At 1.29pm today (2 July 2019) police were called to an incident in Thorpe Lane, Middleton, where a man had been seriously injured after being run over by a van.
The victim, a man in his fifties, has been taken to hospital for emergency treatment. His injuries are described as serious but are not currently believed to be life threatening.
Initial enquiries suggest the van had been stolen a short time before from Thorpe Crescent and the injured man and others had pursued it in a car and confronted the thieves near to the junction with Thorpe Mount.
A scene and road closure is currently in place in Thorpe Lane and the police helicopter has been searching neighbouring fields for the two suspects who ran off from the scene.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting log number 888 of July 2.
This post is based on a press release issued by West Yorkshire Police