Detectives are seeking information following an assault involving a machete that left a man seriously injured in Leeds on the night of 28/09.

At 7:14 pm, a report was received by the police regarding a man being stabbed in Top Moor Side, Holbeck.

Armed officers were dispatched to the location, with air support from a police helicopter. The victim, a 38-year-old man, was discovered in Recreation Place. He received initial first aid from officers before being transported to the hospital for treatment of a serious leg injury, later confirmed as non-life threatening.

Preliminary investigations suggest that he was assaulted by a masked assailant wielding a machete, who pursued him into the Kasa convenience store.

A substantial cordon was established, encompassing the vicinity of the incident and the spot where the victim was found, for thorough forensic examination. This cordon has since been lifted.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or possesses information that could aid the inquiry is urged to contact Leeds District CID via 101, quoting crime reference 13230541480, or by visiting

In response to the incident, enhanced stop and search powers have been temporarily implemented in the Holbeck and Beeston areas. This is part of an effort to deter any potential further incidents and to safeguard the community.

The 24-hour order, enacted under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, remains in effect until 9 pm today and is subject to ongoing evaluation by senior officers.

The designated area is bound by Dewsbury Road, Beeston Ring Road, Gelderd Road, Domestic Road, Holbeck Lane, Nineveh Road, and Dewsbury Road. This grants police officers the authority to conduct searches of individuals or vehicles for offensive weapons or dangerous implements, without requiring the usual grounds for suspicion.

Local neighbourhood policing teams have intensified their patrols in the vicinity to provide reassurance to the community following the incident. They are also in communication with key community representatives to ensure they stay informed of developments.