Man sought for shooting police officer in Leeds is held
A 37-year-old man who was wanted over the shooting of a police officer has been arrested, police said.
West Yorkshire Police launched a manhunt for James Leslie, 37, after the female officer was shot and injured shortly after 4am today while attending a routine call to a disturbance in Cardigan Road in the Hyde Park district of Leeds.
A force spokesman said: "Police in Leeds have arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the shooting of an officer earlier this morning. The man was arrested at 10.10am on Wood Lane in the Headingley area of the city."
The force said two uniformed officers attended a "routine call" about a disturbance and were confronted by a man at the address who fired at 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," said a police spokesman.
Ned Liddemore, vice chairman of the Police Federation, said: "This was a cowardly attack on two unarmed police officers dealing with a so-called 'routine' call.
"As has been shown in the early hours of this morning, there is no such thing as a routine call when it comes to police officers.
"We will be supporting the officers and their families through this traumatic time.