Everything we know after Bramley and Harehillls stabbings, Armley murder arrests and Leeds car park incident

There have been a number of major police incidents in Leeds over the last 48 hours.

Friday, 21st August 2020, 7:04 pm
Five men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man in Armley (Photo: Tony Johnson)

A murder investigation has been launched in Armley following the death of a 47-year-old and two people have been stabbed in separate incidents.

Here is everything we know about the events:

What is the latest update on the murder investigation in Armley?

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On Thursday at 4am, 47-year-old Glenn Smith died after being attacked on his street in Armley.

Police have arrested five men today (Friday) on suspicion of his murder.

Officers say they are "satisfied that the suspects are all adults" and not a "group of youths" as initial enquiries suggested.

What is the latest on the stabbing in Harehills?

A man was taken to hospital after being stabbed in his back and hands on Harehills Lane at about 5.30pm on Thursday.

His injuries were not life threatening.

Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the attack.

What happened in Bramley?

There was a second stabbing reported in Leeds on Thursday evening.

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed during a fight near Broad Lane, Bramley, just before 10pm.

His injuries were not life threatening.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested and police are searching for other suspects.

Why was there disruption on York Street and New York Street in the city centre?

Police were called to the Leeds Markets NCP car park on New York Street twice in 24 hours over concerns for a woman's safety.

The first incident happened at about 4pm on Thursday and closed York Street for a number of hours.

The second incident happened today (Friday) at midday.

In both instances a woman was brought to safety by police.

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