Man arrested after Leeds bar-goer critically injured in attack

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A man is critically ill in hospital after being attacked outside a bar in Leeds.

The 30-year-old victim is in a critical but stable condition at Leeds General Infirmary after being attacked outside Ritz Wine Bar, in Chapeltown Road, Chapeltown, at about 3.20am yesterday. (Nov 16)

Police said he was standing outside the bar speaking to two women when he a man walked up and pushed him to the ground and then punched him in the face as he got up.

He fell to the floor and was left unconscious.

Detective Chief Inspector Elizabeth Belton, of West Yorkshire Police protective services, said: “The victim has undergone surgery for a fractured skull and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

“There were a number of people in the area at the time and we want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or the circumstances leading up to it.”

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Anyone with any information should call protective services via 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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