Man remanded in custody over police shootings

A man charged with the attempted murder of two police officers in Leeds has been remanded in custody after appearing in front of magistrates. A 33-year-old woman is in hospital recovering from serious gunshot wounds.

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Shot police officer named

PC Suzanne Hudson
PC Suzanne Hudson Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The West Yorkshire police officer who was shot during a routine call to investigate a disturbance in Leeds has been named today.

Thirty three-year-old Suzanne Hudson was left with serious injuries to her face, neck and hand, when a firearm was discharged when she called at a house in the Hyde Park area of Leeds on Wednesday.

Pc Hudson remains in a serious but stable condition in a Leeds hospital. Her colleague PC Richard Whiteley was uninjured in the incident.

PC Richard Whiteley
PC Richard Whiteley Credit: West Yorkshire Police

37-year-old James Leslie, of Queenswood Drive, Leeds, appeared before Leeds magistrates today accused of attempting to murder two police officers.

He was remanded in custody to appear again at Leeds Crown Court on December 20. There was no application for bail.

Man remanded in custody over police officer shooting

A 37-year-old man accused of attempting to murder a police officer who was shot during a routine call has been remanded in custody.

James Leslie is accused of shooting PC Suzanne Hudson in Cardigan Road, Leeds, on Wednesday and also attempting to kill the officer she was with at the time, PC Richard Whiteley.

James Leslie is accused of shooting PC Suzanne Hudson in Cardigan Road, Leeds.
James Leslie is accused of shooting PC Suzanne Hudson in Cardigan Road, Leeds. Credit: ITV News Calendar

PC Hudson, 33, was left with serious injuries to her face, neck and hand while PC Whiteley was left uninjured.

Leslie appeared before District Judge David Kitson at Leeds Magistrates' Court for a brief hearing this morning.

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Man to appear in court over police officer shooting

Armed police outside the address in Leeds earlier in the week Credit: PA

A man will appear in court later charged with the attempted murder of two police officers in Leeds.

James Leslie, 37,is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of a prohibited firearm, criminal damage and possession of cannabis.

A 33-year-old female officer was left with serious gunshot wounds from the incident.