Man stabbed in noise row at Leeds flats

Five men are being hunted after a security guard was stabbed at student flats – after he appealed for quiet in the early morning hours.

The guard, who lives at the Carr Mills student accommodation on Buslingthorpe Lane, Scott Hall, Leeds, was taken to hospital with a wound to his side.

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The guard was off duty and asleep when he was disturbed by noise coming from a group of people in the communal area of the building at 5.30am on Saturday.

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He went down to remonstrate with the group and there was a confrontation. He suffered a knife puncture wound and collapsed bleeding. He was rushed to Leeds Infirmary but was released after treatment.

The stabbing suspect was described as a light-skinned black man, in his late teens to early 20s, 5ft 7in tall and of slight build with a short goatee beard. He wore a hooded jacket, gunmetal in colour and made from a shiny material.

Four other men are also being hunted. Three are in their late teens or early 20s. One was Asian of medium build. He wore dark clothing and had a light coloured patterned scarf over his face.

Another was black, 6ft 1in tall and of slim build with a large Afro hairstyle scraped back and a white bandanna over his face.

A third is believed to be an Asian, 5ft 11ins tall and wearing a black waist-length quilted jacket. At present there is no description of the fifth suspect.

Police are studying CCTV footage from the scene and believe the suspects arrived in a private hire vehicle. They are also appealing to anyone living in the complex who knows these men or witnessed the incident to get in touch.

Ring Det Con Jim Pearson at Stainbeck CID via 0845 60 60 606 or call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

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