Armed police stop car in Leeds after report of man with handgun in pub car park

Armed police stopped a car in Leeds yesterday after a reported sighting of a man with a gun in a pub car park.

Monday, 4th September 2017, 12:37 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:36 pm
A car was stopped by armed police in Leeds after reports of a man being seen with a handgun outside The Old White Hart in Beeston. Pictures: Google

The man was said to be carrying what appeared to be a handgun when he was seen outside The Old White Hart, in Town Street, Beeston, at around 3.45pm.

A police spokesman today said: "The man left the scene in a car. Armed officers stopped the vehicle in Wortley Lane a short time later and three men were arrested.

"A small amount of crack cocaine was recovered from the vehicle but no firearm was found."

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Two of the men have been charged with possession of a Class A drug and are due to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court.

The third man was released without charge.