Video: Knife attack as off-duty officer confronts suspected Black Friday shoplifter

An off-duty police officer has been attacked with a knife after he confronted a suspected shoplifter in a Leeds city centre shop.

Friday, 25th November 2016, 11:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 4:27 pm
25 November 2016 ....... Police at a stabbing incident at HMV in Lands Lane, Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson

The male officer’s neck, face and hand were slashed with the knife during the incident at HMV shortly after 9am today.

He has been taken by ambulance to hospital, where he is receiving treatment for his injuries.

A police spokesman said the injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

25 November 2016 ....... Police at a stabbing incident at HMV in Lands Lane, Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson

He said: “The suspect, a 36-year-old man from Leeds, was detained by store staff and has been arrested in connection with the incident.”

25 November 2016 ....... Police at a stabbing incident at HMV in Lands Lane, Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson