Man arrested for Beeston shootings

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating incidents of damage at two addresses in Leeds including one where a firearm was discharged.

The 20-year-old man was arrested in an operation by firearms officers at Cottingley Springs traveller site, in Gelderd Road, in the early hours of yesterday morning (4 March 2022).

He was arrested in connection with an incident in Bismarck Street, Beeston, on Tuesday night where a group of males armed with weapons caused damage to an address and to a car parked nearby in Waverley Garth.

That incident is being linked to other incidents at an address in Town Street where damage was caused the same night and on Monday night a shotgun was discharged at the front door.

He remains in custody.

Yesterday morning’s operation saw further armed arrest enquiries carried out at other addresses in Leeds in support of the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact detectives via 101 quoting Operation Pomona or online via

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