Police confirm they had reports of weapons sightings at Beeston ‘disturbance’

Police have confirmed they had reports of weapons being seen in Beeston last night.

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 4:25 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd February 2019, 4:32 pm
The police cordon on Malvern Road, Beeston.

Officers were called to Malvern Road at 8.17pm to reports of a “street disturbance”.

Residents described the police helicopter circling overhead with other other saying they heard what sounded like a gunshot

One man said a gunshot had been fired from inside a car, shattering one of the vehicle’s own windows.

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The police cordon on Malvern Road, Beeston.

He added: "My brother said the air ambulance was circling so low that the bathwater was shaking."

Nobody was injured, police said.

A stretch of Malvern Road was cordoned off this morning as police continued their investigations.

Some residents are not keen to speak. A postman on his morning round said: "People just want to stay out of it, there's a lot of intimidation."

West Yorkshire Police said: "Police were called to Malvern Road in Beeston at 8.17pm yesterday to a report of a disturbance in the street.

"Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone who saw anything is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 1826 of February 21."

A spokeswoman later added: “It’s believed weapons were seen, but no one was injured. Investigations are continuing.”