POLICE are appealing for information after a man was injured in a shooting in West Yorkshire on Sunday night.

Armed police were deployed after a 31-year-old man presented at hospital at 7.50pm yesterday with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Officers went to the scene in Thorpe Road, Middleton, in Leeds after receiving a call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service about the incident.

A scene is in place in Thorpe Road for forensic examination to take place and specialist searches and enquiries are being carried out by Homicide and Major Enquiry Team officers.

The man who was shot has now been arrested in connection with the incident, and his wound is not considered to be life threatening.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe said: “Our investigation is still at a relatively early stage but we are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident.

“We would like to hear from anyone who has witnessed the incident in Thorpe Road or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

“The criminal use of firearms on our streets is always something we treat extremely seriously.

“We recognise that an incident such as this will cause understandable concern in the community and we are working closely with our colleagues at Leeds District, including the local neighbourhood policing team, to provide suitable reassurance.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting crime reference number 13210015548 or via the live chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website.

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.