James Leslie in court charged with attempting to kill Leeds PCs

Pc Suzanne Hudson

Pc Suzanne Hudson

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WEST Yorkshire Police yesterday released a picture of the policewoman who was shot and injured in Leeds this week.

The picture of Pc Suzanne Hudson was released as a a 37-year-old man appeared in court accused of attempting to murder her.

Pc Hudson suffered serious injuries when she was shot during a routine call in Cardigan Road, Leeds, on Wednesday.

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.

Pc Hudson, 33, was left with serious injuries to her face, neck and hand and is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Pc Whiteley was uninjured.

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

Leslie, of Queenswood Drive, Leeds, stood in the glass-fronted dock for the three-minute hearing flanked by two women security guards. Dressed in a navy blue jumper and blue trousers, he spoke only to confirm his personal details.

As well as two counts of attempted murder, he is also charged with possessing a firearm, possessing a firearm 
with intent to endanger life, criminal damage to a bathroom window and possessing 
cannabis.

There was no application for bail. The district judge told him he will be remanded in custody to appear again at Leeds Crown Court on December 20.

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