Gang punched girl before attacking boyfriend at concert in Leeds park

The attack happened in Potternewton Park
The attack happened in Potternewton Park
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Police investigating an attack on a teenager at a concert in Leeds park have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The 17-year-old was with his girlfriend in Potternewton Park, Chapeltown, on Sunday, August 30, when he got involved in an altercation with a group of youths.

One of the gang swung a punch and hit his girlfriend. Two of them then chased him and attacked him after he fell over.

One hit him in the head with a large heavy knife and another stamped on his head before the pair walked off.

The victim suffered a cut to the head which needed six stitches.

The attackers were described as black and aged 16 to 18. One was described as having a chipped front tooth.

Detective Constable Nick Snaith, of Leeds District CID, said: “This was a completely unnecessary attack involving a weapon which left the victim quite badly injured. We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist in tracing the people responsible.”

The attack happened the day before two 17-year-olds were stabbed in Harehills as Leeds West Indian Carnival parade took place nearby.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 811 Snaith at Elland Road via 101 or call the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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