Armed police called to Leeds tower block after 'man with handgun' seen entering flats

Armed police discovered a drugs farm after being called to search a flat for a man suspected of carrying a gun.

Monday, 21st May 2018, 9:19 am
Updated Monday, 21st May 2018, 12:41 pm

A member of the public reported seeing a man enter Ramshead Heights in Seacroft with what appeared to be a handgun at 11.30am on Saturday.

Further calls were received reporting that the man had entered a flat in the block.

Armed officers were deployed to the scene and contained the address before entering it and searching the property.

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No-one was present and no firearm was found but a cannabis growing set-up was discovered.

A 39-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis. He was later reported summons.