Detectives investigating the stabbing of a man in Pudsey are looking to trace drivers who passed the scene of the attack.
The 32-year-old victim remains in Leeds General Infirmary in a critical condition following the incident which happened in Bradford Road, Pudsey, near to Thornbury Barracks, at about 9pm on Sunday.
Police, who are now treating the incident as attempted murder, were alerted after the victim attended hospital with a stab wound to his chest.
Detective Chief Inspector Elizabeth Belton, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said:
“We believe a number of vehicles drove past the scene at the time the victim was being attacked and we would like to hear from those people. They may not have realised at the time how serious the incident was and we would urge them to get in touch even if they don’t think they saw anything of note.”
A 19 year-old man from Huddersfield was arrested in connection with the incident remains in custody.
As reported by The Dispatch yesterday, police investigations at the scene caused early morning traffic disruption for hundreds of motorists.
Anyone with information is asked to contact HMET via 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.