In a shocking incident that unfolded at a local Co-op store in Swarcliffe Avenue, Leeds, a 13-year-old teenager was stabbed and left seriously injured.
The incident occurred shortly after 2 pm yesterday (21/05), prompting swift action from law enforcement. Today, detectives have confirmed the arrest of two suspects, aged 11 and 17, believed to be connected to the crime.
The victim, whose identity remains undisclosed, was rushed to the hospital for immediate medical attention. Sustaining injuries to their hand and head, the teenager received vital treatment and was subsequently discharged. However, further medical procedures will be necessary to aid their recovery.
Leeds District CID detectives are now leading the investigation and are tirelessly pursuing all leads and evidence. The two arrested males, whose identities cannot be disclosed due to legal reasons, are currently in police custody, where they will be questioned further regarding their involvement in the incident.
In light of this incident, authorities are appealing to members of the public who may have witnessed the event or possess any information that could aid the investigation.
They are encouraged to come forward and contact the investigating officers. Witnesses and potential informants can reach out to the authorities by dialing 101 and quoting the crime reference number 13230281660. Alternatively, they can provide information anonymously through the official West Yorkshire Police website at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.