Teen, 18, stabbed to death and boy, 16, hurt after pair attacked in taxi as cops hunt three suspects | The Sun

COPS have launched a murder investigation after an 18-year-old was stabbed to death in Leeds.

A 16-year-old boy was also hurt in the stabbing attack that unfolded in a taxi on Hall Lane, Brentwood Terrace in Armley, Leeds on Friday March, 31.

West Yorkshire Police said the teens had been in a taxi when they were attacked by three suspects in another car.

Emergency services arrived on the scene just before 5.30pm where both victims were rushed to hospital.

Police this morning confirmed the 18-year-old was tragically pronounced dead a short time later.

The 16-year-old boy was left with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

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Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Lee Townley of the Homicide and Major enquiry Team said: “Extensive enquiries are being carried out in relation to this murder investigation, our thoughts remain with the victim who has lost his life as a result of a violent attack on the streets of Leeds.

“We are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident. 

“What we do know is that the two males were in a taxi at the time when they were attacked by three suspects in another vehicle. 

“I would appeal urgently to anyone who was in the area last night, who may have dash cam footage, or CCTV or mobile phone footage of anything suspicious to come forward. 

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“This incident will undoubtably cause concern in the community and we are working with our colleagues in the Neighbourhood Policing team to step up patrols and provide extra reassurance.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or use the live chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus quoting log 1331.

Information can be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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