Rothwell car explosion: Device thrown into VW in targeted incident in Leeds

A car explosion was reported in Leeds last night after a device was thrown into it during a "targeted" incident.

Officers were called to Manor Road, Rothwell, at 10.46pm.

The scene following the incident in Manor Road, Rothwell. Credit: Sid Carson.

The scene following the incident in Manor Road, Rothwell. Credit: Sid Carson.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "A red Volkswagen Passat was found to have been extensively damaged after some type of device was thrown into it while it was parked. No-one was injured.

"The vehicle has been recovered from the scene for forensic examination and enquiries are ongoing into the incident, which is believed to have been targeted."

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Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13180528354 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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