Police close busy Leeds road after fight between youths as handgun spotted by witness

Police have closed a busy Leeds road this morning after reports of a fight between youths on Wednesday night.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 10:49 am

Police were called to Cottingley Drive following reports of an altercation between a group of youths shortly after 8pm on Wednesday night (May 12).

One youth was reported to have been seen with what appeared to be a handgun, police said in a statement.

A scene is currently in place in Cottingley Drive while enquiries continue to establish the circumstances, police said.

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Police have closed a busy Leeds road this morning after reports of a fight between youths on Wednesday night.

First West Yorkshire warned of diversions in place in the area.

In a tweet, the bus company said: "Part of Cottingley Drive is closed by police.

"To White Rose: Stay on Elland Rd, Ring Rd, Cottingley Dr, normal route.

"To Leeds: Normal route to Cottingley Dr, route back towards White Rose, Ring Rd, Elland Rd, normal route."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210235553 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

UPDATE:

A 16-year-old teenager has been arrested this morning on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in relation to the incident, police confirmed.