Police appeal after stab victim is spotted in Burley and Farnley

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Owen Sharp

Police are continuing to appeal for information to help trace a man who is believed to have been injured in a stabbing in Leeds city centre last week.

Owen Sharp, aged 32, from Middleton, is currently being treated as a missing person following information that he was the man seen with what appeared to be serious injuries after an altercation in St Paul’s Street in the early hours of Tuesday, April 9.

Officers remain concerned for his welfare due to the level of his injuries not yet being established and are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries to locate him.

He has been seen on CCTV since the incident – at the Co-op store, in Burley, on April 11 and in Butt Lane, Farnley, on April 12.

Owen Sharp in Butt Lane, Farnley, on April 12
Owen Sharp in Butt Lane, Farnley, on April 12
Owen Sharp at the Co-op in Burley on April 11
Owen Sharp at the Co-op in Burley on April 11

Detective Inspector John Graham, of Leeds District CID, said: “Although Owen might seem okay on the CCTV, we still need to find him and confirm that he is safe and well or if he needs medical attention.

“We would like to hear from anyone who has seen him or has any information that could assist in tracing him, and we continue to appeal directly to Owen to get in touch.”

He is described as being 5ft 5ins tall, with a slim face, brown hair and a stubble beard. He was seen on CCTV wearing an orange padded coat, grey trousers and white trainers. He has links to Armley and Hyde Park.

Three men have been arrested in connection with incident and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information that could assist in locating Owen is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting log 108 of April 9 or reference 13240195980 or online.

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