Merrion Street: Man arrested after series of 'violent street robberies' in Leeds city centre

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Detectives have arrested a man in connection with a series of violent street robberies in Leeds.

The 19-year-old was arrested in connection with six recent street robberies in the city centre.

This included an incident in Merrion Street on June 30, which was the subject of a public appeal yesterday.

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A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “He remains in custody and officers from Leeds District Crime Team are continuing to progress the investigation.

“We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal for information.”