Car Appeal Over Leeds Attempted Murder Shooting.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Detectives investigating a shooting in Leeds are appealing for information about a car involved in the incident.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team are treating the incident in Eltham Rise, Woodhouse, on Saturday (25/1) as attempted murder.

Police became aware of the incident after a 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman attended Leeds General Infirmary shortly after 9pm that night with injuries consistent with a firearm discharge. They were treated and later released.

CCTV enquiries have identified a Nissan Qashqai that was used by the suspects and detectives are keen to hear from anyone with information relating to that vehicle.

The Nissan Qashqai on CCTV
The Nissan Qashqai on CCTV

It was stolen from the Headingley area of Leeds on December 11, with the registration SH58 CNV, but was bearing false plates of BJ58 DKE when it was involved in the shooting.

It was found partly burnt on Ridge Terrace, Headingley, on Monday (27/1).

The car is recorded as being orange in colour but appears burgundy or maroon.

Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe, who is leading the investigation, said: “The criminal use of firearms on the streets is always something we treat extremely seriously and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to build up a picture of the circumstances surrounding this incident.

“The victims were injured as a result of a firearm being discharged into their vehicle. The consequences could easily have been more serious for them and we are treating the incident as attempted murder.

“We have identified this stolen Nissan Quashqai as the car the suspects used and I am keen to hear from anyone who has any information about that vehicle.

“We would particularly like to speak to anyone who has seen that vehicle or the people using it at any point since it was stolen on December 11 or anyone who saw it in the vicinity of Eltham Rise on the night of the shooting or who saw it being left in Ridge Terrace, where it was found on Monday.

“We would like to hear from anyone with relevant dashcam footage or other CCTV of the vehicle or those using it that could assist the investigation.”

Information can be provided through the Major Incident Public Reporting Site or by contacting the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting Operation Pointhaven or online via


Police are continuing to appeal for information following a firearms discharge on Eltham Rise on Saturday (25/01).

Anyone with information can contact police through the Major Incident Public Reporting Site here.


Sunday 26 January 2020

Police are appealing for information following a shooting in the Woodhouse area of Leeds last night (25/01).  

It is believed to have happened shortly before 9pm on Eltham Rise.

A 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman presented at hospital with injuries consistent with a firearms discharge. The man remains in hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The woman has since been discharged.

Detectives in the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or witnessed any suspicious activity in the area to come forward.

There will be increased police patrols in the area to offer reassurance to the community.

A scene remains in place this morning while enquiries are carried out.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting log 1777 of 25/01. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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