Leeds & West Yorkshire

Taxi driver 'still critical' after Leeds stabbing

A taxi driver stabbed in the neck in Leeds remains in a critical condition two weeks after the incident, police have said.

The driver, 22, was stabbed by a passenger in the Belle Isle area of the city at about 1900 GMT on 5 January.

He suffered a punctured lung and severed trachea and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Police have urged anyone who may have seen someone running from the incident to contact them.

Det Supt Paul Taylor from West Yorkshire Police said Speedline Taxis had received a call on 9 January detailing the attack.

He has appealed for that person to contact police.

Police believe the attacker was a white man aged between 25 and 35 with brown hair, who was wearing black jeans and a coat.

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