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A teenager has had one of his hands completely chopped off in a horror machete attack in Leeds.
The victim, 18, was rushed to hospital by ambulance after his hand was "completely severed" in the assault on Tuesday evening.
Neighbours rushed to his aid after hearing the teen "screaming in pain", shocked witnesses said.
Emergency services were called to Stanks Parade in the Swarcliffe area of Leeds at about 9:30pm.
The victim suffered an "an extremely serious injury" but his condition is not life-threatening, West Yorkshire Police said.
The force added it recognised the incident would cause "understandable concern in the community".
A large cordon has been set up around Stanks Parade while forensic teams gather evidence.
Neighbours heard a commotion on the street and came to the teenager's aid, placing a belt around his arm to apply pressure and bandaging him before the ambulance arrived.
"We heard it from where we are round the corner – there was a load of shouting," one anonymous local told Leeds Live.
"When we came out, we could hear a lad writhing in pain.
"His hand was on the road. I have never seen anything like it, it was like something off of a horror film. I hope he's doing okay!"
Det Insp Guy Shackleton, of West Yorkshire Police, said officers had spoken to a number of witnesses but are appealing for more to come forward.
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"We are treating this incident very seriously and are carrying out a detailed and comprehensive investigation to establish the full circumstances and identify those responsible," he said.
"The victim has suffered an extremely serious injury and is currently receiving treatment in hospital.
"We have already spoken to a number of witnesses but would still like to hear from anyone who saw any part of the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.
"We would encourage anyone who does feel able to contact the police with information to make use of the anonymous service provided by the independent charity Crimestoppers.
"We recognise that an incident such as this will cause understandable concern in the community and we are liaising closely with our colleagues on the local neighbourhood policing team who are updating their community representatives and maintaining a visible presence in the area to reassure people."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210182460 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat
Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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