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Posted on 18 October 2021

Rising knife crime in Leeds

Posted in Advice

Leeds has seen a rapid increase in youth knife crime over the recent months, with victims suffering from both superficial and serious wounds. It is thought by police that these attacks are linked with several young groups fighting between themselves in local areas including Halton Moor, Harehills, Gipton and many more.

Unfortunately for the victims injured, this could be a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The affects of the pandemic have led to a rise in knife crime with the loss of many jobs leaving many in a vulnerable position considering options and life choices. Local forces are working hard with local communities and youth groups to divert them from criminal exploitation but understand that crime of this nature is becoming increasingly common. 

For the victims of knife crime or families of those who have sadly lost their lives due to knife crime, Winston Solicitors can help you claim compensation for these terrible crimes. We understand that knife crime affects many lives including the lives of parents, children, spouses, and the victim themselves. this Our specialised team will assess and represent you with your claim and guide you through the Criminal Injuries process. We offer clear and professional legal expertise on a no win no fee basis. Based in Leeds, we can assist with local, but also regional claims. Please call us on 0113 320 5000 for an initial consultation.