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Do Not Approach Wanted Leeds Gunman

Police are urgently appealing for the public to help trace a man wanted in connection with the discharge of a firearm which injured a police officer, shortly after 4 am today at Cardigan Road, Hyde Park, Leeds .

Two uniformed officers attended a routine call of a disturbance and were confronted by a man at the address who fired upon them.

One female officer received serious but non life threatening injuries, a male officer, was uninjured. The female officer is currently undergoing treatment in hospital.

Police are urgently trying to trace the following man:

James Leslie, aged 37, of Cardigan Road.

Assistant Chief Constable Geoff Dodd said: “West Yorkshire Police are appealing to Mr Leslie to hand himself in as soon as possible. The Police are actively seeking Mr Leslie and the public should be reassured that every effort is being made to safely locate him. Additional patrols will be seen in the area.

“The public should not approach Mr Leslie but ring 999, if they see him or know where he may be.”

Mr Leslie is described as a white man, bald on top and wearing a white coloured t-shirt as well as a black coloured waist length zip up hooded top. When last seen he was on a bicycle heading towards Victoria Road away from Cardigan Road.

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