Leeds stabbing: Man, 18, dies and 16-year-old seriously injured after ‘violent attack’
An 18-year-old has died and another teen has been seriously injured after a stabbing in Leeds, police have said,
West Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation after the two males, aged 18 and 16, were stabbed at Hall Lane Brentwood Terrace in Armley, Leeds, on Friday.
Detectives say the teenagers were in a taxi when they were attacked by three suspects in another vehicle.
Police were alerted by the ambulance on Friday at 5.29pm to reports two males had been seriously injured.
The 18-year-old was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The 16-year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.
Police cordons are in place on Hall Lane and Brentwood Terrace while forensic examinations and specialist searches will be carried out in the surrounding area.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Lee Townley of the homicide and major inquiry team, said: “Extensive inquiries are being carried out in relation to this murder investigation.
“Our thoughts remain with the victim who has lost his life as a result of a violent attack on the streets of Leeds.
“We are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.
“What we do know is that the two males were in a taxi at the time when they were attacked by three suspects in another vehicle.
“I would appeal urgently to anyone who was in the area last night, who may have dashcam footage, or CCTV or mobile phone footage of anything suspicious to come forward.
“This incident will undoubtably cause concern in the community and we are working with our colleagues in the neighbourhood policing team to step up patrols and provide extra reassurance.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or use the live chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus quoting log 1331 of March 31.
Information can also be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.