Will Busted signing in Leeds HMV go ahead after knife attack?

Busted are due to take part in a signing event at HMV in Leeds today.
Busted are due to take part in a signing event at HMV in Leeds today.

A planned signing by pop band Busted in Leeds today had been thrown into doubt after a knife attack in the store due to host the event.

An off-duty officer was slashed with a knife when he confronted a suspected shoplifter at HMV in Victoria Walk this morning.

The store was busy with shoppers seeking Black Friday sales bargains and Busted fans turning up to collect their wristbands for the event.

Video: Knife attack in Leeds as off-duty officer confronts suspected Black Friday shoplifter

It was closed while forensics teams carried out their work but reopened at around 11.10am.

HMV has now confirmed that the signing for up to 450 fans will go ahead as planned as 5.30pm.

Only those who buy the band’s new Night Driver album in person at the store can qualify for wristbands, but a number are still available.

The album, the third by the band, was released today.

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