Pickaxe thrown from car during police chase in Leeds

A pickaxe was thrown from a car window during a police chase in Leeds.

Monday, 13th April 2020, 12:42 pm
Updated Monday, 13th April 2020, 12:44 pm

It happened in the early hours of Sunday, April 12 in Chapeltown.

Officers from the Operation Jemlock team, who tackle serious violent crime and knife crime across West Yorkshire, said: "Even when the country is on lockdown, people are still carrying weapons like this on the streets of Leeds.

"Op Jemlock Officers seized this after it was thrown from a vehicle in the Chapeltown area during a pursuit."

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Elsewhere in West Yorkshire, Operation Jemlock officers stopped and searched a man in the early hours on Monday, April 13.

Police in the Newsome area of Huddersfield found drugs and the weapon during the search.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs.

The samurai sword was seized.

The pickaxe was thrown from a car during a police chase in Chapeltown. Photo provided by West Yorkshire Police.