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Leeds police van set alight in Halton Moor

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Media captionThe police van was set alight on Halton Moor estate in Leeds

A police van has been set on fire in Leeds and there are reports police officers have come under attack.

The police crime scene investigation van was set alight in Halton Moor at about 18:00 BST on Thursday.

West Yorkshire Police said officers were "attending a disturbance on Ullswater Crescent following damage to a vehicle".

No-one was injured but officers remained at the scene for a time to contain the situation, said the force.

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Image caption It happened while officers were "attending a disturbance", West Yorkshire Police said

Peter Arnold, the head of regional scientific support services, said on Twitter: "My staff don't come to work expecting their van to be torched whilst examining a crime scene and keeping the public safe."

He added the officer involved was "fine" and "more concerned about being unable to service more victims for the rest of the shift".

"That's commitment and dedication for you," he said.

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