Man stabbed in Leeds after briefcase stolen

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A man was stabbed when he confronted a group of youths in Leeds after they stole his briefcase from his car.

The victim, a man, 21, got in his car in Gledhow Road when a group of six to ten youths, thought to be aged between 14 and 18, approached the car just after 9pm on Thursday.

When a youth opened the passenger door, the man drove away but realised his briefcase and laptop bag, containing only paperwork, had been taken. He drove towards the group who dropped the items and ran off. When he got out to get his belongings three of the gang rushed back and he was stabbed under his arm in a struggle.

He was treated at hospital for the injuries, not considered life threatening.

Det Insp Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID, said: “This was clearly a very frightening incident.”

The youths are described as being aged 14 to 18 and some were described as being black, mixed race and Asian.