Vile thugs attack police officers in Leeds as they tried to break up huge street brawl

By Laura Withers

Detectives are urgently appealing for witnesses after three BTP officers were assaulted outside Leeds railway station.

A large fight broke out near the taxi rank at Leeds station, at just after 3pm yesterday (September 8).

Three BTP officers intervened in an attempt to break the fight up before the five people involved attacked them.

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Additional officers then arrived at the scene and five people were subsequently arrested on suspicion of assaulting emergency workers and affray.

Thankfully the officers did not sustain any serious injuries.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to assist with their enquiries.

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They are also keen to hear from anyone who may have footage of the incident.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, can contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference number 552 of 08/09/21.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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