Leeds & West Yorkshire

Man arrested over taxi driver stabbing in Leeds

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder a taxi driver who was stabbed in the neck in Leeds.

The driver, 22, was stabbed by a passenger in the Belle Isle area of the city at about 1900 GMT on 5 January.

He suffered a punctured lung and severed trachea and was left critically ill but police said his condition was now improving.

West Yorkshire Police said a 28-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday and was in custody.

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