17-year-old teen stabbed on Leeds bus

A 17-year-old boy was rushed to hospital yesterday after falling victim to a stabbing on a bus in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police were alerted to the stabbing at 2.50pm by ambulance services that were present at the scene.

The victim sustained injuries to his hands and legs and had to stay overnight at hospital.

Despite the severity of the attack, the injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

A cordon remains around the scene on Broad Lane, Kirkstall and police are appealing for witness information.

No arrests have been made so far.

A police cordon set up on Bridge Road, Kirkstall. (Picture: @pedal_mike)

A spokesman for First Bus said: “A passenger on our 49 service bus in Leeds was attacked this afternoon (Saturday) and our driver acted swiftly in contacting the emergency services who have now closed the road.

"This was a serious incident and we will work closely with the Police as part of their investigation, including providing access to our CCTV - which is fitted to all our buses in Leeds."

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for any information in relation to the attack.

If you have any information that could help, you are urged to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 877 of January 9.

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