Violence on the streets of Chapeltown in Leeds: VIDEO

12 August 2011

In the early hours of 9th August 2011 violence broke out in the Chapeltown area of Leeds.

CCTV video footage has been released by the West Yorkshire Police and shows a small group of people throwing stones at vehicles, including a fire vehicle. It also shows a car being rolled into the street and set alight.

The incident was isolated and quickly brought under control.

Detective Superintendent Dave Pervin who is leading the investigation said:

We have released this CCTV to assist with identifying a number in people in connection with the disorder in Chapeltown.

The motorists driving along Chapeltown Road experienced bricks and stones being thrown at their cars which will have been a distressing situation for many not to mention the damage caused to their cars.

We believe that this group are local to the Chapeltown area and that residents within the community will know who these people are.

We are investigating all reports of disorder and have already arrested 23 people since the beginning of the week. We are taking these incidents very seriously and we will continue to release CCTV and images in an attempt to identify all those involved.

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