Video: Knife attack as off-duty officer confronts suspected Black Friday shoplifter

An off-duty police officer has been attacked with a knife after he confronted a suspected shoplifter in a Leeds city centre shop.

The male officer’s neck, face and hand were slashed with the knife during the incident at HMV shortly after 9am today.

25 November 2016 .......     Police at a stabbing incident at HMV in Lands Lane, Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson

25 November 2016 ....... Police at a stabbing incident at HMV in Lands Lane, Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson

He has been taken by ambulance to hospital, where he is receiving treatment for his injuries.

A police spokesman said the injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

He said: “The suspect, a 36-year-old man from Leeds, was detained by store staff and has been arrested in connection with the incident.”