Thugs attack each other with machetes, baseball bats and knives

Thugs attack each other with machetes, baseball bats and knives before armed police arrive to stop carnage in shocking video

  • Thugs attack each other with baseball bats and knives in Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • One man appears to use back of a knife to repeatedly attack a rival gang member
  • West Yorkshire Police later said  three men, aged 34, 36, and 39, were injured

This is the shocking moment warring thugs club each other with knives and machetes in a residential street before they are stopped by armed cops.

Footage, captured in Leeds, West Yorkshire, shows the group of men attack each other with weapons before one man plunges the back of a knife repeatedly into a rival’s back.

West Yorkshire Police later confirmed that three men, aged 34, 36, and 39, had been injured but none had been stabbed.  

During the clip, which was captured by a motorist who was left trapped in his car as the brawl broke, groups of yobs use their baseball bats and knives to pound and slash at each other. 

One man is hit in the back of the head with the end of a knife during the violent brawl in Leeds, West Yorkshire

Rival gang members in Leeds use clubs and knives to attach each other in a residential street

Police put up a cordon and carry out investigations after they were called to the scene at 10.43pm on Wednesday 

More than half a dozen men are seen trading blows and kicks in the middle of the road in front of terrified residents of Queen’s Road in the Hyde Park area of the city. 

One of the two men filming the carnage from a parked car can be heard crying out in horror as one gang member restrains a victim so his friend can use a blade before a second witness realises: ‘No. He is not stabbing him. He is using the back of the knife.’ 

West Yorkshire Police later said that three injured men were all hospitalised before being arrested on a suspicion of affray- an offence which carries a potential life sentence.

It is unclear what sparked the violence but detectives say the warring groups were not strangers to each other. 

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: ‘At 10.43pm on Wednesday night police were called to reports of a fight involving a group of men in Queen’s Road, Hyde Park. 

One man holds up a baseball as he squares up with a member of a rival gang in front of terrified residents

Another man appears to hold a weapon as he prepares to fight with another gang member

Emergency services cordoned off for a forensic investigation after they were called to the scene

‘There were reports of machetes and baseball bats being involved and armed officers were deployed to the scene along with conventional units.’

‘Three men, aged 34, 36, and 39, were found to have been assaulted during the incident and received injuries. None had been stabbed.

‘They were taken to hospital for treatment and subsequently arrested on suspicion of affray. They are currently in custody.’Enquiries indicate those involved are known to each other and work is ongoing to trace the other suspects.’ 

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