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Victoria Scheer

Man dies after being stabbed in Leeds taxi attack as police launch murder investigation

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a teenager who suffered fatal injuries in a taxi attack in Armley, Leeds.

Three suspects are believed to have carried out the attack near Hall Lane and Brentwood Terrace yesterday evening, March 31. Police were called by the ambulance service at 5.29pm to reports that two men had been seriously injured.

Two boys, aged 18 and 16, were rushed to hospital with serious injuries. Sadly, the 18-year-old was pronounced dead a short time later.

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The other victim's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. West Yorkshire Police have now launched a murder investigation and a police cordon remains in place on Hall Lane and Brentwood Terrace today, April 1.

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.

A cordon is in place (Samuel Port)

“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.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or use the live chat facility here, quoting log number 1331 of March 31. Information can also be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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