Published On: Wed, Jan 7th, 2015 on 1:44 pm

16-year-old girl in hospital after being hit with a machete in Leeds

Machete Attack Moortown Leeds

The incident took place in Moortown, Leeds.

A teenage girl has been seriously injured in what is believed to have been a targeted assault in Leeds.

At 8.26pm on 5 January, police received a report of a victim having been struck across the face with a machete or similar weapon on Lingfield Drive, Moortown.

The 16-year-old was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment and remains in a stable condition.

A 20-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl were arrested in connection with the incident and were subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries.

It is believed the attack was the result from an earlier fight involving the victim and another girl.

Detective Inspector Sean Duggan, of Leeds District CID, said: “This was clearly a very serious assault on a teenage girl who has received significant injuries. We have arrested two people in connection with the incident and enquiries are ongoing to trace further suspects.

“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.”

Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team have increased patrols in the area.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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