Man taken to hospital after being punched to ground outside Leeds church

Police at the scene of the assault in Leeds city centre last night.
Police at the scene of the assault in Leeds city centre last night.

A man needed hospital treatment when he was assaulted outside a church in Leeds city centre.

Police were called to Mill Hill Chapel in Lower Basinghall Street at around 6.30pm.

They found a 52-year-old man with a cut to the back of his head and a broken nose.

A spokesman said the man had been taken to hospital, but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

He said: "The victim is believed to have been punched to the ground during an argument with another man who left the scene. Enquiries are ongoing."

Officers put a cordon in place and remained at the scene for several hours gathering evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101, quoting crime number 13170389306.

Members of the public are being warned about about rogue websites advertising fake premium rate numbers for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' cruelty line.

SCAM ALERT: People warned of fake RSPCA websites advertising premium rate numbers