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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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Police Fed: 'Cowardly attack on unarmed officers'

West Yorkshire Police Federation has described the shooting of a female police officer as "a cowardly attack".

Police are hunting for James Leslie over the shooting.

The federation tweeted:

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"This was a cowardly attack on two unarmed police officers dealing with a so called "routine" call," says vice chairman Ned Liddemore #Leeds

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"As has been shown in the early hours of this morning there is no such thing as a routine call when it comes to police officers." #Leeds

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Police release description of wanted 'gunman'

Police have released a description of suspected gunman James Leslie who is wanted in connection with the shooting of a female police officer.

Two uniformed officers were shot at after being called to reports of a "disturbance" at an address in Leeds.

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Update - Mr Leslie - white male, bald on top, wearing white tshirt & black zip up hooded top. Last seen on bicycle heading twds Victoria Rd

Read: Police appeal for information in hunt for 'gunman'

Police officer shot after reports of a disturbance

Police were called to Cardigan Road in Leeds this morning following reports of a disturbance. Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing James Leslie, who is wanted in connection with the shooting of a police officer in Leeds.

The 37-year-old is alleged to have opened fire on two police officers when they called to an address in Cardigan Road, Leeds after reports of a disturbance.

Police appeal for information in hunt for 'gunman'

West Yorkshire police have warned the public not to approach a suspected gunman wanted in connection with the shooting of a female police officer, but to call if they have any information regarding his whereabouts.

James Leslie, 37, allegedly opened fire on two police officers when they were called to an address in Leeds following reports of a disturbance.

Assistant Chief Constable Geoff Dodd said:

West Yorkshire Police are appealing to Mr Leslie to hand himself in as soon as possible.

The Police are actively seeking Mr Leslie and the public should be reassured that every effort is being made to safely locate him.

Additional patrols will be seen in the area.

The public should not approach Mr Leslie but ring 999, if they see him or know where he may be.

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Police hunt man over shooting of police officer in Leeds

Police have appealed for information to help trace a man over the shooting of a female officer.

The incident occurred at around 4am in the Hyde Park area of Leeds.

West Yorkshire police said two uniformed officers attended a "routine call" to a disturbance and were confronted by a man at the address who fired at them.

The female officer suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries and is currently undergoing treatment in hospital.

A male officer was unharmed.

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Police name man wanted over police shooting

Wanted man James Leslie
Wanted man James Leslie Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police have named the man they want in connection with the shooting of a female police officer in Leeds early this morning.

West Yorkshire police have launched a manhunt for James Leslie, 37, of Cardigan Road in the Hyde Park suburb of the city.

They want to trace him after he allegedly opened fire on two police officers when they called to an address on Cardigan Road after reports of a disturbance.

The female officer received serious but non-life-threatening injuries and is currently undergoing treatment in hospital. A male officer was uninjured.

Neighbours: Shooting victims were brothers

Neighbours of the two men who were shot in Leeds say the pair were brothers of Polish origin.

Neighbours of the two men who were shot in Leeds say the pair were brothers of Polish or Credit: ITV Calendar

Evidence of the fatal gun attack could be seen in the window of the pair's rented house in the Wortley area of the city.

One victim, a 21-year-old, was killed in the attack while the other man is in a stable condition after suffering injuries to his lower body caused by gun shot wounds.

Read: Police: Double shooting was a 'targeted' attack

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