DETECTIVES are appealing for information over an attempted murder in Leeds where a man was deliberately run over by a car and left critically injured.

At 10:18pm last night (September 14) police were called to the incident near to the Sainsbury’s Local store in North Lane, Headingley.

Witnesses reported initially seeing a fight between a number of males before a car was driven at some of those involved.

A 34-year-old man was seriously injured and taken to hospital. He remains in a critical condition with life threatening injuries.

A large scene is in place in North Lane to undergo forensic examination and specialist searches.

As a result of enquiries, three men have been arrested this morning in connection with the incident and remain in custody.

The car involved in the incident has been identified as a grey Mazda 3 Sport five-door saloon, registration YD60AKF, and it remains outstanding.

Detectives are working to find the car and recover it and are keen to hear from anyone who has seen the vehicle parked up anywhere.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Nicholson, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We are treating this incident very seriously and carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances.

“The victim remains in a critical condition in hospital with life threatening injuries and we are currently treating the incident as attempted murder.

“While our enquiries are still at a relatively early stage, we believe this has been a targeted attack on the victim resulting from the altercation in the street shortly before.

“We are working to locate and recover the grey Mazda 3 that was used and are keen to hear from anyone who has seen that vehicle since the incident or who has any information that could assist in tracing it.

“We have already spoken to a number of people who witnessed the incident but we would still like to hear from anyone who saw any part of it, particularly anyone who may have filmed it on their phones or who was driving in the area and has any relevant dashcam footage that could assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact HMET via 101 quoting Operation Pestlebourne, reference 13200462585, or online via

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.