Latest: Leeds men appear in court on firearms charges

Police cordoned off an area near St James's Hospital after gun shots were fired on Friday.
Police cordoned off an area near St James's Hospital after gun shots were fired on Friday.

Four men appeared before magistrates today after being charged in relation to a firearms incident near St James’s Hospital in Leeds.

Officers were called to Beckett Street in Burmantofts at about 2.15pm on Friday following reports of shots being fired.

Police at the scene in Beckett Street, Burmantofts.

Police at the scene in Beckett Street, Burmantofts.

Police charged Daniel Brown, 21, of Farrow Road, Wortley, and Jordan Brown, 21, of Bodmin Road, Middleton, with firearms and affray offences.

Ryan Freeman, 26, of Boggart Hill Crescent, Seacroft, and James Thrush, 27, of Barncroft Drive, also Seacroft, were charged with affray and dangerous driving.

All four appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court this morning.

The case was sent to Leeds Crown Court, where a hearing is due to take place on 4 July.

Police were called to Beckett Street, where gun shots were fired.

Police were called to Beckett Street, where gun shots were fired.

The men were all remanded into custody until the hearing.

Police are continuing their inquiries into Friday’s incident, which they have described as a “firearms related disturbance”.

Witnesses are asked to call Leeds District CID via 101.