Leeds District Police have launched an appeal for information after a disturbing incident in which two teenagers sustained injuries during a serious assault. Detectives are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or possesses relevant information to come forward.
The assault occurred on Compton Road, Harehills, between 7:40 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. on Monday, May 29. The victims, aged 14 and 15, were reportedly chased by masked individuals riding a moped. The pursuit concluded when the assailants attacked the teenagers with a bladed weapon in the garden of a property.
Both victims were promptly rushed to the hospital for medical attention. The 14-year-old was discharged shortly after receiving treatment for superficial injuries. Meanwhile, the 15-year-old is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Detective Inspector Ryan Malyk from Leeds District CID emphasised the gravity of the incident, stating, “All incidents involving weapons are treated extremely seriously by Leeds District Police, and we are carrying out a number of enquiries into what took place. Clearly, this incident had the potential to have a much worse outcome, and I would like to speak with anyone who saw what happened or who has any relevant CCTV or mobile phone footage.”
The authorities are urging individuals with any information that could assist the investigation to contact Leeds CID on 101, quoting the crime number 13230298446. Information can also be submitted online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/1201livechat. Additionally, the independent Crimestoppers charity can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The police are determined to uncover the circumstances surrounding this distressing incident and bring those responsible to justice. They are relying on the cooperation and vigilance of the community to help shed light on the events that transpired on that fateful evening.