Gun held to girl's head in Leeds burglary

A family was left traumatised after a teenage daughter had a gun put to her head in a terrifying burglary in Leeds.

Now detectives have appealed for help in finding the three strong gang who struck as the father of the family was coming out of his detached house in the upmarket Alwoodley of Leeds,

The 62-year-old man was grabbed by three masked men on brandishing a shotgun in the grounds of his house in Manor House Lane at 10.25pm on Saturday.

They forced him back into the property where he and his 50-year-old wife and two 16-year-old daughters were held at gunpoint for more than 20 minutes.

The burglar who carried the firearm, thought to be a shotgun, was described as an African or dark skinned man around 6ft 3in tall and of a slim build. At the time he was wearing a green and dark coloured

khaki jacket and trousers.

Another member of the gang was described as being 5ft 7in tall, of chubby build with dark, pale skin. He is thought to have spoken with a local accent but may have origins in Pakistan or India.

A third suspect is thought to be around 5ft 9in tall and spoke with a similar accent.

No one else other than the daughter who was treated at hospital was seriously injured in the incident

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Sgt Rob Stabler or Det Con Tony Thewlis at Stainbeck CID via: 0845 60 60 606 or call Crimestoppers anonymously and in confidence via: 0800 555 111.

Tony Burdin, chief executive of Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society

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