Man confronted by masked gang with handgun at his door

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A man narrowly escaped from his home after he was confronted at the door by a masked man with a handgun.

The victim opened his back door and saw four or five men leave a car before approaching his house in Slaithwaite Road, Thornhill Lees.

One of the men put a balaclava over his face and pulled a gun out of the back of his trousers at 8.55pm last night (Thursday).

The victim then closed the door and ran through the house, making his escape through the front door.

The armed man was described as 20-25, with dark stubble, wearing a black top with grey jogging bottoms.

All of the men were described as average height and medium build, and the car is described as a small, black hatchback.

Anyone with information should call Kirklees CID on 101.