Police in Beeston Fire Arms Operation

West Yorkshire Police

Police discovered a cannabis growing set-up at a flat in Beeston yesterday evening following a firearms operation.

Intelligence had suggested drugs and firearms at the address in Tempest Road, Beeston, and an armed operation was put in place to search the property and a linked address in Stratford Street. No firearms were found but a cannabis growing set-up of about 50 plants was discovered at the Tempest Road address.

Two men, aged 32 and 36, were arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in custody.

Scenes remain in place at both addresses while searches continue and the cannabis growing set-up is removed. There are no road closures in place.

Detective Inspector Dave McDougal, of Leeds District CID, said: “We realise that this firearms operation has prompted interest from the local community and has been the subject of speculation on social media. We hope people can see from the information we gave last night and have updated this morning the nature of the incident.

“Clearly we will always treat any suggestion of firearms very seriously and put appropriate policing measures in place to deal with any such potential threat. Scenes remain in place at both addresses this morning but we will be processing those as quickly as possible to keep any disruption to the local community to an absolute minimum.”

Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting log number 877 of February 8 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.