Man, 18, stabbed to death and teenage boy seriously injured after 'violent attack' in Leeds

An 18-year-old man has been stabbed to death and a teenage boy left seriously injured after a "violent attack" in Leeds.

A murder investigation has been launched after the pair were stabbed in the Armley area of the city shortly before 5.30pm on Friday.

West Yorkshire Police said the victims were attacked when they were in a taxi and officers are hunting three suspects seen in another vehicle.

The 18-year-old man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries but they are not believed to be life threatening.

Detective Chief Inspector Lee Townley 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."

He added: "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."

Police cordons are in place on Hall Road and Brentwood Terrace as forensic examination and specialist searches take place.