Armed police arrest five teenagers in Harehills on suspicion of carrying offensive weapons

Five teenagers have been arrested by armed police in a planned operation in Harehills.

Heavy police presence in Harehills. PIC: Karina Stulga

The armed officers arrested five men, aged 16 to 18, at the junction of Harehills Lane and Roundhay Road, Harehills shortly after 2pm today (Monday).

All five men have been taken into custody on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons.

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Heavy police presence in Harehills. PIC: Karina Stulga

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Shortly after 2pm today (18/3) armed officers arrested five people at the junction of Harehills Lane and Roundhay Road, Harehills, in a planned operation.

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Heavy police presence in Harehills. PIC: Karina Stulga