A part of Leeds Bus Station has been temporarily closed as authorities conduct an investigation into a severe assault on a man earlier today, Thursday 13 July.

At approximately 6:49 am, the police were alerted to a stabbing incident involving a male victim. The injured individual, aged in his 40s, has been transported to a hospital to receive treatment for multiple stab wounds. Fortunately, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

In response to the incident, the York Street entrance to the bus station and a small section of the foyer have been closed off. However, the remainder of the bus station remains operational, and bus services are unaffected.

Detective Sergeant Andy Greatorex, of Leeds District CID, said: “We understand that this incident will cause some concern for those who use the bus station and the wider community. Our investigation is in its early stages, but initial enquiries suggest that the victim and suspect are known to each other and that this was a targeted attack.

“I would urge anyone who was in the bus station around this time and witnessed any part of this incident, or anyone behaving suspiciously, to please contact Leeds District CID to assist us with our enquiries.”

Individuals with information can reach out to the Leeds District CID by utilising the 101 Live Chat service online or by dialling 101, quoting the crime reference number 13230389223.

Additionally, information can be anonymously relayed to the independent charity Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.