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The murder of Jamie Meah: Everything we know so far after Leeds teen killed in tragedy

A Leeds teenager was tragically killed while travelling in a taxi through Armley on Friday, March 31.

Jamie Meah, 18, died after he and another teenager were attacked and knifed in a taxi in Armley. Sadly Jamie was pronounced dead a short while later.

The other victim did not receive life-threatening injuries. West Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation and have confirmed three suspects in another vehicle were responsible.

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The community in Armley and across wider Leeds has been left shocked at the tragedy. Many have paid tribute to Jamie, leaving flowers at the scene and paying their respects on social media.

Police are working to investigate the murder which took the life of a young man, who many say was "another tragedy".

Roads are closed in the area (LeedsLive)

Here is everything we know so far about the murder of Jamie Meah:

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. Both went to hospital but Jamie 18, died.

Cordons are in place across a wide area in Armley, stretching from the scene on Hall Lane and Brentwood Terrace. Roads are currently closed with drivers being asked to avoid the area and there is a large police presence at the scene.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed that a murder investigation is underway and they believe three suspects carried out the attack on Friday evening.

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.

Flowers left for Jamie after his tragic passing (LeedsLive)

“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.”

Cordons remain in place as of Sunday evening as police and investigators continue to work. Floral tributes have been laid at the scene close to Strawberry Lane Public Open Space.

Part of the open space is taped off with police lining the road nearby. Volunteers have been working to keep the roads closed and assist drivers with diversion routes.

West Yorkshire Police has asked that anyone with any information get in touch on 101 or using the live chat facility quoting log 1331 of March 31. They are keen to speak with people who can assist with the investigation.

Information can also be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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