Police called to reports of firearm in car in Leeds street

Police were called out to a car in a Leeds street this afternoon after a member of the public reported spotting a firearm.

Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 4:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 4:18 pm
Armed police were called to Belle Isle Road in Leeds

But when armed officers arrived on scene they found an 'air weapon' in a nearby property which police believed to be the gun which had been reported.

The incident happened on Belle Isle Road at 1.40pm.

The air weapon was not seized and no arrests were made.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "We received a call at 1.40pm today reporting a suspected sighting of a firearm in a car in Belle Isle road Leeds.

"Officers attended and made enquiries during which an air weapon was found in a nearby property which is believed to be the sighted weapon.”