Local pair arrested over double Leeds shootings

TWO MEN from Batley and Dewsbury have been released on conditional bail after being arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

They were among a group of six men arrested in Leeds and Bradford by armed officers last Tuesday as part of an investigation into a shooting in Beeston on Saturday October 28.

That firearms incident is believed to be linked to the shooting of a man in the same area on Wednesday October 11.

Five of the men were given conditions that include not associating with each other, living at specified addresses and observing a curfew between 9pm and 7am.

The sixth man, aged 25 and from Leeds, was also bailed but was taken to Bradford County Court over a breach of an existing gang injunction on him. He was sentenced to 21 days in prison.

Det Chief Insp Jaz Khan, of West Yorkshire Police said: “We are continuing our enquiries and have searched a number of properties and seized items following the arrests of these men.

“We would like to thank the community for the help and support they have provided to the investigation and we continue to appeal for any further information that can assist us. 

“We still believe these shootings have been targeted attacks linked to an ongoing dispute.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting crime number 13170501767 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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