York Road machete fight: Teenager charged after two youths injured in Leeds ginnel

A 16-year-old boy has been charged over a machete fight in Leeds, which left two teenagers injured.

By Abbey Maclure
Thursday, 6th May 2021, 9:17 am
Updated Thursday, 6th May 2021, 9:18 am

It happened shortly after 6.30pm on Tuesday May 4, in the ginnel that runs between York Road and Rookwood Avenue, Osmondthorpe.

A 15-year-old boy suffered a fractured skull and a wound to his leg after he was stuck on the head with a machete.

A 17-year-old boy received a wound to his wrist.

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The ginnel off York Road (Photo: Google)

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy near the scene and he has now been charged over the incident.

The teenager, who cannot be named due to his age, is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court today.

He has been charged with two counts of Section 18 wounding with intent, two counts of threatening a person with a bladed article in a public place, and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

The two injured boys are continuing to receive treatment in hospital and remain under arrest on suspicion of affray in relation to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210220241 or online via the West Yorkshire Police live chat.

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

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