Shot Burnley PC’s serious injuries

A policewoman from Burnley is in a stable condition in hospital after she suffered serious injuries when she was shot during a routine call in Leeds.

Friday, 13th December 2013, 7:59 am
Serious Injuries: PC Suzanne Hudson

PC Suzanne Hudson, who went to Mansfield High School, in Brierfield, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries to her face, neck and hand when she attended a routine neighbourhood call along with a colleague.

A 37-year-old man from Leeds has appeared before magistrates in the city accused of shooting PC Hudson, a former Leeds University student, and attempting to kill the officer she was with, PC Richard Whiteley.

James Leslie, of Queenswood Drive, stood in the glass-fronted dock for the three-minute hearing flanked by two women security guards.

Dressed in a navy blue jumper and blue trousers, he spoke only to confirm his personal details.

As well as two counts of attempted murder, he is also charged with possessing a firearm, possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, criminal damage to a bathroom window and possessing cannabis.

He was remanded in custody to appear again at Leeds Crown Court on Friday, December 20th.