Polish man stabbed during confrontation with group of youths in Leeds

Holbeck Moor in south Leeds.
Holbeck Moor in south Leeds.

A Polish man has been stabbed during a confrontation with a group of young people in Holbeck.

West Yorkshire Police were called to reports that a 39-year-old man had been assaulted during an altercation with several youths in Holbeck Moor Road yesterday just before 8.15pm.

The victim was stabbed in the leg and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by ambulance but his injuries are not considered to be lifethreatening. He is expected to be discharged from hospital today.

Police have said that they are not treating the incident as racially aggravated.

Detective Inspector Jaz Khan, of Leeds District CID, said: “Clearly any incident where a knife has been used to assault the victim is a cause for concern and we are currently carrying out extensive enquiries to identify the suspects. We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team are increasing their patrols of the area to reassure residents following this incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log number 1521 of July 2, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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