A DRAMATIC photo has emerged showing the state of a derelict building which collapsed yesterday (Friday) afternoon.

The derelict building, on Kirkgate, Leeds, collapsed at around 4pm yesterday prompting a huge response from the emergency services.

The picture shows a huge pile of bricks and rubble at the base of the building, which forced road closures when the building collapsed.

In a statement released this morning, a spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "At 4.06pm yesterday, police received a report of a derelict building which had collapsed in Kirkgate in Leeds.

"Emergency services attended the scene and found that the front wall of a three-storey building at the junction with Harper Street had collapsed.

"A major incident response was put in place but was stood down shortly before 6.30pm.

"No-one was injured during the incident and there were no suspicious circumstances.

"A scene has been kept in place overnight for public safety while the site is made safe."

A spokesperson for the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service added: "We were called at 4.07pm yesterday by West Yorkshire Police to assist with a building collapse on Kirkgate in Leeds."

Two crews from Leeds and one from Hunslet fire stations were called to the scene alongside a technical rescue team from Cleckheaton Fire Station and an aerial ladder appliance from Wakefield.