Mum's warning after man with meat cleaver grabbed her in Armley street during school run

A woman has issued a warning after sharing details of an incident she says took place in Armley in Leeds on Friday.

Saturday, 12th September 2020, 2:45 pm
Updated Saturday, 12th September 2020, 2:50 pm

Lisa Mason described her ordeal after she says she was approached by a man armed with a meat cleaver in Armley on Friday morning while on her way back from the school run.

She said: "I would just like to make everyone aware that as i was walking home from the school run this morning Armley.

"I cut through some garages (I never walk that way but had to go to the shop) and as I went down the ramp to the lower level, I was greeted by a six foot bloke wielding a very sharp meat cleaver.

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The incident happened near Burnsall Grange in Armley

"Thankfully I got away and I'm not hurt physically, but extremely shook up, I have PTSD also so scary for anyone but with my condition it is magnified by a thousand, which to be fair probably saved my life, as I lashed out.. please be careful people, I wouldn't wish that on anyone."

Ms Mason added: "It was approximately 9.05am at the garages behind Burnsall Grange in Armley, I turned the corner onto the lower level, there was a man in a dark blue Adidas tracksuit with pale blue stripes and short brown hair.

"He walked towards me,looked drunk, he grabbed my arm, I hit out, don't know where he lost his grip and dropped the cleaver but I heard what sounded like the metal hit the floor.

"I ran to the flats and came in, my partner came home from work and went up to have a look.

"A mattress, bottle of vodka and the cleaver were still there, but he wasn't. I did report it after I had calmed down, as I have PTSD and the incident triggered my flash backs, I'm currently waiting on the police to visit."

Anyone with information or who saw the incident should call West Yorkshire Police on 101.

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