Pudsey Bus Station police incident: Teenager arrested after 29-year-old man stabbed in back in Leeds

A teenager has been arrested after a 29-year-old man was stabbed in the back at Pudsey Bus Station in Leeds.

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 11:53 am
Updated Saturday, 19th June 2021, 12:00 pm

The man was found with a serious stab wound at about 10.40pm on Friday (June 18).

He was taken to hospital by ambulance for emergency treatment and remains in a serious but stable condition.

A 17-year-old man was arrested on Saturday morning on suspicion of wounding with intent in relation to the incident. He remains in custody.

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Pudsey Bus Station, Market Place, where the incident took place
Pudsey Bus Station, Market Place, where the incident took place

Police have cordoned off Pudsey Bus Station, in Market Place, as they continue forensic examination and specialist searches.

Detective Inspector Andrew Lockwood, of Leeds District CID, said: “We are treating this incident very seriously and are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances.

“The victim is continuing to receive treatment in hospital, and we are monitoring his condition.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident at the bus station or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

“We recognise that serious violence such as this will cause understandable concern in the community and we are working closely with our neighbourhood policing team colleagues who will be maintaining a visible presence in the area to reassure people.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210306118 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.