Second arrest over attack outside Leeds nightclub UPDATED

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A second man has been arrested over an assault outside a nightclub in Leeds city centre that left a man fighting for life.

The 23-year-old victim, from Wakefield, was knocked out outside Club Mission on Heaton’s Court shortly after 3.30am on Sunday.

A police cordon outside the club

A police cordon outside the club

He suffered serious head injuries after an apparent altercation with two men who had been denied entry to the venue.

A 23-year-old man handed himself in at Walsall Police Station, in the West Midlands, on Sunday night following media appeals for information.

Police have confirmed a second man was arrested today (Tuesday).

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Snow, of West Yorkshire Police’s homicide and major enquiry team, said: “A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm from an address in the Walsall area of the West Midlands this morning.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm from an address in the Walsall area of the West Midlands this morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Snow

“He has subsequently been released on police bail and enquires into the incident, which left a 23-year-old man from Wakefield in a serious but stable condition in hospital, are continuing.”

The man arrested on Sunday has also been released on bail.

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