Man due to appear in court charged over incident where gun fired at Leeds house

A man is due to appear in court today (Friday) charged over an incident in Leeds where a gun was fired at a house in Leeds.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 9:14 am
Updated Friday, 21st May 2021, 9:19 am
Leeds Magistrates Court

Damien Cooper, 29, of Willowdale in Middleton has been charged with conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life.

This is in relation to an incident at a house in Woodview Mount, Beeston on Saturday, May 1 where a gun shot damaged the front door.

Cooper has also been charged with criminal damage to a motor vehicle, affray, and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in relation to an incident at an address in High Street, Ossett that occurred on May 16.

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He is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court on May 21.

Detective Chief Inspector Fiona Gaffney of West Yorkshire Police Firearms Investigation and Prevent Team, said:

“All firearms offences are taken very seriously and thoroughly investigated by West Yorkshire Police.

“If you suspect illegal activity in your area call police on 101. Always call 999 if an emergency or a crime is in progress.”

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "A man is due to appear in court charged over an incident in Leeds where a gun was fired at a house.

"Damien Cooper, aged 29, of Willowdale, Middleton, has been charged with conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life in relation to an incident at a house in Woodview Mount, Beeston, on Saturday, May 1, where damage was caused to the front door by a firearm discharge.

"He has also been charged with criminal damage to a motor vehicle, affray, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in relation to an incident at an address in High Street, Ossett, on May 16.

"He is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court on 21/5."