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Farnley: Police appeal after gun fired at house front door

Detectives are appealing for information after a gun was fired at a house in Farnley last night (Wednesday).

Police were called to Bawn Drive at At 11.26pm, where damage had been caused to the front door of a house. The damage was confirmed as being consistent with a firearm discharge.

No-one was home at the time.

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A scene has been put in place and forensic examination and specialist searches are under way today.

Police confirmed enquiries are being carried out to establish if there is any link to the incident in Greenside, Pudsey, on Tuesday night where a gun was fired at the window of a flat.

Detective Inspector Kevin Daly, of West Yorkshire Police Firearms Prevent and Investigations Team, said:

“We are treating this incident very seriously and are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify those responsible.

“We are currently looking into whether there is any link between this incident and the firearm discharge in Pudsey on Tuesday night and are keeping an open mind at this stage.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything suspicious around either incident or who has any information that could assist our investigations.

“The criminal use of firearms causes understandable concern in our communities, and we are continuing to liaise with our colleagues at Leeds District who are working to reassure local residents as we continue to progress our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Firearms Prevent and Investigations Team via 101 quoting reference 13220381858 or online here. Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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