SEVERAL arrests were made for offences including drugs and serious violent crimes during a police operation.

Officers, focussing on Pudsey, Armley and Bramley, issued a series of warrants that led to the seizures of an electronic stun gun and a number of cannabis plants.

It all came during Operation Ashmill which targeted crime and anti-social behaviour in west Leeds on Friday.

Patrols targeted key hotspot areas on a range of issues from drug dealing to anti-social behaviour.

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Superintendent Russ Hughes, Operations lead for Leeds District, said: “Today’s operation is a robust and proactive response to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in some of our hardest hit communities.

“This initiative clearly illustrates our determination to confront the problems head-on and show the law-abiding majority that we are fully committed to making their areas safer.

“The extra police resources we have brought into the area today are giving a real boost to the daily work carried out by neighbourhood police officers and we are convinced it will make an impact on the issues that affect local people the most.

“This is by no means a one-off and we intend to build on the success of Operation Ashmill over the coming weeks and months.”