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Police charge one and arrest two over Armley gun incident

A man has been charged and a further two men have been arrested by police after a 4×4 vehicle crashed and a gun was recovered in Armley.

Detectives are continuing to carry out enquiries into the incident, which occurred in the Church Road and Chapel Lane area at about 3.25pm on Monday.

A 35-year-old man was arrested last night after attending a police station, and a 28-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of this morning following firearms operations at two addresses in Beeston and Wortley. Both remain in custody on suspicion of firearms offences and affray.

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A 29-year-old man, who was arrested on Monday, has been charged with firearms offences, including possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of unlawful violence and possession of ammunition. He was remanded to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court this morning.

A scene remains in place around Church Road and Chapel Lane area to undergo specialist searches and enquiries are ongoing. Bus services, including the 16, 16A and 86, are currently diverting down Tong Road.

Anyone who witnessed any part of the incident or who has any information should contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13220462671 or online here. Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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