An 18-year-old man has been seriously injured after being assaulted by a group of males carrying bladed weapons.

The incident took place at around 11:06pm yesterday (09/04) in the Bellbrooke Grove area of Harehills.

The man was taken to hospital for serious leg and facial injuries which were described as ‘non-life threatening’.

Specialist officers carried out a number of searches in the Bellbrooke Grove and Foundry Avenue areas overnight and enhanced patrols are ongoing today.

Detective Inspector Michael Herbert of Leeds CID said: “Officers are carrying out a number of enquiries today following a serious assault on an 18-year-old male and we are appealing for witnesses and information.

“I want to reassure residents that all incidents involving bladed weapons are treated as priority offences and extra officers are patrolling in Harehills today.

“Anyone who saw the attack on the victim or a group of male suspects fleeing the scene or who can assist police enquiries in any way is asked to contact Leeds CID on 101 referencing crime number 13230197500.

“Information can also be given online at or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. “