Investigation underway after reports of gunshots in Leeds

Forensic investigations are underway after reports of gunshots in Leeds.

Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 12:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 12:53 pm
Forensic officers at the scene in Hyde Park, Leeds. Picture: Simon Hulme.

Armed police were called to Back Thornville Row, Hyde Park, at about 2.20am today (Wednesday).

A member of the public had reported a possible firearms discharge, a spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said.

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Forensic officers at the scene in Hyde Park, Leeds. Picture: Simon Hulme.

Now early investigations have revealed that blank ammunition - cartridges that do not contain projectiles - could have been used.

A police cordon is in place at the scene while forensic tests are carried out.

The spokeswoman added: "Forensic examination remains ongoing today and a cordon remains in place but early investigation indicate that blank firing ammunition was used with no evidence of an actual firearms discharge. "

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds CID on 101, quoting crime reference 13180379240.

Forensic officers at the scene in Hyde Park, Leeds. Picture: Simon Hulme.

Information can also be passed to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.