Armed police part of heavy presence in Leeds city centre

Shoppers may have been in for a shock in Leeds as armed police patrolled the city centre.

Police presence in the city centre. PIC: Laura Johnson

Pictured of a heavy police presence emerged online on Friday, June 29 along with officers with guns.

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It is thought that the police were initiating a routine terrorist drill for training purposes and posters in the city centre warned shoppers to expect them.

Police in Leeds city centre. PIC: Laura Johnson

The YEP contacted West Yorkshire Police who told us that there was no recorded incident.

A poster informing people of planned routines. PIC: Laura Johnson