Armed police search in Leeds over firearms offence

Armed police searched a Leeds home in the early hours of today as part of an operation to find a man wanted over a firearms offence.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 3rd September 2017, 3:54 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:59 pm
Armed police attended the scene.
Armed police attended the scene.

Inspector Graham Hawcroft, of West Yorkshire Police, said officers attended a property on Cross Flatts Row in Beeston at around 2.30am.

During the operation the people who were in the home, understood to be one man and two women, went to a different property which was also subsequently searched.

Insp Hawcroft said: "We were looking for a male who is wanted in connection with a firearms offence."

He added: "It was an armed operation."

The person officers were looking for was not found, he said.