Police appeal following Belle Isle stabbing

Detectives are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Leeds.

The victim, a 31-year-old man, was attacked by two men armed with machetes as he was getting out of his car in Aberfield Gardens, Belle Isle, at about 6.30pm on Wednesday (15 January 2020).

He was stabbed in the lower back and buttocks. He was treated in hospital and later released.

Detective Constable Richard Hodson, of Leeds District CID, said:

“This was a very violent attack that could easily have had more serious consequences for the victim.

“We are still working to establish a motive, but we believe this has been a targeted attack.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist in identifying those responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC 1837 Hodson at Elland Road via 101 quoting crime reference 13200026202 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also 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