Tributes paid on 15th anniversary of Boxing Day murder of PC Ian Broadhurst in Leeds

West Yorkshire Police have paid tribute to PC Ian Broadhurst was was shot and killed while on duty in Leeds 15 years ago today.

Ian Broadhurst was shot and killed on Boxing Day 2003 in Leeds. PIC: West Yorkshire Police
Ian Broadhurst was shot and killed on Boxing Day 2003 in Leeds. PIC: West Yorkshire Police

PC Broadhurst was on duty when he and two colleagues, PC Neil Roper and PC James Banks, approached a car parked in Dib Lane in Oakwood.

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And now,15 years on from that tragic day, West Yorkshire Police have paid tribute to their colleague.

West Yorkshire Police said on Facebook: "Our thoughts today are with the family, friends and colleagues of PC Ian Broadhurst who was tragically murdered on duty 15 years ago today.

"Ian was an excellent officer, and most of all, an incredible person.

"Our thoughts are also extended to PC Neil Roper and PC James Banks who were present and injured during the same incident."