Four people have been arrested after a ten-strong gang repeatedly stabbed a man who stood up to them for abusing his girlfriend on an estate in Leeds.
The 26-year-old and his partner had been visiting a friend in Meanwood on Wednesday night and were walking on Beckhill Approach at about 11.30pm when the group of youths started hurling abuse in an unprovoked attack.
Despite being heavily outnumbered, it is thought the man confronted them but was then set upon and stabbed several times.
He was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries described as serious but not life-threatening.
Two men, aged 20 and 21, and two 16-year-old males have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and are in custody.
The gang was described as consisting of about ten white and black males.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District CID at Elland Road via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.