A murder investigation has been launched after two males were stabbed on Hall Lane Brentwood Terrace in Armley, Leeds. Officers were called at 5.29 pm on March 31 by the ambulance service to reports that two men had been seriously injured. Reports say an 18-year-old male was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Another male, aged 16, was taken to hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
Since police attended the scene a cordon has been put in place to allow officers to work safely at the scene. The horrifying events have left nearby residents shocked.
One woman, who moved to Armley five months ago, told LeedsLive this was the third time police have descended on the area since she moved, and this has left her feeling unsafe.
In a statement, West Yorkshire police said: “Detectives from the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team are investigating, and police cordons are in place on Hall Road and Brentwood Terrace and the surrounding area will undergo forensic examination and specialist searches.”
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Lee Townley of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team said: “Extensive enquiries are being carried out in relation to this murder investigation, our thoughts remain with the victim who has lost his life as a result of a violent attack on the streets of Leeds.
“We are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident. What we do know is that the two males were in a taxi at the time when they were attacked by three suspects in another vehicle.
“I would appeal urgently to anyone who was in the area last night, who may have dash cam footage, or CCTV or mobile phone footage of anything suspicious to come forward.
“This incident will undoubtedly cause concern in the community and we are working with our colleagues in the Neighbourhood Policing team to step up patrols and provide extra reassurance.”
They added: “Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or use the live chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus quoting log 1331 of 31 March.
“Information can always be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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