Update: a 25 year old man has been stabbed in the centre of Leeds

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Police were seen at the scene of a stabbing today at the top of Briggate in Leeds.

It has been confirmed that the man was a 25 year old man, and police are currently looking for two suspects.

The incident occurred at approximately 13:30 and Briggate is currently closed as police deal with the incident, which is reported to have taken place near the Samsung store.

Parts of the city centre have been cordoned off, and at least 7 emergency vehicles are there.

Detective Inspector Fiona Gaffney, of Leeds District CID, said: “This is clearly a very serious incident where the victim has been stabbed in the street.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw the suspects in the area or leaving the scene. They have been described as two young black males.

“Two scenes around the junction of Briggate and The Headrow have been cordoned off and will be undergoing forensic examination. We will be doing everything we can to minimise disruption to the public and we hope people will bear with us while we carry out the necessary investigative work.

“The investigation is still in the very early stages and we are still trying to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident and the motive behind it.

“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be ensuring a high-visibility presence in the area to reassure people.”

Anyone with any information concerning the incident should contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting the log number 801 of September 11, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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