moment, Sharaz said: ‘I could see somebody looking through the window. I opened the door and armed police were in front of me. The guy was right there with a battering ram.
‘I thought at first someone was trying to rob me. Then an officer came to the front with a gun pointing at me. He was shouting: ‘Armed police, get down on the floor’.
‘I was barefoot. Two other officers gripped me and threw me onto the floor. ‘I’m shouting: ‘What the hell have I done?’.
‘I’ve not tried fighting with them. They didn’t give me a chance to speak or anything. They just bust me to the ground.’
Sharaz said one of the officers asked his pregnant wife if she knew Kashif, before checking Sharaz’s identification.
He said the raid left his family, including his eight-year-old autistic son and 18-month-old baby boy in shock. He was also left with a cut over his left eye.
Sharaz (pictured) said the raid left his family, including his eight-year-old autistic son and 18-month-old baby boy in shock. He was left with a cut above his eye
The pair, who were released without charge, say they aren’t related to Kashif Hussain and have demanded an apology from the force
Footage shows Sharaz being arrested with a cut above his left eye
He was taken to Ashton-under-Lyne police barefoot by West Yorkshire police officers
‘I was bleeding all over my face,’ he said. ‘It was covered in blood. My right knee was gashed.’
Sharaz was taken to Ashton-under-Lyne police station, where his photograph was taken and he was put in a cell.
He and his brother were released together at around 11:30pm.
‘The sergeant just said: ‘You’re not being charged, we’re sorry, you’re free to go,’ Sharaz said.
‘It was terrible. I’m 36. I was born and bred in Oldham. I’ve worked all my life. I have no bad record. This was like going through hell for me, my wife and the kids. My wife was traumatised. I was traumatised.
‘There was no need for the way they treated me. I would have understood if I came out flying or angry. I wasn’t.
‘They just gripped me and threw me on the floor. What sort of preparation did they do?
‘I want an apology from the people who arrested me. I want a proper, public apology. I want everybody to know what happened.’
Dramatic footage shows the moment armed police arrested the father-of-two
The taxi driver said he and his family have been left traumatised by the incident
The pair were finally released from the police station at around 11:30pm on Wednesday
Shazad, also a taxi driver, said: ‘Someone has seen [the police appeal] and told
the police it was my brother.
‘It was totally wrong. My brother didn’t resist arrest. I was traumatised, handcuffed and humiliated.’
A statement from West Yorkshire Police said: ‘Armed police were deployed to an address in Oldham on arrest enquiries for a man wanted in connection with an investigation into a firearms discharge in Bradford, who is known to have links to the area.
‘Both men who were present at the address were taken to a police station as part of an identification process.
‘Both were released from custody once it was established that neither were the man being sought.’
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