Man arrested after 'stabbing' involving group armed with knives in Leeds city centre

A man has been arrested after a group of people armed with knives were seen fighting in Leeds city centre.

Wednesday, 19th June 2019, 10:06 pm
Police cordoned off a stretch of pavement leading to Leighton Street.

Police have told people in the area that there has been a stabbing.

Police cordoned off a stretch of pavement leading to Leighton Street.

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Details are still emerging but police have officially said that they were called to the area around Nuffield Hospital at 8.50pm to reports of a group of around five people fighting with knives.

The group dispersed and one man has been arrested.

Officers have cordoned off a section of Leighton Street, in front of Nuffield Hospital, and a stretch of the pavement in front of Leeds Magistrates Court.

A man who works nearby said: "I was out for a cigarette and heard a lot of shouting and then a police van went around the corner.

The incident happened right outside Leeds Magistrates Court.

"I went to look and saw them rugby tackle a man to the ground and take another guy off for treatment.

"I've been told there was a stabbing, with some people saying they have seen a sword."

Yorkshire Ambulance Service attended and a victim is believed to have been taken to hospital.

Staff at Nuffield Hospital have been unable to get to their cars in the underground car park due to the cordon.