This is why police escorts have been seen around Leeds today

Police escorts have been spotted throughout the city today.

Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 4:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 4:57 pm
The training exercise passed along Stanningley Road. Photo and video: Robert Nicholas Goodman.

And you’ve been asking why - top politician? Celebrity? Royal?

Unfortunately not. West Yorkshire Police confirmed to the Yorkshire Evening Post that it was just a police training exercise.

The convoy was made up of police motorbikes, a black Jaguar with blacked-out windows and a four-by-four.

The training exercise passed along Stanningley Road. Photo and video: Robert Nicholas Goodman.

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It was spotted on Stanningley Road, heading towards Bradford, heading through East Ardsley towards Tingley and on Woodhouse Lane, heading out of Leeds.

It also made a stop off at the University of Leeds.

A spokeswoman said: "West Yorkshire Police were on campus earlier today running a routine training exercise, which was successfully completed.

"There was no disruption to usual university activities."