Swarcliffe machete attack: Man to appear at Leeds court after teenager's hand chopped off in Stanks Parade

A man is due to appear in court after a teenager's hand was chopped off in a machete attack in Swarcliffe.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 9:40 am
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 9:42 am

The machete attack happened in Stanks Parade just after 9.30pm on Tuesday, April 13.

An 18-year-old man's hand had been completely severed.

He is receiving treatment in hospital but his condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

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The machete attack happened in Stanks Parade.

George Johns, aged 24, of Swarcliffe, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of violent disorder in relation to the incident.

He is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court this morning.

Detectives from Leeds District CID are continuing to carry out enquiries into the incident and are still keen to hear from anyone with any information that could assist the investigation.

A Section 60 order, which gives officers additional stop and search powers to check people for weapons, was extended for 24 hours yesterday and remains in place.

It covers an area of east Leeds encompassing Harehills, Gipton, Halton Moor, Swarcliffe and adjoining areas either side of the A64.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210182460.