Man stabbed on his doorstep 'while having a cigarette' in Bramley

A Bramley dad was brutally stabbed on his doorstep by a gang of men in the middle of the night.

By Joe Cooper
Saturday, 13th February 2021, 1:44 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th February 2021, 1:47 pm

The man was woken up by fighting in the street in Copper Beech Avenue in the early hours of this morning (Saturday), according to a social media post by a relative.

He then decided to have a cigarette on his doorstep before he was attacked.

The group then entered the house where his children were sleeping, but he managed to get them out and lock the door.

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Copper Beech Avenue, Bramley.

The sister of the victim said he had a large wound to his back and wounds to his face.

The post read: "Tonight my brother was stabbed brutally on his own doorstep. He has a wound running the length of his spine.

"It’s currently being stapled shut - it’s that bad. He’s having CT scans because of the wounds to his face.

"This happened because he was having a cig on the doorstep after being woken up by lads fighting outside his home.

"They then decided to attack him. They entered his home where his 3 children were!! He managed to get them out and lock the door."

The woman told the YEP her brother was now "OK".

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed on Copper Beech Avenue, Bramley.

"Officers were called to the road at around 03.20am this morning to reports of a man being attacked by a number of men.

"The victim was left with serious but not believed to be life threatening injuries."

Detective Inspector James Entwhistle from Leeds CID, said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw any suspicious activity around this time to call police.”

Call police on 101 quoting log 226 of Saturday, February 13.

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