Authorities in Leeds are urgently seeking the public’s help in identifying two men who are central to an ongoing safeguarding investigation.

Detectives from the Leeds District Safeguarding Unit have expressed immediate concerns regarding these individuals and are calling on the community to come forward with any relevant information.

The police have released images of the suspects, which were obtained from online activities. One of the subjects, identified as Subject 8, has a distinguishing tattoo on his hand.

Despite extensive efforts by investigators, the identities of the two men remain unknown, and they could be anywhere in the country. Therefore, the police are urging the public to share the images as widely as possible, hoping that someone might recognise them.

In a positive development, one individual who was featured in a previous appeal on June 30 has since been identified and apprehended by law enforcement.

Leeds District Safeguarding Unit is requesting assistance from anyone who may have information about the identity of either of the two men or any other relevant details that could aid in their identification. Individuals are encouraged to contact the unit via phone at 101, quoting the crime reference number 13230358020 and the relevant subject number. Alternatively, information can be submitted online at

Those wishing to provide information anonymously can reach out to the independent charity Crimestoppers by dialling 0800 555 111.

The police emphasize the importance of public cooperation in resolving this matter and ensuring the safety of those involved.