Second man held by police after Halloween motorcycle chaos in Leeds

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Detectives have made a second arrest as part of their investigation into the unofficial gathering of motorcycles and quad bikes - which chaos on Halloween in Leeds.

Hundreds of calls were received by West Yorkshire Police on Monday as a group of up to 50 riders descended on the A65 Kirkstall Road, forcing its closure for around an hour.

No arrests were made during the incident, but a 26-year-old Leeds man was arrested by police on Tuesday and has since been bailed.

And today police said a 30-year-old man was arrested and a vehicle has been seized.

The group of riders had also been seen speeding en masse through other parts of the city centre and the Hyde Park area on Monday.

Detective Sergeant Mark Atkinson, of Leeds District CID, said: "This incident caused an understandably high level of public concern and we are continuing to progress our enquiries and expect to make further arrests. 

"We would also like to reiterate our warning to people to think very carefully about the consequences of taking part in unofficial gatherings like this that cause disruption and threaten public safety."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101.

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Early Morning Light on Harold Park with Swans in the foreground

The park is named after Harold Gathorn Hardy who died in 1881 at the age of 32. Harold helped establish the family run Low Moor Ironworks.In 1899 a recreation ground was added to the park, while in the early 20th century Low Moor Gala was held raising money for local hospitals. In 1931 Horsfall playing fields were added to the park, in 2014 these became a Queen Elizabeth II Playing fields and also contains Horsfall Stadium.

Harold Park is a small urban park in Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The park is open all day all year round. To the immediate north of Harold Park is Horsfall Stadium home to Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Albion Sports A.F.C. Park Dam is a short walking distance to the south.

The park has been given a Green Flag Award and the Platinum award from The Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom for open spaces.

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