An attempted murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in the city centre

It happened near the Corn Exchange this morning

Leeds detectives have launched an attempted murder investigation after a twenty-year-old man was stabbed in the city centre this morning. It occurred near the Corn Exchange and the Cosmopolitan Hotel near Lower Briggate around 3:45 am today (Sunday 5th).

The victim is currently stable and his injuries have been confirmed to be non life-threatening. While there were a number of roads closed this morning during a forensic investigation, they have now been lifted.

Detective Inspector James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said: “The victim has received a number of serious stab and slash injuries and while he is now in a stable condition in hospital, the consequences could clearly have been much worse and we are treating this incident as attempted murder.”

“Our enquiries are at an early stage and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident in which the victim was stabbed, which has occurred somewhere between the Corn Exchange and the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Lower Briggate at about 3.45am to 4am.”

“There has been a large scene and road closures in place throughout the morning while we have been working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident. These have now been lifted and we thank the public for their patience and hope they will recognise the seriousness with which we have to treat crimes of this nature. We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed any part of this incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.”