St Michael's Lane Headingley police incident: Residents react as police flood street after man assaulted

A police cordon has been put in place in Headingley as multiple police vans, cars and crime scene investigators flood St Michael's Lane in Headingley

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 12:27 pm
Updated Saturday, 17th April 2021, 12:40 pm

At least two police vans, two police cars and Crime Scene Investigators are on the scene in St Michael's Lane in Headingley as of midday on Saturday.

Police were called out at 7.33am on Saturday following reports that a man was assaulted.

A resident, a local shopkeeper who wished to remain anonymous, said: "I was told police turned up first thing this morning.

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St Michael's Lane Headingley incident: Police on the scene

"There were more vans and cars here than there are now.

"We heard no shouting or anything like that. I got into the shop at about half 10 and police have been there since.

"Some people have said they were looking at something in the bin, but I don't know.

"There are fewer police cars out now than there were earlier. We don't know what has happened."

St Michael's Lane Headingley incident: Multiple police cars are on the scene right now

Moments later, police were spotted entering a house and appeared to arrest a man, at about 12 midday.

A student who lives on the street said: "It definitely wasn't a house party or anything like that. We've lived here all year and nothing has happened apart from house parties being shut down.

"Police have been here all morning, we've come outside to have a look.

St Michael's Lane Headingley incident: Multiple police cars are on the scene right now near Headingley Stadium

"CSI got here about half an hour ago. We didn't hear anything so it can't have been a party or anything like that.

"It's shocking. It's only a few doors away."

The police cordon is close to Headingley Stadium's East Stand.

The cordon stretches across the front of a white car parked on the scene.

Police called out to assault

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "Police were called to an address on St Michael’s Lane, Headingley at 07.33am today (Saturday 17 April) after reports of a male having been assaulted.

"The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident and enquiries remain ongoing.

"Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call police on 101 quoting log 363 of today."

The incident comes as shops and pubs reopen for the first weekend day of trading since lockdown was eased on Monday, after three months of closures.

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Police issue statement after assault

Police were called to an address on St Michael’s Lane, Headingley at 0733am today (Saturday 17 April) after reports of a male having been assaulted.

The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident and enquiries remain ongoing.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call police on 101 quoting log 363 of today.

A student who lives on the street said: “It definitely wasn’t a house party or anything like that. We’ve lived here all year and nothing has happened apart from house parties being shut down.

“Police have been here all morning, we’ve come outside to have a look.

“CSI got here about half an hour ago. We didn’t hear anything so it can’t have been a party or anything like that.

“It’s shocking. It’s only a few doors away.”

Police on the scene

At least two police vans, two police cars and Crime Scene Investigators are on the scene in St Michael’s Lane in Headingley as of midday on Saturday.

The incident appears to relate to a house or a car which has been placed behind a cordon, with officers standing guard.

It is close to Headingley Stadium’s East Stand.

The cordon stretches across the front of a white car parked on the scene.

A local shop owner who did not wish to be named said: “

The incident comes as shops and pubs reopen for the first weekend day of trading since lockdown was eased on Monday, after three months of closures.

Keep following for updates as we get them

Police vans in Headingley

Police have been called to Headingley in Leeds

Police called to incident in Headingley

A cordon has been put in place around a house and a police van is in attendance, guarded by an officer on the scene.

The incident is in St Michael’s Lane in Headingley

West Yorkshire Police have been contacted for comment.

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