Man charged after firearms incident

A man is due to appear in court charged over an incident in Leeds where a gun was fired at a house.

Damien Cooper, aged 29, of Willowdale, Middleton, has been charged with conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life in relation to an incident at a house in Woodview Mount, Beeston, on Saturday 1 May 2021, where damage was caused to the front door by a firearm discharge.

He has also been charged with criminal damage to a motor vehicle, affray, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in relation to an incident at an address in High Street, Ossett, on 16 May.

He was due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court today (21 May 2021).

Detective Chief Inspector Fiona Gaffney of West Yorkshire Police Firearms Investigation and Prevent Team, said:

“All firearms offences are taken very seriously and thoroughly investigated by West Yorkshire Police.

“If you suspect illegal activity in your area call police on 101. Always call 999 if an emergency or a crime is in progress.”


This post is based on a press release issued by West Yorkshire Police