This is why there's a police cordon in place in Beeston this morning

Police have cordoned off part of Beeston this morning following a 'street disturbance'.

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 8:41 am
Updated Friday, 22nd February 2019, 11:17 am
Malvern Road, Beeston

They wouldn't comment on the nature of the incident, which happened just after 8pm last night. Weapons were seen, but the police would not confirm what type. Nobody was injured.

A cordon remains in place on Malvern Road this morning, and the street is closed to traffic.

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Several residents said they heard the police helicopter circling over the area yesterday evening.

One man said: "My brother said it was circling so low that the bathwater was shaking."

The police cordon stretches from the junction with Beeston Road, down and stops shortly before the Hillside Enterprise Centre.

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."

An extra line of police take has been put up in front of one small row of terraced houses on Malvern Road.

West Yorkshire Police said:-

"Police were called to Malvern Road in Beeston at 20.17 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."