Seven stabbings in eight weeks, the full scale of Leeds knife crime laid bare

There have been seven knife crimes since the start of October.

Friday, 30th November 2018, 8:31 am
Updated Friday, 30th November 2018, 8:35 am

Leeds has seen a spate of stabbing attacks in Leeds in the past eight weeks.

There have been seven stabbings in the city since the beginning of October.

West Yorkshire Police have assured the public that knife crime is a priority for them.

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The scene of a stabbing earlier this year on Albion Street.

The have police are not investigating the seven knife attacks as linked.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Jessup, head of Leeds District CID, said: “The incidents we have seen recently in Leeds are not being treated as linked and each has had its own particular set of circumstances. Suspects have been arrested in most of these cases and enquiries are progressing."

The Yorkshire Post takes a look back at the stabbing incidents across the city.

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Photograph from the scene of the Lovell Park stabbing

A man was stabbed in Marshall Street, in Crossgates. The man was taken to hospital. Police said one person had been arrested.

Four men were believed to be involved in a fight on Roundhay Road at Harehills when a 33-year-old man was stabbed in the arm.

The police received the report just before 3.30pm.

The stabbing victim went to hospital with a serious stab wound to his arm, though the injuries are not considered life threatening. He was then arrested in connection with the incident.

A 38-year-old man was working nearby and tried to intervene but was punched and knocked unconscious. He was taken to the hospital and found him not to be seriously injured.

A man was stabbed and a women assaulted in Dortmund Square, in the city centre. It happened at around 6.30pm on Saturday, November 3. The man was stabbed in his left forearm. The man's injuries were not life threatening and both were taken to hospital.

Yeadon, Saturday, October 27

A 19 year old man was stabbed on Greenlea Avenue in Yeadon. Police officers were called on 9pm and the man was taken to hospital. His injuries were not considered life threatening and he is in a stable condition.

Lovell Park, Thursday, October 11

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Lovell Park, in Leeds city centre. The boy was taken to hospital where he was in a stable condition.

Harehills, Sunday, October 7

A 24 year old man was taken to hospital after he was stabbed on Compton Road, Harehills at 2pm

He was taken to hospital where his injuries were not life-threatening.

Hyde Park, Friday, October 2

A 32-year-old man was stabbed in Hyde Park. Police were called to Kings Road at around 2pm. He was taken to hospital.