16 year old arrested for firearm after Cottingley brawl

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm this morning (13 May 2021) following a street brawl involving a number of youths last night.

A section of Cottingley Drive was closed today to allow officers to search an area close to Cottingley Cemetery.

In a statement, West Yorkshire Police said:

At 8.21pm last night, police were called to Cottingley Drive, Leeds, following reports of an altercation involving a group of youths.

One youth was reported to have been seen with what appeared to be handgun.

A scene is currently in place in Cottingley Drive while enquiries continue to establish the circumstances.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210235553 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A 16-year-old male has been arrested this morning on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in relation to the incident.


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