Pictured: Taxi passenger, 18, stabbed to death by knifemen who pounced on him and his 16-year-old friend during terrifying attack
- Jamie Meah, 18, died in hospital after he was stabbed in Leeds on Friday
- Detectives arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of murder
An eighteen-year-old taxi passenger who was stabbed to death by a knifeman who pounced on him and his teenage friend during a horrific attack has been pictured.
Jamie Meah died in hospital after he was targeted in the Armley district of Leeds on Friday.
He had been in a taxi with a 16-year-old boy when they were stopped by suspects in another vehicle and attacked in the street with ‘bladed weapons’ at the junction of Hall Lane and Brentwood Terrace, West Yorkshire Police said.
The 16-year-old suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Detectives arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of murder after inquiries in Leeds over the weekend.
Jamie Meah, 18, was stabbed to death by a knifeman who pounced on him and his teenage friend during a brutal attack on Friday
The brutal attack which killed Jamie happened in the Armley district of Leeds, at the junction of Hall Lane and Brentwood Terrace
The suspect was later released on bail pending continuing inquiries.
Detective Chief Inspector Damian Roebuck said: ‘I can promise that all necessary resources are being employed to investigate the murder of Jamie and the attack on a 16-year-old.
‘I would like to renew our appeal for anyone who has information about the attack or footage which could assist our investigation to contact us.
‘A number of wide-ranging inquiries remain ongoing into this very serious offence by detectives and I want to thank residents who have come forwards with information so far.
West Yorkshire Police at the scene of the murder in Leeds where two teenage boys were stabbed
‘If you saw the attack on the victims, have footage of it or of suspects arriving at or leaving the scene then please get in touch with detectives here at the Homicide and Major Inquiry Team.’
Anyone with information has been asked to contact police on 101 or by using the live chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus quoting log 1331 of March 31.
Information can also be given anonymously through the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.