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Former West Yorkshire detective Nick McFadden has been found guilty of stealing drugs from a police lockup and selling them in Leeds.

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Man arrested after dog attack

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act following the death of a woman in Leeds.

It follows the death of Emma Bennett who was taken to hospital critically ill after receiving serious dog bite injuries in an incident at her home in Dawlish Avenue.

"Early indications are that the two dogs seized from the address are American pit bull terriers although tests are still ongoing to establish their exact make up. Dogs of this type are subject to restrictions under the Dangerous Dogs Act and our enquiries are focused on this aspect.

"We are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the incident or the dogs involved in it to contact the investigation team."

– Det Supt Simon Beldon West Yorkshire Police

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Two dogs seized after fatal dog attack in Leeds

After a 27-year-old woman was attacked by dogs at a house in Leeds, she was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment but later died as a result of her injuries.

Police officers Officers responded to reports that a woman was "in distress" at the address in Dawlish Avenue.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "One dog which got loose from the property was contained by officers in Back Dawlish Road and recovered. Another was safely removed from the address a short time later."

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27-year-old woman dies after attack by dogs

A 27-year-old woman has died after she was attacked by dogs, police said.

Emma Bennett died after suffering serious dog bite injuries in an incident at a house in Dawlish Avenue, Osmondthorpe on Monday.

Two dogs were seized following the incident and police enquiries remain on-going.

Officers would like to speak to anybody who has information about the incident and the dogs involved. Anyone who has information should contact Protective Services at West Yorkshire Police on 101.

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.

Main road in Leeds to be closed due to 75mph winds

A major traffic route into Leeds city centre will be closed tomorrow following warnings of high winds.

The Council has taken the decision to shut the road past the Bridgewater Place tower - the tallest building in Yorkshire - after predictions that wind speeds in the area could reach 75mph tomorrow morning.

A corner has said the junction near Bridgewater place should close in high winds.
A corner has said the junction near Bridgewater place should close in high winds. Credit: ITV News Calendar

The move follows a recommendation made yesterday by a coroner at the inquest into the death of Edward Slaney who was hit by a lorry that flew through the air in windy conditions in March 2011.

Read more on the ITV News Calendar website.

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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."

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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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