Appeal: Woman charged over Cottingley machete attack

A woman is due to appear in court today (Monday 15 June 2015) charged with offences after a man was seriously injured in a machete attack in Leeds.

West-Yorkshire-PoliceThe 35-year-old victim received serious cuts to his right arm in the incident which happened at an address in Cottingley Drive at about 5pm on Friday, June 12. He was treated at hospital and later released.

Amy Gidman, aged 25, of Dulverton Place, Cottingley, has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon, possession of a bladed article, false imprisonment of a woman and common assault in connection with the incident. She is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court today.

A 24-year-old man who was arrested on Saturday night on suspicion of attempted murder is currently receiving treatment in hospital under police guard.

A 45-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman who were also arrested as part of the investigation have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID, said: “We are still very keen to hear from anyone who witnessed any part of this incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

“We are aware there was an incident at the shopping precinct on the Cottingley estate at about 3pm which we believe is linked to the later attack. There appears to have been an altercation after two staffy type dogs attacked each other and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed that.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the attack on the victim at an address in Cottingley Drive or saw anyone running off or acting suspiciously in Cottingley Drive and Dulverton Place, particularly near to the the electricity sub-station.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Carmel Houghton at Leeds District CID on 101 or call the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.