Boy, 15, is charged with attempted murder after man, 32, is stabbed in the street ‘trying to stop thieves stealing his son’s bike’ – as 11 and 16-year-old are released on bail
- 15-year-old boy charged with attempted murder of 32-year-old man in Leeds
- The victim was stabbed three times stopping thieves stealing his son’s bike
- The 32-year-old was taken to hospital where he stays in a stable condition
A 15-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed in the street while trying to stop thieves from stealing his son’s bike.
A 32-year-old man was stabbed three times at 9.18pm on May 14 in Whingate, Leeds.
He was taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries where he remains in a stable condition.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a 32-year-old man was stabbed in the street three times in Whingate, Leeds, trying to stop thieves stealing his son’s bike
Police were called to Whingate, Leeds, on May 14 and the 15-year-old was arrested alongside a 16-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy. The two other boys have been released on bail
Police arrested the 15-year-old alongside two other boys ages 16 and 11 following the attack in Leeds, West Yorkshire, on Thursday night.
Detective Inspector James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said:
‘There remains an enhanced policing footprint in the Armley area and this will be in place over the weekend.
‘We still want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.
The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for serious injuries and he remains there in a stable condition
Detective Inspector James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said that an enhanced police presence will stay in place in the Armley area over the weekend
‘We believe there were several people in the vicinity at the time who may be able to help in our enquiries, however, we have not been able to identify them as yet.’
The teen appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court this morning and was charged with trying to kill the 32-year-old victim.
The boy, who cannot be identified because of his age, has been remanded in custody until June 12.
The 16 and 11-year-olds have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
West Yorkshire Police ask that anyone with information about the attack contact them on 101 quoting the crime reference 1320241646 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.
Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
West Yorkshire Police ask that anyone with information about the attack contact them on 101 quoting the crime reference 1320241646
A map, pictured, shows where a 32-year-old man suffered serious injuries after being stabbed in Leeds on May 14