Appeal to identify youths following Holbeck Moor attack

Detectives investigating a serious assault on a man in a Leeds park have released CCTV images of seven youths they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

The victim, a 27-year-old man, had been sitting with a friend near to the play area in Holbeck Moor Park, Top Moor Side, at about 6.15pm on Saturday 12 June 2021, when a group of youths threw stones towards them.

The group then returned at about 7pm and confronted the men before kicking and punching the victim on the ground causing head injuries. He was taken to hospital by ambulance and found to have a broken nose and severe bruising.

His friend was also assaulted during the incident but received no serious injuries.

A 17-year-old youth was arrested the following day in connection with the incident and remains on police bail.

Detective Inspector Richard Holmes, of Leeds District CID, said:

“This appears to have been a completely unprovoked attack on the victim and his friend as they were sitting in the park enjoying the sunshine.

“We are keen to speak to the youths shown in the images and we would appreciate the public’s help in identifying them.”

Anyone who recognises any of those shown is asked to contact PC2898 Killeen at Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210293668 or online via

Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


This post is based on a press release issued by West Yorkshire Police