Leeds knifeman dies after police taser him

A KNIFE-wielding man who was tasered and arrested by Leeds police this morning has died in hospital from serious stab wounds.

The man, who has not yet been named, was taken by ambulance from an address on Poplar Square in Farsley, near Pudsey, to Leeds General Infirmary early today.

Officers had been called to the quiet residential cul-de-sac shortly before 4am after reports that a woman had been stabbed and was lying injured in the street.

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Police entered a terraced property to find a man in a bedroom and armed with a knife he refused to surrender.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said officers used a taser gun to arrest him, due to the potential threat.

It was then they saw the man was also injured and losing blood.

He was taken to LGI for treatment but was pronounced dead at 5.30am.

The woman’s injuries are not life-threatening, police have confirmed.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.