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Video: Serious assault in Leeds leaves man in hospital (updated)

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TWO women and a man have been arrested in connection with a serious assault that left a 41-year-old victim in hospital.

The victim suffered severe head injuries in the attack and is in a serious but stable condition at Leeds General Infirmary.

Police were called to Cemetery Road in Beeston at around 10pm on Monday night.

A 34-year-old man and two women aged 27 and 28 have since been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Road closures and a police cordon were in place at the junction of Beeston Road, Tempest Road, Cemetery Road and Lodge Lane yesterday, and bus services 1, 64, 74 were being diverted via Wesley Street.

Qamar Rashid, who works close to the scene, said: “The first I heard of it was when I came to work and the roads were closed.

“It’s Beeston, you know. There’s never a dull moment.”

Police are now appealing for information.

Detective inspector John Dexter, from Leeds District CID, said: “We were notified by the ambulance service after a 41-year-old man was admitted to Leeds General Infirmary with head injuries and remains in a serious but stable condition.

“A crime scene has been established at a property on Cemetery Road and localised road closures remain in place.

“We have arrested three people in connection with the incident; a 34-year-old man and two women aged 27 and 28, who remain in police custody on suspicion of section 18 assault.

“We would like to hear from anyone who has any information and can help us determine the events that led to this serious assault.”

Contact Leeds District CID via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

 

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