PC shooting suspect questioned

Police are questioning a man over the shooting of an unarmed officer during a neighbourhood call. The 33-year-old officer is believed to have been blasted with a shotgun as she and a colleague called at a house in Leeds shortly after 4am yesterday.

Police question man over unarmed officer shooting

A man accused of shooting an unarmed officer during a routine neighbourhood call is being questioned by police.

Officers at the scene of a shooting in Leeds where a policewoman was injured. Credit: PA Wire

The 33-year-old officer is believed to have been blasted with a shotgun as she and a male colleague called at a house in the Hyde Park area of Leeds shortly after 4am yesterday.

She received serious injuries to her head, neck and right hand and is in a stable condition in a Leeds hospital.

Following a six-hour manhunt suspect James Leslie, 37, was arrested near a primary school about a mile from the scene of the shooting.

Neighbour heard multiple gunshots in early hours

The man who called the police to a disturbance in Leeds in the early hours of this morning, has told ITV News that he heard multiple gunshots which "sounded like fireworks".

Kieran Williams said he heard a glass bottle come through the bathroom window before hearing gunshots around an hour later.

A female officer was shot and is said to be in a "poorly but stable" condition in hospital.

A 37-year-old man believed to be James Leslie has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

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Shot police officer in 'poorly but stable' condition

Police cordon outside property where police officer was shot
Police cordon outside property where police officer was shot Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The female police officer shot today in Leeds is said to be in a "poorly but stable" condition in hospital.

Her injuries are said to be not life-threatening.

The 33-year-old Neigbourhood Response Officer suffered gunshot injuries to her face, neck and right hand when she and a male colleague went to investigate reports of a disturbance in the Hyde Park area of Leeds just after 4am.

Police 'recovered firearm' after detaining suspect

Police have confirmed they recovered a firearm after arresting a man in connection with the shooting of a police officer in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police revealed that information from the public helped them identify and detain the 37-year-old suspect believed to be James Leslie.

West Yorkshire Police revealed that information from the public led them to identifying and detaining the suspect. Credit: PA Wire

"Our active enquiries have led us to identify and detain a man in connection with this serious offence. Officers made an arrest at 10.10am on Wood Lane, Leeds, and I can confirm that we have recovered a firearm," Assistant Chief Constable Geoff Dodd said.

"This followed information provided to us by a member of the public that a man fitting the description had been seen nearby. An arrest was made quickly and any potential risk to the public has been removed."

Read: Shot policewoman sustained a 'very serious injury'

Shot policewoman sustained a 'very serious injury'

Officers at the scene of a shooting in Leeds where a policewoman was injured Credit: PA Wire

A female police officer has sustained a "very serious injury" after being shot in Leeds, police have confirmed.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested after two officers were fired at after attending to reports of a disturbance at an address in Leeds at around 4am this morning.

The male officer escaped unharmed.

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Yvette Cooper: 'Thoughts with shot police officer'

The shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has tweeted that her thoughts are with the female police officer who was wounded by a gunman in Leeds:

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Thoughts & best wishes with police officer shot in Leeds for speedy recovery & all at WYP. Shows risks police take each day to keep us safe

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