Armed police arrest teenager near Harehills Park after 14-year-old attacked with knife

A teenager has been arrested after a schoolboy was attacked with a knife in Harehills.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 1:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th May 2021, 1:32 pm

Officers were called to an incident in Harehills Park at 6.30pm yesterday (Wednesday) where a 14-year-old boy had been "assaulted with a knife", according to police.

Armed police officers were sent to the scene and a 17-year-old boy was arrested nearby.

He remains in police custody.

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Police vehicles at a previous incident at Harehills Park.

The 14-year-old received minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

A police scene is in place today in Harehills Park and Harehills Cemetery for officers to examine the area.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could help is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210248718 or online via

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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