Man Stabbed In Leeds City Centre

11 September 2017, 14:52

Briggate

A man's been stabbed in Leeds city centre this afternoon.

At 1.22pm police received reports of the incident near to the junction of Briggate and The Headrow in Leeds city centre.

Officers attended and found a 25-year-old man with serious injuries.

He has been taken to hospital for emergency treatment.

The suspects have been described as two young black males.

Detective Inspector Fiona Gaffney, of Leeds District CID, said: 

'This is clearly a very serious incident where the victim has been stabbed in the street.

'We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw the suspects in the area or leaving the scene. They have been described as two young black males.

'Two scenes around the junction of Briggate and The Headrow have been cordoned off and will be undergoing forensic examination. We will be doing everything we can to minimise disruption to the public and we hope people will bear with us while we carry out the necessary investigative work.

'The investigation is still in the very early stages and we are still trying to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident and the motive behind it.

'Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be ensuring a high-visibility presence in the area to reassure people.'

Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting log number 801 of September 11 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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