Appeal After Three Men Stabbed In Leeds.
Monday, March 5, 2018
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an incident where three men were stabbed and seriously injured in Leeds at the weekend.
At 5.12am on Saturday (3/3) police were called to Leeds West Indian Centre, in Laycock Place, Chapeltown, where the victims had been attacked following a dispute with a group of men outside the venue which was hosting a music event.
The victims – two aged 20 and one aged 22 – were taken to hospital where they are still continuing to receive treatment. Their injuries are not considered life threatening.
The suspects were variously described by witnesses as being of Turkish or eastern European appearance or black or mixed race.
They left the scene in a green Mitsubishi Shogun, registration S862HLG. That vehicle has since been recovered by officers and is undergoing forensic examination.
A 23-year-old man, from Leeds, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He was later released under investigation.
Detective Inspector Richard Holmes, of Leeds District CID, said: “The three victims received serious stab wounds and the consequences for them could easily have been much worse.
“We are treating this incident very seriously and are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify and arrest those responsible.
“We have already spoken to a number of people who were there but we are still very keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident itself or who saw the suspects leaving the scene in the green Mitsubishi Shogun.
“It is possible people may have filmed what occurred on their phones and we would like to hear from anyone who does have any such footage that could assist the investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime number 13180102655 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.