Leeds city centre stabbing said to have involved ‘group of males’

The scene in Albion Street today. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.
The scene in Albion Street today. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

A POLICE investigation is under way after a Bank Holiday stabbing in Leeds city centre.

The incident happened after a fight broke out near the junction of Boar Lane and Albion Street at about 4am yesterday.

Scene of stabbing in Albion Street/Boar Lane, Leeds.'28 May 2018.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Scene of stabbing in Albion Street/Boar Lane, Leeds.'28 May 2018. Picture Bruce Rollinson

A man thought to be aged in his 20s was stabbed – possibly in the left side of his chest – during the disturbance.

He was said to be “conscious and speaking” before being taken to hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police yesterday said two arrests had been made in connection with the incident.

The spokesman also told the Yorkshire Evening Post that the fight had involved a “group of males”.

Officers were called to the scene at 4.12am following a report that a man had been stabbed close to the Hotel Chocolat restaurant and bar.

Scene of stabbing in Albion Street/Boar Lane, Leeds.'28 May 2018.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Scene of stabbing in Albion Street/Boar Lane, Leeds.'28 May 2018. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Yesterday the area around the bottom of Albion Street was taped off by police while detailed forensic checks were carried out.

n A YEP investigation last year revealed that a total of 644 knife crimes had been recorded in Leeds during a single nine-month period.

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, last month announced funding for a number of grassroots projects that aim to tackle knife crime problems in the county.