Police cordon road near Stone Roses bar after man stabbed in Leeds city centre

Police have closed and cordoned off part of a Leeds city centre road after a man was stabbed.

Detectives are investigating following reports of a stabbing on Lower Briggate in Leeds.

The stabbing in Leeds city centre

The stabbing in Leeds city centre

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Police were called at 4:45am this morning (Saturday, 18 August) to reports of a man being stabbed close to the Stone Roses bar.

Two 19-year-old males have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The victim was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The stabbing in Leeds city centre

The stabbing in Leeds city centre

A police cordon is in place whilst the scene is forensically examined.

Anyone who was in the area, witnessed the incident, or has any information is asked to contact Leeds CID via 101 quoting log number *413 of 18 August.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man stabbed 'multiple times'

The stabbing in Leeds city centre

The stabbing in Leeds city centre

A bouncer who helped treat the stabbing victim has described the shocking moments leading up to the stabbing.

He said the man was stabbed 'multiple times' after a fight between two groups of men in the city centre.

Read more -> Man stabbed multiple times in neck and back, says bouncer who helped treat victim

Businesses concerned for safety

Locals say they are concerned after the incident, which is the second in a week in the same area.

Read more -> Safety concerns after second stabbing in a week in Leeds city centre