A BRADFORD councillor has reassured residents after what she branded a "very serious and extremely worrying" incident at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Councillor Fozia Shaheen (Labour, Toller) revealed the incident - which saw a man threaten hospital staff with what initially appeared to be a gun - is still in the "early stages of the investigation".

West Yorkshire Police arrested a man, 26, at the scene and later recovered an imitation firearm.

Read more about that here...

In a statement, the ward councillor said: "The incident at the Braford Royal Infirmary is very serious and extremely worrying. I believe the police were called at 1.40pm to reports of a man with a firearm at Bradford Royal Infirmary making threats towards members of staff. Armed officers attended, the incident was quickly brought to conclusion, and no one was injured during the incident. 

"However, I want to reassure residents and staff at the hospital such incidents are taken very seriously by the police. This is a police matter and under investigation, these are early stages of the investigation.

"I do not want to speculate however I want to put residents and staff minds at ease. No doubt it is a very concerning matter, but to remain vigilant and allow the police to deal with the incident."