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Car damaged in drive-by shooting in Leeds

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Police are investigating after a car was damaged in a drive-by shooting in Leeds.

Armed officers were dispatched to Cross Roundhay Avenue, off Harehills Lane, Harehills, at around 10.45pm yesterday after the car, containing a 26-year-old man, was hit by numerous shots.

The man was unhurt and the silver Vauxhall Vectra, believed to have been used by the suspects, was later found burned out in Servia Gardens, Little London.

Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan, of West Yorkshire Police Protective Services Crime, said: "We believe this has been a targeted attack on the victim and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident.

"A number of shots have been fired at the victim's car while he was sitting in it and he could easily have been seriously injured.

"We will always treat the criminal use of firearms in our communities very seriously and will continue to do everything we can to identify and arrest the people involved in this incident."

He appealed for anyone who saw the Vectra – or anyone with dashcam footage which might help the investigation – to contact police.


13ft flagpole stolen from Lincoln Bomber Command

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The charity behind the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln says it will increase security after a four-metre flagpole was stolen.

The theft, which included the Union flag, was the second in two weeks from the site on Canwick Hill.

A number of generators and a large amount of food was stolen earlier this month. Those in charge of the memorial say they're disgusted, and are now looking to increase security measures.

Classic steam train comes to North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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Steam train enthusiasts have the chance to ride the Royal Scot as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrates 50 years since the formation of its charitable trust.

The train, originally built in 1927 and rebuilt in 1950, was made by the the London, Midland and Scottish Railway for their fastest passenger services from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.

It was eventually retired in October 1962.

Passengers will be able to take a round-trip from Grosmont to Pickering at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm daily until April 2.

Click here for more details.


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