Further arrests made in Leeds murder investigation

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Leeds have made a series of arrests as part of their ongoing investigation.

Tcherno Ly, aged 21, from Leeds, was pronounced dead in hospital after being found seriously injured in Chapeltown Road, Chapeltown, shortly before 10pm on Sunday 25 August

A post-mortem examination showed he died as a result of a stab wound.

An 18-year-old man, from Leeds, who had been found nearby in Button Hill with stab wounds around the same time, was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains under arrest in hospital. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

A 19-year-old man has also been arrested today, while a 22-year-old man arrested on Wednesday morning has been released without charge.

Detective Superintendent Mark Swift, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “Tcherno’s family are understandably completely devastated at losing him in such sudden and violent circumstances, and we are doing everything we can to support them and get them the answers they need.

“Tcherno was not someone known to the police for being involved in crime and we are still working to establish the motive for the attack that led to his death.

 “We are determined to continue doing everything we can to get justice for Tcherno and his family, and support from the community in the form of witnesses and other information will be absolutely vital to achieving that end.”

Police are requesting that anyone who saw any part of the incident on Chapeltown Road to contact the police

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