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Police officer shot in Leeds – Federation statement

Ned-LiddemoreA female police officer has been injured in a shooting in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police said two officers were called to a disturbance in Cardigan Road, Hyde Park, at about 4am.

The officers were confronted by a man at the property and a gun was fired, the force said.

Ned Liddemore, vice chairman of West Yorkshire Police Federation, (pictured right) said:

“This is a cowardly attack on two unarmed police officers who were dealing with a so called “routine” call. Although 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.

“When the public of West Yorkshire are sound asleep in their beds our officers are still out there doing their job. Yet again the dangers faced by our colleagues, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, has been made abundantly clear.

“We will be supporting the officers and their families through this traumatic time.”

According to West Yorkshire Police, one female officer received serious but non life threatening injuries in the incident and a male officer was uninjured.

The female officer is currently undergoing treatment in hospital.

Date posted: December 4, 2013

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