Fire crews are battling a major blaze in Garforth right now as seven engines are battling the flames at Makin Farm.
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Last updated: Saturday, 17 April, 2021, 12:24
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Police issue statement after assault
Police were called to an address on St Michael’s Lane, Headingley at 0733am today (Saturday 17 April) after reports of a male having been assaulted.
The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident and enquiries remain ongoing.
Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call police on 101 quoting log 363 of today.
A student who lives on the street said: “It definitely wasn’t a house party or anything like that. We’ve lived here all year and nothing has happened apart from house parties being shut down.
“Police have been here all morning, we’ve come outside to have a look.
“CSI got here about half an hour ago. We didn’t hear anything so it can’t have been a party or anything like that.
“It’s shocking. It’s only a few doors away.”
At least two police vans, two police cars and Crime Scene Investigators are on the scene in St Michael’s Lane in Headingley as of midday on Saturday.
The incident appears to relate to a house or a car which has been placed behind a cordon, with officers standing guard.
It is close to Headingley Stadium’s East Stand.
The cordon stretches across the front of a white car parked on the scene.
A local shop owner who did not wish to be named said: “
The incident comes as shops and pubs reopen for the first weekend day of trading since lockdown was eased on Monday, after three months of closures.
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Police have been called to Headingley in Leeds
A cordon has been put in place around a house and a police van is in attendance, guarded by an officer on the scene.
The incident is in St Michael’s Lane in Headingley
West Yorkshire Police have been contacted for comment.
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Another shot of the fire as seen from Garforth. Photo: Abbie Smith
The fire service leaving the scene in Garforth
The fire service leaving the scene in Garforth, Leeds
This incident has now been scaled back, with 2 fire engines now remaining at the scene.
The first photos of a huge fire in Garforth have surfaced
This blaze at Makin Farm is being battled by at least seven fire engines.
Seven appliances are currently on scene from Pontefract, Wetherby, Moortown, Normanton, Garforth, Castleford and Killingbeck stations.
Photo: Emma Woodward
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