A 32-year-old man has been stabbed in Hyde Park on Kings Road at around 2pm this afternoon.
The man has been taken to hospital and is currently in a stable condition.
Local residences reported numerous emergency vehicles and an air-lift helicopter following the incident, as Police attended and cordoned off the scene.
In an official statement, West Yorkshire Police said the following:
“At 2pm today (2/11) police were contacted by the ambulance service who had received a report of a man with serious knife injuries in Kings Road, Hyde Park.
Police and ambulance attended and the 32-year-old victim was taken to hospital in a serious condition.
A scene is currently in place in the vicinity of Kings Road and Royal Park Road and enquiries are ongoing.”
Although residents reported sounds of loud bangs, local councillor Neil Walshaw tweeted that the incident “does not involve firearms”.
— Neil Walshaw (@CllrWalshaw) November 2, 2018
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13180550009, or to call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
More to follow…
Megan Cummings, News Editor
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