Man arrested as armed police called to firearms incident in Leeds

A 26-year-old man was arrested in Leeds on suspicion of firearms offences after armed police were called out.

Harehills Avenue, where the arrest happened. Photo: Google

The incident, which happened at 6.40pm on Sunday night, saw armed police called to an address in Harehills Avenue.

A 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to possess a firearm.

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Ammunition and some counterfeit money was recovered during a search of the property in Harehills Avenue, Chapeltown.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman saId: "At 6.40pm last night (21/1) officers from Leeds District Serious Organised Crime Unit executed a search warrant at an address in Harehills Avenue, Leeds, with support from firearms officers.

"A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to possess a firearm. He remains in custody.

"Ammunition and a quantity of counterfeit cash was recovered during a search of the property. Enquiries are ongoing."