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04/12/2013 09:24 GMT | Updated 04/12/2013 10:53 GMT

James Leslie Arrested After Policewoman Shot In Leeds

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UPDATE: James Leslie has been arrested, police said.

Earlier a manhunt was launched after a woman police officer was shot and injured in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police were urgently appealing for the public to help trace James Leslie, 37, in connection with the incident, which took place shortly after 4am today at Cardigan Road in the Hyde Park district.

Leslie, described as a white male who is "bald on top" and wearing a white T-shirt and black zip-up hooded top, was last seen on a bicycle heading towards Victoria Road, the force said on Twitter.

The force said two uniformed officers attended a "routine call" to 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.

The force issued a photograph of Leslie, who lives in Cardigan Road, and warned the public not to approach him.

Assistant Chief Constable Geoff Dodd said: "West Yorkshire Police are appealing to Mr Leslie to hand himself in as soon as possible.

"The police are actively seeking Mr Leslie and the public should be reassured that every effort is being made to safely locate him. Additional patrols will be seen in the area.

"The public should not approach Mr Leslie but ring 999, if they see him or know where he may be."

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