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Appeal for witnesses after serious assault - Leeds



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Detectives investigating a serious assault close to Leeds railway station this morning (12/08) are appealing for witnesses to come forward and assist their investigation.

At around 9.10am, officers were called to Swinegate, Leeds, following reports that a man had been assaulted.

A man was found with serious head injuries and taken to hospital by paramedics, where he remains in a critical condition.

A police cordon remains in place at the scene this evening while enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Mick Dawes said: “This is a fast paced investigation and I am appealing for anyone with information to come forward and help us.

"In the moments leading up to the assault we believe there was a verbal altercation between the victim and a number of other men close to Hot Stuff takeaway on Swinegate.

“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed this or the assault to get in touch with us as soon as possible by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 201 of 12/08. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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