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Jaimie Kay

'I still feel numb': Tearful tributes and flowers left for murdered Leeds taxi teen

Tributes have been left at the scene where Leeds murder victim Jamie Meah was tragically killed while travelling in a taxi through Armley.

He and another unnamed teenager, 16, were attacked and knifed in a taxi near Hall Lane and Brentwood Terrace, Armley, on Friday (March 31) just before 5.29pm. The pair were rushed to hospital with serious injuries where Jamie was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

The other victim's injuries were not deemed to be life-threatening. West Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation and said three suspects in another vehicle caused the "violent attack."

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A large cordon remains in place on Hall Lane in Armley and floral tributes and messages have been left in memory of Jamie. A number of bouquets were left at one side of the cordon close to where Jamie was murdered.

A card, written by Jamie's cousin said: "To my little Jamie blue, I still have no words and still feeling numb.

"I'm going to miss you forever my baby cousin, I wish life chose better for you, you didn't deserve any of this, my heart is truly broken.

"You shine bright up there, forever 18, I will love you always and forever, my little baby blue."

The cordon outside Strawberry Lane Public Open Space (LeedsLive)

The cordon stretches along half of Hall Lane, with a number of side roads closed off to stop cars from entering the main road. There is a large police presence in place in the shaken Armley community.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Lee Townley of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team said: "Extensive enquiries are being carried out in relation to this murder investigation, our thoughts remain with the victim who has lost his life as a result of a violent attack on the streets of Leeds. We are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.

“What we do know is that the two males were in a taxi at the time when they were attacked by three suspects in another vehicle. I would appeal urgently to anyone who was in the area last night, who may have dashcam footage, or CCTV or mobile phone footage of anything suspicious to come forward."

DCI Townley added: “This incident will undoubtedly cause concern in the community and we are working with our colleagues in the Neighbourhood Policing team to step up patrols and provide extra reassurance.”

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