Preview: Hometown

Hometown - Mobeen Azhar

Award-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar (pictured) moves back to his hometown of Huddersfield to cover the death of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub.

Described in court as a 28 year-old office clerk, Yassar Yaqub was shot dead by police on an M62 slip road on a cold and wet January evening in 2017.

Celebrated by his family as a loving son and beloved father, his death led to protests on the streets of West Yorkshire, and in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement a Justice 4 Yassar campaign was born.

But with rumours of drug empires, money laundering and high performance cars, just days into his reporting of the case Mobeen realises that there is a much bigger story in town. With violence on the streets and a town that is terrified to talk, Mobeen attempts to find out where the truth really lies, in a journey that forces him to face some ugly truths about his community and hometown.

Hometown – Wednesday at 10.40pm on BBC1 (and BBC3 from 10.00am).

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