DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a man was stabbed when he confronted youths over anti-social behaviour in a park.

Police were called at 10:35pm last night to Lodge Terrace, in Beeston, Leeds, where the 31-year-old man had been assaulted.

The victim had received puncture wounds to his back and shoulder and a laceration to his face.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

He had been attacked by five males after complaining about noise and anti-social behaviour from a group of youths in Trentham Park. The suspects were described as black males, aged 18 to 20.

A scene was put in place to undergo forensic examination but has now been removed, and Leeds District CID detectives are investigating the incident.

Detective Inspector James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said: “This was a completely unprovoked attack on the victim after he complained about the group’s behaviour causing a disturbance in the area late at night.

“We are treating this incident very seriously and carrying out extensive enquiries to identify and arrest those responsible.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13220334115 or online via Information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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