Two teenagers have been charged and are due to appear in court today (Thursday) after a fight on a bus in Leeds last weekend.
A 17-year-old boy who was stabbed on a bus in Bramley in the aftermath of the attack and has now been charged, with a 19-year-old also charged by police.
The brawl on Saturday on the top deck of the number 49 bus, which was travelling from Kirkstall to Bramley, is said to have involved a large number of people.
The 17-year-old was rushed to hospital with injuries to his hands and legs after the stabbing at the junction of Broad Lane and Wyther Lane in Bramley.
Police were called just before 2.50pm on Saturday by the ambulance service and a large police cordon was put in place.
A police cordon on Wyther Lane in the Kirkstall area of Leeds on January 9
A statement from West Yorkshire Police said: “A man and a youth are due to appear in court today charged over a fight on a bus in Leeds at the weekend.
“Tyrique Clarke, aged 19, of Francis Street, Chapeltown, has been charged with Section 18 wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.
“The charges are in relation to an incident that occurred on a bus near to the junction of Broad Lane and Wyther Lane, Bramley, on Saturday, January 9, in which a 17-year-old youth was stabbed.
“That youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been charged with Section 47 assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, two counts of assault on an emergency worker, and possession of cannabis.
“Both are due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court this morning.”
A First Bus double decker bus was seen inside the cordon on Saturday.
A spokesman for First Bus said: “A passenger on our 49 service bus in Leeds was attacked this afternoon (Saturday) and our driver acted swiftly in contacting the emergency services who have now closed the road.
“This was a serious incident and we will work closely with the Police as part of their investigation, including providing access to our CCTV – which is fitted to all our buses in Leeds.”