POLICE have cordoned off a section of woodland in north Leeds after a member of the public found what appeared to be a handgun.
Officers were called to Batcliffe Wood in the Ash Road area of Headingley just after 6.30pm yesterday. (Mon Feb 20)
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "A scene is in place pending a search of the area. The item has been sent for examination to determine if it is a genuine firearm or not."
Coun Neil Walsjhaw (Labour/Headingley and Hyde Park), tweeted earlier today: "If you are in the Ash Rd area you might notice a Police cordon on an area of Batcliffe Woods. An object was found and a search team will be on site shortly. It’s nothing to be alarmed about."