Bedford Garth Tinshill: Residents 'concerned' as police swarm Leeds street as part of 'ongoing investigation'

Neighbours have shared their concern about 'unusual activity' after police swarmed a residential street.
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Officers were spotted at Bedford Garth, in Tinshill, since yesterday morning (February 18) and did not leave until this afternoon, according to neighbours.

But little information has been shared about the reason for the presence and residents have said they are "really concerned".

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One neighbour said: "There have been police cars and vans all this time. It's not normal to have activity like that around here."

A significant police presence has been reported at Bedford Garth, Tinshill, by residents. Photo: Google.A significant police presence has been reported at Bedford Garth, Tinshill, by residents. Photo: Google.
A significant police presence has been reported at Bedford Garth, Tinshill, by residents. Photo: Google.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police confirmed today that they are conducting searches as part of an ongoing investigation and that enquiries remain ongoing.

One resident said they noticed "half a dozen pairs of police issue medical gloves" in the road yesterday, while today two police were still stationed on the road. She added that one of the windows at the property in question had been smashed.

The resident added: "It is highly unusual to have a police presence in this area as it is pretty quiet."